Cabify emergency button increases driver safety - Cabify launches an emergency button to improve the safety of drivers collaborating with the platform, the company reported in a statement.

Thanks to this functionality, you will have the option to report possible emergency situations that occur during a trip. The service is operational 24 hours a day, every day of the week, and is now available in all countries where Cabify works.

The application allows drivers to contact the company immediately in the event of a problem. In addition, if the situation is serious there is a possibility to press the option "emergency services", which connects directly to the local police number.

Cabify emergency button increases driver safety

Another option of the new emergency button is to share the route location. The driver can inform a third person at any time about the trip and the location in real time, either via WhatsApp, Telegram or email. Thus, in case of any inconvenience, you will be able to know the exact area in which help is needed and the action is faster.

In this information will appear the point of collection and destination of the passenger, also the map with the route to be followed, the name of the user, but without his last name, and the location of the car during the journey.

If the driver is unable to complete the trip for some reason, you can check the 'contact Cabify' option and you will receive help from the company.

All these measures are useful to protect both the driver and passengers, as they serve to increase safety in the event of any incident, and the assistance of the police authorities can be received at any time.

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Telefónica buys Govertis, a Valencian firm specializing in compliance and cybersecurity protocols, to expand its offer within the sector

Cybersecurity is not just technology: the cybersecurity industry also relies heavily on a wealth of protocols, good practices and legalisms, all of which are indispensable to keep companies safe in their digital environment.

Telefónica Tech is aware of this, and that is why it has just announced the purchase of Govertis, a Valencian firm specializing "in consulting, auditing, cybersecurity, privacy, business continuity and cyber-resilience", as the teleco division has detailed in a press release.

ElevenPaths, Telefónica Tech's cybersecurity division, says it is positioning itself" as a leader in specialized cybersecurity consulting " following this operation. How much money it amounts to is a fact that Telefónica Tech itself has not made transcend, at least for the moment.

Media outlets such as Levante detail that the purchase of Govertis occurs when ElevenPaths is about to inaugurate there a cybersecurity center specializing in the protection of smart cities and IoT.

The relationship between ElevenPaths and Govertis comes from afar. It dates back to 2012, although it was consolidated 3 years later, when in 2015 Telefónica bought Sandas GRC, Govertis's management and compliance platform. In 2018 Wayra, Telefónica's innovation hub, entered the capital of Valencia.

Now, two years later, ElevenPaths gets the company. According to Pedro Pablo Perez, CEO of ElevenPaths, one of its objectives is to " permanently identify opportunities for collaboration and investment in leading cybersecurity startups." Something they achieve, he explains, thanks to their support precisely in Wayra.

Govertis was born in Valencia before 2000. It has offices throughout Spain and Latin America, with a special presence in Ecuador and Peru. Its founders are Eduard Chaveli and Oscar Bou, who consider the operation to be "the natural next step in a strategic relationship of years".

In his view, the sale will "catapult" them to "bring strategic value" to their customers. They will contribute, they argue, to position Telefónica Tech " as one of the most relevant actors in cybersecurity, privacy and Cyber-Resilience Strategy and management worldwide."

Among the customers of Govertis stands out the public sector-with more than 300 municipalities-and the health sector.

The team of cybersecurity professionals at Telefónica Tech will amount to 2,500 worldwide, according to the company's forecasts. Revenues from security services reached 497 million euros in 2019, a year-on-year growth of 26.5%.

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