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Addressing security issues

Secure Chorus and ISARA Corporation announce joint white paper ‘The Quantum Revolution: Security Implications and Considerations’ to address the security issues raised by quantum computing and introduces quantum-safe equivalents to replace current public key cryptosystems. More ...

 

Password still top threat

​New research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab shows the emergence of the Mimikatz credential-stealing malware as a top threat and the growing popularity of brute force login attacks against web applications.

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Security in the DDos battlefield

"Cryptocurrency is fast becoming the new DDos battlefield,” warns Lee Chen, CEO and Founder of A10 Network during a recent interview.  “This year we can expect cryptocurrency attacks to become bigger, more frequent and more sophisticated.  For as little as $18 per month, cybercriminals can now flood servers with traffic and launch around four million DDoS attacks against a wide range of targets, such as banks, government agencies and private companies.” More ...

Reinventing smart compliance

Today’s shareholders and stakeholders are demanding, and whether you are supplying statutory filings, or self-regulatory information, businesses need to harness their organisation’s digital potential to delivery information accurately, and on time. More ...

Secure Chorus launches its Thought Leadership Platform

Cyber security not-for-profit membership organization, Secure Chorus (www.securechorus.org) has launched its  Thought Leadership Platform to raise awareness and understanding of current cyber security issues among business leaders across the public and private sectors.   The new initiative will also stress the importance of protecting data and how to best address this challenge in practice. More ...

UK banks fail blind and partially-sighted customers, says BBC report

Blind and partially-sighted customers of some of our biggest High St banks have been “locked out” of accessing their own money – ironically enough, thanks to banks redesigning their websites to be more user-friendly … and in what seems like a very poor joke, when one customer complained they were sent … a video!  The revelations were made recently by a hard-hitting report by BBC Radio 4’s personal finance programme. More ...

New partnership with M-Files brings in new business for Repstor

the ECM adoption company, Repstor, (www.repstor.com) has announced a strategic partnership with intelligent information management solution provider M-Files and reports a series of new early customer wins.  More ...

Phishing on the rise 

“Internet threats are faster and stealthier than ever, and companies are being left vulnerable for hours, days, or even weeks, as perimeter security devices have become increasingly too slow to stop these attacks. More ...

How to Scale Up your SME and maintain excellent standards

Organizational excellence really is a feasible goal for scale-up SMEs.  It’s created where people within a system are extremely good or outstanding at achieving their purpose – and that can happen at any stage of the business cycle, says Gary David Smith, CEO and Co-founder, Prism Solutions (www.prism.uk.com).

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Silobreaker streamlines threat intelligence work

Cyber threat intelligence work can now been simplified and streamlined using Silobreaker's latest brand-new user interface. More ...

 

In-Memory Computing Key to Digital Transformation

In-Memory computing solutions empower organizations with the speed and scalability they need to deliver real-time, massively scalable applications for use cases in financial services, fintech, IoT, software, SaaS, retail, healthcare and more. More ...

Wi-SUN Alliance grows

Wi-SUN Alliance (www.wi-sun.org), the global member-based association driving the proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart utilities and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has seen membership grow by more than 60% in the last year. More ...

C-suite concerned over cybersecurity breach costs

For UK senior executives who admit their organisations have suffered at least one significant cybersecurity breach within the past two years, the associated costs of a breach are considered the most important consequence.  More ...

 

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Savvius

Network performance is intertwined with the success of today’s digital business, so it is fitting that Gartner has named Savvius (www.savvius.com), a leader in actionable network visibility, to the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics. More ...

Report shows Hybrid cloud usage

New 451 Research commissioned by NTT Com (www.ntt.com) in partnership with Dell EMC, by  reveals how hybrid cloud is really being implemented across 14 European countries, reveals that almost two-thirds of enterprise-sized firms said they have a strategy or pilot program for hybrid cloud in place.  More ...

Steps to GDPR readiness

Right from the outset The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seems like an obvious one, but many organizations simply will not adequately plan for the GDPR changes which come into force across the EU in May 2018.
 

New Talari SD-WAN platform

Small businesses can now benefit from a new SD-WAN scalable platform from Talari Networks (www.talari.com) with the launch of its E50 appliance that extends SD-WAN services to customers with small branch or home offices, and retail sites. More ...

UK expansion for Nuxeo

Demand for its Content Services Platform that can be configured to meet complex information management needs and requirements is driving Nuxeo (www.nuxeo.com) expansion in the UK.

Macro-less document attacks rise.  More ...

Total malware attacks are up by 33% and cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to trick victims and deliver malicious payloads, according to the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Technologies (www.watchguard.com).  More ...

App delivers Spring Statement

MyFirmsApp’s (www.myfirmsapp.com) clients became the first to hear the Chancellor by app in real-time as Philip Hammond unveiled his first Spring Statement.  More ...

FICO Cybersecurity Insurance Dashboard 

In a first for a cybersecurity rating, FICO’s (www.fico.com) new Enterprise Security Score now includes an insurance dashboard that underwriters can use to model various risk scenarios, enabling better underwriting, pricing and portfolio decisions.  More ...

Barbican Insurance Group partners with FICO 

As cyber insurance is a relatively new class of insurance, underwriters have lacked historic actuarial data upon whc to base underwriting decisions.   To overcome this, Barbican Insurance Group will use the FICO Enterprise Security Score in underwriting decisions.  More ...

Cyber security professionals under spotlight

Cyber criminals and opportunist hackers are looking forward to a good Christmas as both end users and information security professionals become distracted and may let their guards down, says the not-for-profit industry body, the IISP (Institute of Information Security Professionals.  More ...

 

Rapid expansion for VIRTUS

Plans for London’s largest data centre campus near Stockley Park, has been unveiled by VIRTUS Data Centres (www.virtusdatacentres.com).  More ...

Equifax hit by data breach in US

Credit referencing agency, Equifax has announced that it has been hit by a data breach in its US operations when an authorised third party gained access toEquifax data on as many as 143 million Americans.  

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MyFirmsApp shortlisted for award

Accountancy practices can now get their own branded App enabling them to connect and communicate with clients ‘anytime, anywhere and on any device’ with the help of MyFirmsApp.  More ...

Meeting anti-money laundering directives

LHV, the largest domestic financial group in Estonia, will use the FICO® TONBELLER® Siron® Anti Financial Crimes Suite (www.fico.com/en/risk-compliance/tonbeller) for its customer risk scoring, screening, transaction monitoring and behaviour monitoring capabilities.  More ...

Knowledge is Power in Cyber attacks

As part of its commitment to improve the levels of understanding and professionalism in the face of a growing tide of cybercrime and attacks, the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) has launched a new Framework to expand on the established IISP Skills Framework.  More ...

Industrial control systems at risk

A lack of standards-based technical security testing is putting industrial control environments and critical national infrastructure at risk, says CREST (www.crest-approved.org), the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry, in its latest position paper, ‘Industrial Control Systems: Technical Security Assurance’.  More ...

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