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Number of DDoS Attacks Have Doubled in Six Months As Criminals Leverage Unsecured IoT Devices

Organisations experienced an average of 237 DDoS attack attempts per month during Q3 2017 – equivalent to 8 DDoS attack attempts every day – as hackers strive to take their organisations offline or steal sensitive data, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report from Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions. The ... Read More »

Marrying machine and human threat intelligence for ultimate security

Richard Betts,,
Head of International Financial Services at Anomali

Despite the gloomy cyber attack headlines, many organisations are moving along the cyber security maturity curve and the adoption of intelligence led security strategies has increased. One of the main drivers is the sheer volume of data that comes in and out of a business, which makes it difficult to divulge actionable insight. A lot of data that is not ... Read More »

Tackling third party threats

Csaba Krasznay,,
Security Evangelist, Balabit.

In today’s business environment, it’s not uncommon for organisations to outsource some or all of their IT capabilities to third-party contractors. It’s true that there are many benefits to this, outsourcing can save money that organisations would usually spend on full-time employees, so it’s no wonder this practice is so widespread. However, they are often overlooked as a potential threat, ... Read More »

Skills gap could delay IoT innovation in the energy sector, finds Inmarsat

  If energy companies are to successfully deploy Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity, they must upskill current employees and/or embark on recruitment drives. This is according to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), which found that while the vast majority of energy companies have their sights set on IoT, a significant proportion lack ... Read More »

Attacking critical infrastructure – the evolution of kinetic warfare

Eric O’ Neill,,
National Security Strategist, Carbon Black

I said earlier in 2017 I believed it was quite possible that in 2017 a major cyberattack will occur in either the United States, the United Kingdom, or another friendly country that will require a response equivalent to a kinetic attack. In other words, a cyberattack will occur that will be looked on as an act of war. To date, ... Read More »

Phishing tops list of most prevalent security threats facing organisations globally

Results of SANS Institute 2017 Threat Landscape survey paints users and endpoints as primary targets, and part of the solution Security professionals rated phishing (72%), spyware (50%) and ransomware (49%) as top threats  37% of security professionals indicated that calls to the help desk enabled them to discover their most impactful threats   According to results of a new survey ... Read More »

Mimecast Report: 45 Million Emails Passed by Incumbent Email Security Systems, Nearly 25% are “Unsafe”

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation attacks, as well ... Read More »

Community Led Threat Prevention

Paul German, CEO,

Community based threat detection and prevention has been a fundamental principle in Anti-Virus and Intrusion Detection Systems for years.  Pooling the information and experience of multiple organisations to rapidly identify emerging threats, this collaborative approach enables security companies to quickly create a patch and disseminate it globally to minimise a hacker’s opportunity with that specific attack vector. This model is ... Read More »

Short, Stealthy, Sub-Saturating DDoS Attacks Pose Greatest Security Threat to Businesses

The greatest DDoS risk for organisations is the barrage of short, low volume attacks which mask more serious network intrusions, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report from Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions.  According to new Corero research, which highlights DDoS attack attempts against its customers, short, frequent, low-volume DDoS ... Read More »

Boards still not grasping cyber threats, say IT decision makers

Senior management are risking their companies by not taking cyber security seriously Key decision makers do not have confidence in their Boards’ ability to manage cyber security threats, according to the latest cyber security analysis from Control Risks. The global ‘Cyber Security Landscape’ report of IT and Business decision makers found that almost half of respondents (46%) reported they believe ... Read More »