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

Samantha Hoffman, Digital Security Manager at Microgaming

By Samantha Hoffman, Digital Security Manager at Microgaming, and finalist in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards The best way to fire people up about InfoSec is to empower them to be champions of security, and at Microgaming, that process begins from day one with information security inductions. As I meet with each new starter, I place a huge emphasis on protecting personal data and protecting themselves. When people understand why a hack at Google...

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Insider Threat

Research from Gurucul has uncovered 74 per cent of companies are being driven to actively take steps to mitigate security risks posed by third party vendors following recent breaches. The study also found that Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are the biggest third-party concern amongst IT security professionals, ahead of systems integrators and developers. Gartner has recently predicted that managed and subscription-based security services will account for half of all cyber-security spending by 2020, highlighting the...

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robot at computer

Luke Irwin, Copywriter at GRC International Group Plc and a finalist in the Cyber Writer category in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2019. The hospitality sector has been clamouring for technological innovation recently, with organisations eager to find novel ways to improve the customer experience. You might have heard about Connie, a Watson-enabled robot concierge that’s been introduced at the Hilton in McLean, Virginia. But that’s just one example of cutting-edge technology sweeping the...

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Fortune Favours The Bold.

By: Lisa Ventura, CEO & Founder, UK Cyber Security Association and a finalist in the Security Leader/ Mentor in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2019I have been in the cyber security industry for over ten years, and my career did not go in a straightforward linear line. It has had many twists and turns, false starts and failures but one thing is certain – I never gave up. Everything I’ve been through over the...

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ransomware

The debate as to whether ransomware should be paid or not has been a bone of contention for many years. We all know that rewarding criminal behaviour is a bad idea, but when stakes are high, it can be difficult to take the high road. And cybercriminals seem to be capitalising on these grey areas. According to recent research by AT&T Cybersecurity, 58% of IT security professionals would refuse to pay following a ransomware attack,...

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10 Steps To Get Started In Cybersecurity Careers: What High-Achievers Do While Others Don’t.

By: Emin Caliskan, Cybersecurity Trainer, Career Mentor and a finalist in the Security Leader/Mentor category in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2019. When it comes to cybersecurity skills shortage discussions, I genuinely admire our colleagues & academics when they advise "companies" to stop looking for best-of-the-best and give opportunities to job seekers (internship, entry-level position etc.) But here's the blunt truth: that's NOT going to happen. I am sorry to say this, especially for...

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CSCUK Conference

CSCUK - Cyber Security Connect UK - the industry’s leading forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), has called for the cyber security community to respond to the Government policy paper published on 11 September 2019 about post-Brexit cyber security. The Government has asked for the Cyber Security Industry in the UK to provide views and opinions about the proposed approach to cyber security certification following the UK’s departure from the EU. Martin Smith, Cyber...

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Security breach SMB

Nearly one-third (32%) of IT group employees in SMBs and mid-market enterprises globally said their organisation had experienced a security breach in the past five years, with at least 10% of the total sample of respondents reporting that they were hit by a breach in the past year. That’s according to a new survey conducted by Kaseya which polled more than 400 global respondents. The study identified that just under half (42%) of respondents automate...

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managed service providers

T has signed a contract to deploy a cloud-based SIEM service for icare, a regional provider of insurance and care services to the businesses, people and communities of New South Wales, Australia. By selecting BT, icare will benefit from market-leading cyber security capabilities to protect its customer data and enable secure business operations. The solution has been designed to be scaleable and flexible to minimise icare’s risk exposure as business requirements change and security threats...

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Darktrace Cyber AI Analyst Investigates Threats At Machine Speed.

Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, has today announced the launch of the Cyber AI Analyst, a new technology that emulates human thought processes to continuously investigate cyber-threats at machine speed. With the power to transform the security industry, early adopters of this technology reported a 92% reduction in the time required to investigate threats and provide conclusions to executives. This ground-breaking innovation is the culmination of over three years of research at the...

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