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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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Antivirus software distributing Malware

Security researchers have discovered that an antivirus software is being exploited by malware which allows a user to move a piece of malware from the quarantined folder to somewhere else on the victim’s computer, allowing the malware to be executed.  View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Digital Trends Read More »

Is your CCTV system GDPR compliant?

Organisations are putting themselves at risk of breaching the GDPR because they’re failing to realise that the new regulations cover their CCTV systems and the visual data they collect. These are the words of Andrew Charlesworth, Reader in IT Law at the University of Bristol, and come just over six months until the GDPR becomes law1.   In a white ... Read More »

Game over: most women have decided against a career in cybersecurity before they’re 16

By the time they are 15¾, most young women in Europe, Israel, and the US have already decided against a career in cybersecurity.[1] This, according to a new study by Kaspersky Lab, is a major contributing factor to the industry’s continued struggle to attract female recruits, as it attempts to both narrow the gender gap in IT security and also ... Read More »

UK Infrastructure: Digital growth opportunities could stall without greater appetite for risk

A new report by design, engineering and project management consultancy, Atkins, has found that a risk adverse culture within the infrastructure sector and a lack of certainty about which new technologies to invest in could cost the UK millions of pounds in efficiency savings and restrict the ability of its businesses to capitalise on the global digital revolution. Atkins became ... Read More »

The Rise of IoT will increase security threats to healthcare industry

Those in the healthcare and life sciences industries should be wary of the security risks associated with connected IoT technologies as they begin to integrate them across their systems according to Unisys. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »

It’s Time to Add a Third Pillar to Your Security Strategy…Intelligence

Anthony Perridge, Regional Director,

The recent global ransomware attacks that have dominated television news and headlines across the UK and Europe should be a call to arms for organisations around the world. Hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries have been affected and organisations are clearly under siege as cybercriminals execute campaigns that spread fast and cause damage. But, why have ... Read More »

Capgemini and LinkedIn release new report on the digital talent gap: Employees are investing their own resources to remain competitive

Capgemini, in conjunction with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, today released a new global report on the digital talent gap, which analyses the demand and supply of talent with specific digital skills and the availability of digital roles across multiple industries and countries. The report, “The Digital Talent Gap—Are Companies Doing Enough?” reveals the concerns felt by employees when ... Read More »

Financial sector most at cyber risk says Europol

The Head of Europol has described the 4,000 ransom attacks a day by cyber gangs as remorseless as technological advances are now threatening critical parts of the financial sector. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

Difficult for Corporations to Stop Breaches

Yahoo’s former CEO testified at a Senate hearing stating it was tough for any corporation to stop or defend against cyberattacks that come from nation-states. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Data Breach Today Read More »

A third of the UK plans to grab a bargain this Cyber Monday

 DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced the results of a survey which found that nearly all (98 percent) of the UK population shops online and nearly a third (29 percent) plans to shop on Cyber Monday. This is despite the fact that one in five admitted to having already been caught out by ... Read More »