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UK Enterprises to Compete for £70m in Government Cybersecurity Challenge

Jan 31 by Luana Pascu

After 40 percent of UK businesses reported data breaches or security incidents in the past year, the government wants to completely “design out” complex cyber risks and attacks. To achieve this and strengthen national infrastructure and consumer security, officials plan to issue an impressive challenge to enterprises across the UK.

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ENISA Calls for Automated Defense against Automated Threats

Jan 30 by Filip Truta

2018 was a busy year for the cybersecurity sector, as independent cyber-criminals and state-sponsored actors alike further advanced their motives and tactics. Legislators in turn have flipped on the GDPR switch to punish organizations with lax security practices, and many still have a ways to go to achieve compliance.

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Ensuring Strong Cyber Security at the Edge

Jan 29 by Razvan Muresan

We’re hearing more and more about edge computing, and it will likely continue to be a focal point within IT as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum. A key question for organizations looking to the edge: What are the cyber security implications?

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Government CIOs to Focus Technology Investments on Data Analytics and Cybersecurity in 2019, Gartner Says

Jan 28 by Filip Truta

Chief Information Officers in government are recognizing the importance of investing in game-changing technologies, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics and blockchain. Spending on cybersecurity is projected to continue to rise as the government recognizes its role as the steward of public data, according to Gartner.

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Business Payroll Compromise – a New Way for Criminals to Steal from Your Company

Jan 25 by Graham Cluley

Firms are being warned about a threat which evolves traditional business email compromise scams into a whole new way of extracting money from unwary companies.

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Cybercrime to Cost $5.2 Trillion over Next 5 Years; High-Tech Industry Most at Risk

Jan 23 by Luana Pascu

Businesses are struggling to develop cyber resilience to fend off attacks as they seek to create flawless operations and to scale systems. Efficient cybersecurity in an advancing digital economy is no easy goal, as many factors are at play, including third-party risks and increased attack surface, as a result of extensive interest in IoT deployments. This is why corporates and governments need to work together to set up priorities to help enable digital transformation and build trust through proper safeguards on consumer data privacy.

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The API Security Essentials You Need to Know

Jan 22 by George V. Hulme

In the modern enterprise, APIs are both the keys that unlockdata and the glue that makes system integration possible. But how steep are the associated security concerns APIs create?

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Shadow IT Running Rampant in Many Organizations despite Security Risks

Jan 21 by Filip Truta

Most IT decision makers agree cybersecurity is the nut to crack in 2019 and beyond, but IT departments are surprisingly permissive with risky internal practices like shadow IT.

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43% of Enterprises Not Ready to Say Goodbye to Windows 7

Jan 18 by Luana Pascu

2020 will bring the end of Windows 7, following Microsoft’s announcement that it will no longer offer support and updates for the operating system starting January 14, 2020. But companies appear to have had a good run with it and are not yet ready to say goodbye, a Kollective survey of 1,000 US and UK enterprise IT professionals has found.

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Average Cost of a Cyberattack Now Exceeds $1 Million, Research Shows

Jan 17 by Filip Truta

The cost of attack mitigation is ascending, and so it the number of organizations under attack. Between 2018 and 2019, most organizations have experienced some type of attack, and only 7% have experienced no attack at all, according to new research.

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Security is a Critical Factor in Determining where Enterprises Will Run Their Application

Jan 16 by Razvan Muresan

Some 71% of CISOs rank data security and compliance as the most important factor when choosing where to put their application workloads, according to a recent survey by Nutanix.

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Many Companies Lack CISOs amid Steeper Compliance Demands

Jan 15 by Filip Truta

Does your business include cyber and privacy management in digital transformation "fully from the start"? Are you comfortable with your reporting on metrics for cyber and privacy risk management? These are among the key questions consulting firm PwC wants businesses to answer in 2019.

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Container Security Incidents to Rise in 2019 as Companies Knowingly Deploy Vulnerable Containers

Jan 14 by Luana Pascu

The popularity of container technology has grown fast in software engineering, but 60 percent of organizations suffered at least one container-related security incident in 2018, mostly caused by the advancement of DevOps teams, according to Tripwire’s State of Container Security Report. 71 percent anticipate an increase in container security incidents in 2019, most likely raising the costs of hybrid cloud security.

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Hybrid Clouds Bring New Complexities—and Security Risks

Jan 10 by Razvan Muresan

Building a hybrid cloud environment can provide a host of benefits for organizations, including a level of flexibility and agility not possible with a traditional on-premise data center infrastructure. But it can also create complexities that can lead to increased risk for enterprises.

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“Make No Mistake, American Companies Are Squarely in the Cross-Hairs of Well-Financed Nation-State Actors,” U.S. Counter-Spy Center Says

Jan 09 by Filip Truta

To enhance private sector awareness, the U.S. government is highlighting the biggest threats faced by American companies from enemy states.

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NIST Releases Guide to Better Manage Privileged Accounts

Jan 08 by George V. Hulme

Privileged accounts are those accounts you most definitely never want to lose control over. These accounts include what used to be commonly called “superuser” accounts, those accounts that provide the highest level of access to a system, such as a server, local endpoints, and others. You can consider privileged accounts to be like administrative accounts that provide a higher level of access, typically to configure, manage and otherwise support a system. These types of accounts are often unrestricted, or lightly restricted.

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Healthcare Continues to Be Prime Target for Cyber Attacks

Jan 07 by Razvan Muresan

Few industries today are faced with as many cyber security threats as the healthcare sector. Patient data is among the most sensitive information in the digital ecosystem, and cyber criminals are often looking to leverage these resources for profit.

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Moving into 2019, HHS Urges Healthcare Practitioners and Executives to Bolster Defenses Against Cybercrime

Jan 04 by Filip Truta

Amid growing fears about cybercrime in healthcare, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released guidelines to healthcare organizations of all types and sizes, ranging from local clinics to large hospital systems.

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Japan to Store Critical Data Domestically Amid Cyberwar Fears

Jan 03 by Filip Truta

Strengthening its cybersecurity measures against China and other potential state-sponsored threats, Japan is on track to impose domestic storage of electronic data generated by critical infrastructures like power and water suppliers.

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