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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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Spectra Cyber Security Solutions ready to defeat the threat of ‘cyber-hackers’

Fast-growing voice and data communications specialist, Spectra Group (UK), has announced that it is extending its Cyber Security division in order to give SMEs similar options available to its existing Government, Defence and Public customers in the fight against cyber-attack. Spectra has identified cyber services as the ‘next huge growth area’ and heralds the launch of Spectra Cyber Security Solutions ... Read More »

Security should be top priority for mobile developers to protect consumers

With the recent surge in fake apps tricking consumers out of personal data, experts are warning that manufacturers and developers of mobile devices need to make security a top priority in the design process to mitigate the serious risks posed by hackers. As recently as last month, numerous consumers fell foul of a fake Netflix app that infiltrated devices via ... Read More »

Act Now to Prepare Your Cloud for 2017 Peaks, warns Rackspace

Today, Rackspace®, the managed cloud company, shares its top expertise for businesses looking to improve in-house server performance ahead of peak periods. The smooth running of websites and digital services has become crucial for businesses to secure an advantage over competitors. However, only 33% of IT decision makers in UK businesses have good or strong experience in operating a cloud-based ... Read More »

Global Cybersecurity Organization To Refocus Its Operations On Strategic Growth

ESET today announced a major refocus of its operations to grow by appointing three new leaders to its key departments of business, technology and operations. The change in the company’s management will bring significant results across the organisation, not only pushing it into the top global IT security vendors, but will also help the company to build stronger leadership and ... Read More »

6.7 Percent of Programmes on Private UK PCs Are End-of-Life and No Longer Patched

The average private user in the UK has 72 programmes installed on their PC, and 6.7 percent of them are end-of-Life programmes that are no longer patched by the vendor. End-of-life programmes containing unpatched software vulnerabilities are popular attack vectors for hackers to exploit because they are so widespread on devices today. These conclusions can be drawn from just-released Country ... Read More »

Gartner Says Worldwide Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 18 Per Cent in 2017

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18 per cent in 2017 to total $246.8 billion, up from $209.2 billion in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. The highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services (infrastructure as a service [IaaS]), which is projected to grow 36.8 per cent in 2017 to reach $34.6 billion. Cloud application ... Read More »

Collective action will help reduce the rising malvertising security threat

Ad agencies, search engines and cybersecurity specialists should work collectively to tackle the security threat from rising malvertising. Ben Williams, Head of Operations and Communications at Adblock Plus, argues that without this, more users will be exposed to potential security compromises such as malware and phishing, and push further adoption of adblockers as a solution to these threats. According to ... Read More »

Varonis Attains Common Criteria EAL 2+ Certification

Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, today announced that it has received the Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 2+ certification for the Varonis data security platform that includes DatAdvantage, Data Classification Framework, DatAlert, Data Transport Engine v6.2.38.0 and DataPrivilege v6.0.113 as prescribed by the International Common Criteria ... Read More »

‘Twas the Season to Attack: Large Online Retailers Pummeled Over Holidays

NuData Security, an award-winning behavioural biometrics company, announced today that they had observed a 400 percent surge in automated online attacks over the 2016 holiday period. NuData data scientists discovered an increase in maliciously scripted botnet activity of over 400 percent against many large online retail client sites during the last quarter of 2016 compared to the previous year. Of ... Read More »

89% of consumers do not pay for any protection against mobile malware

Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: ALLT), a leading provider of security and monetisation solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to protect and personalise the digital experience, today released Allot MobileTrends H1/2017 Report: Consumer View on Mobile Security. The survey asked consumers what they know about online threats; their readiness to adopt mobile security services; and their perception of the ... Read More »