Cybersecurity

Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

Tomas Foltyn

The leak, which apparently has yet to be plugged, exposes a range of very specific data about users. A Chinese smart home solutions provider has been leaking billions of logs from devices managed via the company’s cloud platform, exposing a range of sensitive information about their users. The database – which was found sitting an…

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Minimising the Threat Landscape Through Augmenting Human Security Teams

Today’s security threats are evolving each day, with security teams having to monitor everything from the data centre to the edge, as well as the millions of connected devices which log in to their systems each year. The workplace is currently in flux – we can work from mobile devices in any location we choose…

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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…

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Mimecast research finds 75% of organisations in UAE saw an increase in impersonation attacks

Josh Douglas

Third Annual State of Email Security Report Reveals a Major Increase in Targeted Attacks Like Impersonation Fraud, Spear Phishing and Business Disrupting Ransomware. Mimecast a leading email and data security company, has unveiled its third-annual State of Email Security report. The report includes insights from 1,025 global IT decision makers, including the UAE. As cyber-criminals…

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Security teams require more advanced tools to deal with influx of threats

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The modern threat landscape calls for security teams to remain alert to a wide range of hazards – both physical and cyber. New technology has had a catalytic effect on cybercrime, with hackers increasingly crossing the boundary into the physical security sphere due to the digital vulnerabilities of the likes of access control systems. The…

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CyberGuard warns companies to prepare following latest £40 million cyber-attack

OGL - Paul Colwell

The latest major cyber-attack that cost a Norwegian company an estimated £40 million should act as a warning to businesses to make better preparations, according to a Midlands security company. CyberGuard Technologies, part of the OGL Computer Services Group based in the West Midlands, was referring to aluminium giant Norsk Hydro, which has put the…

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New McAfee research reveals 61% of IT professionals have experienced a serious data breach

Candace Worley

Integration of Security Solutions and Employee Training Recognised as Top Steps to Reduce Growing Severity of Breaches McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, have released Grand Theft Data II – The Drivers and Shifting State of Data Breaches, which revealed that despite improvements in combating cybercrime and threats, IT security professionals are still struggling to fully…

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ESET Partners with Alphabet’s Chronicle

Tony Anscombe1

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, have announced it has partnered with Chronicle, an Alphabet company, to provide essential validation on security incidents and alerts within Backstory. Chronicle’s global cloud service where companies can privately upload, store, and analyze their internal security telemetry to detect and investigate potential attacks. ESET’s partnership with Backstory will provide…

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