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GDPR – What Went Wrong?

By Spencer Young, RVP EMEA, Imperva A year ago, it seemed as if you couldn’t open a newspaper or business magazine without encountering the dread letters GDPR. So you’d expect businesses to have heeded the warnings, and implemented the systems and technologies they needed to avoid the swingeing fines applicable under the new regulations. Not a bit of it. In fact, in the first six weeks following the imposition of GDPR, data breaches rose by...

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Cyber Risk Management – Bringing Security Intelligence To The Board.

Written by Josh Lefkowitz, CEO of Flashpoint Data breaches are costly. According to a recent Ponemon Institute study, the average breach costs an organisation $3.86 million. A separate study found that, although the share price of breach-affected companies shows its sharpest drop 14 days after the breach is made public, there is still a discernible impact on the organisation’s stock valuation three years post-event. Business impacts at this level affect the fundamental financial performance and...

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Cybersecurity Is A Market For Lemons.

Written by Bernard Parsons, founder and CEO of Becrypt I recently attended CYBERUK which is the UK government's flagship cybersecurity event hosted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The event features world-class speakers, and opportunities for interaction between the public and private sectors. It was a fascinating couple of days, partly as Becrypt is working with government on projects featured at the event, but it was also a great opportunity for the Cyber Growth...

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Launch Of HITB+CyberWeek To Drive A Cyber Smart World.

Hack In The Box (HITB), known for its cutting-edge technical talks and trainings in computer security, is launching its biggest global event to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 12-17 October 2019. HITB+CyberWeek will bring together the world’s top thinkers and cyber security experts to share their latest knowledge, ideas and techniques among security professionals but also students. Dhillon Kannabhiran, Founder and CEO of Hack in the Box said, “We live in a digital...

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Automation Will Improve Security Function, Say UK Professionals In New Global Survey.

DomainTools, a leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence, today announced the results of the study “Staffing the IT Security Function in the Age of Automation”, conducted in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute. More than 1,400 security professionals based across the US, the UK and APAC provided answers on the impact that automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will have on the staffing of IT security functions. All respondents participate in attracting, hiring, promoting...

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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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Why IP EXPO Manchester 2019 Is Not To Be Missed.

It’s a week to go until IP EXPO Manchester 2019 brings leaders in the technology industry together under one roof to educate attendees on the latest IT innovations to help drive their business forward. Taking place on 3rd and 4th April at Manchester Central, the event now encompasses cyber security, cloud and infrastructure, AI, data analytics, IoT, blockchain and software development. If you haven’t booked your ticket yet, here are ten reasons why it’s not...

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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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