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“I think therefore I am.” - René Descartes This isn’t just a pompous philosophical proposition of autonomy, instead it is a timely piece of advice for ensuring corporate cybersecurity. Descartes really was ahead of his time! Identity and access management (IAM) plays an important part in securing your IT infrastructure by mitigating risk from both external cyberattack, and internal threat. Any company that thinks seriously about protecting sensitive information about their employees or customers should...

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MailGuard Discovers New Phishing Campaign Targeting Telstra Customers

Another day, another phishing campaign.   MailGuard, the email spam and virus filter, has identified a new fraudulent email campaign that has been targeting inboxes across Australia.   The scam email is designed to look like a notification from Telstra, with the subject: “$500 Citibank prepaid gift card reward.” Once opened, the message displays the telecommunications giant’s logo, complete with a display name ‘Telstra’ and a domain to match.   The email actually originates from a single, forged email address,...

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By the time you’ve been compromised, it’s already too late

Analysing the IoC and IoA incident response techniques in cybersecurity By Zeki Turedi, Technology Strategist, EMEA at CrowdStrike Organisations attempting to protect their data currently face an unprecedented threat level. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 ranked data theft and cyber attack as two of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood. Even the largest and best-equipped of international organisations have shown they’re susceptible to attack from persistent, skilled adversaries.  The tough reality for many...

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The current threat landscape: How to prepare and protect your organisation

By Karl Lankford,Director of Solutions Engineering, BeyondTrust The world is an uncertain place, particularly for cybersecurity professionals – many of whom have learned the hard way that they can’t rest on their laurels. While new technologies and methods of attack are always emerging, threats are constantly attacking organisations from both outside and in. In an age where a cybersecurity incident is both imminent and expected, IT professionals need to know what to look out for...

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Should Schools Teach Cybersecurity?

By Jonny Mackley, Copywriter For some schoolchildren today, technology has been in and around their lives for as long as they can remember. Approximately 9 out of 10 households have access to the internet, and many own their own smartphones. It is therefore imperative that they are equipped with the necessary knowledge to keep them safe when it comes to browsing the web both for leisure and for work. Local police are known to come...

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Student cyber entrepreneurs announce HackBack2

Two young cyber security entrepreneurs are running their second HackBack virtual Capture the Flag (CTF) competition for teams from UK Universities. Ben Spring and Ashu Savani, who met as students during an internship at Context Information Security, developed the TryHackMe interactive platform to make it easier for students and other newcomers to learn cyber security skills. The HackBack2 event on 26 October (https://tryhackme.com/hackback2), which is exclusively sponsored by Context, already has 21 universities signed up. The teams of up to four people will access the TryHackMe platform remotely...

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Back to School with Stewart Harrison – Gibraltar Digital Skills Foundation

Winner of the 'Best Educator' award at the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards As Bayside Comprehensive School Head of Physics, I’ve been a teacher for eleven years and started training students as part of a programme in the school for CyberCenturion in 2014. It began with seven students from Bayside, and to date has had over 100 young learners participate from both comprehensive schools, between the ages of 13 - 18. During these five years,...

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THE “CYBER” MINDSET – The importance of radiating positivity

By James Packer, CISSP, CCSP. Chapter President, (ISC)² London Chapter - and highly acclaimed in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 'Security Leader' category. Our industry is one that is, at times, inherently pessimistic in its nature, because it has to be. We are professionals who dedicate ourselves to protecting against the worst case scenario, exploring how bad things could be and explaining the depths of the abyss so as to justify not diving in...

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Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2019 Winners Revealed

The fourth annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards  winners were revealed last night in a fun and inspiring celebration at St Bart’s Brewery in London. The awards celebrate the people, not products, of the cyber security industry. From the best ethical hackers and cybersecurity’s rising stars to the best security awareness campaign and the coveted Godparent of security, the categories recognised individuals and teams working hard to protect Britain from cybercrime and raise awareness of security issues.     The free event was...

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Travel Tips to Keep You Safe from Cybercrime, Fraud & Identity Theft

Thalia Landman, Gurucul You might be on your travels, but malicious hackers and cybercriminals are not. They’re always looking to take advantage and often target travellers lacking in cyber-awareness. Through strategic hacking and careful planning, they can easily access a traveller’s personal devices and steal sensitive information like credit card numbers and private data. So how do you mitigate your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft, fraud, and/or cybercrime on vacation? You can start...

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