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Lookout! Total App Defence is Here

It is common practice for businesses to implement some kind of central tool to manage smartphones and tablets. Normally, this is done through solutions referred to as mobile device management (MDM), which can ensure mobile devices are configured properly for business use. MDMs can also be used to mandate certain built-in device security settings, such as device lock-screen and pin code length. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that this provides adequate enterprise-grade...

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Edgescan's Senior Security Consultant Guram Javakhishvili has discovered several vulnerabilities across a number of popular applications. Some of these are not yet publicly available. As soon as the vendor implements the fixes, those issues will also be added to this list and article will be updated accordingly. CMS Made Simple 2.2.13 CMS Made Simple is a Content Management System that was first released in July 2004 as an open source General Public License (GPL) package....

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Patrick Carey, Director of Product Marketing at Synopsys In the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), it was found that 43% of data breaches are linked to application vulnerabilities; a number that has more than doubled in comparison to the year prior. Considering recent events, including the COVID-19 outbreak and the Black Lives Matter movement, this situation will likely deteriorate as cybercriminals are quick to take advantage of heightened emotions to further their own...

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Tony Morbin IT Security Guru Editor

Today Tony Morbin joined IT Security Guru as editor in chief, signalling a drive to further develop this vital news and information source for the cyber security industry. Last week Tony left SC Media UK, the world’s longest established cyber security title, where he oversaw the transition from print to digital, as well as more recently engaging in the move from live to digital events during the coronavirus pandemic. Tony has also been publisher at Ten...

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Major spike in cyber threats during Covid-19 pandemic – insights from the Telco Security Alliance

The COVID-19 Threat Intelligence Insight report was provided by AT&T Cybersecurity and the Telco Security Alliance (TSA), which observed cyberthreat activity between January and June 2020. The TSA consists of a group including Singtel (Trustwave), and Telefónica (ElevenPaths), and aims to offer enterprises comprehensive cybersecurity insights to help them address the threat of cyberattacks and the evolving threat landscape.   The findings include threat intelligence examined and provided by AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange,...

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One Identity, provider of identity-centered security, today announced the company’s 2nd second consecutive year being named an Overall Leader for its Privileged Access Management solutions in KuppingerCole’s 2020 Leadership Compass for Privileged Access Management (PAM) report. 1 This recognition follows One Identity’s recent placement as an Overall Leader in KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) report. 2   When creating the 2020 Leadership Compass PAM report, KuppingerCole Analysts evaluated the strengths and...

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Calling all Cybersecurity Heroes for Unsung Heroes Awards!

Eskenzi PR has today announced that the fifth annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are open for nominations. The 2020 awards are a chance to celebrate the people, not products, on the front lines of battling cyber threats – whether that be in the classroom, in law enforcement or within corporate organisations. A new category has been added this year for those helping to keep UK businesses safe through the COVID-19 pandemic.     Nominations are open until the 31st of August 2020 and the Unsung Heroes Awards will take place...

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Untrained and Malicious Users Biggest Cause for Concern Among UK IT Professionals

Following on the success of last year’s global report, KnowBe4 has today released the findings of ‘The 2020 What Keeps You Up at Night Report”. This year, KnowBe4 delves into the issues that specifically trouble UK-based organisations and IT experts, including attack types, security initiatives as well as organisational constraints. An in-depth analysis examined just how prepared these organisations are in managing such cyber threats, risks and concerns.   The report compiled information gathered from...

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Furloughed workers’ emails – source of stress in more ways than one

  According to the latest figures, more than one in four or some 8.9 million workers have now been furloughed in the UK. It means, among other things, that a staggering amount of email inboxes are going unchecked - becoming a source of anxiety for employees and even gathering potential threats daily. In fact, a study conducted by Censuswide on behalf of KnowBe4 examined the attitudes of the British furloughed workforce regarding anxiety or stress,...

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Unsecured Internet-facing database attracts hackers in a matter of hours

You only have to read the news on this very website to find countless stories of instances where companies have inadvertently left a database exposed on the web - it’s every security professional’s worst nightmare.   Researchers at Comparitech, who will often be the source of finding these misconfigured databases to alert the unsuspecting company, decided to set up a honeypot experiment to see just how little time it would take before such a database...

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