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Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. "Spectre" and "Meltdown" are the code names given to different strains of a new class of attacks that target an underlying exploitable design implementation inside the majority of computer chips manufactured over the last 20 years.   Security researchers revealed three major variants of attacks in January...

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RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today announced the release of its 2018 CISO Survey, revealing that 89.1 percent of all information security leaders are concerned about the rise of digital threats they are experiencing across web, social and mobile channels.   Some 1,691 U.S. and U.K information security leaders across multiple verticals, including enterprise, consulting, government and education, provided insights into their cyber risk concerns and plans for 2018.   Overall, the survey...

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Security concerns are twice as likely to drive cloud strategy than even the business’ core objectives, according to Calligo, a world-leading cloud solution provider. Even regulatory compliance and data privacy – the strategic themes of doing business in 2018 – receive a similarly low ranking. Whereas security is the chief driver behind cloud strategy for 34% of 200 UK IT decision-maker respondents, the business’ core objectives, compliance and data privacy are each only the top...

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Renewable energy technologies have established a significant role in the energy industry. Because of their prominence and growing importance to power supplies, it is vital for the industry to develop appropriate security, and specifically cybersecurity, strategies. A new report from energy sector experts, The Renewables Consulting Group (“RCG”), and cybersecurity specialists, Cylance Inc. (“Cylance”), provides insight into cybersecurity for the renewable energy industry, focusing on threat and impact assessment, and on measures to improve cyber...

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Today, new research suggests that half (50 per cent) of large UK businesses have built a stockpile of digital currency in case of a ransomware attack – and just seven per cent are only stockpiling Bitcoin. In fact, the vast majority (93 per cent) are spreading their cryptocurrency risk by investing in other digital currencies as well.   The research - commissioned by Citrix and carried out by OnePoll - quizzed 750 IT decision makers...

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Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today announced a partnership with ManagedMethods, a leading provider of cloud application security solutions. ManagedMethods has integrated Lastline’s malware detection technology that fuels the company’s breach protection platform into its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) offering, providing unparalleled malware-based threat detection and remediation for popular cloud and email applications. “Sophisticated malware is continually evolving to be more evasive and increasing the challenge of detecting advanced threats,” said Charlie...

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Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today announced a partnership with GT Maritime, the leading provider of specialized technologies to ensure vessel compliance and business operability, as well as keeping crew in touch with friends and family while at sea. GT Maritime’s GTMailPlus, a secure, reliable, cloud-based service that optimizes essential business and personal communications, now includes Lastline’s industry-leading advanced malware detection technology to ensure ships’ communications, navigation, and other systems are secure from...

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The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect this May and lawmakers in the U.S. are proposing stricter data breach legislation. With increased pressure on companies to better protect data and improve notification procedures in the event of a data breach, Tripwire, Inc. surveyed 406 cybersecurity professionals to see how prepared organizations are feeling. Findings from the study revealed that just over three quarters (77 percent) of companies subject to GDPR could meet the...

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New system propels The Odyssey Complex into the future of security with low-light technology that assures superb image quality, even during concerts and sporting events The Odyssey Complex, a premier entertainment venue in Belfast that plays host to many of the city’s high-profile concerts, exhibitions and sporting events, has installed a future-proofed IP security solution that ensures its 1,000,000 visitors each year can enjoy the facilities in a safe and secure environment. The vast 23-acre...

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F5 Labs today released new figures highlighting how DDoS attacks continue to grow and evolve in EMEA. According to customer data from F5’s Poland-based Security Operations Center (SOC), 2017 saw a 64% rise in mitigated incidents. EMEA is also firmly in the firing line, accounting for over 51% of reported global DDoS attacks.   Reflecting the spike in activity, F5 reported a 100% growth for EMEA customers deploying Web Application Firewall (WAF) technology in the...

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