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The race to own the home

Kevin Cunningham, Managing Director,
SQS

More and more connected devices are released onto the market every day, making the futuristic utopia of the sixties cartoon series The Jetsons, now seem an imminent reality. Hanna-Barbera’s futuristic imagination brought robots, holograms and flying cars to our TV screens. Over 50 years later, robots are entering our homes, holograms are taking the place of live performances and flying ... Read More »

How do SMEs fight off cyber-attacks?

Mike Viscuso, CTO,
Carbon Black

In this article I want to address some of the concerns that small and medium sized enterprises may have around cybersecurity, especially in the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack and a continuous news flow around successful attacks on high profile companies. Does the fact that well-known brands are successfully attacked and breached mean that SMEs are even more at ... Read More »

My Time at Infosec Europe 2017

Robert Schifreen, CEO,
SecuritySmart

If you attended Infosec in London last month, you may have seen the panel discussion that I was part of.  It took place on the exhibition floor and was also streamed throughout the show.  The topic was social engineering and I was sharing the stage with a number of experts on the subject. One of them was Jenny Radcliffe, who ... Read More »

1 in 4 Voters in the US May Skip 2018 Midterm Elections Over Hacking Fears

Mike Viscuso, CTO,
Carbon Black

United States voters have had no shortage of cybersecurity news related to elections in recent months, ranging from allegations of Russian interference to revelations that specific states were targeted in attack campaigns. Among some of the frequent topics being discussed in the news have been political infighting, conjecture regarding collusion, and questions about what’s being done to prepare for the “next attack.” as ... Read More »

Christmas Comes Early: Five ecommerce tools retailers need to implement in July to be ready for the festive season

Chris Boaz,
PCA Predict

Chris Boaz, Head of Marketing at PCA Predict (a GBG Company) Retailers around the UK know that summer is the ideal time to begin the build-up to the Christmas season. When should they start though? Considering that 26% of UK consumers begin hunting for the perfect Christmas gifts come August, July would seem like the ideal time to prepare. Whatever ... Read More »

How will the upcoming EU GDPR impact the valuation of start-ups?

John Tolbert, Lead Analyst,
KuppingerCole

The upcoming EU GDPR is not only relevant to CISOs and DPOs (Data Protection Officers), but has a massive impact on businesses, particularly due to the new consent rules. Instead of a fuzzy consent, given once, in the form of “This site uses cookies. If you continue using the site, you accept that we collect all data we can and ... Read More »

THE MOBILE AND IOT TIDAL WAVE IS UPON US: ARE YOU READY?

Nassar Hussain, Managing Director,
SOTI Europe

Currently, around 23 billion ‘things’ are connected to the world’s numerous communication networks and more are joining at a rapid speed. For consumers, these include everything from connected fridges to watches. The general hunger for both novelty and innovation is swiftly increasing as industry goliaths continue to release new products into the market.   Though machine-type communications are set to ... Read More »

Why Securing Your AWS Applications Can’t Wait

Oliver Pinson-Roxburgh,
EMEA director at Alert Logic

It’s well understood that securing your AWS cloud applications is important and that it needs to be front and centre. This is especially true for companies that primarily generate business through their applications and websites, such as online retailers and SaaS providers. According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, web application attacks are the leading cause of breaches, more than tripling ... Read More »

An Interview with Robert Schifreen – Founder & Editor of SecuritySmart

Robert Schifreen,
Founder and Editor, SecuritySmart

This week, the Guru had a quick chat with SecuritySmart Founder and Editor, Robert Schifreen. What is your background and history within IT and cybersecurity? I’ve been in the industry a long time, on both sides of the fence.   In the 1980s I was a hacker and was one of the defendants in the world’s first hacking-related jury trial.  Myself and ... Read More »

NotPetya Ransomware Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Matt Hillman,
Principle Security Researcher on MWR’s Countercept division

What has happened? A new outbreak of ransomware, a form of malware which encrypts your files and demands a ransom payment to recover them, has hit organisations globally. It appears to be a derivative of the previously seen Petya ransomware, but with some differences. Many researchers have cast doubt on whether this really is a variant of Petya or something ... Read More »