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CYJAX, a threat intelligence provider, today announces its latest research, Broken China, analysing the turbulent socio-economic situation in China and how this will likely lead to an increase in cyber espionage activities by the PRC to give Chinese businesses a competitive edge. The report finds that China is facing major economic pressures from all sides. Its economy is still suffering from the effect of COVID, its manufacturing industry is shrinking, and its property sector is...

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Cato Networks Announces 59% Revenue Growth In 2023 Business Results

Cato Networks, the leader in SASE, today announced strong 2023 business results including 59% revenue growth, the addition of more than 700 new enterprise customers, ongoing channel expansion, and continued innovation across Cato’s pioneering SASE platform. “Nine years ago, we embarked on a mission to revolutionise the cybersecurity industry. Four years later, analysts coined what we had created as SASE and, today, we are the category leader,” said Shlomo Kramer, CEO and Co-Founder of Cato...

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Synopsys Report: 74% of Codebases Harbour High-Risk Open Source Vulnerabilities, Up 54%

Synopsys has unveiled the ninth edition of its annual "Open Source Security and Risk Analysis" (OSSRA) report, indicating a significant surge in high-risk vulnerabilities affecting nearly three-quarters of commercial codebases compared to the previous year. In this 2024 OSSRA report, the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) scrutinises anonymised data from over 1,000 commercial codebase audits spanning 17 industries. The report furnishes security, development, and legal teams with a comprehensive overview of the open source landscape,...

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Ransomware

Cybereason has today announced the results of their third annual ransomware study, commissioned to better understand the true impact of ransomware to businesses. This global study reveals ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent, effective, and sophisticated: 56 percent of organisations surveyed suffered more than one ransomware attack in the last 24 months. It still ‘doesn’t pay to pay’ as almost 80 percent of organisations who paid the ransom were hit a second time 82 percent...

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Purple teaming in cybersecurity refers to a collaborative approach that aims to enhance an organisation's security posture by integrating the efforts of both the red and blue teams.  This approach enables real-time learning and adjustment, enhancing the organisation's ability to detect, respond to, and mitigate threats.  Purple Teaming emphasises continuous improvement in security practices, tools, and techniques, making it a dynamic and proactive defence strategy.  Organisations can better understand their vulnerabilities through regular and iterative...

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Adarma Collaborates with Scottish Enterprise to Unveil Neurodiversity Strategy

Adarma has today announced its neurodiversity strategy in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Scotland’s national economic development agency. The strategy supports Adarma’s continued commitment to attract, support, and empower people from diverse backgrounds into the cybersecurity sector, which will help combat the well-documented skills shortage in the cybersecurity sector. Adarma employs over 300 people and believes that diversity and a sense of inclusion within its workforce helps to better serve their customers through improved problem-solving, innovation...

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Quantum computing: The data security conundrum

One of the biggest challenges of digital technology today is around security systems and data. In response to this, sophisticated algorithms have been designed to encrypt data and protect it through frameworks known as symmetric cryptography. While this has proven successful, advancements in quantum computing - which utilises quantum mechanics to solve complex problems faster than conventional computers - could potentially turn data security on its head. IBM, Microsoft and Google have already turned their...

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Data Privacy Day 2024: Part 1

With Data Privacy Day coming up, we spoke to cybersecurity industry experts about the latest data privacy trends... Allon Mureinik, senior manager, software engineering at the Synopsys Software Integrity Group: "In today’s world of social media and open-source development, sharing seems to be the social norm. After all, we were all taught that sharing is caring. This is true not only for individuals but for companies too – whether intentionally on their social media accounts...

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Password managers have become integral tools for individuals and businesses alike. They are primarily known for securely saving and managing login credentials so users don’t have to remember them all or write them down, where they could be compromised. However, these digital guardians can offer more than just a secure vault for passwords. In fact, a good password manager can play a crucial role in enhancing both the personal and professional aspects of a user’s...

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New research reveals disconnect between global university education and recruitment standards

New research conducted in the UK and US reveals that over three-quarters (78%) of cybersecurity and IT professionals believe a traditional university education in cybersecurity is not doing enough to prepare graduates for the modern workforce. Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds (64%) of cyber industry professionals say current recruitment processes inadequately assess candidates' practical skills. This is according to a new study called ‘Securing the future of cybersecurity: From classroom to every career stage’ from Hack The...

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