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83 percent of UK consumers unsure of fintech, according to wide-ranging survey

More than eight out of ten people in Britain (83 percent) are ‘unsure’ of fintech, according to a survey of 2,000 UK consumers commissioned by TopLine Comms. Fintech companies leverage technology to offer financial services. Despite the fintech sector in the UK thriving, attracting more fintech investment than China and the US in H1 2018, the research shows UK consumers ... Read More »

Alert Logic announces new Partner Connect Program

Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, this week launched the Alert Logic® Partner Connect Program, empowering partners to offer market-leading security solutions that enhance their existing offerings. The new program enables partners to accelerate revenue while increasing the value they offer to their customers, especially resource-constrained buyers and mid-market organisations that must secure cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments. ... Read More »

BSIMM9 Study Highlights Impact of Cloud Transformation and Growth of Software Security Community

Earlier this month, Synopsys released BSIMM9, the latest version of the Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM) designed to help organisations plan, execute, and measure their software security initiatives (SSIs). The ninth iteration of BSIMM reflects data collected over a 10-year study of real-world SSIs across 120 firms. BSIMM9 highlights the impact of cloud transformation, the emergence of a new vertical ... Read More »

Janrain Survey Shows Consumers Still Trust Brands but Want More Control over Data

Janrain®, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, today announced during Cybersecurity Awareness Month the results of its latest Consumer Attitudes Toward Data Privacy and Security Survey, which show U.S. consumers still generally trust brands but welcome consent-based relationships following the recent spate of breaches and controversies affecting data privacy. Janrain surveyed over 1,000 U.S. ... Read More »

One Identity Global Survey Shows Organisations Continue to Struggle to Get Basic Identity and Access Management Best Practices Right, Potentially Exposing Them to Security Risks

One Identity, a proven leader in helping organisations get identity and access management (IAM) right, today released new global research that uncovers a widespread inability to implement basic best practices across identity and access management (IAM) and privileged access management (PAM) security disciplines — likely exposing organisations to data breaches and other significant security risks. Conducted by Dimensional Research, One Identity’s ... Read More »

Alert Logic Extends Security to Cover Any Container Across Multiple Platforms

Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, last week announced major updates to the industry’s only Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) for containers. The release adds container log management and extends capabilities beyond Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Microsoft Azure, on-premises and hosted environments. Organizations gain a simplified, comprehensive picture of their risk through improved visibility into any workload ... Read More »

Cyber security tales of terror that are sure to make your skin crawl

Larry Trowell,

By Larry Trowell, principal consultant at Synopsys This Halloween season, in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, I’d like to introduce you to a few unwelcome trick-or-treaters you may meet. But don’t look out the window for them; they may already be inside your home, hiding in the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is the entire network of ... Read More »

Cyber Security Summit & Expo set to provide unrivalled content for its 9th edition

On November 15th at the Business Design Centre in London, the Cyber Security Summit & Expo the UK’s leading one day event dedicated to cyber security in both the public and private sectors returns for its 9th year. Aside from the dedicated Cyber Security Summit, the event also features the Data Protection Summit focussing on the impact of GDPR as ... Read More »

US cops warned not to gawp at iPhones due to Face ID lock-out

US rozzers are being warned to avoid looking at iPhones with Face ID in case they get locked out of the device, much like Craig Federighi at the iPhone X launch event. Apple’s mug-scanning Face ID tech, found on the iPhone X and iPhone XS, attempts to authenticate a face up to five times before the feature is disabled and the user’s ... Read More »

Stringent password rules lower risk of personal data breaches

Researchers at IU have discovered a simple way to foil criminals intent on breaking into university data. To investigate the impact of policy on password reuse, the study analyzed password policies from 22 different U.S. universities, including their home institution, IU. Next, they extracted sets of emails and passwords from two large data sets that were published online and contained over 1.3 ... Read More »