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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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Equifax Suffered Breach Months Before Massive Attack

Equifax have reported they suffered another breach in March, months before the huge breach that was reported publicly in September,. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times Read More »

EU Proposes Extension of Power for EU InfoSec Agency ENISA

The EU Commission has proposed extending powers for ENISA, following Brexit.   View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

Locky Ransomware Variant Discovered

Stormshield have discovered a new Locky Ransomware variant.   Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Avast Speaks out Following CCLeaner Malware Incident

Avast has spoken out to clarify details surrounding the CCleaner Malware Incident   View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Who is the Most Dangerous Celebrity to Search Online?

Craig David is apparently the most dangerous celebrity to search online in the UK- searching for him is more likely to result in you ending up on a malicious site!   Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Read More »

Retailers experience two cyber attacks every week

Retailers are responding to cyber attacks on average twice a week — this is according to the latest research from Zynstra, an enterprise-grade IT software provider. 16% of retailers said they experienced an attack or attempted attack every day, 11% said they responded 2-3 times per week, and 64% said once a month. The incidence of cyber attacks was found ... Read More »

Tackling third party threats

Csaba Krasznay,,
Security Evangelist, Balabit.

In today’s business environment, it’s not uncommon for organisations to outsource some or all of their IT capabilities to third-party contractors. It’s true that there are many benefits to this, outsourcing can save money that organisations would usually spend on full-time employees, so it’s no wonder this practice is so widespread. However, they are often overlooked as a potential threat, ... Read More »

Netskope Report Reveals Bulk of Cloud Services Still Not GDPR-Ready

Netskope, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of the September 2017 Netskope Cloud Report™ on enterprise cloud service usage and trends. With the compliance deadline for the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching in May 2018, this quarter’s report took a close look at GDPR readiness among enterprise cloud services, finding little change in ... Read More »

Equifax Leaders Retire

Equifax’s CIO and CISO are retiring, after the company acknowledged they knew about, and failed to act upon, the vulnerability which led to the huge data breach. View Full Story  Original Source: The Register Read More »

Chinese Police Detain Man for Selling Devices Allowing People to Evade ‘Great Firewall’

Chinese authorities have detained a software developer who was selling services which enabled users to successfully evade China’s “Great Firewall” View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times Read More »