Security

SMEs Will Benefit From The Rollout Of Active Cyber Defence – Is This The Birth Of An ‘NHS For Cybersecurity?’, Asks Memset.

Managed services provider Memset welcomes the clear benefits to the security of SMEs in the UK, presented by the recommended rollout out of the NCSC’s Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme. Endeavours such as this can help us succeed in driving out low-sophistication ‘commodity’ cyber-attacks from the UK. The Cybersecurity Research Group and Policy Institute at King’s College London recently published a report recommending rolling out ACD into the private sector – which was originally launched...

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Symantec Leads Unprecedented Industry Collaboration To Drive Down Cost And Complexity Of Cyber Security.

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced that more than 120 companies have joined forces with Symantec to drive down the cost and complexity of cyber security, while improving response times to protect enterprises against sophisticated threats. This includes major players like AWS, Box, IBM Security, Microsoft, Oracle, ServiceNow and Splunk, as well as dozens of other technology innovators, who are now building or delivering more than 250 products and...

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NCSC Renews Commercial Product Assurance For Becrypt’s Disk Protect Encryption Solution.

Becrypt, a trusted provider of endpoint cybersecurity software solutions announced today that its Disk Protect full-disk encryption product has been certified under the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) scheme. The renewal of this certification means that Becrypt’s Disk Protect product remains the only software-based full-disk encryption solution to successfully complete CPA, helping organisations with informed risk management for a range of data protection scenarios. Unlike other product assurance schemes, CPA validates...

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LORCA Launches Open Call For Its Third Cohort Of Cybersecurity Innovators.

The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) today launches the open call for its third cohort of cyber innovators. The new cohort will be tasked with solving some of the most pressing cybersecurity issues, as identified by industry leaders at LORCA’s Innovation Forum. Details of the application process and a full description of the challenges can be found at lorca.co.uk/apply. LORCA is one of two cyber innovation centres as part of the National Cyber...

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The Growing Threat Of IP Spoofing.

It’s not a threat that everyone has heard of, like phishing or a computer virus, but IP spoofing is a rapidly accelerating problem. In the online gaming and gambling industries, IP spoofing attacks have increased by 257% year-on-year, making them both the fastest growing and the most prevalent cyber attack type in that area. They’re also a common choice of attack in mobile banking fraud. But what does IP spoofing actually involve, and are there...

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TDL Appointed To Key Role For European Cybersecurity Pilot Project.

Trust in Digital Life (TDL), a leading, independent cybersecurity membership association, will be taking a key role in the CyberSec4Europe project, announced today by the European Commission. CyberSec4Europe, worth 16 MEUR, will take place over a 3.5 year period and will bring together some of Europe’s leading research centres to work on innovative cybersecurity solutions including demonstration cases in finance, smart cities, healthcare and transport. The European Union (EU) is focused on ensuring that it...

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Women Empowering Diversity In Start-ups Take To The Stage.

Last week saw the official launch of WEDS (Women Empowering Diversity in Start-ups) – a UK network that has been founded by women that work in some of the UK’s most successful cybersecurity start-ups – Digital Shadows, Panaseer and Tessian. The launch took place at Digital Shadows headquarters with 60+ representatives from VC’s, accelerators and start-ups. It was sponsored by Garrison. There were a series of talks and a panel discussion with inclusion and diversity...

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Attack On Critical National Infrastructure Is Imminent, Say Over Half Of Respondents To Infosecurity Europe Poll.

More than half (59 per cent) of respondents to the latest social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe 2019 – Europe’s number one information security event – believe that an attack on the UK’s critical national infrastructure is likely this year. As more devices, systems and infrastructure are connected to the internet, the cyber and physical worlds are becoming increasingly linked, opening up new attack vectors. According to Ciaran Martin, head of the UK's National...

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Trend Micro New Offering Enables Telecom Provides To Push A Security Layer Across Users’ Digital Life.

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced a comprehensive security suite designed for telecom companies to deploy to better protect their users. This suite protects customers’ whole digital life against known and unknown threats by laying a virtual security layer around devices. Trend Micro Consumer Connect is highly scalable, easy to integrate and simple to deploy, adding a competitive advantage for leading telecom providers. With 5G set to drive a new era...

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Two Out Of Five Digital Households Worldwide At Cyber Risk, Avast Reveals.

Avast (LSE:AVST), the global leader in digital security products, today announced that two out of five digital households are vulnerable to cyber attacks. The Avast Smart Home Report 2019 contains insights from over 16 million smart home networks, revealing that 40.3% of homes worldwide have more than five smart devices connected, and 40.8% of these digital homes worldwide contain at least one vulnerable connected device. This illustrates how many homes are at risk from Internet...

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