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Cybersecurity companies KnowBe4 and OneLogin have partnered with Security Serious in a bid to set a brand new Guinness World Records title for the Most views of a cyber security lesson video on YouTube in 24 hours. The record will be attempted on the 14th of October 2021, during European Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Security Serious Week, with the video available to view for a 24-hour period. This record has never been attempted before and will be an official Guinness World Records title...

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Desiree Lee appointed as new CTO for Data at Armis

Armis, the unified asset visibility and security platform provider, has announced Desiree Lee as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Data, reporting directly to Nadir Izrael, co-founder and Global CTO at Armis. Lee’s appointment, the company says, reinforces its strategic commitment to ensuring total visibility of all assets and devices in its customers’ eco-systems. Armis allows clients to see all their associated devices, along with risk and behavioural profiles, delivering an ability to rapidly...

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Cybersecurity Investment: Supporting SME decision making

Small businesses (SMEs) form the backbone of the digital economy so it's crucial that they can make the right kinds of security investments to protect themselves from cyber attacks. However, the various frameworks to guide security investments are often too costly and difficult for SMEs to implement, and the potential of insurance and its financial incentives for cybersecurity has yet to be fully realised. Consequently, the National Cybersecurity Centre (NSCS) and the Research Institute in...

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Beating ransomware – 6 issues to solve before it strikes

Being struck by ransomware has been compared to having a heart attack. It’s something that stalks everyone in theory and yet when it happens the shock of the experience is always a surprise. For the first seconds, minutes - and sometimes hours - organisations are on their own. It’s a moment of unexpected trauma which many organisations find paralysing, something attackers plan for. This makes the attack’s effects even worse. Eventually a growing number call...

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security awareness

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, will be hosting KB4-CON EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) on the 23rd of September 2021. The European virtual event is an extension of the highly successful KB4-CON US event, which the company says attracted over 10,000 registrants. The cybersecurity-focused event is designed for any CISO, security awareness training administrator and cybersecurity professional in the EMEA region. KB4-CON EMEA is a...

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Password Security – Now’s the time to get serious

Did you know that over 80% of breaches involve brute force or lost and stolen credentials, and that over 70% of employees reuse passwords at work? Passwords are on your first line of defence against cyber-attacks and won’t be going away any time soon, getting this piece of the puzzle correct is foundational for cyber defence, the protection of your business and its data. Live Demo: Supercharge Your Active Directory Password Policy Join us for a 30-minute live demo...

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The IT Security Guru has paired up with Synopsys, a recognised leader in application security, to bring you the webinar, 'How to Smartly Scale AppSec Testing'. No matter what any blog or vendor says you know there is no silver bullet for application security. Complete one item on your to-do list, seven more things are there anxiously awaiting your attention. Since cloning yourself is out of the question, how are you scaling your AppSec program...

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Armis, the unified asset visibility and security platform provider, today announced Oscar Miranda as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Healthcare. His appointment, the company says, further reinforces Armis' strategic commitment to securing the healthcare sector, particularly when it comes to identifying and providing mitigation steps for vulnerabilities associated with connected devices within the healthcare ecosystem.   According to a recently published article by Fortified Health Security (Fortified), a strategic partner of Armis, more...

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Comparitech research shows cybercrime victims lose $17.4 billion annually in the UK

Researchers at Comparitech, the security and privacy advice and comparison website, have conducted an assessment of reported figures released by the police and/or government, to reveal that victims worldwide lose an estimated $318bn each year to cybercrime. Unfortunately, the UK specifically was found to have the highest number of reported cybercrime victims with 1,095 victims per 100,000 people in 2020 alone. By the researcher's calculations, in terms of monetary losses, the UK ranked third highest...

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Round Table: Confident Cyber Security

The Eskenzi Cyber Book and Film Club take a look at Jessica Barker’s book ‘Confident Cyber Security: How to Get Started in Cyber Security and Futureproof Your Career,’ an easy-to-read, jargon-busting guide on the world of cybersecurity. Javvad Malik – Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, hosts the roundtable and is joined by Jessica Barker, Stephen Khan – Head of Tech and Cyber Security Risk at HSBC and Chair of ClubCISO, and Ben Koppelman – Research & Innovation Lead at...

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