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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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Android phones vulnerable to SMS attacks

Android phones are still vulnerable to SMS-based attacks according to researchers at Context Information Security. One of the bugs found by Context in older models of Samsung Galaxy devices could be triggered remotely and rendered the device unusable until a factory reset was performed, leaving users open to ransomware attacks. The vulnerability was triggered by the type of SMS messages ... Read More »

Govt retrains bartender and psychiatrist as cyber experts as part of £1.9 billion Cyber Security Strategy

55 talented amateurs chosen from a nationwide search for the next generation of cyber professionals today begin a ten-week course to fast-track them into the cyber security industry. The students will begin the intensive ten-week course and learn in-demand cyber skills as part of a Government drive to help businesses defend themselves against the growing cyber threat. The candidates, including ... Read More »

O2 and BAE Systems join forces to protect customers from cybercrime

O2 has joined forces with global defence and security leader BAE Systems to provide an all-encompassing ‘device to cloud’ cyber security proposition for enterprise customers. The flexible service can align easily to a customer’s network and processes either as a stand-alone security solution or in conjunction with the O2 Gateway proposition, the UK’s first truly integrated network that brings together ... Read More »

Former Director of Security for Parliament joins Context

Context Information Security continues to strengthen its new Advisory Team with the appointment of Paul Martin CBE as Strategy Adviser.   Prior to joining Context, Mr Martin was the Director of Security for Parliament for three and a half years, with responsibility for the physical, personnel and cyber security of both the House of Commons and Lords. For the previous ... Read More »

ESET Expands its Research and Development Capabilities, Opens New Offices in Canada and Romania

Montreal, Canada and Iasi, Romania are now home to two new research and development offices for cybersecurity leader ESET. Following a successful year of growth, with the company opening a sales and distribution office in the UK and expanding in Germany with the Munich office, ESET is now making further investments into research talent across the globe. The increased capacity ... Read More »

Corporate financial data theft and customer information breaches are top two cyber concerns plaguing enterprises

BMC, the global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, in association with Forbes Insights, the strategic research and thought leadership practice of Forbes Media, today released results from its second annual security survey revealing that 69% of senior security and IT executives say digital transformation is forcing fundamental changes to existing cybersecurity strategies. Financial and customer information, brand ... Read More »

Quarterly report on enterprise services sees organisations use an average of four IaaS services

Netskope, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of the January 2017 Netskope Cloud Report™ on enterprise cloud service usage and trends. According to the report, enterprise cloud service usage continues to rise, and despite the best efforts of IT, unsanctioned cloud service usage remains a problem as half of all users of sanctioned cloud storage services also ... Read More »

First cyber security start-ups selected for GCHQ Cyber Accelerator

Seven cyber security start-ups have been selected to join the new GCHQ Cyber Accelerator, powered by Wayra UK, which officially launches today. The accelerator, part of the Government’s new Cheltenham Cyber Innovation Centre, will help keep the UK secure online, enable companies to produce the next generation of cyber security systems, and boost the country’s £22 billion cyber security sector, which currently ... Read More »

Hackers leak over 1.5 million ESEA player profiles – Industry Reaction

E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA), one of the biggest video gaming communities, was hacked last December, with a database containing 1.5 million player profiles being compromised. On Sunday, ESEA Tweeted: “Recently news has been made that ESEA’s user data has been leaked online. We expected something like this could happen but have not confirmed this is ESEA’s data. We notified the community ... Read More »

FireMon Announces Future Support for Check Point R80 Devices

FireMon, the global leader in Network Security Policy Management (NSPM), today confirmed its intention to support Check Point R80 security management. It is the latest addition to the list of supported technologies that also includes Cisco, F5 Networks, Fortinet, Intel Security (McAfee), Juniper, and Palo Alto Networks. FireMon’s Intelligent Security Management is a comprehensive approach to policy and risk analysis, ... Read More »