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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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By now I’m sure that you have heard about the easyJet data breach. More than 9 million customers suffered breached personally identifiable information (PII), and some 2,000 customers had their card details “viewed”. Hugo van den Toorn, manager of offensive security at Outpost 24 warned that "often after such a breach, information will be sold on to underground marketplaces, this kind of data is then often used in various attacks: Credit card details for making...

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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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by Corin Imai, senior security advisor at DomainTools Cybercrime and mental health issues are both rampant. This article will look at how mental health issues can leave organisations more at risk to cybercrime, and how combatting cybercrime can affect mental health.  Professional burnout is defined as a work-related condition of stress causing exhaustion, a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity. Extensive literature exists about this phenomenon in relations to healthcare professionals, who need...

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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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In these strange times, we all need something to celebrate, so happy World Password Day!  Intel started World Password Day in 2013 and the first Thursday in May has been used to promote good password practices ever since.  The need for strong passwords to protect personal data has been well-documented, with the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report revealing that 80% of hacking-related breaches involve compromised and weak credentials.  But lately World Password Day has become the topic of considerable debate....

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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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