Security

The Trouble With Biometric Authentication.

By Josh Horwitz, COO Enzoic The biometric market is expected to soar to nearly $33 billion by 2022 as the technology is heralded as a bulletproof solution to thwart hackers. Consumers view biometrics favorably as it’s an easy way to log into their accounts, which is helping accelerate its widespread adoption. However, there are inherent risks that should be highlighted. Unlike passwords and other authentication methods, biometrics are static, are not deterministic, are public-facing and...

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Immersive Labs First To Allow Organisations To Map Cyber Skills Against MITRE ATT&CK Framework.

Immersive Labs, the world's most advanced cyber skills development platform, today integrated the MITRE ATT&CK™ framework, a globally-recognised knowledge base that maps attack phases against specific techniques, into its platform. This makes it the first technology globally to allow organisations to base cyber skills training on MITRE ATT&CK, meaning organisations can map and manage specific people’s skills to actual risks. Traditional cyber training is often based on out-of-date attack methodologies, with the skills learnt quickly...

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Urgent Call For Cyber Security Skills Gap To Be Addressed.

In the two years since the formation of the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) there has been a significant increase in the threat of cyber-attacks from hostile nation states and cyber criminals. Despite this, studies consistently report that the skills gap in the Cyber Security sector is growing. In fact, the NCSS reports that more than half of all businesses and charities (54%) have a basic technical cyber security skills gap, falling to 18% in...

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ITS Partners With Radiflow To Add OT Cybersecurity Services For Its Process Manufacturing Customers In The UK.

Radiflow, a leading provider of industrial cybersecurity solutions for industrial automation networks, and Industrial Technology Systems (ITS), a specialist independent systems integrator, today jointly announced that ITS is adding new OT cybersecurity services for preventing business interruption for its process manufacturing customers based on Radiflow’s portfolio of industrial cybersecurity technologies. ITS is a specialist, independent system integration firm in the UK focusing on process control and management information system solutions for regulated industries. The company...

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When It’s Too Late: More Than 50% Of Incident Response Requests Occur After Damage From A Cyberattack Is Complete.

Around 56% of Incident Response (IR) requests processed by Kaspersky security experts in 2018 happened after the affected organisation experienced an attack that had visible consequences such as unauthorised money transfers, workstations encrypted by ransomware and service unavailability. 44% of requests were processed after detection of an attack during an early stage, saving the client from potentially severe consequences. These are among the main findings of Kaspersky’s latest Incident Response Analytics Report. It is often...

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MobileIron Named A Leader Again In The Second Gartner Magic Quadrant For Unified Endpoint Management Tools.

MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the company that introduced the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust platform for the enterprise, today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader for the second consecutive year in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools. The report evaluated 11 vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. “To us, it’s an honor to be recognized once again as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint...

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Sounding The Alarm: Can Your Home Security System Be Hacked?

By Martin Hodgson, Head of UK and Ireland at Paessler A network is only as secure as the devices connected to it. With each connected device comes increased vulnerability. The modern household is no exception, with the recent explosion of IoT devices in the home creating a potential goldmine for hackers. Scarier still, many of these connected devices on home networks are dangerously unsecured. Even home alarm systems, designed to protect your home from physical...

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Alexa: How Secure Is My Smart Home?

By David Emm, Principal Security Researcher, Kaspersky Baby monitors, CCTV tools and smart home devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home are all handy additions to today’s modern home. A quarter of Britons now own one or more smart home devices, and by 2023 every home in the UK is expected to contain at least 50 of them. It is therefore becoming increasingly important for consumers to consider the dangers of IoT devices in their...

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UK FinTech CashFlows Continues Growth With Akamai In Face Of Increasing Cyberthreats.

Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for delivering and securing web experiences, today announced it is protecting CashFlows, an innovative FinTech offering comprehensive merchant services, alternative payments, and BIN Sponsorship solutions (card issuing and ATMs), from the growing threat of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against its cloud-based services. Founded in 2010, CashFlows was one of the first independent UK payments institutions accepted as a principal member of both Visa and Mastercard. As...

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Over Two Thirds Of British Companies Feel Cybersecurity Concerns Prevent Them From Adopting New Technology.

Over two thirds (67%) of companies feel that cybersecurity concerns prevent them from adopting new technology to grow their business faster, according to a new report from EY that is based on a survey of 175 C-suite executives at UK-based organisations. Cloud computing and the internet of things (IoT) were the two technologies that were perceived to pose the greatest cybersecurity risks. Mike Maddison, EMEIA Advisory Cybersecurity Leader, EY says: “There is pressure for companies...

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