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Okta Research Shows Workers Are Ready To Go Passwordless This Year.

Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today debuted The Passwordless Future Report, which demonstrates how passwords negatively impact the security of organisations and mental health of employees. The research, which surveyed 4,000+ workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands, also found that there is a readiness for passwordless security methods such as biometrics, with 70% workers believing biometrics would benefit the workplace. Dr. Maria Bada, Research Associate, Cambridge...

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Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards

Eskenzi PR, the driving force behind Security Serious, has today announced the fourth annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are open for nominations. The awards are a chance to celebrate the people, not products, on the front lines of battling cyber threats – whether that be in the classroom, in law enforcement or within corporate organisations. The aim of the Unsung Heroes Awards is to help reduce the cybersecurity skills gaps by highlighting the industry...

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89% Of UK Organisational Cybersecurity Risks Are Internal.

The biggest risk to a British company’s cybersecurity is not, as often believed, external hackers and overseas-based virus attacks, but an organisation’s own employees. Whether unknowingly or intentional, the actions of those within an organisation have been shown to be the biggest threat to the digital security of a company, according to new research by technology and telecommunications company Telstra One of the key findings from the Telstra Cyber Security Report 2019, the study found...

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NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, announced today that it is partnering with the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) to protect the university’s network from cyber attacks. NETSCOUT is donating NETSCOUT Arbor Edge Defense (AED) software and hardware to the university’s IT department. Using highly-scalable stateless packet processing technology, NETSCOUT AED acts as a network perimeter enforcement point, where it detects and blocks inbound cyber...

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By Josh Lefkowitz, CEO, Flashpoint The topic of intellectual property (IP) protection is getting the much-needed attention it deserves on the global stage. Due largely to the U.S. administration’s line on trade negotiations with China, the issue of counterfeit products and international IP theft by state-sponsored actors has risen to the fore. Recent estimates suggest economic espionage in the form of IP theft by Chinese actors costs the U.S. economy up to a staggering $600...

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UK Businesses Waste Two And A Half Months A Year Due To Poor Password Management.

UK businesses neglect poor password management practices and are failing to recognise the value of automated tools. OneLogin, the leading provider of Unified Access Management, has revealed UK businesses annually lose, on average, 2.5 months per year resetting passwords. The failure to manage passwords and mundane IT administrative tasks efficiently is costing businesses time and money. (Download the full password management report here). “The benefits of innovative technology to facilitate modern business practices is clearly...

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Security Leaders Say The Need For Better Use Of Technology, The Human Factor And Compliance Are The Top 3 Cybersecurity Issues In 2019.

The need for better use of technology is the key issue faced by the cybersecurity industry in 2019, according to Infosecurity Magazine’s annual State of Cybersecurity Report, launched today at Infosecurity Europe. The report outlines in-depth research carried out to determine and explore the key trends and focus areas driving the cybersecurity industry, now and in the future, based on interviews with 60 security leaders worldwide. The need for better use of technology was cited...

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Vectra Talk

Vectra today closed a $100 million round of funding led by TCV, one of the largest growth equity firms backing private and public technology companies. Existing investors also participated in the funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to date to more than $200 million. Vectra will use the investment to accelerate global market expansion and R&D innovation, solidifying its Cognito platform as the market-leading solution for artificial intelligence (AI)-driven cloud security using network detection...

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Proofpoint Named A Leader In Enterprise Email Security.

Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced it has been named a leader in enterprise email security in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019. The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise email security market and evaluates vendors based on their current offering, strategy, and market presence. In the Forrester Wave report, which evaluated today’s leading enterprise email security solutions, it was noted that “customers praised Proofpoint...

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European Cybersecurity Blogger’s Awards

The annual European Cybersecurity Blogger’s Awards, sponsored by Synopsys and hosted by Eskenzi PR, took place on Tuesday night in London. The fun and lively awards ceremony was compered by Canon Europe’s director of information security, Quentyn Taylor and Javvad Malik, security awareness advocate at KnowBe4. Infosecurity bloggers and judges voted for their favourite cybersecurity related blogs, vlogs, Twitter and Instagram accounts and the results were revealed at the Hand & Flower Pub in Olympia....

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