Case Studies

2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report: Finance Returns To Top Spot As Most Attacked Sector In EMEA.

NTT Security, the specialised security company, has launched its 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR), which reveals finance as the most attacked sector in EMEA, accounting for 30% of all attacks – compared to 17% globally. It knocks business and professional services off the top spot, which was last year’s most attacked sector at 20%. NTT Security summarises data from trillions of logs and billions of attacks for the 2019 GTIR, which analyses threat trends...

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Lack Of Skills Is Leading Cause Of The Information Security ‘Talent Gap’, According To Latest Infosecurity Europe Poll.

A lack of skills is cited as the biggest challenge to recruiting cyber and information security talent by almost a third (30 per cent) of respondents to a social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe 2019 – Europe’s number one information security event. This is followed by lack of recruitment budget (27 per cent) and lack of interest in careers within the sector (26 per cent). More than half (52 per cent) believe the skills...

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Akamai State Of The Internet Security Report: Retailers Most Common Credential Stuffing Attack Victim; Points To Dramatic Rise In API Traffic As Key Trend.

According to the Akamai 2019 State of the Internet / Security: Retail Attacks and API Traffic report, hackers directed credential abuse attempts at retail sites more than 10 billion times from May to December last year, making retail the most targeted segment studied. The report also spotlights two other pressing security concerns, the preponderance of API-call traffic on the web and the apparent misrepresentation of IPv6-based traffic. The Company studied the credential abuse technique known...

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Sumo Logic, the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform that delivers continuous intelligence, released new research today at DockerCon Europe in Barcelona that reveals 63 percent of European organisations use machine data analytics for security, but lag in broader implementation across the business. The report, titled ‘Using Machine Data Analytics to Gain Advantage in the Analytics Economy,’ takes a comparative look at the adoption and usage of machine data across Europe and the U.S., further...

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Security web scans and analysis on over 80,000 European Magento websites - the most popular e-commerce platform globally - reveal 80% are at risk from cyber criminals, according to leading global cybersecurity experts. The latest survey carried out by Foregenix in October identifies the most significant vulnerability for European SMEs is hackers looking to exploit the absence of critical security patches. Global cybersecurity experts Foregenix, which has offices in the UK and Germany, found almost...

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Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the launch of its Global Citizenship program that aims to support charitable organizations that are building resilience in communities. Global Citizenship formalizes the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and encourages all Mimecast employees to actively participate in initiatives that provide security and empowerment opportunities in their surrounding populations and environments. “Through Global Citizenship, we aim to support health and human services, education,...

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Vectra, the leader in automating the hunt for in-progress cyberattacks, today announced that Shop Direct, the United Kingdom’s second-largest pureplay digital retailer, selected the Cognito threat detection and response platform from Vectra to protect its ecommerce sites and enterprise operations and streamline security operations. With over £1.9 billion in annual sales, Shop Direct brands include digital department stores Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, as well as luxury fashion retailer VeryExclusive.co.uk. “Every organisation at some point is subject to a...

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SAS, the leader in analytics, has collaborated with Sheffield Hallam University and other partners so emergency services can better manage crisis scenarios. When disaster strikes and every second counts, analytics technology can play a vital role in ensuring a swift, co-ordinated and effective response to help keep the public safe. As part of Project ATHENA, a security themed research project, the consortium has developed a mobile app along with a command and control platform that...

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Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced that its award-winning toy retail client, The Entertainer, also known as TheToyShop.com, is marking 10 years as a Neustar UltraDNS client. Neustar has been supporting the company’s phenomenal growth in DNS queries which increased 101 percent in 2015 worldwide. “DNS is too important not to do it right,” said Ian Pulsford, Head of IT Services at The Entertainer. “Our website gives...

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Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, today released details on how Miramax relies on Varonis solutions to protect its most valuable data. Miramax, the global film and television studio whose acclaimed library contains over 700 titles, including Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting and new titles like the upcoming Bridget Jones’s Baby with Universal Pictures and Studio Canal, set out to find a solution that could set...

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