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

Hybrid physical-cyber security threats drive supplier integration

As the cyber and physical worlds collide and interact, so the defences in each are now integrating with an example this month being the merger between Jazz Networks, a cybersecurity insider threat detection and response company, and Vaion, an end-to-end video security provider to form Ava Security. Tormod Ree, CEO of Ava Security commented: “The only way to protect against hybrid cyber and physical security threats is to have a solution that can connect the...

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Submit your nominations now for the Most inspiring Women in Cyber 2020

Image: Commodore Grace M. Hopper On Thursday 8th October the 25 most inspiring women in cyber security in the UK for 2020 will be honoured in an online event designed to highlight their achievements and inspire the next generation of women active or considering a career in cyber security. You can nominate someone who inspires you, or you can self-nominate to further publicise the work you do, the causes you support and the organisations you...

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Report finds only 7% of analysed organisations have a good security culture

In the 2020 “Security Culture Report”, data was collected from 120,050 employees in 1,107 organisations across 24 countries. There was a total of 17 industry sectors examined in detail and results revealed a large gap between the best performers and the poor performers when it comes to security culture. Only 7% of the analysed organisations have demonstrated a good security culture. The majority, 92%, were found to have developed a moderate security culture. The study...

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Calling all Cybersecurity Heroes for Unsung Heroes Awards!

The field of cybersecurity can be a somewhat unforgiving working environment. Bad actors will quite literally stop at nothing to wreak havoc for their own personal gain, financial or otherwise. Unfortunately, no public holiday or even pandemic, offers a hiatus from their malicious pursuits. Security professionals are burdened with unrelenting pressure to protect their organisation; all whilst likely understaffed. Moreover, keeping cyber safe is often an expectation that is taken for granted. It would seem...

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security awareness

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has released a new report that explores how and why the reputation of security departments have traditionally been perceived as “The Department of No.”   This new report, authored by Javvad Malik, security awareness advocate at KnowBe4, explains how many security teams face a reputational challenge within their organisations. Because they are responsible for the well-being of the organisation at large,...

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Tweet Chat Twitter Bird

We are now more than halfway through the year, and what a crazy half it has been, both in terms of the global pandemic but also when you consider the volatile climate that the cybersecurity industry finds itself in. We wanted to find out what trends had been seen, how organisations should go about ensuring security is being kept as a priority, the impact Covid-19 will have and the importance of having a strong security...

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EU sanctions for WannaCry, NotPetya, OPCW & Cloud Hopper attackers

Individuals and  entities from North Korea, China and Russia, responsible for or involved in 'WannaCry', 'NotPetya', 'Operation Cloud Hopper' and the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) cyber attacks have been identified and received travel bans and an asset freeze in the first ever imposition of restrictive sanctions by the EU Council.  People and entities in the EU are also forbidden from making funds available to those listed. In a public statement the EU says: “In order to...

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Edgescan's Senior Security Consultant Guram Javakhishvili has discovered several vulnerabilities across a number of popular applications. Some of these are not yet publicly available. As soon as the vendor implements the fixes, those issues will also be added to this list and article will be updated accordingly. CMS Made Simple 2.2.13 CMS Made Simple is a Content Management System that was first released in July 2004 as an open source General Public License (GPL) package....

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Nick Bell

IT Security Guru interviewed Nick Bell, detective superintendent and national policing director for Cyber Resilience Centres with the NPCC National Cybercrime Programme. Q1: This is the first role of its kind within policing  - why was it important to establish the role? Ans: “Policing needs to reach out across partnerships and the Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) network brings together so much knowledge and experience across business, academia and the police to combat cybercrime and protect...

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It will become illegal for UK telecos to buy new Huawei equipment from the end of this year once a new bill takes effect. Culture secretary Oliver Dowden told the house of commons yesterday that the legislation would also require the complete removal of all Huawei kit from 5G networks by 2027. The decision followed advice from the NCSC which recommend that Huawei’s post-FDPRA (US sanctions) equipment is not used in the UK at all, as continuing to supply...

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