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

The "RockYou2024" data leak has exposed nearly 10 billion unique plaintext passwords. This breach, discovered by researchers and shared on a popular hacking forum, represents a dramatic increase in the threat of credential-stuffing attacks. The dataset, posted by a user known as "ObamaCare," combines data from various breaches over the past two decades, with the addition of 1.5 billion passwords since a similar RockYou2021 compilation​. The exposed passwords pose significant risks, especially for users who...

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Blurred lines: Securing the physical and digital sides of business

Understanding cybersecurity can be challenging. Although cyber threats such as data theft and financial fraud represent serious business concerns, physical threats often evoke more fear due to their tangible nature. With the boundaries between physical and digital security becoming increasingly blurred, innovative criminals are adopting methods to attack businesses on all fronts. A strategy that tackles the convergence of physical and digital risk is therefore imperative. The physical threat posed by cybercrime  The intersection of...

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Protecting our data in a world of rising cyber attacks

In today’s volatile digital climate, the security of workers’ and customers’ data and information, as well as the finances and intellectual property of organizations themselves, continues to be questioned. Data sits at the very heart of the world’s largest companies, and despite a heightened awareness of cyber-security best practices, attacks are on the rise. According to a recent Deloitte Center for Controllership Poll, between 2022 and 2023, 34.5% of executives witnessed cyber-attacks targeting their organizations’...

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KnowBe4 summer scams

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has released findings on the increased rate of scams targeting people this summer in the UK. It warns people looking to travel abroad or attend music festivals, The Euros, Wimbledon, Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour or the Olympics to be vigilant against scammers exploiting these events for fraudulent purposes. The study found that one in ten who have booked or plan to...

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Review: Top 5 For Outsourced Customer Service Solutions UK and Abroad

For companies that have too many phone calls and emails to keep up, it is very common to outsource your customer services, either domestically in the UK or abroad to the likes of India or The Philippines. There are certainly cost benefits, with call centres often significantly cheaper than hiring a team in-house and you can plug in your technology with theirs to make it very effective, using platforms such as Zoho, Hubspot, Zendesk, Freshworks...

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ai

In today’s fast-paced digital world, businesses constantly seek ways to enhance efficiency, streamline operations, and stay ahead of the competition. One of the most transformative developments in recent years has been the rise of AI tool marketplaces. These platforms offer a plethora of AI-driven solutions that empower businesses to automate various tasks, ultimately leading to significant time and cost savings. In this article, we will explore how AI tool marketplaces are helping companies perform tasks...

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Elevating threat detection and response to a new level

Cybersecurity platforms have emerged as indispensable assets for threat detection, response and management. They proactively keep tabs on network traffic, user behaviour and system activities to identify and mitigate risks before they escalate into potentially catastrophic breaches. Yet, the efficacy of these platforms varies significantly, sending SOC teams an overwhelming volume of security alerts per day. The phenomenon commonly referred to as 'alert fatigue’ not only compromises the effectiveness of threat detection but also strains...

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MedicalData-breach

In recent years, the landscape of healthcare has experienced digital transformation just like any other industry. And telemedicine is at the forefront of this transformation. As we navigate through a world where convenience meets necessity, software emerges as the unsung hero, powering a new era of patient care that transcends traditional boundaries. It’s changing how healthcare providers interact with patients, where and when patients can access care, and more. In today’s article, we’ll dive into...

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AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making headlines in different industries because of its application. The case is no different when it comes to crypto trading. Many AI crypto trading bots are now available in the market that can help traders make the most out of their efforts.  However, not many people believe that having an AI trading bot by your side can be beneficial. Many still doubt if the technology can help you get accurate results...

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The EU’s flagship data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), celebrated its sixth anniversary on 25th May ‘24. Since coming into effect in 2018, its stringent requirements for enhanced security controls and data privacy have consistently raised awareness about the issues surrounding the storage and processing of personal data. This regulation has set a global benchmark, becoming a model for regulators worldwide. The GDPR was designed to protect individuals' fundamental rights and freedoms,...

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