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

Fraud attempts skyrocketed in 2020 according to latest Financial Crime Report from Feedzai

Feedzai, a cloud-based risk management platform, has announced its Financial Crime Report Q1, 2021. Feedzai’s data from financial transactions across the world shows a stark difference in consumer behaviour and financial crime in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region as compared to Europe (EU) and North America (NA). A clear image appears - a hyper-digital world where east and west are in different recovery stages, reflecting different regional financial crime trends. Overall, 2020 allowed fraudsters to rejoice at...

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There’s no shortage of industry-specific awards companies can enter to boost the amount of badges they can include on their email signatures and impress their current and potential customers. We’ve dug out some of the best and most meaningful awards for cybersecurity, so you don’t have to!  European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards  The European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards celebrate the best bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and Tweeters (?) With a judging panel in combination with a public nomination and voting system, these awards recognise...

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How Security Culture Invokes Secure Behaviour

It has always been suspected that security culture and secure behaviour were closely linked, although proof was hard to produce. Today, KnowBe4 released research that shows not only have researchers been able to validate that link, but they also give data that provides conclusive evidence related to the importance of focusing on the human side of security. By examining the behaviour and security culture of 97,661 employees across 1,115 organisations, KnowBe4 has observed that the...

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Knowing which events to go to can be a bit of a minefield and the pandemic hasn’t helped matters. Remember when we could meet face-to-face and network? Seems like a long time ago. Despite this fact, the importance of conferences is vital for any industry and organisers are doing their upmost to ensure we are not deprived of the many opportunities these events can bring. Thankfully, most events have been made virtual and so the...

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One Identity introduces new cloud-based offerings to enable Zero Trust architectures

As the transition to remote working has forced many companies' hands for increased or faster adoption of cloud services, One Identity has announced the availability of its new software-as-a-service (SaaS) identity governance and administration (IGA) and privileged access management (PAM) solutions. Based on the One Identity Security Platform and designed with the full IGA and PAM capabilities of its industry-leading solutions, the new SaaS offerings allow organisations to implement a Zero Trust model and are...

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Data in a historic era: zero touch or zero trust

After a year of disruption, in which people and organisations relentlessly worked and innovated just to stay afloat, organisations realise that they cannot wait for “normalcy” before making progress. Cyber criminals, regulators, and competitors are already moving, so you cannot afford to wait. We can already declare 2021 a year to focus on cybersecurity and privacy. British Airways made history as it faces the single largest group claim over a data breach in UK legal...

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Cerberus Christian Espinosa Book Review

Growing up was not easy for entrepreneur, Iron Man and author, Christian Espinosa. “I played football, but I was also smart, but I also liked heavy metal, so I felt out of place from each particular clique” Espinosa revealed reminiscing on his formative years. As a response to various socio-economic difficulties beyond control, Espinosa’s mindset changed dramatically as he threw himself at every challenge and character development opportunity, trying to be the best he could...

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Musings on Data Privacy Day

As always, the phrase makes you think. Data privacy has a day, for people to focus on it and think about the betterment of privacy.  Should we call this something more relatable to people? Privacy is all about a person. Data doesn’t need privacy. People and what is important to every one of them needs privacy: their identity, their lives, and their information. That is the core, but what is happening around privacy today? This...

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White hat ball unforgettable day

We were fortunate enough to sit down with Martin Tyley, Head of UK Cyber, KPMG ahead of this year’s annual White Hat Ball. Those with experience at White Hat events know that White Hat’s charitable endeavours and KPMG’s sponsorship are almost synonymous. Again, KPMG are this year’s headline sponsor, as Tyley, and the whole of KPMG continue to champion the change that we want to see in the world. While the White Hat Ball (affectionately...

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The Hacked and Yet to Be Hacked: SolarWinds Breach Shows Detection is Key to Reducing Risk and Damage

Several years back, a number of security industry leaders began declaring that there are only two types of organizations, those that have been hacked and those that don’t yet know it. Industry analyst firm Gartner agreed and shortly thereafter began advising organizations to build out security strategies that could respond to this fact of digital life. Recently, we woke up to the news that FireEye, SolarWinds, Microsoft and possibly thousands of other public and private...

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