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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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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 »

Secure Identity Ledger Corporation Introduces Blockchain Platform for Delivering First-Ever Turnkey Digital ID System

Secure Identity Ledger Corporation (SILC)(sm), the first digital identity platform for industry, government and consumers, today announced in advance of its Token Sale the preview of its blockchain platform and web portal. Blockchain My Secure Ledger will be the entry point for individuals, government and companies to learn how digital ID data can be recorded, managed and distributed in a ... Read More »

New Atos paper outlines major advances in cyber security

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, believes waiting for digital threats to materialise will soon be consigned to history as we enter a new age of predictive cyber security capability able to ward off cyber threats even before they occur.   Digital Vision for Cyber Security offers a range of expert views on the scale of the challenge as ... Read More »

Information Security Forum Releases General Data Protection Regulation Implementation Guide

The Information Security Forum (ISF) today announced the release of the ISF GDPR Implementation Guide, the organizations latest digest which presents best practices for guiding a compliance program ahead of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR Implementation Guide builds on the recently released ISF digest, Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation, which summarizes the key ... Read More »

Woefully Inadequate IT Processes for Managing User Accounts and Access Continue to Create Major Security and Compliance Risks, One Identity Survey Reveals

One Identity, a proven leader in helping organizations get identity and access management (IAM) right, today released study results showing significant gaps in how organizations manage accounts used to access IT infrastructure, systems, and data—gaps that could result in major security and compliance deficiencies. The results of the study of more than 900 IT security professionals, conducted by Dimensional Research, ... Read More »

UK Council Struggling to Recover from Ransomware attack

Copeland Borough Council is struggling to recover from a Ransomware attack which hit systems last month. Read Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

EU Commission Puts Pressure on Social Media Giants

The EU Commission has put pressure on social media giants to crack down on illegal content. Read full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: InfoSecurity Magazine Read More »

Social Media Terms Simplified for Teens

Jargon busting guides, explaining to children their rights online and on social media, have been published. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Whole Foods Hacked

Popular grocery chain Whole Foods has suffered a data breach; hackers gained access to credit card info of some customers. View full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times Read More »

New Phishing Email Impersonates ‘Secure Messages’ from Banks

A new phishing campaign is being used by cyber criminals; the campaign impersonates secure messages from banks, and secretly delivers malware. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times Read More »