Security

99% Of SMEs Do Not Have Sufficient Skills To Prevent Cyberattacks.

An alarming cybersecurity skills shortage has been exposed with just one in five companies revealed to have sufficient in-house capability to protect critical assets from attack, a study has found. 96% of those hit by a data breach in the last year report that inadequate security testing was at least somewhat responsible for the issue. SMEs with between 100 and 250 employees are the most vulnerable, according to research from AVORD - a new security...

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Over Half Of European Organisations Have Suffered Consequences Caused By At Least One Cyberattack In The Last Two Years.

With the complexity of IT business infrastructure on the rise and the continuously evolving threat landscape, IT decision makers find it increasingly challenging to safeguard their organisations from cyberattacks – more than half of European businesses (54%) have faced at least one cyberattack in the last 24 months which resulted in some sort of disruption in their activities. It is also worth noting that 20% of IT decision makers (ITDMs) say that the attackers left...

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Cyberfort Group Acquires Defensive Cyber Specialist Auriga Consulting.

The Cyberfort Group has strengthened its end-to-end data security proposition with the acquisition of Auriga Consulting for an undisclosed sum. As a centre of excellence in cyber security, assurance and monitoring services, Auriga offers bespoke solutions in risk and compliance management, cyber design and implementation and cyber monitoring and intelligence. With a track record of supporting high profile international government departments, it will also add considerable experience in working with public sector organisations to the...

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Media Alert: Proofpoint Research Reveals 65% Increase In Cloud Application Attacks In Q1 2019; 40% Of Attacks Originating From Nigeria.

Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today released its Cloud Application Attack Snapshot: Q1 2019 research, which examined over one hundred thousand cloud application attacks aimed at global organizations between September 2018 and February 2019. Overall, targeting attempts increased by 65 percent during that time period with 40 percent originating in Nigeria. China was the second most prevalent country of origin, with 26 percent of attacks originating from Chinese IP addresses. Cloud application...

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Northrop Grumman Sponsors 2019 CyberCenturion Competition In London.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) welcomes some of the UK’s brightest 12-18 year olds to compete in the fifth National Finals of CyberCenturion, a nationwide cyber defence competition led by Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK, and with support from the U.S. Air Force Association. More than 470 teams from across the UK and Overseas Territories took part in a series of intense qualifying rounds over the last six months. The fifteen...

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Tripwire Survey: 80 Percent Of Security Professionals Say Skilled Workers Are More Difficult To Find.

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, today announced results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research that examines how organisations are addressing the cybersecurity skills gap. The survey was administered to 336 IT security professionals in February. Eighty percent of survey respondents believe it's becoming more difficult to find skilled cybersecurity professionals. As emerging technology and threat landscapes experience rapid transformation, the skillsets needed change...

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Masergy Advocates For A Stronger Focus On Cybersecurity At The British Legal Technology Forum 2019.

Masergy, a leading provider of secure SD-WAN, cloud communications and managed security solutions, today announced that Craig D’Abreo, Masergy’s VP of Security Operations will present at the British Legal Technology Forum on 12th March 2019 at 10 AM BST. Taking place at Old Billingsgate in Central London, The British Legal Technology Forum 2019 is Europe’s largest legal technology conference and exhibition, attracting around 1,200 visitors from the world of law, legal technology and IT security....

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VMware Introduces Industry’s First Service-Defined Firewall To Help Better Protect Apps And Data On-Premises And In the Cloud.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), today launched the new VMware Service-defined Firewall, an innovative approach to internal firewalling that reduces the attack surface for on-premises and cloud environments with security that is an intrinsic part of the infrastructure. Through the proven capabilities of VMware NSX and VMware AppDefense, the VMware Service-defined Firewall combines unprecedented application visibility and understanding of known good application behavior with intelligent, automated and adaptive firewalling capabilities to help better protect apps, data...

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Gigamon ATR Examines How Prolific Cyberthreats Traverse Networks And What You Can Do About It.

Gigamon Inc. (“Gigamon”), the essential element of security infrastructure, providing pervasive visibility to network traffic across physical, virtual, and cloud environments, announced the release of the latest research report from Gigamon Applied Threat Research (ATR), How the Most Prolific Malware Traversed Your Network Without Your Knowledge. Based on observed attack data over the second half of 2018 (2H 2018), the report reveals the command-and-control and lateral activities of three highest-volume malware, Emotet, LokiBot, and TrickBot....

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84% Of UK Students Have Never Considered Career In Cyber Security.

84% of surveyed UK students have never considered a career in cyber security, compared to 50% of surveyed students in Saudi Arabia and 46% in the UAE, according to the latest research from global IT security training company SANS Institute. This places Britain behind the leaders when it comes to EMEA students’ appetite and preparedness for studying cyber security – the lack of which has been identified by the World Economic Forum as ‘one of...

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