mi2g celebrates eight successful years
London, UK - 27 February 2004, 12:00 GMT - mi2g is honoured
to celebrate its eighth birthday. We take this opportunity to thank our friends,
strategic allies and clients for helping us to evolve and consolidate our
market presence in digital risk management
and bespoke security architecture.
With a specific mission to raise global awareness in the area of digital risk
management, the mi2g Intelligence Unit is delighted to have contributed
to the latest eCommerce and Development report
published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD),
which was introduced by Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary-General.
"The UNCTAD report listed Internet security
as being among the issues that should receive priority attention. We believe
that recent events have confirmed the validity of this assessment," said
Angel Gonzalez Sanz, UN Economist and Co-Author of the UNCTAD
report. "These are complex matters, and
one of the main goals is to raise awareness and understanding about them,
not only among decision makers in the public and private sectors but also
among users. The information published by companies like mi2g has proved particularly
useful in this pursuit."
UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
In the national interest, mi2g has been delighted to share its intelligence
and research on asymmetric warfare with the Parliamentary Office of Science
and Technology, which seeks to provide an independent and balanced analysis
of related public policy issues.
Professor Jim Norton, board member of The UK Parliamentary Office of Science
and Technology (POST) said, "I congratulate
mi2g on their consistent record of worldwide and courageous 'thought leadership'
on digital risks over the last eight years. Their analysis and insight is
second to none - as evidenced by their well-deserved Queen's Award. I wish
them all the very best for this anniversary and into the future."
Prof Norton is the former head of the UK Cabinet Office eCommerce team.
In the last eight years, the mi2g digital risk management research,
methodology and bespoke security architecture techniques have been adopted
by major players in financial services - on both sides of the Atlantic - and
The Shirley Foundation
mi2g is increasingly active in global philanthropic activities with
The Shirley Foundation, primarily in the fields of autism and IT. Their policy
is to give significant support to pioneering projects with a strategic impact,
especially those that can extend the boundaries of knowledge, understanding
and best practice.
Dame Stephanie Shirley, Founder and Life President, Xansa plc, said
"Congratulations to mi2g and thanks for your charitable
support to the global alliance to get at the causes of autism by 2012 and
halve its global cost by 2020."
The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
"I would like to add my congratulations to
mi2g on its birthday. We in the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
have as our goals the use of IT skills and knowledge for charitable purposes
and to assist those less fortunate. The Worshipful Company particularly appreciates
the energetic involvement of DK Matai and the valuable support that he engenders
from his team," said Campbell McGarvie, Master, Worshipful
Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) in the City of London.
Geoffrey Hancock, founder of the MEC Group
of companies and co-founder of mi2g, said, "The
ever expanding cyber threat to business continuity is closely tracking the
international political scenario with particular reference to terrorism. The
message which is clear from mi2g research is that governments and corporates
alike ignore these issues at their peril."
The mi2g Contingency Capability Radar (CCR)
is considered particularly suitable in preparing for chemical, biological,
nuclear, radiological and conventional terrorism threats to business continuity
whilst the Digital Risk Matrix (DRM)
is deployed in preparation for sustained digital attacks.
Rear Admiral John Hilton
Rear Admiral John Hilton, Special Projects
Director, mi2g said, "I have been
associated with mi2g since its early days and have been very impressed to
watch it rapidly evolve into its present position as one of the world leaders
in information security and cyber warfare issues. I congratulate mi2g on its
birthday and wish all those involved many happy, exciting and prosperous years
mi2g's security intelligence and research continues to be regarded
as one of the world's most authoritative sources of overt and covert digital
attacks, phishing scams, spam and malware - virus, worm and Trojan Horse -
"We are blessed with excellent stakeholders and through them we are inspired
to innovate: before the end of this decade we aim to offer the convenience
and guaranteed security of one stop D2 Banking," said
DK Matai, Executive Chairman, mi2g.
"This next generation of electronic banking
will be second nature to its users as they enjoy the ability to store and
access data and finances from anywhere at anytime without fear of being hacked
or plagued by malicious software. The current situation of global malware
epidemics, phishing scams and spam campaigns will force user improvements
in the digital eco-system."
The last year has been momentous in mi2g's history having won the
Queen's Award for Enterprise in the
category of Innovation and for launching the D2
Banking initiative for guaranteed data vaulting and digital banking services.
Full details of the January 2004 report are available as of 1st February
2004 and can be ordered from here.
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