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Employees responsible for 35% of ICO data security incidents since 2015

New analysis has found that over the last three years, 35% of all major data breaches were caused by negligent or malicious employees, costing the UK-based organisations involved almost £500,000 in fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This study, carried out by global security software company Avecto, looked at all the breaches between August 2015 and January 2018, where the ICO ... Read More »

SANS Experts Share Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques

Experts from SANS last night presented the five most dangerous new cyber attack techniques in their annual RSA keynote session in San Francisco, and shared their views on how they work, how they can be stopped or at least slowed, and how businesses and consumers can prepare. The five threats outlined are: Repositories and Cloud Storage Data Leakage Big Data Analytics, De-Anonymization, and ... Read More »

Transavia keeps business flying with One Identity

One Identity, a proven leader in helping organisations get identity and access management (IAM) right, is helping Dutch low-cost airline, Transavia streamline business processes. Through its One Identity Active Roles deployment for a hybrid Active Directory environment, Transavia is able to save roughly 10 minutes per user on provisioning and de-provisioning tasks covering hundreds of extra staff during peak travel ... Read More »

New Accenture study finds 87 per cent of focused cyberattacks are prevented

With ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the rise, the average number of focused cyberattacks per organisation has more than doubled this year compared to the previous 12 months (232 through January 2018 versus 106 through January 2017). In the face of these growing cyber threats, organisations are demonstrating far more success in detecting and blocking them, ... Read More »

85 Percent of Consumers Say Businesses Should Be Doing More to Actively Protect Their Data

A new survey shows that 78 percent of U.S. respondents say a company’s ability to keep their data private is “extremely important” and only 20 percent “completely trust” organizations they interact with to maintain the privacy of their data. The poll underscores the public’s view of the obligation that organizations have to handle data responsibly and protect it from hackers. ... Read More »

CISO Chat – David Damato, Chief Security Officer at Tanium

David Damato, Chief Security Officer,
Tanium

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related to a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. ... Read More »

How to Safeguard Your Business Against Cyber Crime

Cyber crime is one of the biggest threats facing UK businesses today, costing around £30 billion a year. As a result, it’s something businesses need to start taking seriously! The only problem is that many businesses are still unaware of how to go about implementing cyber security measures. With the latest cyber threats constantly evolving, how can you stay on ... Read More »

Nation State attacks 500% slower to evict from networks and can remain undetected for years

Cybersecurity specialist Secureworks is today releasing its Incident Response Insights Report. The global report which pulls from real-world incidents unearths some surprising truths of the cybersecurity landscape; including the most targeted industries and preferred hacking tools used by cybercriminals. The report also hones in on the increasing complexity of nation state attacks. Main research findings The top three industries most ... Read More »

Outdated security solutions are putting businesses at risk of evolved cyberthreats

The latest trends in cybercrime have seen it all — advanced exploits allegedly developed by high-profile threat actors used in massive ransomware attacks, creativity of spam and phishing attacks on trending topics, and attacks relying heavily on social engineering or legitimate software used as cyber weapons. This evolution of cyberthreats calls for evolution in cybersecurity. The new Kaspersky Endpoint Security ... Read More »

31% of Brits have smart security gadgets in the home

Households in the UK are increasingly turning to smart technology to protect their homes, according to new research. The survey of 2,001 British adults carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, found that more than a third of Brits (31%) are using some form of smart security gadget in their home. Perhaps not surprisingly, cost was an important factor ... Read More »