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Author Archives: Dean Alvarez

Dean is Features Editor at IT Security Guru. Aside from cyber security and all things tech, Dean's interests include wine tasting, roller blading and playing the oboe in his Christian rock band, Noughts & Crosses.

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Kaspersky Lab’s top tips for Black Friday safety

It’s predicted there will not so much be a ‘Black Friday’ but ‘Black Thursday to Monday’ (Thursday 23rd November – Monday 27th November.) Whilst this is great news for shoppers looking for a bargain, cybercriminals will also have a much bigger window to con bargain hunters. When analysing data from last year’s seasonal sales, Kaspersky Lab’s protection technologies detected a ... Read More »

Fortune and FTSE firms to spend millions on technology to support GDPR compliance, new survey shows

FTSE and Fortune firms will spend on average £430,000 and $1m respectively on technology alone to ensure compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new research by international law firm Paul Hastings has shown today. The survey of 100 FTSE 350 General Counsel (GCs) and Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and 100 Fortune 500 GCs and CSOs reveals that ... Read More »

How businesses can unwittingly become launch-pads for malware attacks on clients and partners

In business, reputation is everything. So it is not hard to imagine the conversations that took place inside two law firms when they realised they had potentially become malware hubs spreading malicious code among clients and business-partners. The legal ramifications could have been catastrophic. In the first incident, the PDFs created in the firm were found to contain code for ... Read More »

Don’t Spend Your Information This Black Friday

Mike Hemes,,
Regional Director, A10 Networks

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to get the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2bn on Black Friday alone; over the whole week period it is thought to be more than £6bn. Meanwhile, in the U.S., online Black ... Read More »

GDPR in plain English

Jes Breslaw,
Director of Strategy, EMEA at Delphix

Businesses need to be absolutely clear about terms and definitions if they are to achieve compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation. Semantics is rarely a matter of life and death, but a misunderstanding over a couple of words could do serious damage to your business. When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, ... Read More »

Russian Hackers Stealing UK Air Miles

Russian Hackers are allegedly exploiting UK residents’ air miles, and through phishing scams and hacked accounts, are stealing them to pay for luxury holidays. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes Read More »

Iranian Military Hacker Indicted for HBO Hack

The US DoJ has identified and indicted Iranian national, Behzad Mesri, in relation to this years HBO hack. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

Denmark Steps up Cyber Security Efforts

Denmarks defense minister has said that the country intends to step up and invest in their cybersecurity provisions. Read Full  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

MuddyWater Hackers Target Middle East

The hacking group, dubbed MuddyWater, has targeted Middle Eastern countries in a large scale cyber espionage campaign. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times Read More »

Uber Concealed Massive Data Breach in 2016

It has been reported that Uber has concealed a massive data breach that affected 57 million customers. The breach occurred in 2016, and instead of disclosing the breach to the relevant authorities, the company paid the hackers $100,00 to delete the data. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »