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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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Over half of businesses predict a serious security breach within the next year

Research released today by Callcredit Information Group, ahead of its annual Fraud Summit in June, reveals that over half (59%) of businesses predict a serious fraud incident or security breach within the next year if they continue with their current technology, processes and tools. In addition, a further 17% of those surveyed revealed that this is something they have already ... Read More »

Research reveals lack of expert staff and budgetary constraints are primary reasons for non-compliance with GDPR

Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, today announced data from Crowd Research Partners’ 2018 GDPR Compliance Report that shows only seven percent of companies were on track to achieve European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance by the May 25, 2018 deadline, with the majority citing lack of expert staff for their failure to comply with the newly-implemented regulation. The study ... Read More »

Is the C-suite exempt from cyber-crime anxiety?

Greg Sim, CEO,
Glasswall Solutions

If recent cyber-attacks are anything to go by, cyber-criminals are capable of causing colossal damage to organisations of all sizes. With vital public services such as the NHS succumbing to attacks, it seems that nothing is off the table when it comes down to cyber-criminals deciding who to target. However, according to some reports, the C-suite isn’t sweating over the ... Read More »

CryptON Ransomware used to hack remote desktop services

A new and active campaign for the CryptON Ransomware is currently underway where attackers are hacking into computers with Internet accessible Remote Desktop Services. Once the attackers gain access to the computer they manually execute the ransomware and encrypt your files. This new campaign was first discovered by Malwarebytes security researcher S!Ri who posted about it on Twitter. View Full ... Read More »

VPNFilter compromising 500,000 routers

A newly-disclosed malware infection has compromised more than 500,000 home and small office routers and NAS boxes. Researchers with Cisco Talos say the malware, dubbed VPNFilter, has been spreading around the globe, but appears to primarily be largely targeting machines in the Ukraine. “Both the scale and the capability of this operation are concerning,” Talos writes in its alert. View ... Read More »

CISO Chat – Shaan Mulchandani, Chief Global Security Strategy Officer at Aricent

Shaan Mulchandani, Chief Global Security Strategy Officer at Aricent,

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related to a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. ... Read More »

For enterprise cyber defence, there should be more than one solution

Ronald Sens, EMEA Director,
A10 Networks

Enterprises face a dilemma when it comes to defence against today’s modern DDoS attacks: do they trust the surgical precision of an on-premise DDoS protection solution or go with a DDoS cloud scrubbing solution? It’s a tough decision for IT managers to make, as whichever option chosen will be the companies way of protecting themselves from cyberattacks. But, why even ... Read More »

The Final GDPR Checks You Mustn’t Forget

Adam Mayer, Technical Product Marketing,

We are now less than 48 hours away from the Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming enforceable on 25 May. And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years, you don’t need me to tell you that this new regulation promises to put power back into the hands of consumers, giving them more control over how their ... Read More »

Okta Eliminates Passwords, Backed by New Okta ThreatInsight

Okta, Inc., the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced that organisations can replace passwords with stronger authentication for employees, partners, and customers with the launch of Okta’s new contextual access management features. By combining signals such as device, location, and network context, with threat intel from across Okta’s ecosystem through Okta’s new ThreatInsight functionality, organisations will ... Read More »

Android shopping apps found with serious flaws

It has been reported that 84% of Android shopping apps have high-level vulnerabilities. The security assessment was carried out across 50 mobile shopping apps and revealed over 270 vulnerabilities. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »