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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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Executives Say Efficiency and Security Outranks Customer Experience as the Driving Force Behind Digital Transformation

CTOs say the party line that digital transformation is about the customer first and foremost is flawed and it’s actually about business efficiency and security. That’s the finding of research by Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, which has released its 2018 Executive Application and Network Security Report today. Now in its fifth ... Read More »

Europe’s cybersecurity finest failing on email security basics

As the shining lights of the information security industry descend on London, Red Sift, a data-driven cybersecurity platform, has uncovered the disconcerting reality that three quarters of these industry leaders are falling short on essential email authentication measures, leaving their trusted brands open to email spoofing.  Red Sift analysed the DMARC records for exhibitors’ primary email domains and found that ... Read More »

Cybercriminals target job listing portals to recruit unwitting mules for fraud

By David Shear & Mike Mimoso, Flashpoint Job listing and recruitment portals have been an attraction for cybercriminals given the volume of personal information uploaded to those sites in the form of resumes, cover letters and other data specific to individuals. But there’s more to criminals’ interest than just stealing personally identifiable information. Security shortcomings on some of these sites ... Read More »

UK businesses underestimate the threat of social engineering despite increase in attacks

Less than a quarter (22%) of businesses believe social engineering will be a major threat in the next two to three years, despite the fact that 42% of fraud prevention managers are frequently experiencing phishing attacks, according to research by Callcredit Information Group. The research highlights the anomaly between the growing risk which social engineering poses and the perception of ... Read More »

Immersive Labs achieves CREST Approved Training Provider status

Immersive Labs, the highly accoladed UK cyber security company that helps companies identify and develop talent through a unique cloud-based cyber training and assessment platform, has today announced that over 100 labs on its platform have been deemed suitable learning resources to help cyber security professionals study for their CREST CSPA and CREST CRT examinations. These CREST exams are vital to providing individuals with the professional ... Read More »

71 percent of IT professionals can successfully hack ANY organisation

Outpost24 has today announced the results of a survey of 155 IT professionals, which revealed that 71 percent believe they can successfully hack any organisation using one of four common attack vectors, with social engineering being the most popular choice. The survey, which was carried out at the RSA Conference in April 2018, asked respondents about the techniques they would ... Read More »

Energy IT and OT Pros working together to address ICS Security

According to new information the longstanding divide between IT and OT teams may be closing. Tripwire’s Energy ICS Security research, which was conducted by Dimensional Research in March, explored how IT and OT (operational technology) teams are working together. According to the survey, the longstanding divide between IT and OT teams may be closing. 73 percent of participants said that their IT ... Read More »

Goldman Sachs rolls out worldwide cyber security skills programme with Immersive Labs

Goldman Sachs and Immersive Labs today announced the commencement of a new programme for improving the cyber skills of the bank’s employees around the globe.  Goldman Sachs will initially use Immersive Labs’ browser-based platform to provide cyber security teams with purpose-built scenarios and gamified lab environments which facilitate best practice by addressing attacker psychology, digital countermeasures and breach response. Goldman Sachs intends to subsequently deploy the virtual learning platform amongst its 8,000+ developers and potentially other ... Read More »

FBI warns of password stealing malware on the loose

US authorities have provided more details of two pieces of malware which, they said, are used by North Korean hackers to infiltrate computer systems and steal passwords and other data. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

World Cup phishing scams on the rise

Malicious actors are exploiting the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup to conduct phishing attacks only two weeks before the tournament kicks off. Researchers at cyber security company Kaspersky Lab have detected a spike in the number of phishing pages appearing during match ticket sales, alongside a general rise in the number of football-related spam and World Cup-themed attacks. View Full ... Read More »