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

SolutionsPT To Host Cryptomining Webinar For OT Professionals.

Industrial IT software provider SolutionsPT will host a free webinar exploring the evolving cyber security threat posed by Cryptomining infections and how they can be prevented, on Thursday, February 21st. Designed for Operational Technology (OT) professionals, the Introduction to Cryptomining webinar will examine the specific threat Cryptomining poses to OT environments and discuss the solutions that will enable organisations to guard against it. Cryptomining is a malware threat that affects Industrial Control Systems (ICS), enabling...

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Written by Bernard Parsons, CEO, Becrypt Becrypt has been in the disk encryption business for more than 15 years and have carried out extensive work with governments and large enterprises. Today, a lot of what we're doing is working with small businesses, typically organisations that are looking at adding encryption for the first time, driven by regulation such as GDPR, and those that require encryption as part of the privacy enforcing mechanisms. Based on the...

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Politicised Cyber-Attacks, Mobile Roaming And Software Security: Brexit Predictions From Tech Leaders.

Following events in Westminster yesterday, senior leaders from global businesses NETSCOUT, BICS and Sonatype share their thoughts on how Brexit will impact technology, from cyber-attacks and software security challenges, to the return of mobile roaming fees. Could Roaming Return? “Following the rejection of the Government’s Brexit bill, and in the event of a ‘no deal’ in March, mobile tariffs in the UK would no longer be regulated by the government, and could leave operators free...

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“Most Of The World’s Airports And Leading Destinations Remain Vulnerable To Criminal Or Rogue Mayhem”.

Virtually every one of the world’s commercial airports and leading destinations currently remain vulnerable to criminal abuse or ‘rogue’ operation of drone technology notwithstanding the shock wake-up call from the chaos at Gatwick Airport last month before Christmas and more recently at Heathrow, as well as last week’s exploding drone incident in Yemen. This warning, from Robert Garbett, founder and Chief Executive of Drone Major Group, the world’s leading global drone and counter drone consultancy,...

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Limitless Opportunities For Biometric Innovation: UK Consumers Call For Biometric Smart Cards Beyond Payments.

With biometric technology entering its golden era, research by IDEX Biometrics has revealed that UK consumers are calling for biometric smart cards to extend beyond payments. In fact, 38% of UK consumers would like to see biometric methods of authentication introduced to wider Government identification such as driving licences, NI numbers and passports. The payment sector is already proving to be a pioneer of biometric fingerprint-enabled smart cards to replace the well-publicised insecure PIN, that...

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Radware Report Shows Average Cost Of Cyberattack Now Exceeds $1.6 Million.

Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cybersecurity and application delivery solutions, today announced it has released its 2018-2019 Global Application and Network Security Report, in which survey respondents estimate the average cost of a cyberattack has climbed to $1.1M. For those organisations that calculate (versus estimate) the cost of an attack, that number increases to $1.67M. The top impact of cyberattacks, as reported by respondents, is operational/productivity loss (54%), followed by negative customer experience...

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London-Based Cybersecurity Start-Up Barac Appoints First Global Head Of Sales And Moves Into The US Market.

Pioneering cybersecurity start-up, Barac, today announced it is ramping up operations with the appointment of Peter Christou as its first EVP Global Sales and by expanding into the US market with the opening of a Boston office. Christou, an experienced cybersecurity professional, has been appointed to drive growth through increased sales, new partnerships and further international expansion through 2019. Barac is a highly innovative cybersecurity company that enables organisations to identify and stop the growing...

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Deadline To Take Part In Cybersecurity Training Programme Cyber Discovery Extended To 31st January 2019.

Due to demand, the deadline for registration and completion of the initial assessment phase of the UK government’s landmark cybersecurity training programme, Cyber Discovery, has been extended to the 31st January. Funded by the Department for Digital, Media, Culture & Sport (DCMS) and delivered by global IT training company SANS Institute, Cyber Discovery is a free programme that uses gamification to teach and demonstrate the basics of cybersecurity in a safe, challenging and fun setting....

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Parkbob Teams Up With Amazon At CES To Launch New Alexa Skill To Help You Park In Major U.S. Cities.

The Austrian start-up Parkbob has teamed up with Amazon to launch a new skill for Alexa-enabled devices at CES in Las Vegas, including the Anker Roav, Garmin Speak and soon, Echo Auto. The Parking Made Easy-Skill lets customers ask Alexa how long they can stay in their current parking spot or the location of the next multi-storey car park. Customers must opt-in for Alexa to share their location data with the skill through the Alexa...

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IoMT Fraud Platform Cynerio Secures $7 Million Funding To Drive US Market Development.

Cynerio today announced the completion of its $7 million funding round to fuel growth in North America for its 100% healthcare focused cyber security platform. Investors include global VCs, Accelmed, a leading investment firm focused on value creation for medical device companies and technologies, RDC (a joint venture between Elron and Rafael), which invests in exceptional medical device and cybersecurity companies and MTIP, a leading venture capital firm who is an expert in digital health....

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