BLM

Protests and pandemics

In our last issue of Security Buyer, our cover story looked at the BLM protests that are happening all over the world. The story looks at how facial recognition, policing and technology keep up with the ever changing environment of security, morality and health. It’s been almost two weeks since people first took to the streets in Minneapolis to protest police brutality following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna

Veeam

Think 3,2,1 to protect your business against ransomware

Rick Vanover, Senior Director of Product Strategy, Veeam discusses how to protect your business against ransomware in a cyber world. The war on ransomware is real. In the past few years, this form of attack has become a valid threat to businesses. We have seen huge attacks that have rendered multinational organizations, even governments, vulnerable and unable to continue mission-critical operations. In 2017, WannaCry brought hospital IT departments across Europe

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

Beirut

Disaster in Beirut and political negligence

The Beirut explosion, caused by the mishandling and storage of a highly reactive chemical, has sparked outrage across the world against port security and political governance The explosion, on August 4, at around 6pm local time, appears to have been fuelled by 2,750 tons of the highly reactive chemical ammonium nitrate. The chemical had been the cargo on a ship, the MV Rhosus, which entered the port at Beirut in

Email fails

Five familiar email fails

Five familiar email fails: Why they could be more than an embarrassing mishap Email is a fundamental component of business communications. The benefit of near instant messaging, no matter the location, means that business deals and management can be conducted quickly and seamlessly. But our reliance on email as a communication tool has inspired an element of complacency amongst users. The repetitive and familiar nature of email usage means that

Cyber

EU imposes first ever cyber attack sanctions

The EU has imposed the first ever sanctions against cyber-attacks. These include six individuals and three entities accused of carrying out the WannaCry, NotPetya and Cloud Hopper attacks. The sanctions imposed include a travel ban and asset freeze. John Hultquist, Senior Director of Analysis, Mandiant Threat Intelligence comments: “The European Union imposed sanctions against multiple people and organizations for their role in a number of cyberattacks and cyber espionage incidents. The sanctions are tied

SailPoint

Survey: SaaS applications to grow

Survey: 86% of EMEA IT experts expect the number of SaaS applications in the enterprise to grow in the next 18 months. SailPoint shares three key steps IT teams should take as Brits start to migrate back to the workplace SailPoint, the leader in identity management, has found that 86% of IT experts in EMEA expect their organisation’s number of SaaS applications to grow over the next 18 months, even

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Xi’an Intelligent Traffic Management case study

Traffic continues to grow in every major city. But how do you beat congestion in these restricted urban spaces? In China’s ancient-walled city of Xi’an, they’re adopting an intelligent traffic management system based on Hikvision technology – and boosting traffic flow while reducing journey time. The Chinese city of Xi’an, known as Chang’an in ancient times, was the center of ancient oriental civilization. Thirteen dynasties spanning Chinese history have chosen

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LenelS2 offers healthy buildings solutions

LenelS2 offers healthy buildings solutions to enable touchless access, occupancy management and more. Advanced products and services to support safer workspaces. As people around the world adjust to a new normal, the health and efficiency of our buildings – and how they influence personal health – is critically important. Today, LenelS2 announces its portfolio of solutions, part of Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program, designed to help protect people and assets, and

Vectra Cognito NDR Platform and Services

New advisory and operational cybersecurity services

Vectra, the leader in network threat detection and response (NDR), announced a range of new advisory and operational cybersecurity services that enable enterprises to increase security operations efficiency and significantly reduce the risk of data breaches. Organizations that deploy the flagship Cognito NDR platform from Vectra will be able to dramatically improve their incident response performance by leveraging years of professional cybersecurity expertise in AI and security operations across hundreds

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