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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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78 per cent of UK enterprise still not in a GDPR state of mind

A new report from CA Technologies* (NASDAQ: CA) reveals that only just over a quarter (28%) of large businesses in the UK have started preparing for the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in May 2018. And, only 22 per cent are completely prepared and waiting to get started, according to decision makers. Preparations are unlikely ... Read More »

6.3 Connected Devices, 2.4 People and 0.3 Pets per Home in the New “Household 2.0” Era

The make-up of the modern home is changing, bringing with it a new era of “household 2.0” which, on average, cares for 2.4 people[i], 0.3 pets[ii] and now also 6.3[iii] connected devices per home. With devices playing such a prominent role in today’s average household, Kaspersky Lab has launched updated versions of Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Total Security to ... Read More »

KrolLDiscovery brings end-to-end eDiscovery to the cloud with Nebula

KrolLDiscovery announced today that it has launched Nebula™, an end-to-end eDiscovery solution optimised for the cloud. Nebula is the next generation version of eDirect365 and builds on eDirect365’s strong processing and review capabilities. Nebula offers a user-friendly approach to the eDiscovery process, automating and simplifying typically complex tasks. As a web-based application, it is accessible from all modern browsers and ... Read More »

Microsoft says every enterprise should have a plan for when cybersecurity fails

No matter how good it is, enterprise cybersecurity is doomed to fail. Every enterprise should have a business continuity plan in place for when it does. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Republic Read More »

£200m fake train ticket scam: We put season pass bought on dark web to the test at Britain’s busiest station

The Mirror team found fakes for sale on the so-called “dark web” – a shadowy corner of the internet which cannot be searched via mainstream browsers like Google. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Mirror Read More »

Police Seize Domain of Online Store That Stole User’s Card Data

According to a statement from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), its Cyber Crimes Investigation Unit started looking into the website after a user complained of fraudulent purchases appearing in his bank statements in May this year. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Banking Trojan Now Targets Coinbase Users, Not Just Banking Portals

The TrickBot banking trojan is a new malware strain that appeared in the autumn of 2016 and most experts believe it was developed by some of the developers who worked on the now defunct Dyre banking trojan, some of whose operators were arrested in late 2015 in Russia. Read More  VIEW FULL STORY: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Vulnerabilities Discovered in Mobile Bootloaders of Major Vendors

Android bootloader components from five major chipset vendors are affected by vulnerabilities that break the CoT (Chain of Trust) during the boot-up sequence, opening devices to attacks. Read More ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer   Read More »

Threat Spotlight: Office 365 Account Compromise — the New “Insider Threat”

Office 365 now has over 100 million monthly active subscribers but is still a relatively new tool and due to its accessibility has become a breeding ground for highly personalised, compelling attacks. When employees receive an email from a co-worker, sent from their correct address, they often have no reason to believe it’s not legitimate. But this is not always ... Read More »

Blockchain system successfully deployed to revolutionise the logistics industry

A successful pilot program delivered by logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) demonstrates that the logistics industry will see improved connectivity, efficiency and security thanks to blockchain. MTI, in conjunction with Agility Sciences, have today released a whitepaper detailing the deployment of their Container Streams system in a supply chain environment. The results of the pilot have been verified ... Read More »