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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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New SANS Cyber Security Skills Test And Roadshow Aim To Highlight Training Needs.

SANS Institute has launched a new campaign in EMEA to encourage people to test their cyber security knowledge and to help highlight the cyber security skills gap. Starting with a short, fun testcovering topics such as encryption, two-factor authentication, hashing, penetration testing and incident response, the Level Up websiteaims to attract potential new cyber security professionals into the industry. The website also aims to give existing industry professionals an idea of what skills they should...

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Infosecurity Europe Exhibitor Line-Up Brings Together The ‘Who’s Who’ Of Leading Cyber And Information Security Professionals.

This year’s Infosecurity Europe – Europe’s number one information security event – is raising the bar for 2019 with over 400 exhibitors set to attend, featuring some of the most forward-thinking, innovative cyber security companies from around the world. To allow visitors to make the most of the event, Infosecurity Europe has introduced the new LaunchPad, an interactive one-stop-shop for visitors to listen and explore some of the new exhibitor novelties at the show, and...

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Simon Biddiscombe, CEO, Mobileiron

MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL) introduces the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust security platform. MobileIron's mobile-centric strategy allows for continuous enforcement and protection of data, both on the device and on the network, with comprehensive correlation between the critical signals for zero trust: user, device, apps, networks, and threats. This makes the world’s most ubiquitous product – the mobile device – your ID and secure access to the enterprise. This platform goes beyond identity management and gateway approaches...

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