Opinions & Analysis

Planning For Business Growth? 3 Reasons To Get Cyber Savvy.

Cyber-attacks are surging and small and medium sized enterprises are easy prey for hackers. Joe Collinwood, CEO at CySure outlines why being cyber aware is a business necessity for all organisations Small businesses in the UK are the target of an estimated 65,000 attempted cyber-attacks every day, according to new figures from specialist global insurer Hiscox. According to the insurer, cyber security incidents cost the average small business £25,700 in direct costs such as ransoms...

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Securing Crypto Assets On The Blockchain.

By Andre Stoorvogel, Director of Product Marketing, Rambus Payments The rapid expansion of the cryptocurrency ecosystem demonstrates the power of the blockchain to revolutionize financial services and beyond. Yet at the same time, the inherent volatility provides a cautionary tale. With blockchain implementations gaining traction, it is clear that a new approach is required to enhance the security and usability of crypto and digital assets. But how can this be achieved? A token gesture or...

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The Value Of Cyber Security Awareness.

By Vinaya Sheshadri, Principal Security Consultant for RiverSafe For businesses, a cyber-attack is not a matter of “if” but “when”. Every business is at risk of a cyber-attack. In 2018 alone, cyber-attacks on organisations cost the UK economy 10’s of billions of pounds, with 7 out of 10 companies falling victim to a cyber-attack or breach. According to the 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, more than 90% of cyber-attacks were traced back to human error....

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IoT And DDoS Attacks: A Match Made In Heaven.

Written by Adrian Taylor, Regional VP of Sales for A10 Networks By 2020, Gartner predicts the total number of IoT devices will reach 20.4 billion. At the same time, DDoS attacks are on the rise, with Cisco estimating that the number of DDoS attacks exceeding 1 gigabit of traffic per second will soar to 3.1 million by 2021. While correlation does not equal causation, in this case I believe that the two are connected. There...

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Things To Know Before Developing Intelligence Requirements.

Written by Mike Mimoso, Editorial Director, Flashpoint To state the obvious, proper intelligence requirements must be in place before data collection, analysis, and consumption of intel can happen. These requirements are critical because they enable an organisation to choose and prioritise its intelligence goals, determine what information it needs to collect and from what sources to achieve those goals, establish how it will process this information, and identify which dissemination methods are most appropriate for...

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How To Get In Shape For Today’s Security Challenges And Counter Ransomware Attack.

By Andreas Bechter, Global Technical Alliance Manager at Veritas Technologies Recently, I’ve been doing intensive exercise. Not to lose some pounds before the inevitable post-Christmas weight gain, but because I’m getting ready for an XLETIX obstacle course in Munich. It won’t be easy. I’ll need to run, climb, jump and crawl past miles of mud and obstacles. And I’ll need to be as fit as possible to make it to the end. In a way,...

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Data Breaches And High-Profile Security Hacks – An Evergreen Story.

By Richard Whomes, Senior Director, Rocket Software 2018 was a big year for data breaches, with organisations from Cathay Pacific to the Tory party suffering from attacks. But no organisation has hit the headlines quite as much as British Airways. The airline’s first breach occurred in September 2018, when an attack affected 380,000 transactions which had been made over a two-week period. Then came the announcement by BA’s owner, International Airlines Group (IAG), that an...

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Looking To The State Of Cybersecurity For The Year Ahead.

By Tim Brown, VP of Security, SolarWinds MSP 2018 was a prolific year within the cybersecurity and wider tech landscape. Data breaches have consistently made headlines, and as a result, we have seen the public mood sour toward many well-known companies whose brands have been quite damaged—potentially irreversibly. The rate of high-profile cyber-attacks and data breaches shows no signs of slowing down either—especially as the value of customer data continues to grow. While 2019 may...

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These Are Not Cybersecurity Predictions For 2019.

Written by Jonathan Couch, SVP Strategy, ThreatQuotient As 2019 approaches, cybersecurity professionals are beginning to share their predictions for the coming year. I am not a big fan of these types of predictions. That’s because what actually happens in any given year tends to be more of the same with one or two new, unique industry targets or types of attacks that have evolved. For the most part, threat actors aren't really that advanced or...

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Trend Micro Finds One Third Of Cybersecurity Staff Feel Isolated From The Business.

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today revealed that IT executives responsible for cybersecurity feel a lack of support from company leaders, and 33 percent feel completely isolated in their role. IT teams are under significant pressure, with some of the challenges cited including prioritising emerging threats (47 percent) and keeping track of a fractured security environment (43 percent). The survey showed that they are feeling the weight...

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