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Adrian Taylor

By 2020, Gartner predicts the total number of IoT devices will reach 20.4 billion. At the same time, DDoS attacks are on the rise, with Cisco estimating that the number of DDoS attacks exceeding 1 gigabit of traffic per second will soar to 3.1 million by 2021. While correlation does not equal causation, in this case I believe that the two are connected. There is indeed evidence to show that IoT devices are a common...

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Things To Know Before Developing Intelligence Requirements.

Written by Mike Mimoso, Editorial Director, Flashpoint To state the obvious, proper intelligence requirements must be in place before data collection, analysis, and consumption of intel can happen. These requirements are critical because they enable an organisation to choose and prioritise its intelligence goals, determine what information it needs to collect and from what sources to achieve those goals, establish how it will process this information, and identify which dissemination methods are most appropriate for...

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Cost of malware attack online

The cost to companies from malware and “malicious insider”-related cyberattacks jumped 12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyberattack costs, according to new research published today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Ponemon Institute. Based on interviews with more than 2,600 security and information technology (IT) professionals at 355 organisations worldwide, Accenture’s 2019 "Cost of Cybercrime Study" found that the cost to companies due to malware increased 11 percent, to more than...

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International Women’s Day: Tales From The Cybersecurity Frontline.

A gender balanced working world is both a women’s and business issue. This International Women’s Day the #BalanceforBetter campaign should strike a chord with security professionals worldwide. It is currently estimated that women make up only a fifth of global IT security professionals, despite the well documented and growing cyber skills shortage, which is expected to reach 3.5 million by 2021. The women working in cybersecurity today are facing gender-based challenges. However, all these women...

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Northrop Grumman Sponsors 2019 CyberCenturion Competition In London.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) welcomes some of the UK’s brightest 12-18 year olds to compete in the fifth National Finals of CyberCenturion, a nationwide cyber defence competition led by Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK, and with support from the U.S. Air Force Association. More than 470 teams from across the UK and Overseas Territories took part in a series of intense qualifying rounds over the last six months. The fifteen...

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Masergy Advocates For A Stronger Focus On Cybersecurity At The British Legal Technology Forum 2019.

Masergy, a leading provider of secure SD-WAN, cloud communications and managed security solutions, today announced that Craig D’Abreo, Masergy’s VP of Security Operations will present at the British Legal Technology Forum on 12th March 2019 at 10 AM BST. Taking place at Old Billingsgate in Central London, The British Legal Technology Forum 2019 is Europe’s largest legal technology conference and exhibition, attracting around 1,200 visitors from the world of law, legal technology and IT security....

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CyberArk Launches Industry’s First Privileged Access Security Solution For Continuous Discovery And Protection In The Cloud.

CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the global leader in privileged access security, today announced ground-breaking new capabilities to simplify the continuous discovery and protection of privileged accounts in cloud environments. The CyberArk Privileged Access Security Solution v10.8 is the first-of-its-kind to automate detection, alerting and response for unmanaged and potentially-risky Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts. This version also features new industry-leading Just-in-Time capabilities that deliver flexible user access to cloud-based or on-premises Windows systems. According to Gartner,...

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CrowdStrike Announces Industry’s First Endpoint Detection And Response Solution For Mobile Devices.

CrowdStrike® Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, today announced CrowdStrike Falcon® for Mobile, the first enterprise endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution for mobile devices. Based on CrowdStrike’s proven EDR technology for enterprise endpoints, Falcon for Mobile enables security teams to hunt for advanced threats on mobile devices and provides unprecedented visibility into malicious, unwanted, or accidental access to sensitive corporate data, while protecting user privacy and without impacting device performance. Leveraging CrowdStrike’s cloud-native...

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Adaptiva Introduces The Future Of Vulnerability Management With Evolve VM At RSA Conference 2019.

Adaptiva, a leading, global provider of endpoint management and security solutions for enterprise customers, today launched a new endpoint compliance and vulnerability management product, Evolve VM™. Evolve VM harnesses Adaptiva's industry-leading peer-to-peer technology to automatically detect and remediate thousands of vulnerabilities on a massive scale and at the fastest speeds possible. The company will unveil Evolve VM at RSA Conference ! 2019, being held March 4-8 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Evolve VM leverages...

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Deep Secure Launches Content Threat Removal-As-A-Service To Defeat 100% Of Content Threats.

Deep Secure, the creator of Content Threat Removal technology, today announces the launch of Content Threat Removal-as-a-Service (CTRaaS), a new cloud-based service that will stop organisations from falling victim to cyberattacks concealed in digital content. Cybercriminals are increasingly using content as a vehicle for spreading malware, ransomware and undetectable threats. Rather than detecting and protecting against these threats, Content Threat Removal creates an exact visual replica of any content that is shared with the organisation,...

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