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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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One Identity Safeguard now offers free Personal Password Vault

One Identity has recently introduced a new feature within One Identity Safeguard for Privileged Passwords 6.6, which manages and secures the use of corporate personal passwords to access corporate third-party accounts. Corporate users can store their passwords for online accounts to services within a new Personal Password Vault. By leveraging the feature - which is free for all users at Safeguard licensed companies - organisations can ensure proper control over, as well as policy adherence...

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European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2020 – Winners Announced!

The winners of the 2020 European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards were announced last night in an event with a twist. Forgoing the usual booze up in a pub close to Infosecurity Europe this year, the awards ceremony went virtual! And thanks to Qualys, the headline sponsor, cocktail kits were sent to all registered finalists to join in for an online cocktail-making class given by Patrick Fogarty of Doctor Ink’s Curiosities / Stir Crazy. Judges Yvonne Eskenzi...

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DBIR 2020

by Eoin Keary, CEO and founder of Edgescan: For the third year running Edgescan contributed to the Verizon DBiR. The DBiR is recognized as the defacto cyber report which casts a wide net across all types of cyber security and breaches, this includes vulnerability management in both infrastructure and applications. Edgescan vulnerability data is curated and validated, sanitised and reflects tens of thousands of assessments we deliver globally across the full stack to our clients. As stated by...

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ISACA London Chapter Launches Membership Assistance Programme

Saying that we live in unprecedented times might be an understatement if there ever was one. People across the globe – those lucky enough to still have their job that is – have been forced to learn how to work from home, with the noise of children demanding attention, pets barking in the background and no chance to go out for a Friday night pint to wind down. But, if there is an industry that...

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Securing Docker with CIS Controls

Containers, along with orchestrators such as Kubernetes, have ushered in a new era of application development methodology, enabling microservices architectures as well as continuous development and delivery. Docker is by far the most dominant container runtime engine, with a 91% penetration according to the State of the Container and Kubernetes Security Report. Containerization has many benefits and as a result has seen wide adoption. Gartner predicts that by 2023, 70% of organizations will be running...

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Case study: Softcat Prevails Over Cybercrime With KnowBe4

With a multitude of awards, ranging from CRN’s ‘Public Sector Reseller of the Year’ to Great Places to Work and Best Managed IT Provider, Softcat is one of the largest and most reputable resellers of technology solutions and services in the United Kingdom. Its team of over 1,300 employees in offices across Britain and Ireland, help clients to find the right software for their needs, provide expert advice and support organisations through full infrastructure transformations....

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Verizon published today its yearly Data Breach Investigation Report, based on real-world data from 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 data breaches provided by 73 data sources, both public and private entities, spanning 86 countries worldwide. The report provides a most useful snapshot of the current state of the fight against cybercrime, and highlights not only the weaknesses in organisations' approach to security, but also the areas where cybercriminals seem to be focussing their efforts. IT...

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