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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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Cyber Security Agency Eskenzi PR wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018

Her Majesty The Queen, advised by the Prime Minister, has honoured Eskenzi PR and Marketing with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018, recognising its outstanding achievement in International Trade. Eskenzi has been in business for over twenty years, working with cyber security companies all over the world, to raise awareness of security issues organisations face and the cutting edge technology ... Read More »

TalkTalk customers concerned over privacy

A number of TalkTalk’s broadband ISP customers in the UK have raised concerns after the provider sent them an alarmist warning email, which without providing any useful details claimed that they “may have downloaded a virus on one or more of your devices” (phishing emails adopt a similar approach). View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IS Preview Read More »

Russia to increase cyber activity against UK

A network of Russian trolls is behind a new disinformation campaign about who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria and Salisbury, a government source has said. Social media bots are said to be responsible for a 4,000 percent increase in the spread of ‘lies and disinformation’ according to Whitehall research made public for the first time. View Full ... Read More »

Six Steps to Secure Cryptographic Keys

Corey O'Connor, Product Manager,

Cryptocurrency seems to bring out the best effort from cyber criminals. From nation states to traditional attackers, the rise in crypto-related attacks is staggering. The motivation is obvious: it’s financially driven. Despite the recent drop, cryptocurrency values have skyrocketed over the past couple of years incentivising attackers to create malicious code and sophisticated hacking tools to harvest cryptocurrency coins. One ... Read More »

TaskRabbit has been brought back to life – Security industry opinion

At the beginning of this week (Monday 16th), TaskRabbit, the IKEA-owned mobile marketplace that matches freelance labour with local demand, had its website and app hacked resulting in both shutting down and going offline. The company had offered a statement to its customers saying, “ we understand how important your personal information is and are working with an outside cybersecurity ... Read More »

SANS Experts Share Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques

Experts from SANS last night presented the five most dangerous new cyber attack techniques in their annual RSA keynote session in San Francisco, and shared their views on how they work, how they can be stopped or at least slowed, and how businesses and consumers can prepare. The five threats outlined are: Repositories and Cloud Storage Data Leakage Big Data Analytics, De-Anonymization, and ... Read More »

Please Do Not Feed the Phish

Adam Vincent, CEO,

Adam Vincent, CEO, ThreatConnect We’ve all heard the phishing attack stories that start with someone receiving an email that requests an urgent invoice review or password change and ends with a data breach where personal information is compromised, and money is lost. Although many of us may roll our eyes at the possibility of falling for such an obvious scam, ... Read More »

The Flu and DDoS, From an Epidemic to a Solution

Michael Schachter, Senior Product Manager,
Allot Communications

While the mobile industry was busy celebrating telecom innovation at MWC18, another kind of innovation was making headlines: a record 1.35 Tbps DDoS attack. It caused some disruption and highlighted the potential for much worse. In this instance, the attack was detected and mitigated relatively quickly—but it required manual intervention and rerouting of traffic. Fortunately, service was only disrupted for ... Read More »

7 Sins of Security Metrics

Leila Powell, Security Data Scientist,

If you are at the water cooler muttering “But that’s EXACTLY the graph they asked for.” Enter SIN#1… “Get me a plot of x versus y, colour-coded by z!” They sounded so sure when they asked you, so you created what they wanted, showed it to them, and they hated it. Ok, a bit melodramatic. But in my experience, building ... Read More »

NHS failing to address cyber security

The NHS has shown an “alarming” failure to tackle cyber security despite growing concerns about threats to the UK, MPs have warned. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Telegraph Read More »