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

Tony Morbin IT Security Guru Editor

Today Tony Morbin joined IT Security Guru as editor in chief, signalling a drive to further develop this vital news and information source for the cyber security industry. Last week Tony left SC Media UK, the world’s longest established cyber security title, where he oversaw the transition from print to digital, as well as more recently engaging in the move from live to digital events during the coronavirus pandemic. Tony has also been publisher at Ten...

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Major spike in cyber threats during Covid-19 pandemic – insights from the Telco Security Alliance

The COVID-19 Threat Intelligence Insight report was provided by AT&T Cybersecurity and the Telco Security Alliance (TSA), which observed cyberthreat activity between January and June 2020. The TSA consists of a group including Singtel (Trustwave), and Telefónica (ElevenPaths), and aims to offer enterprises comprehensive cybersecurity insights to help them address the threat of cyberattacks and the evolving threat landscape.   The findings include threat intelligence examined and provided by AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange,...

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Chinese-state sponsored hackers have been using Android spyware tools to target ethnic minority groups particularly Uighurs, Tibetans, and Muslims, across 15 countries which include Malaysia, Turkey, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. First discovered by mobile cybersecurity providers Lookout, the primary aim of these apps is to track, gather and exfiltrate personal user data to attacker-operated command-and-control servers, with the surveillance attributed to the Chinese government’s national security and counter-terrorism efforts. Threat researchers state the spyware exploits the victim’s...

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One Identity, provider of identity-centered security, today announced the company’s 2nd second consecutive year being named an Overall Leader for its Privileged Access Management solutions in KuppingerCole’s 2020 Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management (PAM) report. 1 This recognition follows One Identity’s recent placement as an Overall Leader in KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) report. 2   When creating the 2020 Leadership Compass PAM report, KuppingerCole Analysts evaluated the strengths and...

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Calling all Cybersecurity Heroes for Unsung Heroes Awards!

Eskenzi PR has today announced that the fifth annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are open for nominations. The 2020 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. A new category has been added this year for those helping to keep UK businesses safe through the COVID-19 pandemic.     Nominations are open until the 31st of August 2020 and the Unsung Heroes Awards will take place...

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‘AirDoS’ Bug fixed by Apple which crippled Nearby iPhones, iPads

Entersekt, a global specialist in digital security solutions, today released its updated guidance for financial institutions, Securing the Mobile Banking Channel, a white paper. This follows the FBI warning that an increase in attacks on banking applications by cybercriminals and fraudsters is likely, as consumers stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic rely more heavily on these platforms. And with recent research pointing to a marked distrust in banking communications among banking customers in the...

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Untrained and Malicious Users Biggest Cause for Concern Among UK IT Professionals

Following on the success of last year’s global report, KnowBe4 has today released the findings of ‘The 2020 What Keeps You Up at Night Report”. This year, KnowBe4 delves into the issues that specifically trouble UK-based organisations and IT experts, including attack types, security initiatives as well as organisational constraints. An in-depth analysis examined just how prepared these organisations are in managing such cyber threats, risks and concerns.   The report compiled information gathered from...

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You may have never heard the name before, but Osman Kavla is one of Turkey’s most celebrated activists and philanthropists. Osman Kavala is a person who is sensitive to international challenges and has tirelessly worked to bring people with different perspectives together in dialogue to address local and international conflicts. This dialogue both lays a foundation and charts a course for positive real-world change based on peace and human rights. His work is culturally constructive,...

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Corelight, provider of the most powerful network traffic analysis (NTA) solutions for cybersecurity, today announced its first major steps toward offering an open network detection and response (NDR) platform that will bring a proven open-source design pattern into one unified product for customers.  Corelight has integrated two powerful open-source projects, Zeek and Suricata, into a seamless solution that enables rapid pivoting from Suricata alerts into the rich network metadata extracted by Zeek. Suricata is an...

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Furloughed workers’ emails – source of stress in more ways than one

  According to the latest figures, more than one in four or some 8.9 million workers have now been furloughed in the UK. It means, among other things, that a staggering amount of email inboxes are going unchecked - becoming a source of anxiety for employees and even gathering potential threats daily. In fact, a study conducted by Censuswide on behalf of KnowBe4 examined the attitudes of the British furloughed workforce regarding anxiety or stress,...

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