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Janrain®, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category and Trusona, the global leader in passwordless identity authentication, today announces a go-to-market partnership that will facilitate the creation of a frictionless, no username/password customer journey while enhancing security within the solution stack. Together Janrain and Trusona will jointly target consumer fintech, insurance and media brands in the EMEA region who are establishing and retaining app-based relationships with their customers as a...

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On Monday, over 70 of the great and good in cybersecurity gathered for a Flash Mob event outside the Tower of London to raise awareness of cybersecurity, offering their hints and tips on what you should do to be more secure online! It’s all part of Security Serious Week, an event organised by Eskenzi PR, which runs alongside European Cyber-Security Awareness Month to get the industry to share their skills and educate the wider community on...

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Large organizations utilize a variety of technologies and solutions to create cyber resiliency, an important part of the best practice known as Defense in Depth. But, using disparate systems can actually result in increased security exposure and risks, and slower response to threats. A few years ago, Cisco began working with the best and brightest minds around the world to address this issue. This led to the creation of their security technology program, which included...

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As businesses struggle to combat increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks, the severity of which is exacerbated by both the vanishing IT perimeters in today’s mobile and IoT era, coupled with an acute shortage of skilled security professionals, IT security teams need both a new approach and powerful new tools to protect data and other high-value assets. Increasingly, they are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) as a key weapon to win the battle against stealthy threats inside...

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According to the Akamai 2018 State of the Internet / Security Credential Stuffing Attacks report, worldwide malicious login attempts are on the rise. Findings from the report show that Akamai detected approximately 3.2 billion malicious logins per month from January through April 2018, and over 8.3 billion malicious login attempts from bots in May and June 2018 – a monthly average increase of 30 percent. In total, from the beginning of November 2017 through the...

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On Friday, Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) and leading science and engineering company QinetiQ hosted the latest Cyber Security Challenge UK Face-to-Face competition at QinetiQ’s headquarters in Farnborough. The competition saw 28 code-breaking amateurs from across the country ethically hack the cryptocurrency wallets of customers from a fictitious bank. The challenges, which put contestants’ cryptography, problem-solving, automation and scripting skills to the test, included breaking into digital vaults and delivering presentations to expectant board...

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Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, a global leader in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, announces that CREST has accredited Kroll as a global CREST Penetration Testing service provider. This accreditation affirms Kroll’s expertise and authority to conduct penetration testing for clients around the world and helps provide assurance to organisations regarding the strength of their cyber resilience.   CREST was set up in 2006 in response to...

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RiskIQ, the global leader in digital risk management, today revealed that its researchers traced the breach of 380,000 sets of payment information belonging to customers of British Airways to Magecart, the credit-card skimming group made infamous for its July breach of Ticketmaster. Because the attack was reported by British Airways to be web-based and targeting credit card data, RiskIQ researchers strongly suspected Magecart was behind it. Leveraging the company's global web-crawling network, which maintains a...

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Cyber security training facility Crucial Academy has released the 2018 Cyber Security City Ranking, revealing the best cities for cyber security professionals, with Reading, Leeds and Cardiff topping the table. Analysing four factors, including salary, affordability, job availability and tech sector growth potential, the ranking sought to uncover which cities may be most attractive to those already working in or considering cyber security as a career path. Reading in Berkshire, home to a wide variety...

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The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has discovered several infections from a previously unknown Trojan, which is most likely related to the infamous Chinese-speaking threat actor – LuckyMouse. The most peculiar trait of this malware is its hand-picked driver, signed with a legitimate digital certificate, which has been issued by a company developing information security-related software. The LuckyMouse group is known for highly targeted cyberattacks on large entities around the world. The...

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