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

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The recent cyber-attack against Oldsmar Water Plant in Florida has increased concerns over cybercriminals targeting industrial organisations and highlighted that the cyber-physical attacks that have been predicted for years, are now happening. In February this year, it was announced that cybercriminals had broken into the water plant and changed the level of sodium hydroxide being fed to people’s homes from 100 parts per million to 11,100 parts per million. It took over five hours for an...

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It’s World Password Day – Here’s what the experts say

Passwords essentially are the gateways to our digital lives. From business accounts, social media, shopping, banking – you name it – if they’re compromised, it can have big implications. To mark the day, we’ve compiled the advice of some of the world’s leading experts in cybersecurity to help keep individuals and, ultimately, businesses safer on their way to solving password creation and management.   Curtis Simpson, CISO, Armis: Most importantly, protect your credentials through the...

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Cybersecurity and Online Gaming

The online gaming industry has exploded in recent years and is expected to generate close to $200 billion in revenue by 2022. Popular games are reporting revenues in the range of hundreds of millions of dollars per month.   This booming industry is seeing significant growth, largely due to the pandemic, with many turning to online gaming to escape some of  the realities that consumed many of us over the past year. Coupled with the...

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Supplier: Edgescan Website: Price: Based on assets Scores Performance 5/5 Features 5/5 Value for Money 4/5 Ease of Use 5/5 Overall 5/5 Verdict: Fullstack vulnerability management made easy - Edgescan does all the hard work so you don’t have to The pandemic has undoubtedly led to a massive surge in cyber-attacks but even as restrictions start to ease, businesses can’t afford to relax as these threats will keep evolving and continue long into the...

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Global connectivity specialist Eseye and leading agentless device security platform provider Armis, today announced a strategic partnership and joint solution that enables organisations to deploy connected devices anywhere in the world with enterprise-class security and consistent, reliable cellular (4G/LTE/5G) connectivity.   Eseye’s unique Connectivity Management Platform enables devices to switch intelligently to any one of over 700 GSMA-compliant carriers to maximise uptime with greater than 98% global coverage. The Armis Agentless Device Security Platform provides...

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Performanta acquires Identity Experts to bolster Microsoft IAM and security capabilities

Performanta, a fast-growing global provider of managed cyber security services to enterprise customers, today announced the acquisition of Identity Experts, a Microsoft Gold Security Partner and Identity & Access Management (IAM) specialist consultancy based in the UK. The move follows a significant investment round from Beech Tree Private Equity and will allow Performanta to extend important security capabilities further across the Microsoft portfolio – including Azure AD, Sentinel, ATP, O365 and IAM – that customers...

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AT&T Cybersecurity Launches New Managed Endpoint Security Solution with SentinelOne

AT&T has launched a managed endpoint security solution through its alliance with SentinelOne. AT&T Managed Endpoint Security with SentinelOne correlates the detection of endpoint threats through a single software agent that consolidates Antivirus, Endpoint Protection, Endpoint Detection and Response, and IoT security functions. The new solution provides comprehensive endpoint protection against ransomware and other cyberattacks, while also detecting highly advanced threats within an enterprise network or cloud environment.   AT&T Managed Endpoint Security with SentinelOne includes...

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A report released this week by Outpost24, that examined the security posture of web applications amongst the Top 10 US Credit Unions, has revealed that they all have security issues. Using Outpost24’s attack surface discovery tool called Scout, Outpost24 was able to analyse each Credit Union’s public-facing web security environments against the seven most common attack vectors used by hackers during reconnaissance, to ascertain a risk score that is measured 1-100. The attack vectors are labelled as...

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Latest Version Of Synopsys’ BSIMM10 Study Highlights The Impact Of DevOps On Software Security.

Synopsys, Inc. has released its 2021 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report, which examines the result of more than 1,500 audits of commercial codebases. Produced by  the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) and performed by the Black Duck® Audit Services team, the report highlights trends in open source usage within commercial applications, while simultaneously providing insights to help commercial and open source developers better understand the interconnected software ecosystem they are part of. It also presents the widespread risks posed by unmanaged open source, including security vulnerabilities, outdated or abandoned components, and license compliance issues.  Open source software provides the foundation for the vast majority of applications across all industries. Unfortunately, these industries, to varying degrees, are struggling to manage the associated risk. As a matter of fact,...

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Promising news: users are becoming more savvy to COVID-19 based phishing attacks finds KnowBe4

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has revealed the results of its latest 2021 top-clicked phishing report. It found that, despite still seeing a few phishing email attacks related to COVID-19, users are becoming more savvy and alert to these types of scams. Real phishing emails that were reported to IT departments related to security-minded users about password checks are steadily rising in popularity. “With COVID-19 being...

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