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Author Archives: Dan Raywood

Dan Raywood is the editor in chief of the IT Security Guru. A journalist with more than 13 years experience, Dan has been at the forefront of the information security industry.

As the news editor of SC Magazine he covered breaking stories such as Stuxnet, Flame and Conficker and the online hacktivist campaigns of Anonymous and LulzSec, and broke the news on the EU’s mandatory data breach disclosure law and a vulnerability which affected more than 200 sites.

Contact Dan on dan@itsecurityguru.org, by phone on 0207 1832 839


Big Data London (BDL), the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for data leaders, today revealed the first findings from the inaugural UK Fourth Industrial Revolution Report. The independent research, sponsored by Big Data LDN and Hortonworks, surveyed how 250 of the UK’s largest data-driven organisations are coping with pre-Brexit pressure to compete against data-savvy competitors globally. The Fourth Industrial Revolution ... Read More »

Data Privacy: securing the key to digitalization

Yatin Chalke, Director Solutions Marketing and GTM, System Integrators and Outsourcers,

Data is the gold dust of the 21st century, and with the amount of that data set to double every two years (reaching 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020), it’s allowing organisations of all sizes to open up opportunities to truly understand their customers. For instance, analysing data in near real-time and acting on insights to deliver superior experiences. Whether it’s ... Read More »

Windows 10 introduce new feature to help Prevent Data Loss

Microsoft has developed and implemented a new security feature that aims to help prevent data loss and save millions in potential damages. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Forbes Read More »

McAfee Labs Report sees cyberattacks target healthcare and social media users

McAfee Inc. today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2017, which examines the rise of script-based malware, suggests five proven threat hunting best practices, provides an analysis of the recent WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks, assesses reported attacks across industries, and reveals growth trends in malware, ransomware, mobile malware, and other threats in Q2 2017. McAfee Labs saw healthcare ... Read More »

Bitdefender research shows personal information stored on smartphones by 45 percent of UK users

With more than half of the world’s population using a smartphone, and over half of the world’s web traffic coming from mobile phones, it is understandable that 45 percent of UK users store their personal and private information on their smartphones, according to a Bitdefender survey* performed during April 2017. More than half of smart device users keep private files ... Read More »

600,000 Alaska voters sensitive data exposed due to configuration error

The personal information of nearly 600,000 voters in Alaska has been exposed online do to an unsecured CouchDB database. Security researchers at the Kromtech Security Research Center discovered the database of about 593,000 voters was accidentally configured for public access without password protection, potentially allowing anyone with a web browser to access and view the sensitive information. The exposed records ... Read More »

71% of UK Consumers Agree Fake News is a Growing Problem

Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a leader in cloud and big data integration software, commissioned a new international consumer and IT business survey. This survey conducted by Researchscape reveals that 71% of UK consumers agree that ’fake news’ is a growing problem that makes them ‘distrust the news and data that is available publicly’. According to the survey, US and German citizens are less concerned about fake ... Read More »

52% of All JavaScript npm Packages Could Have Been Hacked via Weak Credentials

Tens of thousands of developers using weak credentials to secure their npm accounts inadvertently put more than half of the npm packages (JavaScript libraries and tools) at risk of getting hijacked and used to deploy malicious code to legitimate applications that use them in their build process. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

FICO Survey: UK Firms May Be Overconfident About Cybersecurity Protection

56 percent of UK firms surveyed said they are better prepared for data breaches than their competitors. Telecommunications respondents were least realistic, with 84 percent rating their firms above average, and 42 percent thinking they are top performers. Ovum conducted telephone surveys for FICO of security executives at 350 companies in the UK and other countries. Senior executives at UK ... Read More »

Palo Alto Networks Announces New Cloud-Based Security Service

Palo Alto Networks has announced GlobalProtect™ cloud service, a new offering that provides the Palo Alto Networks next-generation security infrastructure as a cloud-based service for remote offices and mobile users. The new Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect cloud service will enable customers to utilize the preventive capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, including application visibility and control, Threat ... Read More »