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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.

You can reach Dean via email - dean@itsecurityguru.org

Top CISOs and cyber security Directors meet in London for exclusive debates

The third annual IT Security Analyst & CISO Forum Debates will take place this year in London on the 17th May at No 4 Hamilton Place from 2pm – 6pm.  This unique event consists of four panel debate sessions made up of some of the UK’s top CISOs from HSBC, GSK, Canon, National Grid, Publicis Groupe and other global IT ... Read More »

Destined for deletion: APTs harness wipers and fileless malware in targeted attacks

The first three months of 2017 saw a sharp rise in the sophistication of nation-state backed cyber-attacks, with threat actors turning their attention to wipers, as well as financial crime. These and other trends are covered in Kaspersky Lab’s first quarterly summary of its subscriber-only threat intelligence reports. The new quarterly APT Trends reports will be freely available and will ... Read More »

Orange Email Closure

In fact, EE is now just one month away from officially killing off a whole list of UK email domains, formerly part of Orange Email. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: EE Read More »

Centrify warns password vaults alone not enough to stop data breaches

Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, today announced significant enhancements to its best-in-class privileged identity management (PIM) solution to stop breaches that abuse privilege. By minimising the attack surface and controlling privileged access to the hybrid enterprise, Centrify’s new capabilities enable organisations to move from static, long-lived privilege assignments to a just-in-time model ... Read More »

Why sharing is not always caring in the public sector

Phil Greenwood, Director,
Iron Mountain

A report by the Local Government Association (LGA) last year found that shared services are so embedded across local authorities that they have become standard practice. The LGAs shared services map shows that the vast majority of councils are working together in some form to save money.[i] There are over 400 local authorities in the UK and each are charged ... Read More »

HipChat hacked, users’ account information potentially compromised

Atlassian’s group chat platform for business was hacked over the weekend. The service, HipChat, has reset all of it’s users’ passwords after a security incident was flagged due to a vulnerability in a third-party library used by HipChat.com. A security notice was released on Monday (24 April), with the company saying hackers could potentially have accessed a significant amount of ... Read More »

Mirror Group Agrees To Pay Hefty Bill in Damages Over Phone Hacking

Mirror Group Newspapers have been hit with a bill running into tens of millions of pounds after dozens of phone hacking victims settled their claims for damages. Lord Archer and his wife Dame Mary, who was hacked while he was serving a prison sentence, were among dozens of well known figures who reached an agreement with the newspaper. Other victims included former Home ... Read More »

Chipotle Says Its Payments System Was Hacked

Chipotle Mexican Grill cannot catch a break. Just as the fast-casual chain reported that sales have rebounded after a prolonged slog in the wake of a food safety outbreak, executives told Wall Street analysts that the company’s payment processing system was hacked. “We want to make our customers and investors aware we recently detected unauthorized activity on a network that ... Read More »

UK tech industry drives IT jobs growth by 12%

The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has revealed that job vacancies for IT professionals rose by 12% in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year. Developers and software engineers were particularly sought after, accounting for 14% of total demand while vacancies for IT managers made up 4% of the total number of roles. Ahsan ... Read More »

Webroot Antivirus Mistakenly Flags Windows as Malware

A malware signature update issued by the company on Monday triggered the software into mistakenly flagging Windows system files as malware, melting down millions of managed systems around the world. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »