Bernard Parsons
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Tackling the Cyber Risks of Obsolete Software Platforms

More than a decade after launching Windows 7, Microsoft finally ended support for its best-selling desktop operating system on 14 January, writes Bernard Parsons. As with all other end-of-life products, we should remind ourselves that the risks of using obsolete software like...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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25% of PCs “more vulnerable to ransomware from January 2020” warns Veritas

PCs still running Windows 7 when the operating system reaches end of life on Tuesday 14 January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Cyber risks associated with new technology “to become mainstream” in 2020

Infosecurity Europe has asked its community of C-Level security professionals what they think the year ahead has in store. The list includes a range of challenges, opportunities and broader trends across technology, business and the world. Many of the participating CISOs have...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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City of London Police and Microsoft crack down on fraudulent Indian Call Centres

Two criminal Call Centres in Kolkata, which were instrumental in defrauding thousands of victims in the UK alone, have been put out of business thanks to an operation conducted by the City of London Police and Microsoft in co-operation with the Indian police service. The Call...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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OTCSA launched to deliver “comprehensive” cyber security guidelines for operational technology

Cyber attacks on critical and industrial infrastructure are on the rise, duly impacting operational reliability and business risk across all industries, including the utilities, manufacturing and oil and gas. Threats posed to operational technology (OT) – the hardware and...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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Government confronts cyber threats posed to businesses and personal data

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced that British businesses and members of the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber bullying thanks to a new Government-backed partnership with industry. The...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Europol and Interpol focus on ‘Fighting Cyber Crime in a Connected Future’

More than 400 experts gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what became one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on the subject of cyber crime. Under the theme of ‘Law Enforcement in a Connected Future’, the 7th Europol-Interpol Cyber Crime Conference looked...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
Steven Webb
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Facial Recognition Technology: Preventing The Loss of Data

While we all continue to take and share a huge number of photos with various arrays of smart phones and tablets, there’s now an increasing concern about how people’s biometric data is being kept and subsequently used. This is mainly due to a certain level of consumer...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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BSI focuses on future-proofing privacy information management

BSI, the business improvement company, has released BS ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Security Techniques – Extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for Privacy Information Management – Requirements and Guidelines to provide organisations with the operational controls needed...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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Latest 1E data shows most companies “far behind” on Windows 10 migration

With the end of Windows 7 support looming large on the horizon, new data from endpoint management and security company 1E shows that many companies remain significantly behind in completing their Windows 10 migration. With just over 68% of endpoints converted, the lagging process...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019