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Yvonne Eskenzi, founder and director of Eskenzi PR & Marketing celebrates 25 years in business with a series of discussions with experts and trailblazers of the cybersecurity industry. Episode 6: In this instalment, Yvonne speaks with Amichai Shulman, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of Imperva. Amichai is known as the cyber rockstar of Tel Aviv with decades of cybersecurity experience he is a household name in Israel. This episode covers the current state of cybersecurity today,...

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Gender diversity in the security industry is improving. According to the latest ISC(2) figures, the percentage of women in cybersecurity is around 24 percent, with an increasing number being appointed in leadership positions. It is widely agreed that one of the most important factors in encouraging more women to enter the industry in the first place — or, indeed to make a career switch over to cybersecurity — is the existence of role models. The...

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Women in cyber – diverse talents and the barriers to acceptance

Three women at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, exemplify some of the various opportunities for women in cyber, with diverse backgrounds, skillsets and routes into the sector ranging from programmer to comms, or transitioning from social science to threat intel. Using their own experiences of progressing in a male-dominated sector, they explain their role, the challenges and consider what changes could redress the underrepresentation of women in cyber. Mivy James, Head of Consulting at BAE Systems...

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Security lock and chain on gate

By Trevor J Morgan, product manager at comforte AG The cloud is an incredibly useful tool for businesses and enterprises that process huge amounts of information. Over recent years, cloud adoption has increased substantially. Indeed, the public cloud service market is expected to reach $623.3 billion by 2023 worldwide as more businesses look to expand operations but lack the tools or resources to deploy inhouse cloud operations. This is especially true for enterprises that process...

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Cybersecurity has become the fastest growing start-up sector in UK

Cybersecurity team Pradeo has alerted Google to urgently remove six applications on the Google Play store after it was discovered that they contain the sinister Joker malware which has spyware capabilities and can sign individuals up to costly subscriptions without them knowing. In Pradeo's research blog, Roxane Suau stated: "Joker is a malicious bot (categorized as Fleeceware) which main activity is to simulate clicks and intercept SMS to subscribe to unwanted paid premium services unbeknownst...

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Clar Rosso appointed CEO (ISC)²

Clar Rosso has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of (ISC)² and will take up the new role from 1 October when she leaves the AICPA & CIMA, where she is executive vice president of engagement and learning innovation,   “Cybersecurity professionals play a critical role in our global society, and I look forward to joining the dedicated team at (ISC)2 to strengthen our value to members and associates through our certification programs, enriching learning experiences and much...

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How can the Government avoid yet more tech disasters?

After spending several months and millions of pounds on technology that experts had repeatedly warned would not work, the UK Government was forced to abandon its centralised Covid-19 contact tracing app. A stream of IT failures in recent years has earned the Government a chequered reputation when it comes overpromising and underdelivering where digital transformation is concerned. The story of the tracing app follows a familiar narrative: an ambitious project marked with delays, overspending, and...

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7 key advantages of using a VPN when working from home

VPN software has been prevalent in the digital market for decades now, however for most SMEs, the use of a virtual private network gained immense popularity more recently. Based on a recent report, hackers are using the coronavirus pandemic to spread malware on a colossal scale. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, people are now often working from home, and it has become the new norm for many organisations. This has highlighted the advantages of using a...

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Tony Morbin IT Security Guru Editor

Today Tony Morbin joined IT Security Guru as editor in chief, signalling a drive to further develop this vital news and information source for the cyber security industry. Last week Tony left SC Media UK, the world’s longest established cyber security title, where he oversaw the transition from print to digital, as well as more recently engaging in the move from live to digital events during the coronavirus pandemic. Tony has also been publisher at Ten...

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Homes in Malvern targeted by phishing phone scam

New research has revealed mobile phishing has increased by 37% in Q1 2020 compared to Q4 2019 with much of this rise a result of cybercriminals targeting the millions of those working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued the world. The Mobile Phishing Spotlight Report also detailed the costly nature of mobile phishing attacks as an organisation with 10,000 mobile devices could suffer up to $35m for a single mobile phishing...

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