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Why is cybersecurity vital for small businesses?

Picture the scene: The office of a small but successful law firm is broken into. During the ensuing break-in, hundreds of documents relating to both employees’ and clients’ personal data are stolen and presumed available for sale online, including compromising personal information and financial data. Following an investigation, it becomes apparent that the law firm did not employ basic security controls when attempting to protect their physical premises. No security system, no CCTV, and no...

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Guest blog: The death throes of the password? Key takeaways from the One Identity Infosecurity Europe survey

By Dan Conrad, AD Security and Management Team Lead at One Identity Authentication is one of the hottest topics in cybersecurity right now. As biometrics, MFA, and a range of other authentication methods continue to threaten the password’s supremacy, we thought it was worth finding out what industry professionals thought about it all. So that’s what we did. At InfoSecurity Europe 2022, One Identity surveyed more than 100 security and IT professionals to get a...

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One Identity Guest Blog – The password checklist

By Dan Conrad, Security team lead at One Identity   It is not a secret that passwords are not a particularly secure method of protection, furthermore in a world where multifactor authentication is becoming the norm, talking about password hygiene seems a little dated but still, according to the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report, credentials are the route to data breaches in 61% of incidents.      In an ideal world, and increasingly in reality, any...

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Mobile banking is the safest way to bank for UK consumers, RiskOps platform for financial risk management Feedzai revealed in their Q2 2022 Financial Crime Report, based on the analysis of over 18 billion global banking transactions throughout 2021. According to the report, banking represented 88% of all banking transactions in the U.K. during this period; however, fraud rates were over 50% lower using a mobile device compared with desktop, laptop, telephone, or in-person transactions...

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Deepweb researcher DarkFeed has taken to Twitter to announce they have discovered an attack at the hands of the Hive hacking group against Indonesian energy company Perushaan Gas Negare (PGN). 🌐 Hive #Ransomware team ransomed another huge energy company 🚨Perusahaan Gas Negara is a state-owned natural gas company operated by the Indonesian government with $3 billion in revenue from Indonesia 🇮🇩#Hive pic.twitter.com/WTw5nsaicF— DarkFeed (@ido_cohen2) April 3, 2022 PNG hasn't confirmed the compromise yet, but according...

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Business leaders

New research from Adarma, the UK’s largest independent cyber threat management company, has discovered a major disconnect in the way organisations think and act in the face of ransomware. Adarma's nationwide ransomware study surveyed 500 C-level executives at UK businesses with over 2,000 employees and found that 58% of respondents have experienced a ransomware attack, with 94% of respondents reporting to be either concerned or very concerned about being hit by ransomware. However, the research also...

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Zero Trust core to contemporary cybersecurity strategy, One Identity research finds

One Identity, the unified identity security company, has released global survey findings that unpack the current state of Zero Trust awareness and adoption across the enterprise. After a year plagued by one disastrous cybersecurity incident after another, new findings from One Identity reveal that only 1 in 5 security stakeholders are confident in their organisation's understanding of Zero Trust. According to the Dimensional Research-conducted survey of 1,009 IT security professionals, Zero Trust is a main...

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One Identity Offers Free Privileged Session Management Capability to Support Critical Infrastructure Providers

On Tuesday, energy generator CS Energy, which is owned by the Queensland government, fell victim to a ransomware attack that impacted operations. The incident occurred over the weekend, in yet the latest cyber threat to target critical infrastructure. As per the organisation's announcement, the incident occurred on CS Energy’s corporate network and has not impacted electricity generation at our Callide and Kogan Creek power stations. Our power stations are continuing to generate and dispatch electricity...

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Managing chaos: How 9/11 and the pandemic changed the way organisations understand critical events

Most careers might take an unexpected turn from time to time but very few people see the path of their entire professional existence re-wired, without warning, in a single morning.   One who did is Tracy Reinhold, now the chief security officer at critical event management company Everbridge, which has been described as the most successful security company nobody has heard of.   The morning was September 11, 2001, probably the first time in world history when a billion human beings alive at the time will be able to say without hesitation what they were doing on a single day. Most of us remember very little but this was an unwanted reminder that there are a few things about...

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PICCASO - which stands for "Privacy, InfoSec, Culture Change & Awareness Societal Organisation" - is a Special Interest Group (SIG) founded by CEO Steve Wright at Privacy Culture Limited June 2021,  with the driving purpose of opening conversations about why and how a culture of privacy should be embedded into organisations and be at the heart of privacy compliance & strategy. By discussing specialised privacy topics such as Culture, Behaviour, Change & Communication, and looking...

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