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Kaspersky Lab’s top tips for Black Friday safety

It’s predicted there will not so much be a ‘Black Friday’ but ‘Black Thursday to Monday’ (Thursday 23rd November – Monday 27th November.) Whilst this is great news for shoppers looking for a bargain, cybercriminals will also have a much bigger window to con bargain hunters. When analysing data from last year’s seasonal sales, Kaspersky Lab’s protection technologies detected a ... Read More »

It’s the Riskiest Time of Year for Retailers

Vitali Kremez, Director of Research,
Flashpoint

The 2017 holiday season is expected to be a busy time for retailers, with analysts predicting an average of £1bn per day in UK online spending during the seven days surrounding Black Friday. This will be followed by the frantic remainder of the holiday season, as even more shoppers hunt out perfect gifts and generate substantial sales for the retail ... Read More »

Fortune and FTSE firms to spend millions on technology to support GDPR compliance, new survey shows

FTSE and Fortune firms will spend on average £430,000 and $1m respectively on technology alone to ensure compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new research by international law firm Paul Hastings has shown today. The survey of 100 FTSE 350 General Counsel (GCs) and Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and 100 Fortune 500 GCs and CSOs reveals that ... Read More »

How businesses can unwittingly become launch-pads for malware attacks on clients and partners

In business, reputation is everything. So it is not hard to imagine the conversations that took place inside two law firms when they realised they had potentially become malware hubs spreading malicious code among clients and business-partners. The legal ramifications could have been catastrophic. In the first incident, the PDFs created in the firm were found to contain code for ... Read More »

Don’t Spend Your Information This Black Friday

Mike Hemes,,
Regional Director, A10 Networks

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to get the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2bn on Black Friday alone; over the whole week period it is thought to be more than £6bn. Meanwhile, in the U.S., online Black ... Read More »

GDPR in plain English

Jes Breslaw,
Director of Strategy, EMEA at Delphix

Businesses need to be absolutely clear about terms and definitions if they are to achieve compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation. Semantics is rarely a matter of life and death, but a misunderstanding over a couple of words could do serious damage to your business. When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, ... Read More »

Number of DDoS Attacks Have Doubled in Six Months As Criminals Leverage Unsecured IoT Devices

Organisations experienced an average of 237 DDoS attack attempts per month during Q3 2017 – equivalent to 8 DDoS attack attempts every day – as hackers strive to take their organisations offline or steal sensitive data, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report from Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions. The ... Read More »

Brussels vs Britain: GDPR preparation gap exists between IT professionals across Europe

New research of European businesses, conducted by Kaspersky Lab, has revealed surprising variations in the levels of preparedness for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With less than nine months to go before the regulations become enforceable, there’s a surprising – and worrying – inconsistency of readiness levels across IT decision makers in Europe. With businesses that process personal data ... Read More »

Cyber Security Summit & Expo is well under way

There has been a very strong start to the Cyber Security Summit & Expo, taking place at the London Business Design Centre. Speakers so far at largest one-day UK event dedicated to Cyber Security have included Mark Sayers, Deputy Director in Cyber and Government Security at the Cabinet Office, who told delegates that the fight was on “to make the ... Read More »

New Service Station lets you minimize card administration costs

Identity and security company Nexus Group launches the Nexus Service Station. “It lets your users administer a range of tasks required during the lifecycle of their access cards, such as ordering new cards, entering user data and taking photos. This means that your card administration costs can be dramatically reduced,” says Anders Wallbom, product owner of the Nexus Service Station. ... Read More »