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

Cybersecurity Platform Allows Firms To Provide Proof Of Compliance.

ThreatAware - the cybersecurity monitoring and compliance platform - has added a new reporting feature which provides businesses with a full audit trail on any aspect of their IT security. It allows users to create a full report on the status of their cybersecurity and record any actions they have taken - whether they are preparing for an ISO audit and want to show they are complying with security standards, to demonstrate their response to...

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T Minus 7 Days Until European Data Protection Summit Kicks Off.

The countdown to this year’s European Data Protection Summit is underway. With just 7 days to go and the first anniversary of GDPR on 25 May 2019, organisers are in the final stages of planning the prestigious conference, which takes place at 133 Houndsditch, London on the 3rd of June this year. The European Data Protection Summit 2019 will welcome over 700 attendees from data protection, privacy and security disciplines, feature over 50 industry expert...

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One Year Down: GDPR By The Numbers.

By Mike Kiser, Global Strategist and Evangelist, SailPoint Today marks the first anniversary of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Europe’s data privacy regulation shook up the privacy world by imposing penalties for some of the strongest consumer protection laws of the last 20 years and inspired even stricter laws in other parts of the world. GDPR created a single breach-notification regulation for the entire EU with the goal of protecting personal data of...

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Cyber Risk Management – Bringing Security Intelligence To The Board.

Written by Josh Lefkowitz, CEO of Flashpoint Data breaches are costly. According to a recent Ponemon Institute study, the average breach costs an organisation $3.86 million. A separate study found that, although the share price of breach-affected companies shows its sharpest drop 14 days after the breach is made public, there is still a discernible impact on the organisation’s stock valuation three years post-event. Business impacts at this level affect the fundamental financial performance and...

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How A Risk-Based Approach To Cybersecurity Can Save Time & Money.

Written by Jake Olcott, VP Government Affairs, BitSight If you’ve glanced at the opinion columns of security industry publications, you’ve probably seen the term “risk-based” floating around, as in “the time is now for a comprehensive, risk-based approach” or “a risk-based approach to security is key to business alignment." However, many of these articles fail to define what exactly a risk-based approach to cybersecurity is. And that’s a problem — without a solid understanding of...

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IFSEC International

• AI, biometrics, IOT, drones, cybercrime, home and business security products and services to launch at IFSEC • F1 leader Valtteri Bottas on Abloy stand as brand ambassador • IFSEC International / 18-20 June / ExCeL London From drone and anti-drone technology, to biometrics, surveillance and storage systems, IFSEC will be home to dozens of exclusive product launches next month. IFSEC International takes place 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London. More than 500 security suppliers...

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Cybersecurity Is A Market For Lemons.

Written by Bernard Parsons, founder and CEO of Becrypt I recently attended CYBERUK which is the UK government's flagship cybersecurity event hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The event features world-class speakers, and opportunities for interaction between the public and private sectors. It was a fascinating couple of days, partly as Becrypt is working with government on projects featured at the event, but it was also a great opportunity for the Cyber Growth...

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Dark web cybercriminals

Despite more resources and investment being ploughed into data security, cybercriminals are still successfully stealing businesses' data. One group of hackers known as Magecart were found to be the cause of at least 319,000 data breach instances in 2018, according to RiskIQ’s Black Friday e-commerce Blacklist report. These JavaScript-sniffers (JS-sniffers) deploy a type of malware, whereby websites are injected with malicious JavaScript, designed to steal customer PII and have been found lurking on thousands of...

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Targeted by cybercriminals

Almost one-quarter of brands have had their domain targeted by cyber criminals. This is according to the latest global research report released by MarkMonitor, a world leader in enterprise brand protection. The report also highlighted that 62% of brands reported that cybercrime impacted their business in the last year. Almost half of the sample believes brand infringement has increased over the last year, while 46% said that cyber threats influenced the development of their domain...

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Javvad Malik

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced the appointment of the well-known industry commentator and prolific blogger, Javvad Malik, as Security Awareness Advocate to its EMEA team. “Javvad is held in high-regard across the information security sector and is a person I have admired for some time,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “We are excited about the passionate and fresh approach he takes to making information...

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