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FireMon study confirms security management solutions critical to avoiding data breaches

FireMon, the leader in Intelligent Security Management, today announced results from a survey conducted at the RSA Conference that assessed the views of 350 IT security professionals on the importance of firewalls in the battle to prevent data breaches. The poll found that 72% of respondents agreed that no matter how much money is spent on IT security, it is wasted ... Read More »

eperi sets sights on the UK for rapid growth

eperi, the leading provider of cloud data protection (CDP) solutions, has announced expansion to the UK market to address cloud data protection in the wake of high Microsoft Office 365 adoption and the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe.  A recent winner of Microsoft Partner of the Year in the Open Source on Azure category, eperi hopes to ... Read More »

Half of UK businesses hit by Cyber Attack

The British government has announced that nearly half of all UK businesses had identified at least one cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 details the business action on cyber security and the costs and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks. The survey, which was completed by 1,500 UK business and ... Read More »

New survey shows 78% of eCommerce websites at risk

Security scans performed on 60,000 Magento websites, the most popular e-commerce platform, show that 78% are missing critical security patches, while 5% are confirmed to have payment card data harvesting malware stealing their customer details. The scans were carried out, in the last week, using Foregenix’s free online scanner, WebScan. The findings follow a number of high profile breaches of ... Read More »

Almost 40 per cent of industrial computers faced a cyberattack in the 2nd half of 2016

On average two-in-five computers, related to the technological infrastructure of industrial enterprises, faced cyberattacks in the second half of 2016. This is a finding from Kaspersky Lab’s report “Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems. The second half of 2016.” The percentage of industrial computers under attack grew from over 17 per cent in July 2016 to more than 24 per ... Read More »

New research reveals that 30 percent of malware attacks are zero day exploits

Thirty percent of malware can be classified as new or zero-day because it cannot be caught by legacy antivirus solutions, according to research published today in WatchGuard’s first Quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the latest computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises. The results from Q4 2016, confirm that cyber criminals’ capability to automatically repack or ... Read More »

Wonga Data Breach – Be warned: data breaches provide a distribution hub for malware for years to come

Payday lender Wonga announced this week it had suffered a data breach which could affect 250,000 of its customers in the UK and a further 25,000 in Poland. Information reported to have been stolen includes names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and bank account details. This has left those affected with a host of potential problems. With valuable private data ... Read More »

Report 2017: Hybrid IT Organisations Experience Cost-Efficiencies and Scalability, but Still Struggle with IT Professional Skills Gap, Visibility, and Security Concerns

SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today revealed the findings of its SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organisation. For 2017, SolarWinds’ annual state-of-the-industry study explores the variety of ways in which IT departments around the world are integrating the cloud, and the effect hybrid IT has had on their organisations ... Read More »

Cloud adoption and escalating threats accelerate encryption deployments, finds latest Thales Global Encryption Study

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces the results of its 2017 Global Encryption Trends Study. The report, based on independent research by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales, captures how organizations around the world are dealing with compliance, increased threats, and the implementation of encryption to protect their most sensitive data. The report ... Read More »

Over a third of British businesses not very confident that recent ransomware attack has been completely eradicated from work systems

Today, new research has revealed that over a third of British businesses (36 per cent) are not ‘very confident’ that efforts to completely eradicate a recent ransomware attack from work systems have been successful. The research – commissioned by Citrix and carried out by One Poll – quizzed 500 IT decision makers in companies with 250 or more employees across ... Read More »