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5 Security Updates Made With Android Oreo

There are some things you can count on when it comes to new Android operating systems. First, they’re all named after sweet treats such as Gingerbread and Lollipop. Also, each one includes progressively better security features. Below, we’ll examine five security enhancements associated with Android Oreo. Restrictions on System Alert Windows Android Oreo, like other operating systems before it, includes ... Read More »

The Cyber Skills Gap – The Challenge – Setting the Scene

Webinar: The Cyber Skills Gap – The Challenge – Setting the Scene Date: 2nd October 2017 Time: 11:00am Duration: 75 minutes Speakers include: Adrian Davis, Managing Director, EMEA at (ISC)²; Ian Glover, President at CREST; Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security at Canon for Europe; Warwick Ashford, Security Editor at Computer Weekly. Throughout Security Serious Week this year, during the ... Read More »

New SANS & Infoblox survey finds insider threats and ransomware are most feared, followed by DDoS attacks

Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, today released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by Infoblox, found that ransomware, insider threats and denial of service are considered the top three threats organizations ... Read More »

Organisations Deploying Artificial Intelligence Are Creating Jobs and Increasing Sales

Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has today announced the findings of “Turning AI into concrete value: the successful implementers’ toolkit”, a study of nearly 1,000 organizations with revenues of more than $500m that are implementing artificial intelligence (AI), either as a pilot or at scale[1]. The research both counters fears that AI will cause massive ... Read More »

GDPR is the elephant in British boardrooms, Trend Micro reveals

UK boardrooms aren’t treating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with the seriousness required, resulting in overconfidence when it comes to compliance. This is the main finding of the latest research from Trend Micro, which surveyed over 1,000 IT decision makers from businesses across the globe.[1] The research reveals a good awareness of the principles behind GDPR, with every single ... Read More »

81 percent of security professionals say skills required for cybersecurity have changed

93 percent of security professionals are concerned about the cybersecurity skills gap according to the latest survey conducted by Tripwire, Inc.,  which examined how organisations are addressing the cybersecurity skills gap. According to the study, 72 percent believe it is more difficult to hire skilled security staff to defend against today’s complex cyberattacks compared to two years ago. Significantly, 81 percent believe ... Read More »

Emerging Threats Are Encouraging Greater Collaboration Among IT Security Professionals

According to the latest AlienVault® survey, security professionals are most worried about threats that are constantly evolving and can evade traditional defenses. Of over 600 conference participants at Black Hat USA, the largest group of respondents (43%) cited ransomware as their biggest security concern, while the second largest group, 31%, were most worried about polymorphic malware. In terms of ransomware, the biggest ... Read More »

One fifth of large British businesses surveyed have ‘no idea’ whether corporate policies are sufficient to comply with the EU GDPR

Today, new research has revealed that large British businesses are facing three major obstacles to EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance: data sprawl, a huge influx of personal customer information and uncertainty around data ownership[1]. In fact, these British businesses appear to be facing an uphill struggle to achieve GDPR compliance, with many left managing end users’ personal data ... Read More »

Real life consequences of cyberattacks: the exception, or soon to become the norm?

Bradley Maule-ffinch,
Director of Strategy for Cyber Security Europe 2017

If you ask the typical businessperson to tell you about the impact of cyberattacks, you’ll probably get a stock answer. They’ll talk about the massive inconvenience and downtime caused when a virus hits their computers. Or mention the need to ask and pay for an expert to clean it up. Another concern might be the possibility that critical data might ... Read More »

Security Professionals seek to introduce new blood from outside the IT sector to address Cyber Security skills shortage finds new survey

Results of a survey of over 200 high ranking UK IT Security Professionals, commissioned by MWR InfoSecurity, reveals senior security figures see enticing staff from non-IT backgrounds and encouraging young people into the industry as the most important priorities in addressing the cyber skills shortage. Those polled felt the core skills needed in cyber security were curiosity (46%) or on-the-job ... Read More »