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IT Security Professionals Seek a Better Way to Exchange and Consume Cyber Threat Intelligence, According to Third Annual Infoblox Report

Infoblox Inc., the network control company, today released the results of its third annual study on the state of threat intelligence exchange conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The report titled “Exchanging Cyber Threat Intelligence: There Has to Be a Better Way,” found that while security professionals are increasingly recognizing the importance of threat intelligence, the majority remain dissatisfied with its ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency Marketplaces Hit by a Spectrum of Attacks Amidst Major Shifts in Cybercrime, Reveals New ThreatMetrix Report

ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, today revealed a 113 percent year-over-year increase in cyberattacks in Q4 2017, as both the volume and the nature of attacks transform. The Battle for a Safe Cryptocurrency Market The Q4 2017 Cybercrime Report reveals that cryptocurrency marketplaces, designed to facilitate trading on the full range of digital currencies, are experiencing a range of fraudulent ... Read More »

Half of SMEs fear financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance

Recent research by Ultima, a leading provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, has found that over half (58%) of the UK’s SMEs think their businesses are at risk of financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance, with 67% believing they may be out of business in three years if their IT security and ... Read More »

The Truth behind the Cyber Skills Gap

With it being 2018 and the start of a new year, one would assume it would bring a fresh start, filled with new possibilities and opportunities for the cyber industry. In reality, the problems have remained the same. Nearly every year seems to sprout an attack that impacts organisations on a global scale – 2017 was the year of WannaCry and ... Read More »

Is The Bright Web More Dangerous Than the Dark?

Bob Gilbert, VP Product Marketing and Chief Evangelist,
Netskope

When an organisation is hacked, its customer data or other stolen information will often end up being sold on what’s known as the dark web. As I’m sure most readers will know, the dark web is a part of the internet where websites are not indexed by search engines and can only be accessed if you know the site address, ... Read More »

Cyber Readiness Report a Reminder of Financial Services Firms’ Complex Security Needs

Today Hiscox publishes its Cyber Readiness Report, surveying how prepared major institutions are to face cyber-attacks. Last year the report found many businesses underprepared for cybersecurity threats. The need for financial institutions to be prepared against cyberattacks is doubly pressing this year, following a raft of new regulations. These have shifted the mandate from one of annual compliance exercises to ... Read More »

Pioneering Programme Defends UK From Millions of Cyber Attacks

WORLD leading initiatives by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have detected and prevented millions of online commodity attacks against the UK, figures published today (February 5) have shown.   The results of the UK government’s new bold approach to tackling cyber crime are detailed in ‘Active Cyber Defence – One Year On’, a comprehensive summary compiled by the NCSC’s ... Read More »

Which is most the dangerous global hacking cyber group? – AlienVault research

AlienVault researchers have listed Sofacy, also known as Fancy Bear or APT28, as the most capable hacking group in the world. This was based on ranking the top threat actors which have been reported the most frequently on the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) Platform.   The results were then formulated to measure the cyber group’s activity (the number of ... Read More »

With the Advent of Biometrics, Are Passwords Going Away?

Jackson Shaw,,
VP of product management for One Identity

By Jackson Shaw, VP of product management for One Identity Facial recognition and fingerprint scanning for device authentication are no longer futuristic concepts reserved for James Bond movies. In fact, biometrics seem to be gaining ground over their inferior cousin, the password, by the day. So, why do we all still have more passwords than we would care to remember? ... Read More »

Global Research Finds UK Corporate Networks are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Because of Hidden Threats and Careless Employee Behaviour with Apps

A10 Networks, a Secure Application Services™ company, today launched new research examining the behaviour and attitudes of the workforce towards the use of business and personal apps and its impact on risk, security and corporate culture. The Application Intelligence Report (AIR) was commissioned by A10 Networks and conducted independently with the intent to provide education for employers that helps them ... Read More »