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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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To Pay Or Not To Pay – Security Pros Have Their Say.

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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Modernising Identity For On-Prem Apps.

By Michael Gleason, director of product marketing at OneLogin Fun fact: in 2006, Forrester Research estimated that 90 percent of CRM sales were on-premises instances. That means ninety percent of CRM users had to deal with more than just a messy customer database - they had to deal with the hosting, the humans and the hardware necessary to host the application. In 2006, Salesforce.com’s trailing twelve month revenue wasn’t anything to scoff at - it...

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A Quarter Of Workers Spend A Minimum Of 3 Months A Year Secretly Surfing The Web At Work.

A survey carried out this month by Gurucul, a security and fraud analytics technology provider, among 476 IT workers found that a quarter of people spend more than 2 hours a day surfing the web at work, equating to 10 hours a week and a mind-blowing 40 hours a month. In total, that means a quarter of all workers are wasting 3 months a year on non-work related surfing and, when you take the average...

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SOAR vs. Security Operations: What’s Really Going On?

Written by John Czupak, CEO, ThreatQuotient There’s something big brewing in the world of security operations, but what exactly is it? We are regularly inundated with various descriptions of useful tools and capabilities (think Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs), Security Incident Response (SIR), Hunting and more). Unfortunately, many of us are equally confused about the fundamental capabilities of these technologies, and more pointedly, what problems they aim to solve. Perhaps...

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Securonix Announces Network Traffic Analysis Product Offering.

Securonix, Inc., a leader in next-gen SIEM, today announced the launch of its network traffic analysis (NTA) product that will provide bundled Corelight network sensors and use case content. Securonix NTA will be an integral part of the Securonix SIEM product, enabling customers to deploy a single solution that correlates network traffic, security events, and entity context to detect and respond to the most advanced insider and cyber threats. Customers today are struggling to detect...

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Securonix Enhances SIEM Platform With Analytics-Driven SOAR 2.0.

Securonix, Inc., the leader in Next-Gen SIEM, today announced the general availability of its SOAR 2.0 product. With integrated SIEM, UEBA, and SOAR capabilities, the Securonix Next-Gen SIEM platform provides end-to-end threat detection, investigation, and response enabling customers to significantly reduce their mean time to respond (MTTR) and improve operational efficiency. “Our vision is to provide customers with an end-to-end analytics platform to rapidly detect and respond to advanced threats,” said Tanuj Gulati, CTO and...

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LinkedIn Accounts For More Than Half Of Social Media Phishing Emails In Q2 2019, According To KnowBe4 Findings.

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, reviewed the results of tens of thousands of simulated phishing tests over the course of Q2 2019 and found that more than 50 percent of those related to social media had “LinkedIn” in the title. With this information, organisations need to train their users how to recognise and manage phishing emails that come into the corporate network. KnowBe4’s analysis shows that...

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Navisite And Alert Logic Provide New Managed Threat Detection And Remediation Solution Through Expanded Global Partnership.

Navisite, a part of Spectrum Enterprise, the enterprise-focused arm of Charter Communications, Inc., and Alert Logic, the SIEMless Threat Management™ company, today announced the availability of an enhanced, fully integrated portfolio of Managed Threat Detection and Remediation services for enterprise cloud clients. Navisite is leveraging Alert Logic’s award-winning SIEMless Threat Management platform to expand security offerings for clients. Alert Logic’s platform is tightly integrated in Navisite’s managed security service, enabling automated threat monitoring and remediation,...

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