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37 Percent of Global Organisations Unsure if They Need to Comply with GDPR

With the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) deadline set for 25 May next year, an independent global survey commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies, shows that many organisations are ill-prepared due to uncertainty about the criteria for compliance. The results show that a staggering 37 percent of respondents simply don’t know whether their organisation needs to comply with GDPR, while 28 percent ... Read More »

Gartner Says Finance Is Moving to the Cloud Much Faster Than Expected

A major shift is taking place in how organisations select their financial management applications, with a migration to cloud applications happening faster than expected, according to Gartner, Inc. A recent Gartner survey of senior finance executives found that by 2020, 36 per cent of organisations will use the cloud to support more than half of their transactional systems of record. ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence – how could it potentially help bridge the Cyber-skills Gap

Webinar: Artificial Intelligence – how could it potentially help bridge the Cyber-skills Gap Date: 4th October 2017 Time: 10:30am Duration: 75 minutes Speakers include: Pete Warren, Chairman at Cyber Security Research Institute; Andrew Jones, Professor of Cyber Security at University of Hertfordshire; Mark Deem, Partner at Cooley LLP.   Throughout Security Serious Week this year, during the first week of ... Read More »

Trend Micro Midyear Report Highlights Need for Proactive Security

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2017 Midyear Security Roundup: The Cost of Compromise, detailing the threats from the first half of 2017, which continue to disrupt and challenge IT planning. Businesses are faced with increased ransomware, Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams and Internet of Things (IoT) attacks, and now ... Read More »

Incentives to make the UK a hub for cyber-security companies

Webinar: Incentives to make the UK a hub for cyber-security companies Date: 3rd October 2017 Time: 10:00am Duration: 75 minutes Speakers include: Andrew Mulvenna, founder of Brightpearl; Katie Bilton at CyLon Throughout Security Serious Week this year, during the first week of October, it will be putting on webinars every day to tackle the theme of “Building Awareness and Bridging ... Read More »

Ransomware considered top overall threat to data

According to the results of a new survey to be released by SANS Institute on the 6th September, ransomware is considered the top overall threat to businesses’ data, with user credentials and privileged accounts the most common data types involved in significant breaches.   The ‘Sensitive Data at Risk: The SANS 2017 Data Protection Survey’ questioned IT and security administrators, ... Read More »

Putting app security centre stage against threat actors

A strong performance lives long in the memory. It is the ticket that ensures audiences return wanting more. In business, every company survives on delivering complete customer satisfaction. Yet, one bad experience can undermine confidence and trade can quickly head for the nearest exit. With threat actors committing some of the largest data breaches in the last year, analysts have ... Read More »

Digital Media Disruptors Become the Latest Major Target for Cybercriminals

Today it is revealed that cybercrime attacks have reached their highest-ever levels, both in the UK and internationally. ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, which monitors more than 24 billion online transactions each year, has seen a staggering 144 million attacks over the last 90 days. In the UK, attack levels have risen 150 percent since 2015 – reaching 20 million ... Read More »

Equifax hit by critical breach leaving 143m affected – Cyber experts give insight

Global credit-report agency Equifax has been hit by a critical data breach, affecting the private data of around 143m customers. Cyberattacks are thought to have gained access to sensitive customer information such as names, social security numbers, dates of births, addresses and driving licenses, leaving those affected extremely vulnerable to identity theft. Additionally, Equifax has stated intruders had accessed files ... Read More »

“Reddit of Latin America” suffers data breach: The cybersecurity industry reacts

Despite most of the population lazily clinging onto the remnants of summer, in the world of data breaches it was as busy as ever. In the firing line this week was the “Reddit of Latin America” Taringa, who were pwned in spectacular fashion, allowing nearly all of their 28 million users to have their login credentials compromised.   Social media ... Read More »