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How voice biometrics can help organisations detect and deter fraud

Brian Martin, Regional Director – U.K. & Ireland,

Any business that speaks to its customers is vulnerable to fraud. Whether it’s a conversation about telephone banking or a retail query, almost every conversation is full of security gaps and weaknesses – and hackers are always ready to jump on an opportunity to defraud a consumer and defame a business. Historically, these weaknesses have not been difficult to find. ... Read More »

ESET named as the only Challenger in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

ESET – a global player in information security – has been named as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms*. The company was the only Challenger named in the Magic Quadrant. ESET was evaluated based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. ESET believes this placement reflects its consistently improved competence to offer ... Read More »

Synopsys is expanding their ‘Coverity’ tool with new languages and coding standards

Good news for companies and researchers who use static analysis tools; Synopsys, a leading provider of software and programming security has announced an expansion of their industry-leading static analysis tool. For the latest version of their Coverity 2018.01 tool, which analyzes source code to detect critical quality and security defects early in the software development life cycle. Coverity 2018.01 extends ... Read More »

Telecoms believe Net Neutrality won’t be negative for cybersecurity

Telecomms representatives have rejected the notion that the termination of the Federal Communication’s data privacy and security rules will have a negative impact on security efforts. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Washington Examiner Read More »

Over 170 million records exposed due to breaches in 2017

A 2017 report by the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout has revealed a new high of 1,579 data breaches which resulted in almost 179 million records being exposed. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: San Diego Tribune Read More »

Cryptocurrency malware infecting Youtube

Cryptocurrency mining malware has made big headlines this week after several malicious ads popped up on Youtube. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Toms Guide Read More »

Ransomware added to Oxford English Dictionary

Over 1000 words will be added to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and among them will be Ransomware. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Improve collaboration to overcome cyber-attack security issues, say transportation security leaders.

One of the keys to averting cyber-attacks on critical US transportation infrastructure, such as 2016’s ransomware attack on San Francisco’s transit network, lies in industry-wide collaboration, according to security experts working for some of North America’s most well-known transit organisations. Transport Security World canvassed the opinion of executives, all of whom agreed that working together could put the brakes on ... Read More »

The Three Rs of Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape: Risk, Ransomware and Reputation

Rick McElroy, Security Strategist,
Carbon Black

One of the most valuable weapons in any cybersecurity specialist’s arsenal is insight. Accessing and analysing data about threat types, volumes, methods and motivations offers a critical edge when designing an effective security posture. At Carbon Black we consider our Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) to be a vital part of what we do to help customers counter the threats they ... Read More »

Salaries for cyber security professionals set to rise in 2018

The Robert Walters 2018 Salary Survey has found that salaries for cyber security specialists will see the highest salary increases among IT professionals, at 7%. Developers and infrastructure specialists will enjoy salary rises of 3%.   Cyber security specialists have been highly sought after in 2017 in light of high profile data leaks and related cyber attacks, while developers have ... Read More »