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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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How cryptojacking came to be, what to watch out for, and how Citrix can help you avoid it like the plague!

Florin Lazurca,
Security at Citrix

Cryptojacking targets both endpoints and servers – both on-premises and in the cloud. The goal is the same: enslave a massive botnet of devices and harness CPU cycles to mine cryptocurrency with minimal cost or investment. I briefly introduced the concept in the previous Digital Vikings blog post and the threat has grown month after month, likely coinciding with the run-up in ... Read More »

Cryptomining still hitting orgs hard

It is thought that 23% of organisations globally are affected by the cryptomining malware variant Coinhive. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Helpnetsecurity Read More »

Gartner Provides Seven Steps Security Leaders Can Take to Deal With Spectre and Meltdown

Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. “Spectre” and “Meltdown” are the code names given to different strains of a new class of attacks that target an underlying exploitable design implementation inside the majority of computer chips manufactured over ... Read More »

81 Percent of Cybersecurity Pros Agree: Cyber Threat Intelligence Improves Prevention, Detection, and Response Capabilities

SANS Report Sponsored by DomainTools Reveals Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Gaining Momentum as Organizations Battle to Keep Up with Hackers] As cyberattacks and attackers become more blatant and pervasive each year, a new SANS Institute report, in conjunction with DomainTools, shows organizations around the globe are turning towards Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) to detect, respond, and ultimately prevent attacks. DomainTools, ... Read More »

Security obsession risks GDPR compliance for UK business

Security concerns are twice as likely to drive cloud strategy than even the business’ core objectives, according to Calligo, a world-leading cloud solution provider. Even regulatory compliance and data privacy – the strategic themes of doing business in 2018 – receive a similarly low ranking. Whereas security is the chief driver behind cloud strategy for 34% of 200 UK IT ... Read More »

Skype won’t fix security bug

A serious security flaw that can allow an attacker to gain system-level privileges to a vulnerable computer won’t be immediately fixed due to it requiring too much work. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

British businesses spreading cryptocurrency risk – 93% of companies stockpiling Bitcoin have invested in additional digital currencies

Today, new research suggests that half (50 per cent) of large UK businesses have built a stockpile of digital currency in case of a ransomware attack – and just seven per cent are only stockpiling Bitcoin. In fact, the vast majority (93 per cent) are spreading their cryptocurrency risk by investing in other digital currencies as well.   The research ... Read More »

GT Maritime Selects Lastline to Protect Shipboard Email Systems From Malware, Protecting Ships and Cargo, and Keeping Crews Connected

Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today announced a partnership with GT Maritime, the leading provider of specialized technologies to ensure vessel compliance and business operability, as well as keeping crew in touch with friends and family while at sea. GT Maritime’s GTMailPlus, a secure, reliable, cloud-based service that optimizes essential business and personal communications, now includes Lastline’s industry-leading ... Read More »

Less than 1 in 5 enterprises have a customer notification plan in place in the event of a data breach

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect this May and lawmakers in the U.S. are proposing stricter data breach legislation. With increased pressure on companies to better protect data and improve notification procedures in the event of a data breach, Tripwire, Inc. surveyed 406 cybersecurity professionals to see how prepared organizations are feeling. Findings from the study revealed ... Read More »

Visitor safety gets major boost at Belfast’s premier events venue with IP security camera upgrade

New system propels The Odyssey Complex into the future of security with low-light technology that assures superb image quality, even during concerts and sporting events The Odyssey Complex, a premier entertainment venue in Belfast that plays host to many of the city’s high-profile concerts, exhibitions and sporting events, has installed a future-proofed IP security solution that ensures its 1,000,000 visitors ... Read More »