Information Technology

Working from Home Guidance to Stay IT Secure

26 March 2020London, UK – Crossword Cybersecurity Plc, the technology commercialization company focused on cyber security and risk, has today issued guidance for businesses on how to address some of the most common security concerns for employees when working from home. The advice is being made widely available as many of Crossword’s clients mobilize to keep their businesses running as normally as possible whilst adhering to UK Government and Public Health advice designed to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Effective Ways to Optimize Project Management for Remote Teams

The outsourcing culture is thriving in the current business environment, and even if you’re not outsourcing any projects or processes to external partners, you still might want to consider adopting a more flexible approach to employee management, and allow them to work from the comfort of their homes. After all, why should an employee have to commute to the office every day if they mostly do their work on the computer – it’s just a waste of precious time and resources, and it needlessly inflates your overhead costs. 

New Security Report from WatchGuard Shows Explosion in Evasive Malware

24 March 2020 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report shows that evasive malware has grown to record high levels, with over two-thirds of malware detected by its Firebox security appliances in Q4 2019 evading signature-based antivirus solutions. This is a dramatic increase from the year-long average of 35% for 2019 and points to the fact that obfuscated or evasive malware is becoming the rule, not the exception. Companies of all sizes need to deploy advanced anti-malware solutions that can detect and block these attacks.

Closing the gender gap in cybersecurity could boost US and UK economies by billions

If the number of women working in cybersecurity rose to equal that of men, there would be a $30.4 billion boost to the industry’s economic contribution in the US and a £12.6 billion boost in the UK. This is according to a new report from Tessian, the human layer security company. The report also reveals that closing the gender pay gap, and equalizing women’s salaries to men’s, could add a further $12.7bn and £4.4bn to the US and UK economies respectively.

Digital Fragility a "Ticking Time Bomb" for Enterprises says latest report

BOSTON9 March 2020 – Digital fragility has emerged as a risk to digital business that CIOs and CMOs are failing to confront concludes a recent report by Forrester, a leading global research and advisory firm.

According to the report, vital digital information sources and assets are at risk due to link rot, obsolete file formats and media, and vendor abandonment of online services. This can leave firms scrabbling to find or recreate digital assets, opening the door to loss of valuable trademarks, costly failures to meet regulatory crackdowns and poor corporate governance.

Beyond the short-term

6 Ways Machine Learning Saves Your Business Money

Machine learning (ML) allows computers to turn hard data into applications that enhance productivity and efficiency. As computers have gotten smarter, they've begun to think more logically and in ways similar to the human brain. Programmers now teach machines to rationalize and come up with solutions to complex problems — tasks that only the human brain could accomplish before now.

How Did Virtual Assistants Get Installed In Our Homes And Offices?

Virtual assistants have been incorporated into customer service applications and web pages, including technical support, product sales, or while receiving assistance during a purchase process. We currently experience virtual assistants without knowing it when we communicate with airlines, banks, social networks, insurance, or tourism companies.

Machines (software) are able to incorporate user interaction into their functions and learn about their needs on the fly. They achieve this by recognizing the same user, along with their emotions (joy, frustration, anger, disappointment, doubt) even better than many people by studying not only the tone of their voice but also the posture and gestures.

VMware Carbon Black ‘2020 Cybersecurity Outlook’ Report Reveals Evolving Attacker Behaviors, Relationship Dynamics Between IT and Security Teams

READING, UK - Thursday 26th February 2020 - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today released the VMware Carbon Black “2020 Cybersecurity Outlook”[1] report, which offers a holistic view at how attackers have evolved, what defenders are doing to keep pace and how security and IT teams can work together in 2020 and beyond.

Click here to download the full report: https://www.carbonblack.com/resources/threat-research/cybersecurity-out….

Tech Trailblazers Security Award Winning Startups Achieve Great Things, Analysis Shows

RSA Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA - February 25th 2020 – Winning an innovation award is no guarantee of subsequent business success for early-stage, technology startups, especially in the constantly evolving sphere of ‘security’. Yet, analysis shows, those named as winners or runners-up in the Security category of the annual Tech Trailblazers Awards [founded in 2012] are apt to do better than most, having raised US$722m between them.

No fewer than five past winners or runners-up have proceeded to exit through acquisition or IPO:

New Research: Nearly 60% of Security Professionals Believe Cloud Deployments Surpass Security Capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO – February 24, 2020 – RSA Conference 2020 – FireMon today released its 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report, the annual benchmark of the cloud security landscape. The latest report finds that while enterprises rapidly transition to the public cloud, complexity is increasing, but visibility and team sizes are decreasing while security budgets remain flat to pose a significant obstacle to preventing data breaches. The 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report features insights from more than 500 respondents, including 14 percent from the executive ranks, detailing cloud security initiatives in the era of digital transformation.