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The topic of the NHSX COVID-19 contact tracing app has been at the centre of many security debates lately. The discussion has been fuelled by security professionals, conspiracy theorists, and everyone in-between. However, many of the voices have not represented the British population that the application is designed to protect. With this in mind, Anomali, a cybersecurity company specialising in threat intelligence and analysis, conducted a survey of the British public in order to ascertain...

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Dogs on Zoom Call

A new nationwide study commissioned by Eskenzi PR, a Queen’s award-winning Tech PR agency and carried out by OnePoll, examined how video conferencing has changed workers’ perception of their colleagues. The results, announced today, have found that nearly half (40%) of UK workers judge their colleagues on how their house looks over video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Join.me and Whereby. Fortunately, of those who admit letting the appearance of their co-workers' houses influence their opinion...

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The UK Workforce Prefers Working Remotely

On Sunday, the UK's Prime Minister spoke to the country to outline the next steps of the country-wide lockdown that was imposed last March to control the spread of the Coronavirus. Social distancing measures have forced an estimated 20 million people to work from their home, and if we consider that, as of December 2019, the people who reported working from home in the UK were a mere 1.7, the habit shift brought by the...

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From: Thomas, Kevin Sent: 24 August 2019 10:43 To: Malik, Javvad Subject: Encryption Jav I’m updating the presentation pack for this months management meeting. Can you send me a short description of encryption so the SLT can better understand the solution. Kev From: Malik, Javvad Sent: 24 August 2019 11:03 To: Thomas, Kevin Subject: Encryption Hi Kevin, Encryption is the process of transforming information using an algorithm to make it unreadable to anyone except those...

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By Kevin Bailey, Managing Director & Principal - Security Research at Omnisperience  When I look back at the cybersecurity industry, in the early 2000s it involved a few hundred vendors battling for their share of a ~$750 million market. The hacker was motivated by the chase and notoriety rather than monetary rewards. Fast forward to 2020 and sophisticated hackers have now established a matrix structure comparable to multinational corporations with the discipline, skills, diversity of...

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WFH

By Prof. John Walker To say we live in unprecedented times must be the understatement of the century – in fact, what we have seen in recent years does amount to gross disbelief. Terrorist attacks finding their way to the streets of the UK, active Russian agents seemingly acting with murderous impunity, whilst looking wondrously up at Church Spires, not to mention the murder of a US based journalist within the walls of a Egyptian...

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Mobile Tracing NHS

Technology has undoubtedly made life more bearable during a global pandemic. From drones being rolled out to deliver medicines and essential items across Ireland, to the rise of video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom creating a more connected community of remote workers. The affordances of our ever increasingly digital epoch have made isolation more tolerable by providing interconnectivity and entertainment. However, there is a darker side to the rapid uptake of technology during this international...

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Qualys

Last week, Qualys launched its latest solution, Vulnerability Management Detection and Response - VMDR, which integrates asset visibility, vulnerability management, detection and response across global hybrid-IT environments all from a single app. It was presented to the world with an informative webinar (available here). With the recognition that this launch is taking place during unprecedented times, we caught up with Sumedh Thakar, President and Chief Product Officer, and Philippe Courtot, Chairman and CEO at Qualys,...

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The IT Security Guru and Eskenzi PR are excited to present  the latest instalment of our series CISO Carpool NOT Karaoke. In this episode, we asked Shan Lee, CISO at Transferwise, our most burning questions about what it's like to work the IT Security industry. Did you know that the first time the word Cyber was first used in William Gibson's book Neuromancer, and that the author actually explained that he chose that word because...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIP14sYUb00&feature=youtu.be KnowBe4’s new Phishing by Industry Benchmarking Report, published this week, reveals organisation’s Phish-Prone percentage (PPP), which indicates how many of their employees are likely to fall for a phishing or social engineering scam. The initial baseline phishing test was administered to organisations that hadn’t conducted any KnowBe4 security awareness training. The results indicated a high level of risk, with an average initial baseline PPP of 37.9%, up 8.3% from 2019, across all industries and...

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