Anthony Perridge
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Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control these infrastructures, writes Anthony Perridge. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
Patrice Puichaud
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How Does Ransomware Work?: Beating the Cyber Criminals

Threats come and go, but one thing remains the same: the ability of cyber criminals to adapt to circumstances. A brief decline of interest in ransomware as criminals focused their attention on cryptojacking during the previous year appears to have come to an end and ransomware...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Egress Survey: “Human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches”

Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request and subsequently released by Egress, the provider of people-centric data security solutions, highlight rather concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches. The figures show that, of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Businesses “risking sensitive information in the cloud” suggests Bitglass survey

Bitglass has just released ‘Guardians of the Cloud’, its 2019 Cloud Security Report. As organisations migrate more of their data and operations to the cloud, they must maintain a robust cyber security posture. To uncover how well they’re accomplishing this,...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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Carbon Black uncovers “significant evolution” of popular cryptomining campaign

Carbon Black, the cloud-native endpoint protection specialist, has issued a threat report outlining how a well-known cryptomining campaign has been enhanced to steal system access information for possible sale on The Dark Web. Dubbed ‘Access Mining’ by Carbon Black...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Genetec partners with BlackBerry Cylance for AI-based anti-virus developments

Unified security and business intelligence solutions company Genetec is partnering with Cylance, a business unit of BlackBerry Limited, in order to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based anti-virus protection to its appliances customers. Through this partnership, Genetec will...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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Secureworks cyber study finds organisations making same mistakes year-on-year

Secureworks has announced the findings of a research report which analysed more than 1,000 incident response engagements throughout 2018. The incidents observed by Secureworks revealed that organisations are making the same fundamental security mistakes year-on-year –...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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53% of businesses increase cyber security spending in preparation for Brexit

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cyber security spending. In preparation for Britain leaving the EU, professional services and manufacturing organisations...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Barracuda Networks urges businesses to guard against evolving malware attacks

Barracuda Networks researchers have uncovered an alarming new rise in the use of document-based malware. A recent e-mail analysis revealed that 48% of all malicious files detected in the last 12 months were some kind of document. More than 300,000 unique malicious documents were...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Security IT Summit offers Best Practice advice on cyber security regimes

The Security IT Summit – taking place on 2 July at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf in London and for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – is a ‘must attend’ for senior professionals responsible for protecting their organisations from cyber attacks and for the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019