Amanda Finch: CEO at the ISSP
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Cyber security skills gap “needs European co-operation” asserts IISP’s CEO

Responding to the skills gap crisis in the cyber security industry, Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) CEO Amanda Finch has stressed the importance of European-wide collaboration to educate cyber security professionals of the future in a talk at the SecTech...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
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Secureworks finds majority of cyber crime damage “inflicted by powerful covert criminal threat groups”

Secureworks, a global cyber security company that protects organisations in the digitally connected world, has just released the findings of its State of Cyber Crime Report 2018 which is designed to illuminate the cyber crime trends and events that shaped the year. From July last...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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BlackBerry to acquire Cylance and add “premier AI and cyber security capabilities”

BlackBerry has entered into a definitive agreement to wholly acquire Cylance, a specialist in the spheres of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cyber security, for US$1.4 billion in cash, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards. This will be BlackBerry’s...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Bitglass 2018 BYOD Report: “More than 50% of companies witness rise in mobile security threats”

Bitglass has released its 2018 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Security Report. The analysis is based on a survey of nearly 400 enterprise IT experts who revealed the state of BYOD and mobile device security in their organisations. According to the detailed study, no less than 85%...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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DigiCert research unveils corporate losses associated with IoT-related security missteps

A new study orchestrated by DigiCert, the provider of TLS/SSL, PKI and Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions, reveals that enterprises have begun sustaining significant monetary losses stemming from the lack of good practices as they move forward with incorporating the IoT...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Nearly 50% of power and utility company CEOs concerned cyber attacks are “imminent”

Amid an environment wherein cyber security is under intense scrutiny, power and utilities company executives are feeling the pressure. According to KPMG’s 2018 Global CEO Study, 48% percent of CEOs interviewed showed concern that becoming the victim of a cyber attack is a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Nuvias Group outlines Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security at the Nuvias Group, has outlined the company’s Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019. Among them are an increase in crime, espionage and sabotage conducted by rogue Nation States, cloud insecurity, a shift in...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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NHS WannaCry attack findings “demonstrate improving awareness” of costs of IT downtime

The decision by the Department of Health and Social Care to assign real values to the ‘lost outputs’ experienced by the NHS during the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack is indicative of how organisations are taking a much more holistic view of the financial impact of IT downtime. This...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Paysafe Report: “Security ranks as Number One eCommerce priority for SMBs”

More than half (52%) of online small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) globally worry that the move to frictionless payments, such as transactions that take place behind the scenes in apps, is leaving them more open to fraud and will negatively impact revenues. That’s...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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WinMagic survey finds businesses “unprepared” for obligatory migration to Windows 10

A new study conducted by encryption and key management solutions provider WinMagic has found that organisations are largely unprepared for when support of older versions of Microsoft’s Windows Operating System (OS) will be withdrawn in January 2020. When questioned about their...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018