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NCSC offers key advice to organisations on mitigating Denial of Service attacks

A suspected Denial of Service (DoS) attack resulted in Wikipedia experiencing intermittent outages in the early hours of Saturday 7 September. Organisations worried about the threat of DoS attacks are now recommended to read guidance just published by the National Cyber Security...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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Armor’s Black Market Report shows Cyber Crime-as-a-Service to be “thriving”

Cloud Security-as-a-Service provider Armor has released its annual Black Market Report which shows that Cyber Crime-as-a-Service is thriving, with cyber criminals staying ahead of the game by offering a raft of new goods and services – and even after-sales support. Armor’s Threat...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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BT signs contract to deliver SIEM-focused services for insurance provider icare

BT has signed a contract to deploy a cloud-based Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) service for icare, a regional provider of insurance and care services to the businesses, people and communities of New South Wales in Australia. By selecting BT, icare will benefit from...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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One-day security surgery service launched by Advent IM consultancy

UK security consultancy Advent IM is introducing a convenient one-day security surgery/workshop service for today’s organisations covering a range of cyber, physical and information security-focused issues. Running under the banner ‘MySecuritySurgery’, the focus...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Businesses “on top of IT downtime costs” suggests Databarracks research

New research from Databarracks has revealed that organisations are becoming better at understanding what IT downtime costs their business. Data taken from the company’s recently released Data Health Check Survey reveals that less than one-in-five organisations (19%)...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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High-profile GDPR fines “having greatest impact” on UK cyber security spend

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has highlighted that the recent large General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-centric fines levied against enterprise giants British Airways (BA) and Marriott International have had something of a ripple effect on...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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Most businesses “ignoring security” when investing in new technology

As businesses strive towards digital transformation, a new report by UK software company Advanced has revealed that only 24% of organisations are prioritising security when it comes to technology investment. These findings come as a blow as separate reports (the Hiscox Cyber...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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67% of UK-based firms feel cyber security worries prevent new tech adoption

Over two-thirds (67%) of British companies feel that cyber security concerns prevent them from adopting new technology to grow their business faster. That’s according to a new report from EY based on a survey of 175 C-Suite executives at UK-based organisations. Cloud...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Egress Survey: “Human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches”

Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request and subsequently released by Egress, the provider of people-centric data security solutions, highlight rather concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches. The figures show that, of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Barracuda Networks exposes cyber criminals’ use of e-mail account takeovers

Barracuda Networks, the dedicated provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has released a new report containing key findings about the evolving e-mail threat environment. The latest report, entitled ‘Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Volume 2 – e-mail...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019