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Cyber security specialists respond to WhatsApp messaging service hacking episode

As reported in the national media last week, Facebook recently revealed that a major vulnerability had been discovered in its hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to The Financial Times, the vulnerability had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject spyware...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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European businesses signal ‘growing security gap’ amid mass digital transformation

Thales has revealed a growing security gap among European businesses, with almost a third (29%) of surveyed enterprises experiencing a breach last year and only a little more than half (55%) believing their digital transformation deployments to be either very or extremely secure....
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Publicly-traded companies suffering worst data breaches average 7.5% decrease in stock price

Bitglass, the next generation CASB company, has released released the findings from its latest report entitled ‘Kings of the Monster Breaches’. The company researched the three largest data breaches of publicly-traded companies from each of the last three years in...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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EY France launches ‘Wire by EY’ for secure client communication and collaboration

Specialist workplace collaboration platform Wire has just announced that EY France – a key territory for the assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services organisation – is now using the Wire platform to enhance the security of its communications both internally...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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Everbridge confirms Best Practice for information security management systems with ISO 27001 certification

Everbridge – the specialist in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running – has received ISO 27001 certification, the international standard outlining Best Practices for information security...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report outlines scale of current cyber threat

C-Level executives with access to a company’s most sensitive information are now the major focus for social engineering attacks. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, senior executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents...
Posted On 09 May 2019
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PwC and CyLon launch programme in bid to support cyber security scale-ups

PwC is collaborating with CyLon to launch its first Scale | Cyber programme specifically designed to support high potential scale-up businesses focused on building a more secure and innovative digital economy. Eight of the brightest international scale-ups disrupting the cyber...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Orange signs agreement to acquire cyber security services provider SecureLink

Orange has entered into an agreement with Investcorp to acquire 100% of SecureLink on a €515 million Enterprise Value basis. Based in the Netherlands, SecureLink is one of the largest independent cyber security services providers in Europe with on-the-ground presences in the UK,...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Government unveils plans to introduce new laws for Internet-connected devices

Plans to ensure that millions of household items now connected to the Internet are better protected from cyber attacks have been launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Options upon which the Government will be consulting include a mandatory new...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Businesses “woefully unprepared” for cyber breaches due to lack of IT security and ops basics

1E, the endpoint management and security company, has published ‘Getting Your House in Order’. The document contains research findings that showcase the considerable scale of security breaches and the challenges businesses still face surrounding cyber attacks. The...
Posted On 07 May 2019