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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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Biggest ever Apple Iphone Leak Reveled

A secret part of Apple’s iPhone software has been posted online in a leak that could potentially allow hackers to find security holes in the smartphone. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Telegraph Read More »

Risky business: The dangerous online behaviours putting corporate data at risk

Alvaro Hoyos, Chief Information Security Officer,

Be honest, have you ever indulged in adult content in the office? No? Well look around you, because recent statistics prove that at least two in five workplaces are witnessing their employees doing exactly that. Gone are the days when an employee’s occasional procrastination simply amounted to twiddling their thumbs and staring blankly out the window. Now our instant access ... Read More »

Have we got a training and safety programme in place?- A key question today’s CEOs should ask

Rick McElroy, Security Strategist,
Carbon Black

I have recently been writing a series of articles that tackle the various questions CEOs should be asking their teams when it comes to cybersecurity prevention. Previously I’ve written about how organisations are managing risks, the evolution of the budget and understanding the top five risks or high-risk areas within the business. In this article I am going to address ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency Marketplaces Hit by a Spectrum of Attacks Amidst Major Shifts in Cybercrime, Reveals New ThreatMetrix Report

ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, today revealed a 113 percent year-over-year increase in cyberattacks in Q4 2017, as both the volume and the nature of attacks transform. The Battle for a Safe Cryptocurrency Market The Q4 2017 Cybercrime Report reveals that cryptocurrency marketplaces, designed to facilitate trading on the full range of digital currencies, are experiencing a range of fraudulent ... Read More »

Cyber Warning issued at 2018 Winter Olympics

A report by McAfee has revealed that the Winter Olympics has seen a rise in the number of Games-related malicious scams aimed at tricking web users into handing over details. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Express Read More »

Accidental DDoS just as dangerous

A developer error resulted in a DDoS attack that was created out of the Lethic spambot which directed junk traffic requests to non-existent domains. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: CSO Online Read More »

Samsung and Roku TV’s vulnerable to hacking

Millions of smart TV’s are vulnerable to hackers according to latest Consumer Report with TCL and Roku TV smart TVs affected. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: CNET Read More »

Half of SMEs fear financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance

Recent research by Ultima, a leading provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, has found that over half (58%) of the UK’s SMEs think their businesses are at risk of financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance, with 67% believing they may be out of business in three years if their IT security and ... Read More »

Increasing hacker threats to the Healthcare Industry

Paul Darby, Regional Director,

According to a recent report from cybersecurity firm Norton, hackers stole a total of £130bn from consumers in 2017. These attacks hit over 978m victims around the world and include large scale attacks on the NHS like WannaCry. However, surprisingly, still more than a quarter of those compromised believe they are safe from future attacks.  Norton warns cybercrime victims that ... Read More »

The Truth behind the Cyber Skills Gap

With it being 2018 and the start of a new year, one would assume it would bring a fresh start, filled with new possibilities and opportunities for the cyber industry. In reality, the problems have remained the same. Nearly every year seems to sprout an attack that impacts organisations on a global scale – 2017 was the year of WannaCry and ... Read More »