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Cyber security decisions “must focus on deploying emerging technologies to benefit society”

The world is at a ‘technology crossroads’ whereby society needs to move beyond trusting emerging technologies and focus on deploying them in ways that benefit society. That’s the message espoused this week by Unisys Corporation’s chief trust officer Tom...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Complexity heralds return of ‘back to basics’ approach for information security professionals

It appears that many organisations will begin the New Year by reviewing their security infrastructure and taking a ‘back to basics’ approach to information security. This is according to the latest in a series of social media polls conducted by Infosecurity Europe 2019. Asked...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Radware report shows average cost of cyber attack episodes now exceeds $1.6 million

Cyber security and application delivery solutions developer Radware has released its Global Application and Network Security Report 2018-2019 in which survey respondents estimate the average cost of a cyber attack has now climbed to $1.1 million. For those organisations that...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Cyber security seen as biggest threat to business in Sword GRC’s Annual Survey of Risk Managers

Sword GRC, the supplier of specialist risk management software and services, has published the latest findings from its Annual Survey of Global Risk Managers. Almost 150 risk managers from highly risk-aware organisations worldwide were canvassed for their opinions. Overall, cyber...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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“Almost half of companies still unable to detect IoT device breaches” reveals Gemalto study

Gemalto, the digital security specialist, has revealed that only around half (48%) of businesses can detect whether or not any of their Internet of Things (IoT) devices suffers a breach. This news comes despite companies having an increased focus on IoT security. Spending on...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Thales details all-new “cyber and digital security powerhouse” in heart of Ebbw Vale

Security, defence, aerospace and transport sector solutions specialist Thales’ bold plan to establish a new world-class Centre of Excellence for digital and cyber security in Wales, first mooted early last year and welcomed at the time by the Welsh Government and academia...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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KPMG CTO David Ferbrache highlights Top Ten cyber security trends for 2019

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, has highlighted the Top Ten cyber security trends we can expect to see in 2019. Those trends include a lack of consensus when it comes to cyber law, the proliferation of fake news (and the implications...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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Data hack at NASA leads to potential exposure of space agency staff’s personal details

The BBC has reported that NASA has sent an e-mail to members of staff containing a warning that hackers may have stolen their personal data. The hacking episode is said to have occurred last October. NASA waited almost two months to notify employees. The organisation has stated...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Cyber criminals “using fake fonts” to evade detection and steal banking details

Proofpoint’s cyber security researchers have discovered cyber criminals using fake fonts in phishing web pages, allowing these pages to evade detection by unsuspecting victims, security vendors and affected organisations. This unique technique, observed for the first time,...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Top Five cyber security predictions for New Year outlined by NordVPN

It’s not an easy task to remember a week in 2018 without a major data leak or security breach. Passwords were leaking, new sophisticated malware attacks were spreading, data was breached and Governments around the world once again overturned privacy rules. According to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019