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Lara Lackie is a reporter for The IT Security Guru.

Securing Connected Cars

Mark Weir,
Fortinet

By Mark Weir, Regional Director – UK & Ireland, Fortinet The technology in today’s connected cars is amazing. They warn you if you stray out of your lane, and let you know if there is another vehicle in your blind spot. They have adaptive cruise control, alert you of cross traffic, have collision detection and automatic braking, and even turn ... Read More »

Non-Malware Attacks Set to be the Biggest Problem for CIOs

Eric O’ Neill,
Carbon Black

Written by National Security Strategist, Eric O’ Neill, Carbon Black A CIO’s job has never been harder. The growth and development of existing and emerging threats are stretching security teams to the breaking point. Non-malware attacks, in particular, are posing a significant risk to organisations. These non-malware attacks are capable of gaining control of computers without downloading any files and ... Read More »

How CSOs can avoid the shadow of a cyber security Groundhog Day

Duncan Hughes,
A10 Networks

Written by Duncan Hughes, Systems Engineering Director, EMEA, A10 Networks Every year, in the US town of Pennsylvania, people gather in droves to watch a groundhog predict how much longer winter will last. For Americans, it’s a pretty big deal to see this glorified gerbil pop up and look terrified as throngs of onlookers wait in hushed silence to see ... Read More »

Information management 101 – mid-market blunders and how to avoid them

Elizabeth Bramwell,
Iron Mountain

Mid-market companies are the engine room of our global economy. In the UK alone, the sector employs 50 per cent more people now than it did in 2010[1]. Despite this vital role, when it comes to managing and safeguarding one of its most key assets – information – the mid-market can often be found guilty of missing a few vital information ... Read More »

How does the board make informed decisions on cyber risk?

Jean Frederic Karcher,
Maintel

Picture the scene: your organisations’ name splashed across the papers for all the wrong reasons. Employee data lost, customer data leaked online, passwords stolen. With the number of data breaches increasing every day, this scene is all too familiar. As the challenges of information security continue to garner the attention of business executives, information security and risk professionals require accurate, ... Read More »

Europe’s banking system needs active management of cyber-security borders

Chris Dye,
Glasswall

By Chris Dye, VP Marketing and Communications, Glasswall Trump, Brexit and the lingering after-shocks of the credit crisis – banking in Europe is under heavy scrutiny at the moment as it copes with all the pressure.  Yet the wise heads concerned about the resilience of the banking system are also now focusing on cyber-security, with much discussion of how to ... Read More »

Defending against the fastest growing threat of 2016 – Ransomware

Eric O’Neill,
Carbon Black

Carbon Black data shows that ransomware instances grew by more than 50% in 2016 compared to 2015. In fact, ransomware emerged as the fastest-growing malware across all industries in 2016, with major increases seen at technology companies, energy and utility companies and banking organisations. As a result, we do not expect ransomware to slow down anytime soon, and seeing as ... Read More »

When InfoSec is life or death – finding a cure for ransomware

Chris Morales,
Vectra Networks

Healthcare organisations are a prime target of cyber attackers because they are reliant on vulnerable legacy systems, medical Internet of Things (IoT) devices with weak security and have a life or death need for immediate access to information. The healthcare industry has remained a consummate laggard when it comes to cybersecurity. With the UK government setting its sights on a ... Read More »

Keeping autonomous vehicles on the road to success

Dik Vos, CEO,
SQS

There was a virtual traffic jam of automotive brands and other tech heavyweights announcing their latest self-drive car initiatives at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with everyone from BMW to Hyundai announcing they were investing heavily in driverless vehicle technology. BMW is focusing on automating every aspect of the driving experience by incorporating Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant, ... Read More »

Is the Tesco Bank hack the wakeup call needed to make mobile security a priority?

Kirsten Bay, CEO,
Cyber adAPT

The recent Tesco Bank hack has left the retail banking world reeling, searching for answers and more effective ways to secure networks against future attacks. It has been revealed weaknesses in the bank’s mobile applications left the door open for cybercriminals to brute force their way in and take more than £2.5 million of customers’ money. Worse still, the bank ... Read More »