TechWorld – Anatomy of an ethical hacker: What it takes to operate on the frontlines of cybersecurity

Posted on 1/01/18

Former ethical hacker and CTO, Data Protection at Gemalto Jason Hart lets us in on the secrets of ethical hacking. The perceived vision of a hacker – anti-social and geeky – is becoming increasingly inaccurate. Modern hackers are social, curious, adaptable and motivated – either by inquisitiveness, the desire for financial gain, to influence politics…

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Huffington Post – Data Breaches And The Erosion Of Trust

Posted on 28/11/17

The recent Uber data breach is another clear sign that companies are losing the battle to protect their customers’ data, and what is at stake is one of the most fundamental aspects of the relationship between consumers and companies: trust. The risks are only going to get bigger because our personal and professional lives depend…

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IT Pro Portal – The rise of ransomware and data breaches have revealed the poor state of businesses cybersecurity

Posted on 21/11/17

What can businesses do to avoid becoming a hacker’s easy target, and how should they keep their data safe? As WannaCry and Petya made clear, high profile ransomware attacks are on the rise. In fact, in 2015 there were roughly 1,000 attacks a day, but by 2016 the FBI reports that number skyrocketed to 4,000 a day….

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Computer Business Review – Businesses believe data is as valuable as currency, but are struggling to secure it

Posted on 16/11/17

As data grows in value to businesses, cybercriminals actively monitor businesses to understand exactly what data they collect and store. How much data do businesses now store? With more being created in the last two years than every previous year combined, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s a lot. Add on top of this the massive impact…

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CSO Online – More data records were lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 than all of 2016

Posted on 31/10/17

918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. This October marked the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month(NCSAM), a series of events created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure…

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CSO – Protecting data: when confidence is overconfidence

Posted on 7/09/17

According to the recently released annual Data Security Confidence Index (DSCI), many businesses today are guilty of feeling overconfident about keeping hackers at bay, while at the same time failing to keep data safe. American author, engineer and billiards Hall of Famer, Robert Byrne, once noted “confidence is overconfidence.” According to the recently released annual…

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ComputerWorld UK – Cyber security tips for UK businesses

Posted on 29/08/17

Here’s ten cyber security tips your business needs, from an ethical hacker. The amount of data we create is increasing rapidly. According to IBM, every day we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes, so much that 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. To read the full article…

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CSO Online – How ransomware is creating a data backup explosion

Posted on 24/08/17

As ransomware becomes more common, everyone will need to better understand the different types, how they work, and what their broader effects will be on the IT and IT security industries. While the WannaCry ransomware and Petya – a wiper disguised as ransomware – are two of the most recent headline-grabbers in the security world, …

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