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The latest collection of expert opinions, news analysis and featured contributions from the IT security community

How banks can help counter Human Trafficking

Today marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. While predominately recognised in the US, it is for sure a global issue that banks can help address with the right technology and training, according to Brian Ferro, director of AML at Feedzai and certified anti-money laundering specialist. More than 40 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery, according to the latest data from the International Labour Organization. This figure includes almost 25 million people roped into forced...

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The IT Security Guru Buyer’s Guide 2022

Cybersecurity and compliance are now essential pillars within the modern enterprise. They are integral to the business continuity and legal responsibility of every organization, large or small.  What’s more, these obligations are exponentially more complex than they were just 5 years ago. However, since these are relatively new obligations that means finding the best vendors and understanding the right services for your company can be uncharted territory for your team. With this in mind, the...

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As 2021 draws to an end, it’s safe to say it was an eventful year from a cybersecurity perspective. Ransomware became the go-to for cybercriminal gangs and insecure databases still plagued organisations. So, what’s on the horizon for 2022? More of the same or will hackers turn their attentions elsewhere? We asked some security experts for their thoughts:   Ransomware groups aren't retiring, they’re re-branding, said Wade Lance, Field CTO at Illusive “Don’t believe the...

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Feedzai, the world’s first RiskOps platform, has been named in the top categories of two analyst firms: Technology Leader in Quadrant’s Enterprise Fraud Management survey and Best-in-Class For Fraud and Anti Money Laundering (AML) in Aite-Novarica Group’s latest Aite Matrix Report. These rankings are a testament to the company's growing market presence, vision and customer value proposition.   The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions SPARK Matrix™ analysis of the global Enterprise Fraud Management (EFM) Market highlights how...

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UK cyber resilience

Armis, the unified asset visibility and security platform provider, has released findings from a nationwide study of 2,000 UK employees that analysed their thoughts on the country’s cyber resilience and their own attitudes to security.  The results demonstrate the lack of awareness towards cybersecurity in the UK. Despite 60% admitting to having been impacted by a cyber-attack, the study found a general lack of awareness towards cybersecurity, revealing that only 27% are aware of the associated...

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MDR

The UK Government announced their new National Cyber Strategy. The strategy officially launched yesterday morning (Wednesday 15th December) at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Stephen Barclay MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, set out the Strategy’s vision for the UK to be a leading responsible and democratic cyber power, able to protect and promote our interests in and through cyberspace. UK Research and Innovation's Digital Security by Design (DSbD), as highlighted in the strategy,...

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Securing Diversity for Success

With work still to be done to boost diversity and inclusion in cyber security, KPMG UK’s Katie Diacon unpacks where some of the challenges exist, and what could make a difference. Cyber security is one of the most innovative and dynamic sectors to work in, and it is increasingly vital to the operational resilience of organisations. Katie Diacon, Director, TMT Cyber Security, KPMG in the UK, says success in the sector requires “a great combination...

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Zero Trust core to contemporary cybersecurity strategy, One Identity research finds

One Identity, the unified identity security company, has released global survey findings that unpack the current state of Zero Trust awareness and adoption across the enterprise. After a year plagued by one disastrous cybersecurity incident after another, new findings from One Identity reveal that only 1 in 5 security stakeholders are confident in their organisation's understanding of Zero Trust. According to the Dimensional Research-conducted survey of 1,009 IT security professionals, Zero Trust is a main...

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Pytilia partners with CSIT to deliver UKRI funded Digital Security by Design Project

Belfast based software consultancy firm Pytilia were selected as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) ‘Digital Security by Design’ (DSbD) competition to deliver technologies that will improve software defences against cyber vulnerabilities. UKRI’s Digital Security by Design Challenge invests in projects that can help the UK’s digital computing infrastructure become more secure by design. A total of £700k funding was awarded to 10 UK based small to medium size businesses who each focused on...

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health

Armis, the unified asset visibility and security platform provider, has released figures from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to over 80 NHS Trusts that highlighted how compliance and device management complexities could be creating critical cybersecurity gaps. The study confirmed that while 85% had identified all devices, including medical devices, on the Trust’s network, 41% had no real-time risk register of these assets and one in three did not identify and monitor all medical...

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