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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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Top security data found on USB stick at heathrow airport

A USB stick containing confidential data is being investigated by officials at it was found left in the street at Heathrow airport. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Sky News Read More »

How to turn Household items into a Password

Researchers a proposing that one day, household items and accessories could be used as a way to authenticate yourself online. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

Online Banking Customers to be warned by Instant Pop-up Messages

Online banking customers are to be warned of fraudulent activity via pop up messages, in new measures. Read Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Telegraph Read More »

Blackberry will Break Encryption if Needed

Blackberry CEO John Chen told Forbes that Blackberry will comply with courts on breaking their encryption if needed- and will carry out wiretaps on targets phones. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Forbes Read More »

New Amazon service will allow Couriers to Open Front Door’s

Amazon is launching a new service which will allow couriers to open customers front doors and place deliveries inside. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Bad Rabbit in the Works since 2016

Attackers behind this week’s Bad Rabbit campaign had compromised some of the websites used to spread the ransomware as far back as 2016, according to new research. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Info Security Magazine Read More »

Janrain Raises Bar for Most Rigorous Security Certification in CIAM Industry

Janrain®, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category and market leader in Privacy by Design, today announced that it has obtained two of the industry’s most comprehensive third-party security certifications, and the only ones designed specifically for the cloud: 1) Cloud Security Alliance Level 2 (CSA) STAR Certification, which verifies that Janrain follows industry-best practices for ... Read More »

Call security! Cyber defence lags behind in retail

Mike Hemes,,
Regional Director, Western Europe, A10 Networks

It’s a familiar sight – the uniformed security guard patrolling the store on the lookout for shoplifters, ready to spring into action to stop thieves from getting away with the goods. Retailers have long known the value of proactive security to prevent loss and act as a deterrent in the real world. However, it seems that in the virtual world ... Read More »

It’s Time to Add a Third Pillar to Your Security Strategy…Intelligence

Written by Anthony Perridge,,
Regional Director, ThreatQuotient

The recent global ransomware attacks that have dominated television news and headlines across the UK and Europe should be a call to arms for organisations around the world. Hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries have been affected and organisations are clearly under siege as cybercriminals execute campaigns that spread fast and cause damage. But, why have ... Read More »

Gov’ facing Calls to let Victims of Data Breach’s force Compensation

Which! is calling on the Government to crerate new rights for people who have been the victims of a data breach. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Guardian Read More »