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Nearly 50% of manufacturers don’t test their devices highlighting critical security deficiencies in today’s medical devices

The latest Synopsys and Ponemon study Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend has been released today and highlights the critical security deficiencies in today’s medical devices. Alarmingly only 53% of healthcare delivery organisations (HDOs) said they tested the medical device at least once a year with 43% of manufactures said they don’t test devices at ... Read More »

Positive’s free BlackBox scanner allows companies to take control of their website security

PT BlackBox Scanner allows website owners to find vulnerabilities which are increasingly used by hackers as first point of breach Positive Technologies have proved yet again, their dedication to provide free tools back to the cybersecurity community. In an announcement this week, Positive Technologies revealed the availability of beta testing on a free online service – giving businesses an efficient ... Read More »

European businesses not seeking help from the security industry to comply with GDPR regulations

European research conducted by PAC on behalf of Reliance acsn has outlined the challenges and concerns that security professionals across Europe are facing and how they approach the serious issue of outsourcing functions. One of the key findings of the report was that compliance and GDPR were not seen as important reasons for employing third party security firms, despite the ... Read More »

Businesses should not ignore rising ransomware risks

With the number of victims of cybercrimes rising through methods such as ransomware, an IT and communication expert is calling for business owners to take action now or run the risk of being the next victim of a vicious cyber-attack that could lead a company into devastation. Ransomware – whereby malicious software prevents or limits access to a computer system ... Read More »

UK accountants say automation will transform their profession within five years

The majority of UK accountants think that automation will play a significant role in the accountancy profession within the next five years, according to a new report from FreeAgent. FreeAgent’s Future of Accountancy report has revealed that 96% of accountants believe that either all or some accountancy work will be automated by 2022, while just 3% said they do not ... Read More »

United Airlines Accidentally Has Security Codes Posted Online

Some extremely troubling news has come out of the United Airlines camp as of late. It turns out that one of the company’s employees posted security codes online, codes which can be used to access the cockpit of most fleet planes. This is a huge breach of security for the airline and could spell disaster if the codes fall into ... Read More »

The Infosecurity Europe IT Security Guru Awards 2017

This year IT Security Guru, ranked among one of the leading information security websites you should be reading, will be conducting its Infosecurity Awards at the Infosecurity Europe exhibition in London between 06-08 June 2017. IT Security Guru has four categories in which all those attending Infosecurity Europe can vote for: Best Stand Best Newcomer Best Giveaway Best Speaker If ... Read More »

Three Quarters of CEOs Admit to Using Unapproved Programs and Applications, Putting Critical Data At Risk

Today, IT decision makers (ITDMs) say that half (50 percent) of all corporate data in the enterprise is held on laptops and desktops, instead of in the data centre or centralised servers. In the U.S., this rises to as much as 60 percent. Simultaneously, the significance of this data to the productivity and security of the business is well understood ... Read More »

Mobile Ransomware More Than Trebled in Q1, 2017

The global nightmare of ransomware shows no sign of slowing down, with the volume of mobile ransomware rising over three-fold (3.5 times) during the first few months of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Malware Report for Q1, 2017. The number of mobile ransomware files detected reached 218,625 during the quarter, compared to 61,832 in the previous quarter, with the ... Read More »

WannaCry ransomware attack: How UK businesses can stay protected online

Earlier this month, businesses and organisations of all sizes from around the world were hit by a large-scale cyber attack, known as WannaCry, leaving them unable to access systems and data. The attack continued to affect companies over the days that have followed. WannaCry is a form of ransomware, meaning it is a computer virus which encrypts files and keeps ... Read More »