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

Multi-Purpose Attack Thingbots Threaten Internet Stability And Human Life.

New research from F5 Labs has revealed that IoT devices are now cybercriminals’ top attack target, surpassing web and application services, and email servers. Gartner currently estimates that the number IoT devices will surge to 20,4 billion by 20201, which represents a staggering 143% growth rate over three years. “IoT devices already outnumber people and are multiplying at a rate that far outpaces global population growth. Increasingly, lax security control could endanger lives as, for...

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Akamai To Add Customer Identity Access Management Capability To Enhance Digital Trust By Acquiring Janrain Inc.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today announces the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Janrain, the company that pioneered the customer identity access management (CIAM) category. Janrain enables enterprises to enhance digital trust by offloading login and registration workloads, and its integration with Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform is expected to provide world class security, regulatory compliance and massive scale to online engagements. As enterprises...

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Looking Over The Horizon: What Does Cybersecurity Have In Store For 2019?

by Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black In every intelligence industry there’s often a central aim: predicting the future. We collect and analyse, dissect and interpret, looking for that essential nugget that will give us the edge over our adversaries by indicating what they’ll do next. While this activity goes on 24/7/365, the end of the year encourages us to go public with forecasts to help navigate the choppy waters on the horizon. This...

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GRC International Group Brings Clarity To GDPR Breach Reporting With The Launch Of GRCI Law.

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) over six months ago marked a significant increase in responsibility and risk for all organisations that process personal data. However, despite the potential impact of the regulation there remains a significant amount of confusion regarding aspects of compliance and reporting that companies of all sizes continue to grapple with. From understanding the processes involved in breach reporting, to the implementation of an appropriate incident response plan,...

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Nearly Half Of Young People Risking Their Future Online Safety Thanks To Rising Trend Of ‘Re-Data-Ships’.

Nearly half of young people are risking their future personal online safety thanks to a rising trend of ‘re-data-ships’. The stark warning comes after a survey* by a Government-funded cyber security programme found that young people have regularly shared their passwords or PINs with boyfriends and girlfriends. To prevent these ‘re-data-ships’, the programme has put together a list of tips to encourage young people to protect their personal information. A Government-funded cyber security programme is...

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Home-grown technology firm Connexin has been announced winners of the IoT Breakthrough Award for Smart City Deployment of the Year, for the Newcastle Smart Road pilot. This year’s awards program attracted more than 3,500 global nominations covering a range of categories, including industrial and enterprise IoT, smart city, connected home, home automation and connected car. Connexin fought off stiff competition to join an impressive array of companies winning awards from other categories including, Samsung, Toshiba,...

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Webroot Announces Nineteenth Consecutive Quarter Of Double-Digit Business Growth.

Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity® company, announced 11 percent year-over-year annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth for the first quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, ending on September 30, 2018. This marks the nineteenth consecutive quarter of double-digit, year-over-year company growth for Webroot, which protects more than 300,000 businesses worldwide. Webroot’s business segment ARR grew by 22 percent, more than double International Data Corporation’s (IDC) compound annual growth rate of 9.9 percent for security spending by businesses...

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Egress Secures $40 Million Growth Equity Funding Led By FTV Capital.

Egress, a leading provider of data privacy and compliance software designed to secure unstructured data, today announced it has raised $40 million in a Series C financing round led by FTV Capital, with continued participation from existing backer AlbionVC. Egress will use this investment to build on its ongoing rapid growth in Europe and North America, as well as accelerate development of new technology across its data security platform. A market leader in privacy and...

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Montagu Evans Chooses MobileIron Cloud To Keep Client Data Safe On Mobile Devices.

MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the secure foundation for modern work, today announced that Montagu Evans has selected MobileIron unified endpoint management (UEM) cloud solution, including MobileIron Access and MobileIron Threat Defense. For nearly a century, Montagu Evans, a partnership and one of UK’s largest owner-managed surveying firms, has helped its clients shape some of UK’s largest commercial, residential and mixed-use property development projects. With increasingly sensitive client work, more employees on job sites using mobile devices, and...

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“Alexa, Open Autoglass®…”: Autoglass® Launches New Booking App Using Amazon Alexa Voice Technology.

Autoglass®, the UK’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company, has launched a new voice assistant skill using Amazon’s Alexa to allow customers to notify Autoglass® of vehicle glass and body damage in a completely new, hands-free and convenient way. Alexa is Amazon’s voice-control system that is built into every Amazon Echo smart speaker that uses Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology to convert spoken words into text. Smart speaker users can download the new skill...

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