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A survey of 1000 UK adults, carried out in May 2018^, showed that the main reason people upgrade their smartphone is due to the embarrassment of having an older handset, rather than the desire to have the latest tech.   Despite mobile technology drastically improving in recent years, the survey, by Satsuma Loans, revealed that 63% of respondents would be ... Read More »

Only 26% of researched security vulnerabilities are resolved

New analysis from NCC Group has revealed that only 26% of vulnerabilities discovered over the last nine years by its research team are likely to have been fixed.   For the first time, the global cyber security and risk mitigation expert analysed nine years of vulnerabilities discovered by its researchers. Of these, just 289 were classed as “closed”, meaning they ... Read More »

One in three London startups suffer from shortage in tech talent

A new survey among more than 100 founders of London tech startups, conducted by Studio Graphene in partnership with City RoadCommunications, has revealed the main staffing challenges and concerns that are holding back London tech companies. It found: 33% of the founders believe there is a shortage of skilled tech workers in London Worryingly, 30% also say their growth has been hampered as a ... Read More »

Dixons Carphone breach – Views from the cybersecurity industry

Dixons Carphone is investigating a breach involving millions of customer payment cards and personal data records. The firm has revealed details of an attempt by hackers to gain access to one of the processing systems  in July 2017. The processing system in question contained details of 5.9m payment cards. Dixons Carphone said there was no evidence of fraud as a result ... Read More »

Android users targeted by popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from the app icon and name, there is one more element the user sees when browsing apps – the developer name, displayed just below the app name. So, some app ... Read More »

Executives Say Efficiency and Security Outranks Customer Experience as the Driving Force Behind Digital Transformation

CTOs say the party line that digital transformation is about the customer first and foremost is flawed and it’s actually about business efficiency and security. That’s the finding of research by Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, which has released its 2018 Executive Application and Network Security Report today. Now in its fifth ... Read More »

Europe’s cybersecurity finest failing on email security basics

As the shining lights of the information security industry descend on London, Red Sift, a data-driven cybersecurity platform, has uncovered the disconcerting reality that three quarters of these industry leaders are falling short on essential email authentication measures, leaving their trusted brands open to email spoofing.  Red Sift analysed the DMARC records for exhibitors’ primary email domains and found that ... Read More »

Cybercriminals target job listing portals to recruit unwitting mules for fraud

By David Shear & Mike Mimoso, Flashpoint Job listing and recruitment portals have been an attraction for cybercriminals given the volume of personal information uploaded to those sites in the form of resumes, cover letters and other data specific to individuals. But there’s more to criminals’ interest than just stealing personally identifiable information. Security shortcomings on some of these sites ... Read More »

UK businesses underestimate the threat of social engineering despite increase in attacks

Less than a quarter (22%) of businesses believe social engineering will be a major threat in the next two to three years, despite the fact that 42% of fraud prevention managers are frequently experiencing phishing attacks, according to research by Callcredit Information Group. The research highlights the anomaly between the growing risk which social engineering poses and the perception of ... Read More »

Immersive Labs achieves CREST Approved Training Provider status

Immersive Labs, the highly accoladed UK cyber security company that helps companies identify and develop talent through a unique cloud-based cyber training and assessment platform, has today announced that over 100 labs on its platform have been deemed suitable learning resources to help cyber security professionals study for their CREST CSPA and CREST CRT examinations. These CREST exams are vital to providing individuals with the professional ... Read More »