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Carbon Black and Optiv pinpoint 160% upturn in destructive cyber attacks on financial sector

Carbon Black – the specialist in cloud-delivered next generation endpoint security – and Optiv Security (the security solutions integrator) have issued a threat report on the financial sector. Entitled ‘Modern Bank Heists: The Bank Robbery Shifts to Cyber...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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BAE Systems research reveals human error remains major vulnerability in network security

Organisations have long focused their cyber security positioning around prevention. However, given the sophistication of attacks and the fact that their frequency is increasing, more and more organisations are now beginning to prioritise incident response teams: groups of...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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“Legacy applications pose serious cyber security risks to hospitals” warns BridgeHead Software

A new White Paper entitled: ‘Legacy Applications: A Healthcare Cyber Security Nightmare’ has been co-authored by clinical and cyber security consultancy AbedGraham and healthcare data management specialist BridgeHead Software. The document explores the far-reaching...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Organisations “rapidly embracing cyber threat intelligence” to combat growing security concerns

In partnership with The Ponemon Institute, Anomali has now published the third annual report on the cyber threat intelligence sector. The report reveals the continued widespread adoption of threat intelligence, with 79% of North American respondents, for example, indicating that...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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“Companies stuck in continuously reactive cyber security response cycle” finds Optiv Security Report

IT decision-makers are facing major challenges between dynamic adversaries, significant legislation and regulation requirements, business digital transformation needs and a rapidly-growing array of technology solutions. Ideally, business requirements would be the key motivator...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
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BlackBerry moves to complete acquisition of cyber security specialist Cylance

BlackBerry Limited – the enabler of the Enterprise of Things by dint of its provision of technology that allows endpoints to trust one another, communicate securely and maintain privacy – has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Cylance, the privately-held...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
Her Majesty The Queen unveiling the GCHQ Centenary Plaque at Watergate House © Crown Copyright 2019
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Her Majesty The Queen marks GCHQ’s Centenary celebrations at Watergate House

Her Majesty The Queen recently paid a visit to the original top secret home of GCHQ as part of the Centenary celebrations for the UK’s dedicated intelligence, security and cyber agency. The event took place at Watergate House, the 1919 birthplace of the organisation. As...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Vulnerability to cyber attacks “poses biggest risk to businesses adopting 5G in UK”

UK businesses are most concerned about the susceptibility of 5G to cyber attacks according to EY’s latest Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) research. 40% of respondents are worried about 5G and cyber attacks while a similar percentage (37%) are cautious over the...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee issues final report on disinformation and ‘fake news’

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of Parliament has published its final 111-page report on disinformation and ‘fake news’. The Committee is calling for a compulsory Code of Ethics for tech companies overseen by an independent regulator and wants to see that...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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UK cyber security leaders move to state perceived Huawei 5G risks “can be managed”

UK cyber security chiefs at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have apparently stated that any potential risk posed by involving technology concern Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s solutions in forthcoming UK telecoms projects “can be managed”. The...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019