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Supplier: Edgescan Website: www.edgescan.com Price: Based on assets Scores Performance 5/5 Features 5/5 Value for Money 4/5 Ease of Use 5/5 Overall 5/5 Verdict: Fullstack vulnerability management made easy - Edgescan does all the hard work so you don’t have to The pandemic has undoubtedly led to a massive surge in cyber-attacks but even as restrictions start to ease, businesses can’t afford to relax as these threats will keep evolving and continue long into the...

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Tweet Chat: The Social Dilemma

Released in 2020, the documentary-drama, ‘The Social Dilemma’, offers a thought-provoking and alarming depiction of our reality today. The film exposes the ruthless nature of tech giants seeking to reinforce marketing algorithms for monetary gain and the consequences that have emerged as a result; from eliciting mental health issues and nurturing addictions to promoting the spread of fake news, and threatening democracy. Whilst it certainly offers a somewhat biased, or one-sided take on the social...

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Crypto currency being held in a hand

By Chris Sedgwick, director of security operations at Talion Cryptocurrencies are a topic that touches many areas; not only finance and investing but technology and even political arenas. Although apolitical in itself, it is the structure behind these cryptocurrencies that make them a much talked about subject amongst political purists from across the political spectrum. This structure can be boiled down to the following; think of cryptocurrencies as a ‘big spreadsheet’, and when you ‘mine’...

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India Bans 59 Chinese Mobile Apps Over ‘Security’

The UK’s Metropolitan Police force has arrested a 20-year-old man from Birmingham for allegedly operating an online service that provided SMS phishing (or smishing) campaigns. Known in the cyber underworld as “SMS Bandit”, the phishing service would involve cybercriminals distributing fake SMS messages in high volumes to unsuspecting victims, pretending to be from reputable brand names including PayPal, telecommunication providers, COVID-19 pandemic services. Once the scammers gained access to account credentials, these would then be...

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Cerberus Christian Espinosa Book Review

Growing up was not easy for entrepreneur, Iron Man and author, Christian Espinosa. “I played football, but I was also smart, but I also liked heavy metal, so I felt out of place from each particular clique” Espinosa revealed reminiscing on his formative years. As a response to various socio-economic difficulties beyond control, Espinosa’s mindset changed dramatically as he threw himself at every challenge and character development opportunity, trying to be the best he could...

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The UK governement will be offering hundreds of the country’s vital healthcare firms benefits from government funding to boost their cyber security. The Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman announced this yesterday, as part of London Tech Week. The move comes after the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) identified a heightened cyber threat to the UK health sector in relation to the pandemic, with cyber crime groups attempting to steal sensitive intelligence, intellectual property and personal information from...

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CI Security has released today its healthcare data breach report, which analysed data from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The analysis found that healthcare breach reports in the first half of this year were down 10.4% compared to the second half of 2019, with the number of breached records falling by nearly 83%. Cybersecurity experts were rather skeptic of the figure, and rather than rejoicing at cybercriminals having taken a break from...

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AppSec

Patrick Carey, Director of Product Marketing at Synopsys In the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), it was found that 43% of data breaches are linked to application vulnerabilities; a number that has more than doubled in comparison to the year prior. Considering recent events, including the COVID-19 outbreak and the Black Lives Matter movement, this situation will likely deteriorate as cybercriminals are quick to take advantage of heightened emotions to further their own...

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Tweet chat

In our first-ever IT Security Guru Tweet Chat, we were joined by Javvad Malik, Dr. Jessica Barker, Mo Amin, Ed Tucker and Lisa Forte as they debated the human factor in security. These leading figures from within the cybersecurity community, whom have a wealth of experience and are best placed to talk about the importance of the human element, are deeply passionate about this widely discussed topic. Too much technology? We began with a question...

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