Security

Brits show distrust in Blockchain - almost half of Brits wouldn’t trust an organisation using it

Research from IP EXPO Europe shows Blockchain is baffling Brits as businesses forge ahead with adopting the technology

London, 14th August 2018 – Blockchain might be the next big thing for businesses but new research from IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s number one enterprise IT event, has uncovered that just over a third of Brits (35%) would not trust an organisation using this technology to keep their information secure as they don’t know what it is.

WatchGuard Launches AuthPoint Multi-Factor Authentication for SMBs

26 July 2018 – WatchGuard® Technologies today unveiled AuthPoint – a cloud-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The view that MFA has always been out of reach for SMBs due to cost, complexity and management issues, is backed up by a new survey of IT managers and professionals conducted by independent market research firm CITE Research. The survey shows that 61 percent of respondents from companies with under 1,000 employees believe MFA services are reserved for large enterprises.

RiskIQ finds Ticketmaster breach part of massive credit card skimming campaign affecting over 800 e-commerce sites

London, UK - July 10, 2018 - RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today revealed that its researchers have discovered that the recent breach of Ticketmaster was not a one-off event as initially reported, but part of a massive digital credit card-skimming campaign by the threat group Magecart affecting over 800 e-commerce sites around the world.

Malicious Cryptocurrency Miners Gaining Momentum

2 July 2018 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report reveals that 98.8 percent of seemingly common Linux/Downloader malware variants in Q1 2018 were actually designed to deliver a popular Linux-based cryptocurrency miner. This is just one of several signs that malicious crypto-mining malware is becoming a top tactic among cyber criminals. The report details delivery mechanisms for these crypto-miner attacks and explores other prevalent security threats targeting small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises.

Flexera Publishes Vulnerability Review 2018: Top Desktop Apps Real Wire Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:23

Maidenhead, UK – June 27, 2018 – Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today released Vulnerability Review 2018: Top Desktop Apps, part of the annual report series from Secunia Research at Flexera. This new edition focuses on heavily used desktop applications, which can be easily breached through the Internet. The report reveals the biggest risks, so IT can create a plan to prevent attacks – protecting systems and employees. It also serves as a guide for security patching, helping pinpoint what’s most important and requires immediate action. 

UK Financial Institutions Unaware of Third-Party Risks Posed by Open Banking

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. According to the report, formerly called the Secure Access Threat Report, 72% of UK financial service firms felt unsure whether they had possibly or definitely suffered a breach due to third-party access, and 69% also said they had possibly or definitely suffered an insider related breach in the last year.

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

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%).