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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

No More Ransom project takes off

A further 13 police forces have joined the No More Ransom project, which aims to provide practical support to companies and individuals impacted by ransomware. Currently, five decryption tools are available via the project’s website.

The new members are: the United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Colombia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. Further law enforcement agencies and private sector organizations are expected to join the programme in the coming months. Their collaboration will result in more free decryption tools becoming available, helping even more victims to decrypt their devices and unlock their information, and damaging the cybercriminals where it hurts the most: their wallets.

No More Ransom was launched on 25 July 2016, by the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab, introducing a new level of cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware.

The project’s objectives are supported by Eurojust and the European Commission. 

“Europol is fully committed to supporting the enlargement of the No More Ransom project within the EU and internationally to respond to ransomware in an effective and concerted manner,” says Steven Wilson, head of the European Cybercrime Centre. “Despite the increasing challenges, the initiative has demonstrated that a coordinated approach by EU law enforcement that includes all relevant partners can result in significant successes in fighting this type of crime, focusing on the important areas of prevention and awareness. I am confident that the online portal will continue to improve in the months to come. All police forces are warmly encouraged to join the fight.”


The thrashing winds have died down. Relentless rain has ceased. The clouds have cleared and the sun is shining. But this is no time to let your guard down.

Last week, Hurricane Matthew pounded its way through the Caribbean before bearing down on the eastern U.S. coastline from Florida to North Carolina. Many lives and homes were tragically lost. But not all of the death and destruction happens during the storm itself. The aftermath is a treacherous time, with still-rising floodwaters, power outages, breaks in healthcare services, and increased risks for injury or illness. The mental and physical toll of a hurricane continues to mount even as it dispels and fades off into the ocean. We must remember that, although the storm has passed, danger remains present.

Beware of rising waters

After the rain ends, it can take days for rising rivers and streams to crest, or reach their highest point. This means that homes and roads that are not underwater at the end of the storm may be flooded in the days following.

In North Carolina, Matthew dumped 6 to 18 inches of rain, causing flooding that rivaled or surpassed that of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. But much of the water damage didn’t happen right away. Even as rescue and recovery efforts began, the state’s rivers continued to swell and overflow their banks, creating a second wave of destruction.

Driving on water-covered roads or through flooded areas can leave you hurt or stranded – or worse. Help may not be able to reach you right away if you get stuck, and you won’t be able to see hazards like debris or sinkholes in your path. Avoid driving through flooded areas, especially when the water is fast moving. As little as six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.


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Hurricane Matthew knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses. People die from carbon monoxide poisoning after a hurricane or other disaster when trying to generate power, keep warm, or cook using gasoline or charcoal-burning devices. The carbon monoxide (CO) these devices produce is a silent killer – you can’t see it or smell it. To avoid being a victim, always use generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning devices outdoors, and keep them at least 20 feet away from any windows, doors, or vents. Use a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector to alert you to any CO in your home.

Power outages can also result in injuries or deaths from fires. If the power is out, try to use flashlights or other battery-powered lights instead of candles. If candles are all you have, place them in safe holders away from anything that could catch fire, and never leave them unattended.

Drink safe water, eat safe food

After a hurricane, it’s important that the water you drink and food you eat is safe. Spoiled food or dirty water can make you and your family sick. Listen for water reports from local authorities to find out if your water is safe for drinking and bathing. If an advisory has been issued concerning contaminated water, use only bottled, boiled, or treated water for drinking, cooking, preparing food, and washing your hands. To keep from getting sick, throw away any food, drinks, or bottled water that may have come in contact with flood or storm water, or any food that has been in the refrigerator if you have been without power for more than four hours.

Stay healthy in shelters

Shelters keep you safe while you wait to return to your home, but can also present some health risks. Illnesses can erupt and spread quickly, which is why CDC and other organizations send experts after a hurricane like Matthew to watch for any sign of an outbreak. It can also be harder to manage chronic illnesses while you’re in a shelter, especially if you need medications or special supplies to care for yourself or your loved ones. Keep extra copies of your prescriptions in case of an emergency.

Home safe home

Be sure to wait to return home until authorities say it is safe to do so. Returning to your home after the storm can present a whole new set of dangers, including downed power lines, flooded roads, and the difficult work of cleaning up. Remember, never touch a downed power line or anything in contact with them. Use chainsaws safely, and wear safety gear like a hard hat, safety glasses, ear plugs, thick work gloves, and boots as you make repairs.

If your home has been affected by flooding, follow these guidelines for safe cleanup after disasters. People with certain health conditions should not take part in the cleanup, and everyone should be careful to use the proper protective equipment. Any items that cannot be washed and cleaned should be removed from the home. Any drywall or insulation that has been contaminated with sewage or flood waters should be removed and discarded. You may want to take photos or hold onto items for which you’ll be filing an insurance claim.

Look around your home and drain any standing water. Standing water after a hurricane or flood is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Use insect repellant and consider staying indoors at dawn, dusk, or in the early evening when mosquitoes are most active.

Take care of your mind and heart

The mental and emotional effects of a disaster like Matthew can linger even months or years afterward. Be prepared to cope with feelings of fear, grief and depression. “Loss and displacement are some of the most stressful situations we face in our lives,” says CDC behavioral scientist Ruth Perou, PhD. “Even briefly being in a shelter can be very hard.”

Remember to take care of yourself. Try to get 6 to 8 hours of sleep, eat regular meals, and exercise as much as you can. ”The best thing you can do,” says Perou, “is get back to some sort of routine as quickly as possible, especially for children.”

Stress and feeling overwhelmed are normal and expected reactions to any sudden change. Reach out to family and friends, and talk to others in your community about your worries. Let your child know that it’s okay to feel upset when something bad or scary happens. Coping with these feelings and getting help when you need it will help you, your family, and your community recover from a disaster.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained counselors are ready to answer any questions or help cope in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. To connect with them, call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

Moving from the Cloud to Your Cloud

The cloud was established on the idea of “build it and they will come,” which certainly turned out to be the case. The corollary to the maxim, of course, is “give them a little and they’ll want more.”

On one level, this can be seen by the size of the workloads being migrated to the cloud, but it can also be seen in the quality of cloud services and the ability to customize even public cloud architectures to support highly specialized applications.

The increased demand for customization coincides with increased concern that many cloud deployments to date, while effective, still leave a lot to be desired. According to a recent survey by the Society for Information Management (SIM), large segments of the IT profession are concerned with the cloud’s ability to align properly with business processes, as well as the speed and agility of cloud infrastructure and the ability to engage in proper strategic planning in highly dynamic environments. For these and other reasons, says study author Leon Kappelman, many organizations are shifting their IT budgets to software development that allows for greater integration, customization and migration of cloud-connected workloads.



Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

The People Factor in Cyber Breach

Recently leaked "Panama Papers" have shaken politics across the world. This has resulted in a change of the Prime Minister of Iceland, while exposing other top officials like the British Prime Minister and President of Russia. This unprecedented leak of financial and attorney-client information, spans four decades from the law firm Mossack Fonseca and reveals that sensitive information belonging to any company is vulnerable.

While these attacks are ideologically and morally motivated, most of the attacks - about 89 percent happening today are financially damaging or inclined towards espionage, claims a report conducted by Verizon. Of the confirmed attacks, 63 percent of the breaches occurred because of passwords that are default, weak or compromised. This indicates that basic safeguard measures are not sufficient. What is Cyber breach?

The U.S. Government’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) defines a data breach as "The unauthorized movement or disclosure of sensitive information to a party, usually outside the organization, that is not authorized to have or see the information."



Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:00

Thinking Holistically About Business Continuity

When I started working in business continuity, 14 years ago, there was very little interaction between business continuity and other areas within the company, besides maybe disaster recovery, and that was to make sure gaps could be identified between the business requirements and actual application recovery times. A lot of this had to do with the limitations of available software and the ability to easily gather information and share it between systems in a meaningful way. This was also true with risk and vendor management systems.

Nowadays, platforms, such as ours, enable companies to have a holistic approach to planning, risk, incident, and vendor management. All of these functions can easily be done in the BC in the Cloud platform alone or can be integrated into our platform from an existing system.  This allows for an overall view of your business metrics available through dashboards, reports, and drill down capabilities.



Chester County Department of Emergency Services adopts VESTA® SMS to improve dispatching for the county’s 121 independent emergency departments

Chester County Department of Emergency Services (DES) is completing the transition to a new text-to-9-1-1 system—the VESTA® SMS application—that fully integrates emergency messages into calltakers’ VESTA® 9-1-1 workstations, speeding response times and accuracy. The VESTA 9-1-1 and VESTA SMS systems are part of the industry leading VESTA® solutions suite of Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defense and Space.

Part of the Philadelphia urban area, Chester County has a population of more than 500,000 and is the fastest growing in the state. Its unified Chester County DES receives more than 300,000 9-1-1 calls and dispatches emergency first responders more than 380,000 times each year.

“Chester County DES was using a web-based text-to-9-1-1 system but the public’s embrace of the capability encouraged us to adopt a more full-featured solution,” said John Haynes, Deputy Director for 9-1-1. “Some call centers see misuse of text-to-9-1-1—reporting casual non-emergencies or use of extreme abbreviations—but Chester County residents have used the new tool judiciously and thoughtfully. So, we’re outfitting our call centers with the best text-to-9-1-1 solution on the market to build on that success.”

Chester County’s emergency responder departments are not county run. As a result, Chester County DES is responsible for dispatching first responders from 44 police departments, 54 fire departments and 23 EMS departments—all of which are independently run. Chester County DES also answers calls for one borough and two state police barracks that coordinate their own law enforcement dispatching.

“Because of how our emergency services are structured, speed and accuracy are of the highest importance. The VESTA SMS solution puts text calls for help within the same screens and processes as a voice call. This makes response seamless and easy for our calltakers,” said Haynes.

Chester County DES is comprised of 22 calltaking positions at its primary facility. A back-up site has 18 positions that can work in unison with or completely independently from the primary call center, creating a more robust 9-1-1 system to respond to largescale emergencies.

“The attitude of the calltakers and leadership at Chester County DES represent the heart of the public safety industry,” said Bob Freinberg, CEO of Airbus DS Communications. “They recognize the challenge of providing excellent text-to-9-1-1 service to the people of Chester County, particularly to the hard of hearing community, as their responsibility—and they do it with pride. We’re honored to be part of their team.”

For more information on Airbus DS Communications and its portfolio of public safety solutions, visit www.airbus-dscomm.com.

Airbus Defense and Space

Airbus Defense and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is Europe’s number one defense and space enterprise and the second largest space business worldwide. Its activities include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over 13 billion Euros.

Airbus DS Communications, Inc., an Airbus Defense and Space Holdings, Inc. company, is a global leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies. The VESTA® product suite provides Next Generation 9-1-1 call processing systems, land mobile radio solutions and emergency notification applications, creating smarter ways to keep all our communities safe.

Adds Unified Best Practice Checks, Cost Optimization, and Security, Inventory and Utilization Management Capabilities

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) today announced a new, enhanced version of Compass™, part of the management tooling portfolio available to Fanatical Support® for AWS customers.

Compass has been expanded to include more than 350 automated best practice checks (a 7x increase over the previous version) and new functionality for advanced cost optimization, security and inventory management, and utilization monitoring. These features, combined with the broader portfolio of Fanatical Support for AWS tooling, represent a comprehensive capability set for managing AWS environments.

"Fanatical Support for AWS has always focused on providing the right mix of tooling, automation and deep human expertise to deliver customer outcomes," said Jeff Cotten, senior vice president and general manager of the AWS practice area at Rackspace. "The bolstered Compass capabilities create new value for our customers by arming Rackspace architects and engineers with new tooling that will focus on optimizing their AWS environments for cost, performance and security."

The tooling enhancements included within Compass are particularly meaningful with respect to cost management. Compass delivers valuable insights into AWS spending trends over time, opportunities to rightsize underutilized resources, comprehensive Reserved Instance (RI) purchase recommendations, and the ability to aggregate and analyze spend across multiple dimensions and multiple AWS accounts.

The underlying technology for Compass was obtained through a strategic licensing agreement with CloudCheckr, a market leading AWS governance tooling provider and AWS Advanced Technology Partner. The agreement enables Rackspace to deeply integrate the technology into its Fanatical Support for AWS offer and customize it over time to meet Rackspace's evolving needs as a large-scale AWS managed services provider.

"Cost optimization and utilization monitoring fill one of the major holes in process and management when using AWS," said Carl Brooks, IT analyst at 451 Research. "Having it automated and available on demand in this fashion is a sought after service capability."

The new version of Compass is globally available to all Fanatical Support for AWS customers. For more information on Compass, please visit www.rackspace.com/managed-aws/compass.

About Rackspace
Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies developed by AWS, Google, Microsoft, OpenStack, VMware and others. The company serves customers in 120 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, and has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, and others as one of the best companies to work for. Learn more at www.rackspace.com.

Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Rackspace Hosting could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements concerning expected development, performance or market acceptance associated with Fanatical Support for AWS; anticipated operational and financial benefits from Fanatical Support for AWS; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing risks, uncertainties and assumptions including the possibility that expected benefits from Fanatical Support for AWS may not materialize because this product is not generally accepted in the marketplace, which could occur due to certain factors including (i) a failure to market the product cost effectively, differentiate the product from competitive products or communicate differentiations effectively, (ii) the reliability, quality or compatibility associated with the product, (iii) changes in technology which adversely effect the product's benefit, (iv) slowdowns in the general economy or technology industry that impact consumer spending habits, (v) internal strategy decisions that impact the product, and (vi) and other risks that are described in Rackspace Hosting's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, filed with the SEC on August 9, 2016. Except as required by law, Rackspace Hosting assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Rackspace to leverage CloudCheckr’s governance platform for AWS

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--()--CloudCheckr and Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) announced today that Rackspace will license CloudCheckr’s governance platform to further accelerate its market leading managed service, Fanatical Support for AWS. The license agreement enables Rackspace to enhance its ability to provide customers with a comprehensive and scalable cloud management solution that satisfies cost, security, utilization and compliance concerns.

CloudCheckr and Rackspace Announce $7.5 Million Dollar License Agreement

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"Cloud cost and security management are top of mind for all organizations as more and more workloads move to the cloud," said Erik Carlin, VP of Product and Engineering for Fanatical Support for AWS at Rackspace. "CloudCheckr offers a market leading platform in the cloud management space and integrating the CloudCheckr tooling into our Fanatical Support for AWS offer enables us to provide customers and Rackspace engineers and architects with powerful capabilities to optimize spend and mitigate risk in the cloud.”

CloudCheckr empowers IT, Security, and Finance teams by uniting cost management, security intelligence, compliance, and cloud automation into a unified cloud management platform for AWS. CloudCheckr increases operational efficiency and reduces risk while helping save money. With this licensing agreement, CloudCheckr gains as a customer one of the leading AWS managed service providers in the industry.

“CloudCheckr is dedicated to providing next-generation cloud management capabilities on top of the AWS platform, and this license agreement demonstrates CloudCheckr’s leadership position, unique vision, and the value of our platform to the AWS MSP & Reseller market,” stated Aaron Newman, Co-Founder and CTO of CloudCheckr. “Since its launch, Rackspace has established itself as a leading AWS managed service provider with deep technical expertise. We are honored that they have selected CloudCheckr as a cornerstone technology for their Fanatical Support for AWS offering.”

Leveraging the CloudCheckr platform, Rackspace customers can now gain valuable insights into cloud spending trends, opportunities to purchase Reserved Instances (RIs) and risk mitigation across all AWS accounts. The CloudCheckr platform has already been integrated into the Fanatical Support for AWS tool, Compass™, and is immediately available for use by all Fanatical Support for AWS customers.

For more information on Compass, please visit http://www.rackspace.com/managed-aws/compass.

For more information about the CloudCheckr platform and to learn how to turbo-charge your MSP or Reseller business, please visit us at http://www.cloudcheckr.com.

About CloudCheckr

Government organizations and Global 2000 enterprises trust CloudCheckr to unify their native AWS data to deliver the most robust cloud management platform in today’s marketplace. CloudCheckr helps customers save on average of 30% on their monthly AWS spend. CloudCheckr’s next-gen platform provides total visibility, actionable insights, critical automation and overall governance of the cloud. CloudCheckr helps organizations be more efficient and secure in the cloud while saving money through cost management, security & compliance and cloud automation. By unifying DevOps, Security and Finance teams around the cloud, users ensure they keep their cloud in check. Get started at cloudcheckr.com/getstarted.

PHILADELPHIA--()--Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce Umit G. Gurun, Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Texas at Dallas; Noah Stoffman, Associate Professor of Finance at Indiana University; and Scott E. Yonker, Assistant Professor and the Lynn A. Calpeter Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Finance at Cornell University as the winners of the Wharton-WRDS Best Paper Award at the Western Finance Association Conference. Their paper, Trust Busting: The Effect of Fraud on Investor Behavior, examines the impact of trust in the financial intermediation industry by researching asset flows following the trust shock produced by the Madoff Ponzi scheme.

“We are honored to receive the Wharton-WRDS Best Paper Award”

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This research is the first of its kind to find quantitatively the impact of trust on investing. Gurun, Stoffman and Yonker were able to disentangle the role trust plays with financial intermediaries by looking at investors exposed by geography and social networks to the Madoff Ponzi scheme. Previous research on trust surveyed country level data on the financial sectors broadly, without providing empirical data linking trust to specific events and impacted populations.

The research has already caught the attention of regulators and further analysis is underway.

In examining the exposed population—people who knew victims of the fraud or who lived in areas where many victims lived—across time periods surrounding the discovery of the fraud, the researchers determined how many asset managers in those areas retained clients, retained asset levels in their investment portfolios, were out of business after the fraud how many assets flowed from investments accounts to banks.

The research findings show that:

  • Investors in communities that were more exposed to the fraud withdrew assets from investment advisers and increased cash deposits at banks.
  • Exposed advisers were more likely to close.
  • Advisers who provided services that can build trust experienced lower withdrawals, while those with the ability to steal from their clients experienced greater withdrawals.

“We are very impressed with the research conducted by Professors Umit, Stoffman and Yonker,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “Their ability to provide quantifiable data on trust is important for both academic researchers and regulators. This paper is already making an impact, which is exactly the type of work WRDS is pleased to highlight.”

The researchers used court documents, Google search data, assets under management forms, FDIC bank deposit data, SEC ADV data and Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).

“We are honored to receive the Wharton-WRDS Best Paper Award,” said Scott Yonker. “We are really pleased to share our findings more broadly and advance the understanding of trust and its impact on investment intermediaries.”

Additional background:

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation: https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2016/02/18/trust-busting-the-effect-of-fraud-on-investor-behavior/

Professor Stoffman’s interview about the paper and impact of the trust shock: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/abc-series-looks-at-rise-fall-of-bernie-madoff


Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 40,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users at 400+ institutions in 30+ countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and Event Study by WRDS, Wharton Research Data Services is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.


Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 95,000 graduates.

New Service Will Now Allow Global Members of Rue La La to Shop Women’s and Men’s Fashion, Home Decor, Accessories Anywhere to Everywhere

STAMFORD, Conn.--()--Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), a global technology company providing innovative technology solutions to power commerce, announced today that Rue La La now has a globally optimized retail site for members around the world, as part of its international online expansion strategy. By using the Borderfree Retail solution from Pitney Bowes, Rue La La will provide a seamless, localized shopping experience for their members in 219 countries and territories around the world.

“Our passion is to help consumers around the world shop fashion-forward retailers like Rue La La”

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The Borderfree Retail solution delivers an end-to-end technology and services platform that attracts new consumers, provides a localized shopping experience, handles payments and landed costs, and ensures that deliveries reach customers efficiently.

“We’re excited to extend Rue La La to new markets. Providing phenomenal experiences while serving up great brands at amazing values is what Rue does so well in the United States. It’s thrilling to be able to share our brand and capabilities to a new audience,” said Mark McWeeny, CEO, Rue La La.

“Our passion is to help consumers around the world shop fashion-forward retailers like Rue La La,” said Lila Snyder, President, Global Ecommerce for Pitney Bowes. “We are looking forward to working together to help them reach new members around the globe.”

In the 2016 Pitney Bowes Global Online Survey, shoppers around the world chose online retailers for a personalized customer experience, brand loyalty and better quality products. Attributes synonymous with retailers like Rue La La.

The Pitney Bowes Borderfree Retail Solution is available as part of the Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, a commerce enabler, providing access to solutions, analytics and APIs across the full commerce continuum with speed and agility.

About Rue La La

Rue La La strives to be the most engaging off-price, online style destination connecting world-class brands with the next generation shopper. Each day, Rue La La Members discover the most desired men's, women's, and children's apparel and accessories; home décor and accents; and exclusive destinations and experiences. Rue La La's engaging approach to retail has brought theater and excitement to online shopping, creating a captivating e-commerce destination that strategically supports its brand partners and inspires its Members daily. Rue La La is ranked #8 on Internet Retailer's 2016 Mobile 500 List. Visit us at www.ruelala.com.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI) is a global technology company powering billions of transactions – physical and digital – in the connected and borderless world of commerce. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping, mailing, and global ecommerce. And with the innovative Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud, clients can access the broad range of Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs to drive commerce. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.