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A security software-as-a-service solution that continuously scans the entirety of an organisation’s digital assets is perhaps the clearest indicator of how much the cybersecurity world has changed since the old days, when one ad-hoc penetration test and an antivirus would do the trick. We asked Eoin Keary, CEO and founder of edgescan, to tell us more about this model of security how should ensure they are making an informed choice. Which organisations should consider adopting...

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Given the current state of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and many organizations mandating or recommending that employees work from home, KnowBe4 has a few security recommendations: Be on the lookout for emails or text messages related to COVID-19 and confirm the information directly with the vendor, bank or your boss. If an employee will be using shared equipment that their family also uses at home, ensure that the latest security updates are installed. Conduct a...

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As the COVID-19 virus spreads around the world and we invest in hand sanitiser to protect our physical hygiene, many are falling victim to coronavirus phishing scams and failing to protect their cybersecurity hygiene. In the face of this pandemic and the growing climate of fear and misinformation, leading information security professionals have given their advice on what steps to take to ensure online security is preserved despite emerging cyber threats…   Eric Howes, KnowBe4...

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According to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Centre’s 2019 Internet Crime Report, phishing was the top crime reported by victims in 2019 with U.S. based fraud losses in excess of $3.5 billion. Other forms of social engineering that use phishing emails as an entry include Business Email Compromise (BEC), which has cost the global economy $26 Billion in reported losses. As such, the new partnership announced today between KnowBe4 and Agari could not have come...

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According to data collected by Griffin Law 1,524,449 fake emails, calls and text messages claiming to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs were reported to HMRC between 2018 and 2019.   Fraudulent correspondence purporting to be from HMRC is nothing new, but their delivery appears to have changed.   Scams in the form of SMS text messages, otherwise known as smishing, have increased by 56% from 36,950 to 57,579 whereas email scams, or phishing,...

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Ransomware

Unfortunately, ransomware is impacting businesses of all sizes across the globe. This means that critical systems and applications are encrypted by malicious actors and will only be decrypted if a ransom is paid. This will effect all but the most prepared enterprises, and as recent reports show, even prepared businesses can suffer. Offline backups of business critical information can be make or break when it comes to mitigating a ransomware attack. However unfortunately, some backups...

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It was reported yesterday that French sporting retail giant Decathlon leaked over 123 million records through an improperly secured ElasticSearch server, leaving customer and employee details exposed. The leak was spotted by security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar at VPNmentor on 12th February, Decathlon were notified four days later, the leak was investigated, and the server pulled down shortly after. In light of the data breach affecting the retail firm, which has 44 UK...

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Nozomi Networks Wins Award for OT & IoT Cybersecurity Innovation

Nozomi Networks Inc. is proud to announce it has won the Market Leader: Operational Technology (OT) & Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity award from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM).   “We’re thrilled to receive this coveted cybersecurity award from Cyber Defense Magazine,” said Nozomi Networks CEO Edgard Capdevielle. “It’s an honour to be recognised not only for the industry’s most advanced solutions in OT visibility and security, but also for the innovative work we are doing...

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Securonix, Inc. today announced the launch of the Securonix Analytics Sandbox capability, which provides an isolated test or QA environment within the production setup. This enables security operations teams to test, tune, and validate new use cases prior to pushing them to live production.   “Security operations teams are in a catch 22 - they must update use cases rapidly to stay ahead of evolving threats, but must do so in a way that does not...

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MGM hotel guests face data leak

10.6 million people who had stayed at MGM Resorts have had their personal data published on a hacking forum, it was revealed this week. According to ZD Net the leaked personal data included names, addresses, phone numbers, emails and dates of birth. It is thought that the recent breach stems from an earlier incident which occurred last year, whereby unauthorised actors were able to access MGM’s internal cloud and therefore the personal information of previous...

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