Mind the gap: upskilling cyber security teams

Mind the gap: upskilling cyber security teams by Matt Cable, VP Solutions Architects & MD Europe, Certes Networks At the end of 2019, it was reported that the number of unfilled global IT security positions had reached over four million professionals, up from almost three million at the same time the previous year. This included 561,000 in North America and a staggering 2.6 million in APAC. The cyber security industry

Four-in-ten businesses don’t have an emergency plan

Despite increase in cases during lockdown, one-in-five businesses admit they couldn’t access a working backup of their data if required Ontrack, the world’s leading data recovery service provider, today revealed that four-in-ten (39%) of organisations either have no ransomware emergency plan in place or are not aware if one exists. This is despite more ransomware attacks being recorded in the past 12 months than ever before. Cyberattacks and data breaches


Cyber bullying: Adults can be victims too

Amer Owaida, ESET, discusses Cyber bullying can happen to anyone, at any time – and at any age. How can adults deal with various forms of online abuse and harassment? Whenever cyberbullying is mentioned, our minds usually associate the topic with children or teenagers. Much has been said about cyber bullying by psychologists, organizations, public figures, as well as other concerned parties. However, we often fail to realize that adults

Cyber Resilience Summit

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to keynote Mimecast’s Cyber Resilience Summit. Global Virtual Event brings together Security and IT Professionals to tackle Cyber Resilience and IT Transformation Mimecast, an email security and cyber resilience company, is hosting its annual Cyber Resilience Summit on June 23-24. This complimentary, virtual, two half-day event will bring together thousands of IT and security professionals to increase global resiliency that spans cyber, human and community resilience.

Cisco Webex Meetings flaw?

A new vulnerability found in the Cisco Webex Meetings client for Windows could allow local authenticated attackers to gain access to sensitive information including usernames, authentication tokens, and meeting information. Cisco Webex Meetings is a video conferencing and online meeting software for scheduling and joining meetings, with support for presentations, screen sharing, and recording. The information disclosure vulnerability tracked as CVE-2020-3347 affects Cisco Webex Meetings Desktop App for Windows releases earlier than 40.6.0 and it was reported by

COVID-19’s first wave of cybersecurity

David Grey, Senior Manager, NTT, analyses NTT’s 2020 first wave Global Threat Intelligence Report during the Coronavirus pandemic when cyber security risks are at their highest Here we are a few months on from when our news feeds started talking about a new disease in China and the world has changed in ways we never imagined. However, while most of us have had to adapt to new ways of working

5G: Computer virus or human virus?

During the Coronavirus pandemic new conspiracy theories surrounding the emerging 5G network have come to light. This article debunks these theories and analyses cyber security concerns Homeland Security is reportedly issuing alerts to wireless telecom providers and law enforcement agencies about potential attacks on cell towers and telecommunications workers by 5G/coronavirus conspiracy theorists. The DHS warned that there have already been “arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several

Qualys adds Malware Detection

Qualys adds Malware Detection to its Free 60-day Remote Endpoint Protection offer Qualys, a  provider of cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions,  announced it has added malware detection to its cloud-based Remote Endpoint Protection offer, which is free for 60 days. Any customers currently using the offer on a free 60-day license can extend it for an additional 30 days. “ATN International needed a way to protect both its on

Kingfisher Sec

Kingfisher Sec, targets continued growth with SmartTask

Kingfisher Sec, a West London-based security specialist, has adopted SmartTask to support the rapid growth of the business by streamlining and automating critical business processes. The company will use the cloud-based software to handle employee scheduling, proof of attendance and operational reporting across a team of up to 50 security guards. As a result, Kingfisher Sec has already reduced administration by around 17.5 hours a month, with further improvements expected

Key Findings of A10 Networks’ Q4 2019 DDoS Weapons Report

A DDoS attack can bring down almost any website or online service. The premise is simple: using an infected botnet to target and overwhelm vulnerable servers with massive traffic. Twenty years after its introduction, DDoS remains as effective as ever—and continues to grow in frequency, intensity, and sophistication. That makes DDoS defense a top cybersecurity priority for every organisation. The first step: understanding the threat you face.  To help organisations

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