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Author Archives: Dean Alvarez

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.

You can reach Dean via email - dean@itsecurityguru.org

Forrester hit by data breach

Forrester, one of the worlds leading market research and investment advisory firms, has been hit by a data breach. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times UK Read More »

Fortinet Survey Reveals Almost Half of IT Decision Makers Believe Board Members Still Do Not Treat Cybersecurity as a Top Priority

Patrice Perche, senior executive vice president, worldwide sales and support at Fortinet “Over the years, we’ve seen that cybersecurity has become a key investment for organizations, with more and more C-level executives considering it as part of their broader IT strategy. As organizations now embrace digital transformation and turn to technologies like the cloud, cybersecurity is no longer just an ... Read More »

SunTec Xelerates with Microsoft Azure, creates a new IT vision for the Financial Services industry

SunTec, whose technology powers the financial services and is delivered to over 300 million consumers worldwide, today announced the successful validation, verification and deployment of the Xelerate on Demand Service (XoDS) on Microsoft Azure. The verification process began in March 2017 and completed in July 2017. Banks using Public Cloud services can now deploy the Xelerate on Microsoft Azure, thus ... Read More »

Nexus launches new cloud service for digital PDF signing

Identity and security company Nexus Group launches a new cloud service for digital PDF signing. “No integration is needed: you just sign up for a subscription, and your users can start making secure electronic signatures straight away,” says Daniel Ericsson, head of signing solutions at Nexus. The new service, Nexus GO PDF Signing, costs €199 per month plus €1.50 per document  signed – no matter how many people are signing the document. “When one of your ... Read More »

Barclays delivers skills boost with Cyber Security Challenge UK competition

This weekend, Barclays and Cabinet Office-backed security initiative Cyber Security Challenge UK, hosted an immersive competition to test the skills of thirty cyber enthusiasts. The competition required contestants to adopt the role of interns at a fictitious cyber security firm, who had to defend their company from a cyber-attack, triggered by an insider, all while their superiors were on a ... Read More »

GDPR – Why it’s Time for the Board to stop Passing the Buck

Mike Simmonds, Managing Director,
Axial Systems

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. Yet, many organisations remain in denial, with a typical mindset being: ‘if I ignore it long enough, it will probably go away’, or even, ‘I don’t think it really applies to me’.  Ultimately though, any business that holds personal data about their customers, employees ... Read More »

Winners of Security Serious Unsung Heroes 2017 announced!

The second annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards  winners were revealed on Tuesday night in a light-hearted and entertaining ceremony at St Bart’s Brewery in London. The awards celebrate the people, not products, of the cyber security industry on the front lines of organisations battling cyber threats and often saving the companies they work for from ending up a data ... Read More »

Veritas Study: Organisations worldwide mistakenly believe they are GDPR compliant

A study from Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has found that organisations across the globe mistakenly believe they are in compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   According to findings from The Veritas 2017 GDPR Report, almost one-third (31 per cent) of respondents said that their enterprise already conforms to the legislation’s key requirements. ... Read More »

University of Cambridge and MIT CSAIL lead allied forces tackling rogue state developing Weapons of Mass Destruction, in life-like cyber competition

Top talent from UK and US universities have fired up their laptops to battle a dangerous rogue state developing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in the life-like cyber security competition, Cambridge2Cambridge (C2C).   The government and industry backed competition – which is the brainchild of two of the most prestigious universities in the world, the University of Cambridge, in the ... Read More »

Imperva Incapsula’s Q2 Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report: The key findings

DDoS attacks still have the ability to strike fear into the hearts of security professionals and web server administrators everywhere. The flooding of a targeted system can be a logistical nightmare for organizations of all kinds, affecting normal business function massively. This week Imperva Incapsula released their Q2 Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report, which represents an opportunity for the cybersecurity ... Read More »