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EU REGULATION, SKILLS AND GOVERNANCE NOW CHALLENGE UK’S LEADERSHIP OF ‘FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION’

Big Data London (BDL), the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for data leaders, today revealed the first findings from the inaugural UK Fourth Industrial Revolution Report. The independent research, sponsored by Big Data LDN and Hortonworks, surveyed how 250 of the UK’s largest data-driven organisations are coping with pre-Brexit pressure to compete against data-savvy competitors globally. The Fourth Industrial Revolution ... Read More »

Security researchers in Vietnam have fooled Iphone X face ID security – cybersecurity experts have their say

Bkav, a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm have demonstrated how they bypassed Apple Inc’s face recognition ID software on the new Iphone X by using a mask made out of silicone, paper tape and a 3D printer.  A video demonstrating how the security researcher fooled the face ID security has since been uploaded. Although these are some extreme lengths to go through in ... Read More »

Several MailChimp Accounts Compromised as Phishing Attack Impersonates Major Brands – Aldi, Bunnings, Amcal and Others

In the latest example of brandjacking, this evening we are seeing a run of phishing emails impersonating major retail brands. The criminal emails are leveraging several different compromised MailChimp accounts to bypass traditional email scanning software, and then using the power of major household name brands to entice users to click.   Despite being simple HTML emails that are emanating ... Read More »

Token and Envestnet | Yodlee Announce Strategic Open Banking Partnership

– Token, Inc., a turnkey open banking platform provider, and Envestnet | Yodlee (NYSE: ENV), a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services, today announced a strategic partnership to combine their expertise in PSD2-compliant payments and financial data aggregation. Token’s open banking operating system, TokenOS™, enables banks to generate revenue from PSD2 ... Read More »

NHS IT Managers Cite Prioritizing Cybersecurity as Essential to Improving Patient Trust and Care

Palo Alto Networks®, the next-generation security company, has today released findings of independent research into the state of cybersecurity within the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). Working with Vanson Bourne, 100 NHS IT decision-makers were surveyed on the importance of data security in the wake of recent cyberattacks, preparedness for forthcoming tougher data protection rules, and the development of ... Read More »

Flowmon to address security challenges in SCADA/IoT environment

With years of experience in network monitoring and anomaly detection, Flowmon strengthens its operations in the field of SCADA/IoT security. The security challenges that SCADA/IoT face are ones that Flowmon’s universal network approach can take in its stride. The proper functioning of industrial control systems lies behind crucial processes, such as energy distribution, water management and public transport. According to ... Read More »

Is your CCTV system GDPR compliant?

Organisations are putting themselves at risk of breaching the GDPR because they’re failing to realise that the new regulations cover their CCTV systems and the visual data they collect. These are the words of Andrew Charlesworth, Reader in IT Law at the University of Bristol, and come just over six months until the GDPR becomes law1.   In a white ... Read More »

Game over: most women have decided against a career in cybersecurity before they’re 16

By the time they are 15¾, most young women in Europe, Israel, and the US have already decided against a career in cybersecurity.[1] This, according to a new study by Kaspersky Lab, is a major contributing factor to the industry’s continued struggle to attract female recruits, as it attempts to both narrow the gender gap in IT security and also ... Read More »

UK Infrastructure: Digital growth opportunities could stall without greater appetite for risk

A new report by design, engineering and project management consultancy, Atkins, has found that a risk adverse culture within the infrastructure sector and a lack of certainty about which new technologies to invest in could cost the UK millions of pounds in efficiency savings and restrict the ability of its businesses to capitalise on the global digital revolution. Atkins became ... Read More »

IntSights Report: Cybercriminals Embrace Messaging Apps to Expand Reach and Recruitment

IntSights Cyber Intelligence, the industry’s first and only enterprise threat management provider that transforms tailored threat intelligence into automated security operations, today released its latest threat intelligence trend report, Messaging Applications: The New Dark Web. The research suggests that the recent crackdown on popular dark web markets AlphaBay and Hansa is driving cybercriminals to migrate to messaging apps Discord, ICQ, ... Read More »