Paul Colwell

Cyber security trends at UK SMEs in 2020

New research reveals that, despite the majority of technology decision makers at UK SMEs prioritising cyber security to ensure business continuity and growth, 17% still have no cyber strategy in place. IT services provider OGL Computer, and its cyber division CyberGuard Technologies, has revealed the top technology concerns and priorities for UK SMEs in its new report: The State of Technology at UK SMEs. The report highlights the current state

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Black Friday presents a window of opportunity for cyber criminals

The upcoming period, starting with Black Friday on 29th November and running through to the January sales, presents a window of opportunity for cyber criminals. During this time, there are increased opportunities for threat actors to conduct operations that impact both individuals and corporations. A primary factor contributing to this escalation is the hugely increased volume of payment transactions seen across this period – both online and at physical retailers. This increase in transaction

Cloud-based Access Control: Improving Security in More Ways Than One

Access control has always been at the forefront of building security. Traditionally, access control systems have come in the form of conventional lock and key methods, electronic systems or a combination of the two. Today, cloud-based systems are changing the market landscape, providing secondary security benefits to users across the UK. Trevor Ball, business development manager UK & Ireland at Allegion UK, provides insight into the physical security and cyber-security

Cyber security firm scoops Queen's Award

A cyber security firm has picked up the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Foregenix, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, received the award for its work in international trade. It is believed to be the first cyber security consultancy with a focus on protecting the payment and finance industries to receive the honour. Foregenix, which is headquartered in the UK, generated around 60% of its revenue from international sales over

Idax Software puts the user experience first with launch of version 3

Idax Software has launched Version 3 (V3) of its identity analytics platform. V3 prioritises the user experience with an intuitive and interactive user interface, putting it at the forefront of cyber-security. Idax’s platform analyses what data and files your staff have access to, and tells you which access rights they shouldn’t have. Insider threat is now reaching epidemic proportions, with an estimated 90% of tech crimes being committed by employees.

Channel steps up to security challenge

The growing threat of cyber crime is driving an explosive growth in demand for security related products and services. According to recent research by IDC, worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software, and services is forecast to deliver a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9% over the next few years to reach $133.7 billion in 2022. Such explosive growth is creating major opportunities for channel organisations but with customers asking

Osirium Technologies provides its trading update ahead of its final results

Osirium Technologies provides the following trading update ahead of the Group’s final results for the year ended 31 December 2018. Trading has continued to improve year on year, as anticipated, and is in line with the Board’s expectations with booking levels expected to be significantly ahead of the prior period.  Revenue for the 12 months to 31 December 2018 is anticipated to be at least £0.95 million with cash balances as

Naval Dome introduces new dashboard for optimum cyber monitoring

Naval Dome has come up with an innovative approach to managing the cyber security status of all protected systems onboard ships, allowing shipboard and shoreside staff to monitor and evaluate fleet-wide system data, even when they are offline. Until now, only crew members have been able to access a ship’s offline data sets. The Naval Dome Dashboard collects and collates all the data captured by the company’s multi award-winning Endpoint

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP joins Secure Chorus as new member

Secure Chorus has announced the addition of its latest member. The international law firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP has joined the not-for-profit organisation alongside key industry figures including the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), global telecommunication operators, system integrators, defence prime contractors, technology companies and academic institutions. The move underlines how cyber security is perceived as becoming an increasingly important operational risk in the legal industry, and highlights

Sophos introduces lateral movement protection to XG Firewall to stop advancing cyberattacks

Sophos, a provider in network and endpoint security, announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall now includes lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. The SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report discusses a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned more than $6.5 million, it is not surprising that criminals are attracted to this method. In

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