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Cyber Pros Point to “Perfect Storm” as Security Fundamentals Face Crisis

IT Security teams are on the verge of a huge crisis, pointing to significant internal and external challenges they believe dramatically impact their ability to defend their organisations from cybercrime. CISOs, CIOs and senior cyber professionals flagged four key areas of concern which, unless addressed quickly, will expose businesses to significant cyber threats. As part of RedSeal’s second annual Resilience ... Read More »

Global CISOs Concerned About Business’ Cybersecurity Readiness

Research by the Ponemon Institute focusing on Chief Information Officers (CISO) worldwide has found worrying levels of business readiness for cybersecurity threats. Drawing on insights from 184 global CISOs, a new F5-comissioned report has highlighted the latest challenges encountered in the increasingly influential role. “This new research provides a unique view into how CISOs are operating in today’s challenging environment,” ... Read More »

Avanan Selects Lastline to Boost Malware Detection and Visibility for Endpoint and Web Gateway Security

Malware and breach protection firm Lastline announced a partnership with cybersecurity technology provider Avanan, known for its “one-click” cloud security. Avanan joins a growing community of cybersecurity vendors that integrates Lastline’s technology. Lastline is now fully integrated with Avanan, providing threat visibility and detection, and optimized response against malware-based attacks against cloud-based applications and data. “The days of isolated, stove-pipe security appliances is ... Read More »

Synopsys report shows measure of progress in adoption of secure practices in OSS projects

Synopsys today announced that the results of its 2017 Coverity Scan Report showed significant adoption of secure software development practices, underscoring the importance of managing OSS risk. “Due to the ubiquity of open source and the vital role it plays in virtually all types of software, understanding and managing its risks can no longer be optional,” said Andreas Kuehlmann, senior ... Read More »

5 Steps to a High-Speed SOC

By Rick McElroy, Carbon Black Security Strategist The threat landscape is evolving. Your endpoints don’t just live within the safety of your corporate network – they’re out in the wild exposed to millions of new threats every day. With non-malware attacks on the rise that are even harder to detect than traditional malware, security professionals are realising it is no ... Read More »

67% of teachers across Britain feel under-equipped to teach coding

A new survey from BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy, and YouGov reveals that 67% of teachers throughout Britain feel that they can’t effectively teach coding to children aged between eight and fifteen as they don’t have the right skills or tools.   The survey, conducted with 500 primary and secondary school teachers from schools* across the Britain, also revealed ... Read More »

Trick or T(h)reat? Haunted House study reveals IoT risks at home – and how to stay safe

Sophos has launched ‘Project Haunted House’, a continuous attack analysis and assessment of smart homes over the period of several weeks. With the aim of raising awareness of responsible IoT device use, a virtual smart home, simulated for this purpose and including original control and network infrastructures, has been set up and will be used as a potential target for ... Read More »

Over half (54%) of German IT and Security Staff confess to Snooping on Sensitive Information about their Company’s Performance

Over half (54%) of German IT and security staff confess to snooping on sensitive information about their company’s performance according to a recent study from One Identity of over 900 IT and security professionals from seven different countries. This is in contrast to the 42% of UK security and IT employees that confessed to snooping on sensitive corporate information. In ... Read More »

70% of Brits in dark over privacy changes – banks, mobile operators and social networks in firing line

New research released today shows that millions may submit Subject Access Requests (SARs) to find out what personal information businesses hold on them after the General Data Protection Act goes live in May 2018. The research, conducted by Exonar, a leading provider of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) data mapping and data inventory solutions, set out to identify what people ... Read More »

A quarter of UK consumers eye up potential GDPR compensation pay-outs

Simple curiosity, the lure of compensation pay-outs, and the chance to get their own back on companies who might have treated them badly: these are some of the reasons that will tempt consumers to use new rights coming in under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), allowing individuals to request access to all the personal information any organization is holding ... Read More »