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CALLIGO ACQUIRES LUXEMBOURG-BASED IT SERVICES BUSINESS AMS SYSTEMS PSF

Calligo, a leading global cloud solution provider, today announces that it has purchased AMS Systems PSF, a highly respected Luxembourg based IT Services business that provides managed services and cloud infrastructure to the financial services sector. Founded in 2011, Calligo provides trusted, privacy-conscious cloud solutions to businesses across the globe. Calligo’s emphasis on GDPR services and data residency enables clients ... Read More »

SMART HOME SKEPTICS: THREE QUARTERS OF BRITS ARE FEARFUL OF CONNECTED HOMES

MoneySuperMarket today reveals that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. 76% of Brits admitting to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable by a virus (43%) and recording ... Read More »

McAfee Labs Report sees cyberattacks target healthcare and social media users

McAfee Inc. today released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2017, which examines the rise of script-based malware, suggests five proven threat hunting best practices, provides an analysis of the recent WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks, assesses reported attacks across industries, and reveals growth trends in malware, ransomware, mobile malware, and other threats in Q2 2017. McAfee Labs saw healthcare ... Read More »

Bitdefender research shows personal information stored on smartphones by 45 percent of UK users

With more than half of the world’s population using a smartphone, and over half of the world’s web traffic coming from mobile phones, it is understandable that 45 percent of UK users store their personal and private information on their smartphones, according to a Bitdefender survey* performed during April 2017. More than half of smart device users keep private files ... Read More »

Security vulnerabilities in the finance sector increase by over 400% since 2013

The number of security vulnerabilities detected in the financial services sector has increased by over 418% in the last four years, according to new research from global cyber security and risk mitigation expert NCC Group.   The company analysed vulnerabilities found in 168 financial services organisations using a number of different scanning methods. The results revealed that the number of ... Read More »

A quarter of UK councils hit by ransomware

Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today released findings that show UK councils are proving a tempting target for ransomware attacks, with more than a quarter (27%) having fallen victim according to the findings of its Freedom of Information (FoI) request issued to 430 UK councils. Key findings:    Over a quarter (27%) of ... Read More »

Beyond the Phish Report from Wombat Security Reveals the No. 1 Problem Area for End-Users is Protecting Confidential Information

Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber security awareness and training, today announces the release of its 2017 Beyond the Phish Report. The analysis of more than 70 million questions and answers – a significant increase from 20 million in 2016 – across 10 categories identifies strengths and weaknesses tied both directly to phishing and threats beyond the ... Read More »

Businesses paid £222M to ransomware hackers last year, new Datto study finds

Datto, Inc. revealed the results of its second annual global State of the Channel Ransomware Report. As the largest survey of its kind, the report provides unique visibility into the current state of ransomware from more than 1,700 managed service providers (MSPs) who work with more than 100,000 small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world. Ninety-nine percent of MSPs predict uptick ... Read More »

Never too early: Synopsys’ BSIMM8 study champions benchmarking in the early stages of Software Security Initiatives

For Synopsys, the trend towards more companies taking software security is nothing but a good thing. Having long championed the importance of integrating security into software, their latest BSIMM (Building security in Maturity Model) report will be an encouragement that the industry is sitting up and paying attention. Synopsys designed the BSIMM model in 2008, as a comprehensive tool for ... Read More »

Next-Gen Cloud Sandboxing Improves Malware Detection and Remediation

WatchGuard’s new generation of cloud-based sandboxing technology is able to automatically analyse suspicious endpoint files to identify behaviour associated with persistent threats, zero day attacks and evasive malware, to deliver fast and confident endpoint threat remediation. The new service correlates network and endpoint security events – on or off the corporate network – with threat intelligence, to detect, prioritise and ... Read More »