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71 percent of IT professionals can successfully hack ANY organisation

Outpost24 has today announced the results of a survey of 155 IT professionals, which revealed that 71 percent believe they can successfully hack any organisation using one of four common attack vectors, with social engineering being the most popular choice. The survey, which was carried out at the RSA Conference in April 2018, asked respondents about the techniques they would ... Read More »

Energy IT and OT Pros working together to address ICS Security

According to new information the longstanding divide between IT and OT teams may be closing. Tripwire’s Energy ICS Security research, which was conducted by Dimensional Research in March, explored how IT and OT (operational technology) teams are working together. According to the survey, the longstanding divide between IT and OT teams may be closing. 73 percent of participants said that their IT ... Read More »

Goldman Sachs rolls out worldwide cyber security skills programme with Immersive Labs

Goldman Sachs and Immersive Labs today announced the commencement of a new programme for improving the cyber skills of the bank’s employees around the globe.  Goldman Sachs will initially use Immersive Labs’ browser-based platform to provide cyber security teams with purpose-built scenarios and gamified lab environments which facilitate best practice by addressing attacker psychology, digital countermeasures and breach response. Goldman Sachs intends to subsequently deploy the virtual learning platform amongst its 8,000+ developers and potentially other ... Read More »

27% of security teams receive over 1 million security alerts every day

A new survey from Imperva has revealed that 27 percent of today’s security teams receive over 1 million security alerts every day, which leaves 53 percent of IT professionals struggling to identify critical security incidents over false positives. As a result of the huge volume of alerts security teams are faced with today, the study also revealed that 30 percent ... Read More »

Facebook at the front all considering – Only 2% of UK Consumers consider GDPR to be NOT Important

Following Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with the EU Parliament and GDPR coming into force from Friday, new research from GlobalWebIndex shows that consumers across the UK overwhelmingly describe GDPR as being extremely or very important to them in relation to their digital lives (76%), and just 2% think it has no importance. Further to this, 58% want to see companies being ... Read More »

RiskIQ’s Q1 Mobile Threat Landscape Report finds cryptocurrency and feral apps dominate; malicious apps in global app stores decline

RiskIQ, the global leader in digital threat management, today released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q1 2018 Report, which analysed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings showed that taking advantage of the popularity and volatility of the cryptocurrency landscape is paying off for threat actors via the mobile attack vector and that malicious ... Read More »

SANTANDER SCAM AVOIDANCE SCHOOL (SAS)1 GRADUATE TURNS ETHICAL HACKER TO HELP THE FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD

Do you ever log on to a public WiFi hotspot to check on your bank balance, transfer money or maybe make online purchases? If the answer to these questions is yes, then according to Santander, your personal or online banking security could be compromised in just minutes.   As part of Santander’s campaign to raise consumer awareness of how to ... Read More »

Bitglass 2018 Report: Cloud Security Adoption Trails Cloud Usage, Leaving Two Thirds of Organizations Vulnerable

Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, today released the 2018 Cloud Adoption Report, its fourth such study, which examines cloud adoption in more than 135,000 organizations around the globe. The report corroborates what is now broadly apparent –  the flexibility, productivity and cost savings benefits of cloud apps have fueled widespread adoption in every industry. Surprisingly, the report finds that the ... Read More »

New global study reveals consumers are happy to share their data

Consumers are more aware than ever of how their personal information may be collected and used, due to recent media interest and the new General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in Europe. Today, a new global survey reveals that despite significant cultural differences and maturity of their respective data economies, the majority of people (77%) are pragmatic or ... Read More »

UK the most breached country in Europe, but organisations aren’t feeling the threat

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces the results of its 2018 Thales Data Threat Report, European Edition, revealing the UK as Europe’s most breached country of last year. However, despite a 24 per cent increase in the number of attacks – figures rose from 43 per cent to 67 per cent year on year ... Read More »