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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
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Cyber security and privacy issues likely to prevail in 2019 highlighted by Ropes & Gray

Rohan Massey, European head of privacy and cyber security at law firm Ropes & Gray, has offered some perspectives on the key issues expected to impact both areas over the coming year, which is set to be the most important in terms of international data transfer compliance...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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“Regulation is the only way to control IoT cyber security threat” asserts Databarracks

The Internet of Things (IoT) will be the source of more data breaches as the ongoing mass adoption and rapid growth in the number of connected devices continues, both in terms of consumer products and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). That’s the view of business...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018
Left to Right: Melanie McMordie (BT Enterprise PSSN business director), Paul Wickens (CEO for Enterprise Shared Services with the Northern Ireland Civil Service), Paul Murnaghan (BT Enterprise regional director for Norhtern Ireland) and Irene Kincaid (PSSN contract manager for the Northern Ireland Civil Service)
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BT secures £50 million Public Sector Shared Network contract in Northern Ireland

BT has been awarded a multi-million pound nine-year contract by the Department of Finance to provide industry leading telecommunications services to all public sector bodies across Northern Ireland. The company will deliver network and unified communication services including new...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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PandaLabs issues Annual Report and outlines cyber predictions for 2019

2017 was the year when the word ransomware stopped being a term exclusive to cyber security experts and IT departments. The enormous media attention that attacks such as WannaCry and Petya/GoldenEye received turned this type of threat into one of the key trends for businesses...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts across the UK. The penetration testing, threat detection and incident response specialist has found that, on average, NHS Trusts have just one member of staff on the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
Peter Groucutt
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Databarracks survey shows 60% of organisations have not evaluated continuity risks across cloud services in over 12 months

Despite sensitive data being increasingly moved to the cloud, extensive research recently carried out by business continuity and disaster recovery solutions provider Databarracks reveals that over 60% of organisations have not evaluated the continuity risks for their cloud...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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BT and Deloitte create Cyber Security Operations Centre to support policing’s National Enabling Programme

Professional services firm Deloitte and BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, have been awarded contracts to help deliver the National Enabling Programme initiative for policing, including the National Management Centre. Working with...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Europol operation takes down 33,600-plus Internet domains selling counterfeit goods

As part of an international operation, Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition (IPC3) has seized 33.654 domain names distributing counterfeit and pirated items online. The websites featured items such as counterfeit pharmaceuticals, pirated films and...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018