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Verizon published today its yearly Data Breach Investigation Report, based on real-world data from 41,686 security incidents and 2,013 data breaches provided by 73 data sources, both public and private entities, spanning 86 countries worldwide. The report provides a most useful snapshot of the current state of the fight against cybercrime, and highlights not only the weaknesses in organisations' approach to security, but also the areas where cybercriminals seem to be focussing their efforts. IT...

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Dogs on Zoom Call

A new nationwide study commissioned by Eskenzi PR, a Queen’s award-winning Tech PR agency and carried out by OnePoll, examined how video conferencing has changed workers’ perception of their colleagues. The results, announced today, have found that nearly half (40%) of UK workers judge their colleagues on how their house looks over video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Join.me and Whereby. Fortunately, of those who admit letting the appearance of their co-workers' houses influence their opinion...

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remote work

Covid-19 has radically altered almost every aspect of day-to-day life in hundreds of nations: Socialising, working, travelling and exercising have all been impacted. But once the initial shock of the pandemic is brought under control, how will our worlds change long term? According to a new survey, remote working is one element which organisations should consider here to stay.  The global survey commissioned by identity and access management solution OneLogin, six out of ten people...

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Teaching paper computers

Cybersecurity continues to be a challenge for businesses of all sizes, especially as workers are shifting to a remote workforce globally. According to recent research by Promon, the Oslo-based mobile security company which last year revealed flaws in the Home Office’s Brexit app, two-thirds of remote workers in the UK have not been given any cybersecurity training from employers in the past 12 months, while 77% say they aren’t worried about their cybersecurity while working remotely....

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21M Mixcloud Users Compromised from Data Breach

Over 400 C-level executives from critical infrastructure organisations across North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific were surveyed in a report sponsored in part by Nozomi Networks titled “Weathering the Perfect Storm: Securing the Cyber-Physical Systems of Critical Infrastructure”. The report found that most (88%) critical infrastructure organisations have, or are currently, integrating their IT, OT, IoT and physical systems, and one in five respondents (20%) added that their systems are fully integrated with externally accessible systems....

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Robot

Compiling data drawn from surveys sent out to more than a thousand IT and IT security practitioners within the UK and US, the Ponemon Institute, in collaboration with DomainTools, have recently published their insights in the report titled “Staffing the IT Security Function in the Age of Automation”. Will automation shrink IT security functions' headcount? According to the report, more than half of the respondents (51%) believe that automation will lead to a loss of...

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something shiney and spacial

As we all know, the world of cybersecurity is an ever-evolving, fast-growing industry that can be tough to follow at times. For example, we have seen a rapid upsurge in the use of smart devices and with that, an increased risk of cyberattacks. This has not been limited to private households either. Rather, the logistics industry and private vehicles are also at risk of being hacked. Indeed, as individuals and industries increasingly move online, this...

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Facebook data leak

More than 267 million records pertaining to Facebook users have been exposed on an unsecured database that can be easily accessed by anyone with an internet connection. The report comes from tech company, Comparitech, who partnered with researcher Bob Diachenko What was leaked? In total 267,140,436 records were exposed, with the majority of affected users located in the US. Diachenko says all of them seem to be valid. Each containing; A unique Facebook ID A...

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89% Of UK Organisational Cybersecurity Risks Are Internal.

The biggest risk to a British company’s cybersecurity is not, as often believed, external hackers and overseas-based virus attacks, but an organisation’s own employees. Whether unknowingly or intentional, the actions of those within an organisation have been shown to be the biggest threat to the digital security of a company, according to new research by technology and telecommunications company Telstra One of the key findings from the Telstra Cyber Security Report 2019, the study found...

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Dark web cybercriminals

Despite more resources and investment being ploughed into data security, cybercriminals are still successfully stealing businesses' data. One group of hackers known as Magecart were found to be the cause of at least 319,000 data breach instances in 2018, according to RiskIQ’s Black Friday e-commerce Blacklist report. These JavaScript-sniffers (JS-sniffers) deploy a type of malware, whereby websites are injected with malicious JavaScript, designed to steal customer PII and have been found lurking on thousands of...

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