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Goldman Sachs Leads $8m Investment In Immersive Labs Cyber Security Skills Platform.

Immersive Labs today announced that Goldman Sachs has led an $8m Series A investment round in its fast-growing cyber security skills platform. The funding, made alongside smaller private investors, will grow an offering which arms enterprise IT and cyber security teams with the latest skills by combining threat data with gamified learning. The award-winning Immersive Labs platform uses real-time feeds of the latest attack techniques, hacker psychology and technological vulnerabilities to rapidly build cyber wargames...

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Cryptocurrency Mining Protection.

By Darren Williams, CEO and Founder of BlackFog Whilst the future use and viability of Cryptocurrencies may still be up for debate, the influence Bitcoin (the most famous cryptocurrency) has had on the market is clear– with its valuation peaking at just shy of $20,000 in December 2017. In fact, the global market for Blockchain (the technology that underpins bitcoin) is anticipated to reach a valuation of $60.7 billion in 2024. Clearly there is still...

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2019 – The Birth Of The Passwordless Society.

By  Jesper Frederiksen, UK GM at Okta “You would have been hard pressed to remember a day in 2018 not marked by news of a data breach. What this highlighted was the diminishing importance and strength of password authentication, and the growing shift towards a passwordless society. Having more human signals such as biometrics, usage analytics and device recognition will remove the reliance on simple and repeat passwords, and in turn, better secure systems. In...

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Semafone Looks On The Bright Side For 2019 – With A Brexit Boom And A Bitcoin Bounce.

Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centres, takes an optimistic view of the outlook for the technology industry in 2019. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty and head of information security Shane Lewis, share their top tech predictions for this year. 1) Brexit – the voice of the tech sector will prevail Our view is that the pre-Brexit fog will lift. The UK Government will finally implement...

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Botnets And Machine Learning: A Story Of “Hide And Seek”.

By Leonidas Plagakis, Security Engineer, RiverSafe Malware authors have always been trying to update their software and evolve their techniques in order to take advantage of new technologies and bypass security measures. Botnets are a perfect example of how cyber criminals have managed to accomplish that over the last decade. Their wide spread and severe consequences have transformed botnets into one of the most significant and destructive threats in the cyber security landscape, as they...

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Cybersecurity In 2019.

Corporate Cybersecurity is a huge concern for both customers and business owners alike with the number of attacks keep growing month on month. 2018 has seen a multitude of hacks and breaches coming from a wide array attack vectors. Companies have been left with data losses, stolen customer information and compromised networks. Big business just hasn’t been able to respond to the challenge fast enough, resulting in successful hacks that have resulted in data loss,...

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A10

By Stephen Dallas, EMEA Partner Director at A10 Networks The cloud is a vital part of any enterprise infrastructure. The convenience of having a database that can be accessed from any location has dramatically improved efficiency within workforces. While many companies had previously been afraid of making the move, as the open nature of the cloud makes it less secure than on-premise solutions, new advances in cloud security have vastly reduced the number of successful...

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Akamai To Add Customer Identity Access Management Capability To Enhance Digital Trust By Acquiring Janrain Inc.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today announces the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Janrain, the company that pioneered the customer identity access management (CIAM) category. Janrain enables enterprises to enhance digital trust by offloading login and registration workloads, and its integration with Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform is expected to provide world class security, regulatory compliance and massive scale to online engagements. As enterprises...

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BlackBerry Survey Finds Consumers Don’t Trust Connected Devices To Keep Data Safe And Secure.

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced new survey findings on consumer attitudes and behaviours toward security, trust and privacy, particularly when it comes to purchasing and using smart, connected ‘things’ which includes cars, drones, health monitors, TVs, security cameras, smart speakers and more. Conducted in the past 30 days, the survey commissioned by BlackBerry found that approximately 80% of respondents in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada do not trust their current...

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Looking Over The Horizon: What Does Cybersecurity Have In Store For 2019?

by Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black In every intelligence industry there’s often a central aim: predicting the future. We collect and analyse, dissect and interpret, looking for that essential nugget that will give us the edge over our adversaries by indicating what they’ll do next. While this activity goes on 24/7/365, the end of the year encourages us to go public with forecasts to help navigate the choppy waters on the horizon. This...

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