Phishing scam

Multi-factor Authentication should be a top priority

The truth is, without multi-factor authentication (MFA), businesses are open to attacks if their employees fall for phishing scams or share passwords, which happens much more than you think (yes in your organisation too). Compromised credentials are an extremely dangerous threat to any company. Why is that? Once the attacker was able to compromise a set of corporate credentials, he is now in possession of valid credentials to login which

Ripple20

Ripple20: Dealing with the turncoat Treck stack

Jeff Costlow, CISO, ExtraHop, discusses the series of 19 vulnerabilities found embedded in many devices worldwide and how insecure components can lead to insecure products In network security, the past can come back at you hard. In few places is that clearer than the recent Ripple20 revelations, a series of 19 vulnerabilities found in the Treck TCP/IP software stack which—researchers say—have worked their way into hundreds of millions of embedded

Veeam

From risk reduction to unleashing new possibilities

Daniel Fried, GM and Senior Vice President, EMEA and Worldwide Channels, Veeam, discusses the importance of data management and risk in the new security landscape 2020 will surely be looked back on as a watershed moment for the role technology plays in our lives as well as business. But even before this year, Digital Transformation (DX) was becoming a critical priority. In 2019, IDC predicted that direct DX investment would

Apps

China’s DJI drone security company commentary

Following the news that China’s DJI drones could be collecting ‘unnecessary data’ from owners phones, Tod Beardsley, Research Director at Rapid7 has provided the below commentary. “The investigative work by Synacktiv shows that even established companies sometimes wander outside the boundaries set by Google in how Android apps are delivered and updated. The analysis of the DJI 4 GO app from DJI, a popular China-based drone maker, shows that the

Data security

Data security in the new business world

With many businesses having to overhaul their operations overnight to enable their staff to work from home due to Covid-19, maintaining as close to business as usual was an absolute priority. But in the rush to implement collaboration tools to get employees up and running for business continuity, cyber security was pushed further down the list of priorities, potentially putting organisational data at significant risk. Many businesses may have already

Exploitable Attack Surface

Vectra research identifies new exploitable attack surface

Vectra on Healthcare discredits the widely held belief that external threats would lead to an increase in data breaches during the COVID-19 pandemic Vectra AI, a leader in network threat detection and response (NDR), today released its 2020 Spotlight Report on Healthcare, which shows an upward trend in exploitable behaviors and discredits claims that external threats would lead to increased internal threat activity. The latest Spotlight Report on Healthcare is

Emergency plan

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

video cloud offering

3xLOGIC develops powerful new video cloud offering

New VIGIL CLOUD video offering leverages Amazon Web Services IoT services and highlights company’s continued industry leadership in innovation and growth 3xLOGIC, a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions today announced the new VIGIL CLOUD, a cloud platform that leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) services to create a highly-secure, scalable solution for collecting, processing, and analyzing video data to empower users with unique, actionable

Rodney Foreman

Cobalt Iron Adds Rodney Foreman as Chief Revenue Officer

Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, have announced the appointment of Rodney Foreman to the newly created position of chief revenue officer. In this role, Foreman will be responsible for all sales initiatives for the company, including direct and indirect sales channels. Richard Spurlock, CEO and founder of Cobalt Iron: “Cobalt Iron has an outstanding reputation in the market for providing customer solutions that deliver

Threats to Your Physical Data Destruction Process

Mark Harper of HSM, discusses how the media focus on cyber-attacks and digital data breaches means we are in danger of neglecting our physical information security. Mark highlights the potential risks to paper-based security and how to negate them. In today’s data-driven environments, data compliance and security should be at the heart of any business. With the GDPR driving changes back in May 2018, it seemed as though emphasis rightly

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