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Ontrack publishes Top 10 DIY Data Recovery Fails

The data recovery experts at Kroll Ontrack are seeing an increase in do-it-yourself (DIY) data recovery attempts on media shipped to their labs.   “DIY data recovery techniques and videos found on the Internet are encouraging individuals to attempt to recover their own data when a loss occurs”, says Robin England, Senior Research and Development Engineer at Kroll Ontrack. “We ... Read More »

Bitdefender discovers vulnerability in NeoCoolcam IoT cameras

Bitdefender has discovered a security vulnerability in IoT connected cameras, that is estimated to affect over 175,000 devices worldwide. The vulnerability was found in two camera models, the iDoorbell and the NIP-22. Both of the cameras are manufactured by Shenzhen Neo Electronics: a Chinese company that offers surveillance and security solutions in the form of sensors, alarms and IP cameras. The ... Read More »

Convenience and security concerns drive three-quarters of Brits to abandon online purchases

Visa Inc. research launched today has shed light on the online “basket anxiety” sweeping the nation. The study, which looked at the spending habits of 1,000 UK online shoppers, reveals nearly three quarters (72%) of British online shoppers have abandoned their shopping baskets on retailer websites and apps due to finding the payment process tedious or concerns over online security. ... Read More »

Nearly a third of cyber security professionals admit to ‘squatting’ on their competitors’ domains

 DomainTools, the leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced the results of a survey which found that nearly a third (28%) of cyber security professionals have bought domain names to deflect business away from competitors. Cybersquatting, like most cybercrime, is done for profit and is designed to steal legitimate internet traffic meant for corporate homepages. Over ... Read More »

Ransomware on the rise: how to prevent an attack

Karl Simpson, CSO,
Calligo

If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that enterprises clearly need to take a long hard look at the cyber security they have in place.  One thing is clear – cyber threats now present a bigger risk to organisations than ever before.  Considering the huge growth in the number of new ransomware families (an increase of 752% ... Read More »

As many as 875,000 UK SMEs suffer cyber security breach in the last 12 months

Results from the latest Zurich SME Risk Index have revealed that almost one in six (16%) SMEs have fallen victim to a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, equating to more than 875,000 nationwide.* Businesses in London are the worst affected with almost a quarter (23%) reporting that they have suffered a breach within this period.   Of businesses that ... Read More »

Malwarebytes international ransomware study reveals UK most likely to pay the ransom

Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention, and remediation solution released its “Second Annual State of Ransomware Report” today, conducted by Osterman Research. The multi-country study surveyed 1,054 companies across the United States, France, U.K., Germany, Australia, and Singapore and revealed that almost half (49 per cent) of UK businesses believe the ransom demanded should be paid following a ransomware attack, compared ... Read More »

Mimecast Report: 45 Million Emails Passed by Incumbent Email Security Systems, Nearly 25% are “Unsafe”

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation attacks, as well ... Read More »

What are universities doing to defend their cyberspace?

Hacking is a growing problem globally and attacks on all organisations, UK universities included, continue to increase. So, what is the higher education sector doing to combat the problem? A new survey* indicates that universities’ cyber security budgets are increasing rapidly, but investment alone is not enough to tackle the problem. Raising awareness of threats, what they look like and ... Read More »

Most Companies Worldwide Failing to Measure Cybersecurity Effectiveness and Performance

Thycotic, a provider of privileged account management (PAM) and endpoint privilege management solutions for more than 7,500 organizations worldwide, today announced the release of its first annual 2017 State of Cybersecurity Metrics Report which analyzes key findings from a Security Measurement Index (SMI) benchmark Survey of more than 400 global business and security executives around the world. Based on internationally ... Read More »