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By Reuven Harrison, CTO, Tufin The changing face of the firewall In 2019, we will see new cloud solutions providing security for public cloud coming from the traditional firewall vendors, following up on recent acquisitions of public cloud security companies. This trend is twofold. First, it is a response to the increasing shift of enterprises towards the cloud and their need for security in these environments. Second, the firewall vendors are also realizing the potential...

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Security Predictions In 2019 From Lenovo’s UK General Manager, Preben Fjeld.

The Future Of Security With humans often marked as the weakest link in security, 2018 was exasperated by challenges due to the growth of mobility, BYOD, remote working and the gig economy. Looking at the next twelve months, AI is being touted as the pathway to protection; but as with many powerful tools, it can be used for both good and evil, as AI platforms become growingly favoured by cyber criminals too. We expect to...

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4 Reasons Why CISOs Should Adopt Threat Intelligence.

Written by Anthony Perridge, ThreatQuotient For modern organisations operating today data has never been so valuable but, sadly, it is also a valuable commodity for cyber-criminals. The data held within your organisation is now more dynamic than ever and the bad news is, it actually gives hackers multiple entry points to initiate a cyber attack that can have terrible consequences for your organisation. This has led companies to turn to a defence-in-depth approach, implementing multiple...

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Cylance 2019 Predictions.

Terrorist Related-Groups Will Attack Population Centers With Crimeware As A Service: While terrorist-related groups have been tormenting organizations and individuals for years, we anticipate more potentially destructive attacks in 2019. Instead of breaking systems with ransomware, adversaries will leverage new tools to conduct harmful assaults on targeted subjects and organizations. From attacks on data integrity that essentially kill computers to the point of mandatory hardware replacements, to leveraging new technology for physical assaults such as...

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Cybersecurity M&A Driven To New Highs As Businesses Wage War Against Cyberattacks.

The Cybersecurity M&A Market Report from international technology mergers and acquisitions advisors, Hampleton Partners, outlines how high profile hacks, the global digitisation of business and new regulations are driving record transaction volumes and valuations, with 141 completed transactions by October this year, surpassing 2016 and 2017 levels. 2018 has seen nine big ticket deals in excess of $500m from buyers such as Thoma Bravo, Cisco, RELX, AT&T and Francisco Partners, which have generated attention to...

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Next-Generation Firewalls Are The Best Medicines For Your Network.

By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director for A10 Networks As viruses become more sophisticated, malware must be detected all the way down to its DNA. The winter season is peak time for infection and disease across the UK. But the old saying “prevention is better than cure“ is not only relevant to our personal health, but also to our networks and IT systems. In corporate networks, the classic defence against malware and other external attacks is...

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Has a sensitive political and business environment in 2018 deflected attention away from security and left UK businesses less prepared for cyberattack? New research* has revealed that UK businesses are looking for greater support from the Government in the ever-growing battle against cybercrime. According to the latest insights from RedSeal, nearly seven in ten (68%) IT bosses say their business has suffered at least one cyberattack in the past year. Almost a third (31%) also...

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2019 Cybersecurity Predictions From SecBI CEO Gilad Peleg.

1. In SaaS, nobody knows you were hacked, leading enterprises to seek better visibility solutions. The model of enterprise software deployed on-premise will gradually disappear as it is replaced by SaaS. Many of the resources once in the hands of corporate, like the database, email server, ERP, CRM and others will all move to the cloud, leaving enterprises vulnerable. SaaS’s greatest advantage is also its greatest weakness. With SaaS, you need much less IT. This...

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Threat-Actor Opportunism At Peak During Holiday Season.

Mike Mimoso, Editorial Director, Flashpoint Attackers’ opportunism is never higher during the year than in the holiday shopping season. As a result, businesses must be aware of the potential for increases in malware attacks against point-of-sale (PoS) systems, the possibility of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against popular web-based services, and attempts to bypass fraud-detection systems, to name just a few seasonal risks. All of these are heightened by a month-long increase in online shopping and...

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By Mike Mimoso, Flashpoint Modern chat services are finding their place alongside illicit forums in the cybercrime ecosystem as a place where buyers and sellers can finalise transactions or conduct real-time negotiations. The immediacy of a modern chat service—bolstered in some cases by encryption and other built-in security mechanisms—is an attractive lure for criminals leery of a law enforcement or researcher presence on forums. Cybercriminal adoption of modern chat services has been a gradual process...

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