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Things To Know Before Developing Intelligence Requirements.

A survey conducted by fintech security provider Entersekt through YouGov has found that over a third of British consumers (34 percent) distrust digital communications from banks to such an extent that they ignore actions the messages suggest they take. The survey focused on consumers’ attitudes to “paperless banking” – the means by which banks and their customers communicate and administer accounts rather than the tools they use to transact. Conducted online by YouGov in March...

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Information Security vs Cybersecurity

Ever since the second half of the 20th century when the first hackers were tinkering with computers in garages, there has been heated debates about what name should be attributed to the trade of computing security. In order to put an end to an argument that has plagued security professionals for well over half a century, we conducted a survey that was sent directly to over 5,000 industry professionals. Of the 5,000 experts surveyed, we...

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wfh

In the span of a couple months, the world as we knew it was turned upside-down. As scientists across the globe conduct experiments in search of the COVID-19 vaccine, the labour market has found itself within its own experiment. That is, the experiment of remote working on a massive scale.   In an effort to slow down the spread of the virus, millions of employees around the world are being told to write their emails, compile their spreadsheets, and hold their meetings from the confines of their dining room...

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slack

Researchers at AT&T Alien Labs, the threat intelligence arm of AT&T Cybersecurity, have discovered a vulnerability in popular work collaboration platform Slack. Slack is a popular cloud-based messaging platform that is commonly used in workplace communication, with Slack Incoming Webhooks allowing users to post messages from applications to Slack. By specifying a unique URL, the message body, and a destination channel, users can send a message to any webhook using the URL for any workspace....

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alertlogic

phoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialised Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions, today announced a collaboration with Alert Logic, the industry’s first SaaS-enabled managed detection and response provider. This partnership will expand phoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud (DSC) to include Alert Logic’s market-defining managed detection and response solution, enabling quicker threat detection, an enhanced ability to respond to security incidents, and complete and continuous monitoring of an organisation’s attack...

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alertlogic

As part of an initiative to drive a universal industry standard for managed detection and response (MDR), this week Alert Logic announced the availability of its MDR Manifesto and the launch of a seven-part webcast series. Despite the cybersecurity industry’s current division on what constitutes MDR, Alert Logic aims to create a standard set of capabilities to define MDR and drive clarity in the industry on the capabilities and value organisations should expect from an...

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Finalists Announced for 2020 European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards

The public nominations for the seventh annual European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2020 have been collated and finalists announced. To see the full list of nominees and cast your votes in each category, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe8AkYMfAAwJ4JZzYRm8GfsJCDON8q83C9_wu5u10sNAt_CcA/viewform Don't miss your chance to vote for your favourite bloggers, vlogger, podcasters or social media accounts in each of the 13 categories. The first round of public nominations is complete, and you now have the chance to vote for your...

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A technical risk assessment of COVID-19

There’s a lot of information and misinformation out there surrounding COVID-19, aka the Coronavirus.   It dawned on me that writing risks is literally one of the fundamental skills of an information / IT / Cyber security professional. So why not try to make sense of the whole pandemic by thinking of it like malware.   This involves a two-step process, first write out the risk in understandable terms, and secondly, create a usable and...

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computer

With an unprecedented number of businesses having to quickly change the way they work, here is what some of the cybersecurity community are doing to help make sure the change is as secure and safe as possible: OneLogin will be offering the OneLogin Trusted Experience Platform for free to educators who are moving to a virtual learning environment in light of health concerns. The free platform, consisting of single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), and...

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Face Mask

By Rita Selvaggi, CEO of ActivTrak The global reach of the coronavirus has elevated the discussion around the need for “social distancing” and working remotely to avoid spreading the infectious virus. Global companies like IBM, Goldman Sachs, and PwC are asking employees to work from home, as are smaller organisations, such as Seattle-based online payment company Stripe. As organisations consider having employees work from home on a more massive scale, it’s important to recognise that...

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