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Simon Biddiscombe, CEO, MobileIron

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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Mike Maddison, EMEIA Advisory Cybersecurity Leader, EY

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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Anthony Perridge

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure (CRITIS) around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System (ICS) and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems that control these infrastructures. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated numerous control systems and damaged nuclear power plants. Five years later, the BlackEnergy malware attack on the Ukrainian power supply became the first cyberattack that caused a blackout. However, the term CRITIS not only covers the power grid, but...

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Five Steps To Defending Against And Recovering From A Cyber Attack.

Given how commonplace cyber attacks have become on a global basis, the topic of cyber security is moving increasingly up the board agenda, and rightly so. 72% of large businesses in the UK said they had identified at least one cybersecurity breach in 12 months and 40% experienced a breach or attack at least once a month. Clearly, businesses are aware of the prevalence and potential damage that attacks can cause. But how can they...

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Is There Room For New MSSPs To Enter The Cyber Security Market?

Written by Bernard Parsons, CEO and Co-Founder, Becrypt While the MSSP model is far from new, and many well established MSSPs with comprehensive offerings exist, there seems to be no shortage of traditional Value-Added Resellers (VARs) still keen to transition to the model. There is still opportunity for these VARs, given the dynamic nature of the cyber security market. So, when we talk about an MSSP, what exactly do we mean? Here is Gartner’s working...

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Mark Wilson

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced its position, for the fourth consecutive year, in the Leaders quadrant for unified endpoint management (UEM) and inclusion in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management Tools report by Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading research and advisory company. This Magic Quadrant evaluates the ability to execute, and completeness of vision, of vendors in the unified endpoint management (UEM) market. BlackBerry’s unique approach to UEM leverages...

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70% Of Financial Companies Suffered A Cyber Security Incident In The Last 12 Months.

New research by data security company, Clearswift, reveals that 70% of financial companies have experienced a cyber security incident in the past year, highlighting the serious threat that both data breaches and malicious attacks pose to the UK’s financial sector. The research, which surveyed senior business decision makers within enterprise financial organisations in the UK, found that almost half of the incidents reported over the past 12 months originated from employees failing to follow security...

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