Security

UK Financial Institutions Unaware of Third-Party Risks Posed by Open Banking RealWire Tue, 06/05/2018 - 04:37

London, UK – June 5, 2018 – Bomgar, a leader in identity and access management solutions for privileged users, has launched its 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report. The global survey explores the visibility, control, and management that IT organizations in the U.S. and Europe have over employees, contractors, and third-party vendors with privileged access to their IT networks.

Industry still struggling to defend against breaches but getting better at dealing with them according to IISP Survey

23 May 2018: The latest survey from the not-for-profit industry body, the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), shows that over the last three years, those feeling that organizations are getting worse at defending against major cyber security breaches has leapt from 9% to 18%. In contrast, the number of businesses that feel better prepared to respond to and deal with incidents rose from 47% to 66% over the same period.

LookingGlass Cyber Solutions Launches IRD-100™ a Fully-Programmable Stealth Security Appliance RealWire Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:33

Reston, VA – April 17, 2018 – LookingGlass™ Cyber Solutions, a leader in threat intelligence-driven security, has announced the general availability of the LookingGlass IRD-100 (Intelligence Response and Deception) security appliance. The IRD-100 is purposefully-built and optimized to change the digital battlefield by actively disrupting adversary activities and forcing them to overcome a deeper level of visibility and control.

Macro-less Word Document Attacks on the Rise and Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent

28 March 2018 - Total malware attacks are up by 33 percent 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, based on global threat intelligence data from nearly 40,000 Firebox appliances. WatchGuard has also launched a new Threat Landscape data visualisation tool, giving public access to daily updates about the most prevalent computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises.

WinMagic Survey finds IT Leaders Wrestling Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Security

Ontario, Canada - New research from WinMagic, the data security company, surveying over 1,000 IT Decision Makers (ITDM) about Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) has revealed flexibility (65%), performance (58%) and availability (46%) as the highest ranked benefits of the technology. However, the survey also highlighted ITDM concerns around expanding their use of HCI, with complexity leading at 45% and security a close second (43%).

Javelin Networks Releases AD Protect v3.1 To Secure Microsoft Active Directory Networks RealWire Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:52

Javelin Networks today launched version 3.1 of AD Protect, its security platform for Microsoft Active Directory networks. Active Directory powers most corporate networks around the world as a central database of all credentials, kerberos tickets and hashes that control the organization. Javelin’s latest version of Javelin AD Protect can protect the biggest multi-domain networks in the world from a single console.

Study: Continuous Monitoring Gives Organizations Greater Control of Vendor Risk Management

BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, today released the results of a March 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting titled “Take Control of Vendor Risk Management Through Continuous Monitoring.” The findings reveal that current methods for managing third-party risk are inefficient and that companies must adopt continuous monitoring to detect security and risk issues to better understand their vendors’ cybersecurity posture and overall risk posed to their business.

Research from IP EXPO Manchester reveals hospital closure ranks top for British cyber fears

MANCHESTER, UK. 05 March – It looks like WannaCry, the ransomware that crippled the NHS last year, has left a lasting impression on Brits. A recent survey by IP EXPO Manchester revealed that the closure of hospitals due to a cyber-attack topped the charts as the scariest thing which could happen to the UK as a result of a cyber-attack. It beat out widespread power cuts, explosions at industrial plants and tampering with the food or water supply.

Tech Trailblazers Awards for Innovative Startups Announced RealWire Thu, 03/01/2018 - 18:02

The Tech Trailblazers Awards are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of 2017 in fourteen categories. Tech Trailblazers Awards focus on startups under 6 years old, highlighting up-and-coming and established technology talent globally. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of judges, all leaders in the respective fields, as well as by public vote. The judging was made all the more difficult given the high level of innovation and number of entries. 

Tech Trailblazers Awards Fifth Edition Winners and Runners Up