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

Dole Food Company

This week, Dole Food Company revealed that hackers behind a February ransomware attack have accessed the data of an undisclosed number of employees. "In February of 2023, we were the victim of a sophisticated ransomware attack involving unauthorized access to employee information," said Dole in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday. "Upon detecting the attack, we promptly took steps to contain the attack, retained the services of leading third-party...

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call centre

MyCena Security Solutions today announced the addition of a new feature to its MyCena Desk Center (MDC) platform, designed to stop credentials theft, fraud and social engineering in call centers, Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs) and customer service centers. Customer service operations are a prime target for cybercriminals because they open the doors to millions of customers’ data. Currently managers at call centers, BPOs and customer service centers give agents their passwords in clear text. The...

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Nominations are Open for 2023’s European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards

If you can believe it, it's been a decade since the annual European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards initially launched in 2013! That's ten years of celebrating the bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and social media influencers who have played a fundamental role in shaping the cybersecurity community as well as educating the wider public. Organised by Eskenzi PR, and sponsored by KnowBe4 and Keeper Security, we are pleased to announce that the highly-anticipated awards are back this year...

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Brand protection specialists SnapDragon Monitoring has announced new plans today to grow its international reach by 25% in 2023 after it experienced one of its most successful years to date in 2022, with its annual turnover increasing by 29% and exports increasing to 49% . SnapDragon is a Queen’s Award winning, brand protection business based in Edinburgh. Last year the company grew its headcount by 20%, with its latest recruits being seasoned legal professional, Ewan...

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Access Segmentation and Encryption Management (ASEM) specialists, MyCena Security Solutions, has announced new features to its MyCena Desk Center (MDC) platform, designed to reduce payment card fraud at organizations processing financial transactions on behalf of customers. Organizations like retailers, travel agencies or buying offices, store payment card information for their customers in order to make payments on their behalf. But when it comes to storing the financial data of their customers, lists of payment card...

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Gearing up for UK Cyber Week: Helping businesses fight back against cyber crime

Over 100 world-class speakers, hackers and disruptors will come together to bridge knowledge gap between cyber and business communities during UK Cyber Security Week event on 4th and 5th April at the Business Design Centre, London arranged by ROAR B2B.   Bringing together globally renowned speakers and leading cyber experts, from Tinder Swindler star, Cecilie Fjellhoy, to Microsoft’s Chief Security Advisor, and Hacker Jason E Street to tech and organised crime investigative reporter, Geoff White,...

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Blue logo, capitalised letters. SPECOPS.

Password management and user authentication solutions provider Specops Software has today announced the release of its annual Weak Password Report which analysed over 800 million breached passwords and suggests that passwords continue to be a weak spot in an organisation's network. The study found 88% of passwords used in successful attacks consisted of 12 characters or less, with the most common being 8 characters (24%).  The most common base terms used in passwords were: ‘password’,...

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International Women’s Day: Only One Fifth of Cybersecurity Leadership Roles filled by Women

Two years after conducting research into the state of equality in leadership roles across the cybersecurity industry, Eskenzi PR, an award-winning PR and Marketing agency specialising in cybersecurity, looked into how the dynamics have changed. The new research revealed that women only hold 21% of leadership roles, and 17% of board member positions within the world’s leading cybersecurity companies. While there has been a 5% overall increase in the number of women in management and...

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Earlier this week, Adarma released a new service within its Managed Detection & Response (MDR) suite of offerings based on Microsoft XDR (Extended Detection & Response) technology. This turnkey service is aimed at customers who require coverage against the UK’s most prevalent threats and who do not have the in-house teams to manage a 24x7 Security Operations Centre. The service will enable customers to easily outsource the end-to-end process of identifying and addressing threats to a first-rate team armed with decades of expertise in...

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WH Smith personnel details targeted in cyberattack

High street stationery and book retailer WH Smith disclosed it has been the target of a cyberattack affecting employee and personnel data. It stresses that customer accounts and databases were not affected by the attack as they are stored on separate systems.   On Thursday, the company said it “immediately launched an investigation, engaged specialist support services and implemented our incident response plans, which included notifying the relevant authorities” in a public statement after this...

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