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If you are at the water cooler muttering “But that’s EXACTLY the graph they asked for.” Enter SIN#1… “Get me a plot of x versus y, colour-coded by z!” They sounded so sure when they asked you, so you created what they wanted, showed it to them, and they hated it. Ok, a bit melodramatic. But in my experience, building the metrics people ask for rarely delivers the insight they want. Why? Often, when someone...

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The data protection and security landscape is all set for change next year with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  There will be regulatory burdens, but you can also use GDPR  to bring some focus on what you do and improve your security stance. If you’re serious about security, GDPR can help. Remember… The new rules are part revolution/part evolution - the new system builds on the current one if you already comply...

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SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to IT solution providers and MSPs, today published survey findings outlining the preparedness of UK and U.S. businesses in dealing with cybersecurity breaches. The report reveals that businesses are gravely optimistic about their ability to deter and cope with malicious attacks, despite the majority experiencing a breach over the last year and nearly one-fourth experiencing more than 10. The potent combination of...

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(ISC)2, an international non-profit membership association, and Learning Tree International (OTCQX:LTRE) today announced a global agreement to enhance development of the professional cybersecurity practice around the world. (ISC)2 certifications will now be recognised within Learning Tree’s proprietary course library and provided within the commercial training frameworks it maintains for major organisations, including the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency). The collaboration broadens access to the best cybersecurity practices, knowledge, and principles documented over 28...

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Financial institutions are under pressure to ramp up security, with trends such as the increased take-up of mobile banking putting banks’ IT infrastructure defences at growing risk of cyber-attack. Increasingly, customers are playing an important role in highlighting security incidents, with a quarter (24 per cent) of financial institutions saying that some of the threats they faced in 2016 were identified and reported to them by a customer. According to the Financial Institutions Security Risks...

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By Chris Dye, VP Marketing and Communications, Glasswall Trump, Brexit and the lingering after-shocks of the credit crisis – banking in Europe is under heavy scrutiny at the moment as it copes with all the pressure.  Yet the wise heads concerned about the resilience of the banking system are also now focusing on cyber-security, with much discussion of how to use testing to prevent disasters. Hardly surprising after the central bank of Bangladesh lost $81...

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Targeted attackers are using an increasingly wide range of deception techniques to muddy the waters of attribution, planting ‘False Flag’ timestamps, language strings, malware, among other things, and operating under the cover of non-existent groups, according to a paper presented at Virus Bulletin by Kaspersky Lab security researchers Brian Bartholomew and Juan-Andres Guerrero-Sade. The identity of the group behind a targeted cyber-attack is the one question everybody wants answered, despite the fact that it is...

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The hunt is on for the UK’s best cyber talent to represent the country in the prestigious European Cyber Security Challenge 2016 competition later this year. Cyber Security Challenge UK is looking for 10 candidates; aged 15-29, that have an outstanding aptitude for codebreaking, social engineering and digital forensics to compete against the best amateur talent that Europe has to offer. The European Cyber Security Challenge has been developed in response to the growing popularity of cyber security challenges across the continent. These challenges have proven...

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Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced that the company has experienced rapid adoption – 36% growth from 2014 to 2015 - of its cyber security technology by European retail clients, with brands such as Funky Pigeon, All Saints and Permanent TSB securing and optimising their web presence with Neustar. In the run up to busy seasonal shopping days such as Easter and Father’s Day, Neustar expects this...

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When? 28th January 2016 - International Data Privacy Day Free registration HERE Over the years, risk mitigation efforts have been focused primarily on preventive measures. Although prevention is a necessary component of a mature security program, it is no longer sufficient. The modern attacker is persistent, motivated, well-funded and adept at findings ways into an organization and taking that organization's most sought-after data. To counter this new threat landscape, a paradigm shift is underway in...

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