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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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Adopting a User-Centric Approach to Protect Sensitive Data

Phil Turner,

The world has changed. With more users accessing data outside the corporate firewall and from mobile devices, businesses can now allow for more flexible work environments. But this increased access has also brought an upsurge in the risk of data breaches and threats from hackers. Recent high-profile breaches have heightened overall market awareness of security, not just within the CSO ... Read More »

Preparing for GDPR: steps you need to take now

Guy Bunker,

Preparing for GDPR: steps you need to take now Guy Bunker, Senior VP, Products, Clearswift With less than two years to go, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect every public and private sector organisation transacting with businesses in the European Union. So far, much of the conversation has focused on the financial penalties that will result from ... Read More »

Protection against cyberattacks: How to secure your website

Elias Rendón Benger,
1&1 MyWebsite

Protection against cyberattacks: How to secure your website Author: Elias Rendón Benger, Head of product management 1&1 MyWebsite The website is your organization’s most powerful digital touchpoint: You can be found online, can present ideas and offers, provide contact information or sell products. However, in addition to all the benefits, an online presence can also be a risk – for ... Read More »

AppRiver: How much money have companies been paying?

Join AppRiver’s experts Troy Gill, Fred Touchette and Jon French for another close-up on the findings of their Global Security Report. This week, we’re analysing what companies have actually been paying in light of cyber attacks. It turns out the answer is a LOT. Rsearch shows potentially billions of dollars has been lost through wire transfer fraud, ransom payments and ... Read More »

Ransomware-Stopping Software Fueling Varonis Growth

The ability to stop ransomware and other damaging forms of cyberattack before they cause harm has placed Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, and its rapidly growing DatAlert solution at the centre of the global battle being fought by organisations to protect their valuable data. Varonis said attendance nearly doubled at its ... Read More »

Feds warn of skyrocketing business compromise scams

The FBI is warning that businesses have handed some US$3.1 billion to email scammers, a whopping 1,300 percent increase in 18 months. Businesses are tricked into sending the cash to would-be chief executive officers who have sufficient company information, obtained through open source searching or hacking, that makes the requests for money appear legitimate. Some 14,032 victims in the US ... Read More »

BadTunnel: a vulnerability all Windows users need to patch

A security researcher has uncovered a serious vulnerability that affects every version of Microsoft’s Windows operating system from Windows 95 to Windows 10. The vulnerability could give attackers a way to set up man-in-the-middle attacks against victims by getting them to click on a link, open a Microsoft Office document or plug in a USB drive. View full story ORIGINAL ... Read More »

Russian police to target credit-card credential thieves

The Russian government, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs aim to design a package of measures to fight cyber-criminals specialising in the theft of bank-card personal data according to an official Ministry spokesman. Alex Monkov, an official spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs department dealing with cyber-crimes told that the number of cyber-attacks targeting personal data ... Read More »

Over 2,100 servers in Malaysia hacked

Malaysia’s national cybersecurity agency said it detected intrusions in several local servers for years and issued advisories to victims but ignorance was still making them easy targets for hackers. It was found that over 2,100 servers have been compromised and their access sold to hackers for as low as RM29 (US$6) up to RM24,600 (US$6,000) on an underground cybercrime shopping ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Is About to Change in a Big Way

Given the growing severity and frequency of cyberattacks, it’s no surprise that organizations of all sizes are spending more money to shore up their digital defenses. The market for cybersecurity products and services is expected to surpass $60 billion in 2016, and that figure could double by 2020. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Ooda Loop Read More »