CSO Online – Understanding the challenges of cloud security

Posted on 8/03/18

Stay grounded as cloud security becomes more complicated.   The great migration advances as businesses continue to flock to the cloud for their IT and processing resources. The potential benefits are real; businesses have access to options they might not otherwise be able to afford, delivered with convenience and scalability. Yet, no one should assume…

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CSO Online – Data breaches are taking a toll on customer loyalty

Posted on 25/01/18

Data breaches are happening on a daily basis. And as the number of breaches has soared, the scale of attacks has escalated as well. According to the Breach Level Index, 1.9 billion data records worldwide were compromised during the first half of 2017 due to 918 data breaches. The number of lost, stolen or compromised records increased…

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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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