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Amazon Prime Day took place this week, with the retailer claiming that the first 10 hours grew even faster than the first 10 hours on the same day in 2017, exceeding the £766m ($1bn) in sales globally. According to reports, spending jumped 89 percent in the first 12 hours of the event compared to the same period last year. Zscaler released its own data, which reveals the number of Amazon transactions taking place in the...

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New research by data security company, Clearswift, has shown that year on year cyber security incidents from those within the organisation, as a percentage of all incidents, have fallen in the UK and Germany, two countries currently now under the ruling of GDPR. However, in the United States, a country outside of the direct jurisdiction, threats are on the rise.   The research surveyed 400 senior IT decision makers in organisations of more than 1,000...

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Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, today announced at the AWS Summit, New York, the industry’s first network intrusion detection system (IDS) for containers, available in Alert Logic Cloud Defender and Threat Manager solutions. This innovation brings organisations powerful new capabilities to inspect network traffic for malicious activity targeting containers, and faster detection of compromises to enhance the security of workloads running on the AWS Cloud. The Alert Logic network IDS capability supports...

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Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the launch of its early adopter program after conducting a successful private beta for the new Domain Name System (DNS) Security Gateway solution. The Mimecast DNS Security Gateway cloud-based service guards against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to websites deemed unsafe or inappropriate based on each organization’s objectives and policies. The program is open for existing Mimecast customers...

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Eskenzi PR, the driving force behind Security Serious , has today announced the third annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are now open for nominations.  The awards are a chance for the people, not products, on the front lines – whether it’s teaching others, working with law enforcement or battling cyber threats in organisations - to come together and receive the recognition they deserve. Nominations are open until the 3rd of August and The Unsung...

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A study of 1000 UK adults, carried out in May 2018, showed that the main reason people upgrade their smartphone is due to the embarrassment of having an older handset, rather than the desire to have the latest tech.   Despite mobile technology drastically improving in recent years, the research, by Satsuma Loans, revealed that 63% of respondents would be embarrassed if their peers saw them using a handset that was more than a couple...

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New research from Unisys Corporation found that IT professionals reported three incidents on average where sensitive information had been lost last year, with some respondents reporting 11 losses for the year. Respondents also reported an average of nine incidents per month where they had to address highly severe security issues. The survey, conducted by information insights company Information Services Group Inc. (ISG), asked 404 enterprise IT professionals in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to assess their...

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Cylance Inc., the leading provider of AI-driven, prevention-first security solutions, today launched Cylance Smart Antivirus, AI-powered antivirus software designed specifically for consumers. By extending the enterprise-grade AI of CylancePROTECT into the home, Cylance provides internet users with next-generation security software that proactively predicts and blocks never-before-seen threats. More than 350,000 new pieces of malware are created every day, and traditional consumer antivirus software simply can’t keep pace with today’s security reality. Existing solutions rely on reactive, signature-based technologies that slow...

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Janrain®, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, today announced that they have partnered to provide Janrain Secure Edge, bringing new integrated security capabilities to the Janrain Identity Cloud®, the world’s largest identity network. The value of customer profile data linked to customer identities has grown dramatically over the past decade and is one of...

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Insider threats represent a significant danger to organisations trying to guard sensitive data from breaches, especially as businesses are tasked with protecting ever-growing amounts of data in the GDPR era. To tackle this, managed services provider EACS believes that privileged access management (PAM) needs to become a fixture of any cybersecurity strategy, and has demonstrated this commitment by entering into a collaborative partnership with PAM pioneers Thycotic.   The collaboration will see EACS and Thycotic come together to...

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