Tackling cybercrime one step at a time: How businesses can stay connected and protected

As concern around cyber security continues to rapidly grow and threats become increasingly complex, the challenges faced by businesses are mounting considerably. In fact, when assessing the cyber security risk, it is no longer a question of if a business will be attacked, but when.

Today, significant cyber security breaches are becoming commonplace in newspaper headlines, with British Airways among one of the latest organisations to face the consequences of a data breach. This resulted in around 500,000...

By Shani Latif, 22 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

A roadmap to Zero Trust for SMBs: Keeping security solid while moving swiftly

Bottom Line:  Small businesses don’t need to sacrifice security due to budget constraints or productivity requirements – a Zero Trust roadmap can help them keep growing and stop breaches.

Having worked my way through college in a series of small businesses and having neighbors and friends who operate several today, I see how cloud, databases, and network devices save thousands of dollars, hours of tedious work, and streamline operations. Good friends running an AI startup, whose remarkable...

By Louis Columbus, 27 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

Protecting your organisation from phishing scams: A guide

The recent announcement of British Airways’ record-breaking £183 million GDPR fine has put phishing scams back in the spotlight, as this was an integral part of the company’s data breach. Unlike many other forms of cyberattack, phishing scams go after your customer or employee data, including credentials like passwords, financial details or sensitive personal information. This data can then be used or sold on for malicious intent, from identity theft or false transactions, to brute force or...

By Elad Schulman, 19 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Why AI cybersecurity is a leap forward in threat intelligence

No sector is immune from cyber attacks and attackers do not discriminate against size of organisation. The objective may be financial or even political, what is certain is that the increasing level of sophistication means that they present some of the most the most strategically significant risks to business today.

Cybersecurity is driven by the need to remain one step ahead of the attacker. As...

By Neil Kell, 11 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Security.

How Walmart – among others – fell victim to recent customer phishing scams

One thing we know about consumer-focused cyber criminals is they’re more likely to strike during busy shopping periods. Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – and Cyber Monday, the first Monday after the holiday, are well-known to be hotbeds of cyber-criminal activity.

With this in mind, in the days leading up to Mother’s Day and Memorial Day 2019, Segasec monitored several large US-based retailers...

By Elad Schulman, 03 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data Loss, Privacy, Research, Security.

How the top PAM-mature enterprises are thwarting privileged credential breaches

  • Energy, technology and finance are the most mature industries when it comes to privileged access management (PAM) adoption and uses, outscoring peer industries by a wide margin
  • 58% of organisations do not use multi-factor authentication (MFA) for privileged administrative access to servers, leaving their IT systems and infrastructure exposed to hacking attempts, including unchallenged privileged access abuse
  • 52% of organisations are using shared accounts for controlling privileged access, increasing the probability of privileged credential...

By Louis Columbus, 18 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

SentinelOne raises $120 million in Series D funding to automate enterprise endpoint security

California-based endpoint security software provider SentinelOne has raised $120 million (£94m) in a recently conducted Series D round led by Insight Partners.

Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Third Point Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, NextEquity, Data Collective, and other firms also participated in the funding round.

SentinelOne offers security services to companies...

By Enterprise CIO, 07 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

New research shows extent of ‘polymorphic’ email phishing campaigns

We’re deluged by emails on a daily basis; many of which are not in good faith. Many others, like the old-fashioned telephone game, are passed down from scammer to scammer, changed a little here, and then sent to users’ inboxes.

According to new research from phishing prevention provider Ironscales, more than two in five (42%) email phishing attacks are polymorphic, with some attacks undergoing more than 500...

By James Bourne, 05 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

How to secure mobile devices in a Zero Trust world: A guide

  • 86% of enterprises are seeing mobile threats growing the fastest this year, outpacing other threat types
  • 48% say they’ve sacrificed security to “get the job done” up from 32% last year
  • 41% of those affected say the compromise is having major with lasting repercussions and 43% said that their efforts to remediate the attacks were “difficult and expensive"

Bottom line: The majority of enterprises, 67%, are the least confident in the security of their mobile assets than any other device or platform today according to 

By Louis Columbus, 20 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employees, Security.

The big enterprise security problem posed by small – or at least smaller – businesses

As the threat level grows and diversifies, global enterprises continue to make cybersecurity a top priority. As they should: high-profile attacks continue to wreak havoc on major brands—with Humana and Marriott among the most notable recent victims. One silver lining in the continued fight is that the pervasiveness of threats has elevated cybersecurity from an IT problem to a board-level issue.

In fact, according to

It’s not me, but it is probably you: How IT still views employees with contempt on cybersecurity

A new report from software as a service (SaaS) operations management and security platform BetterCloud begins with a blunt message. “While cybercriminals, hacktivists and ransomware often make a big splash in the news headlines, the reality is that the biggest security threat is often right in front of you.”

According to the study, which featured survey data from 500 IT professionals, the ‘well-meaning but...

By James Bourne, 03 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Not if, but when: The value of cybersecurity awareness

For businesses, a cyber-attack is not a matter of “if” but “when”. Every business is at risk of a cyber-attack. In 2018 alone, cyber-attacks on organisations cost the UK economy tens of billions of pounds, with 7 out of 10 companies falling victim to a cyber-attack or breach.

According to the 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, more than

By Vinaya Sheshadri, 26 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

CXOs increasingly suspicious of employees when it comes to data breaches

When a data breach occurs – and unfortunately today it is a question of when rather than if – then looking for the responsible party and safeguarding against future events is a matter of course. Yet according to new data from security provider Egress, the C-suite differs from their employees in terms of who is to blame.

The study, which polled more than 250 CXO executives and 2000 employees across the UK and US,...

By James Bourne, 25 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Key tips for SMEs and encryption: Ease of use and accessibility vital – but don’t skimp on security

Becrypt has been in the disk encryption business for more than 15 years and has carried out extensive work with governments and large enterprises. Today, a lot of what we're doing is working with small businesses, typically organisations that are looking at adding encryption for the first time, driven by regulation such as GDPR, and those that require encryption as part of the privacy enforcing mechanisms.

Based on...

By Bernard Parsons, 22 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Design, Employees, Security.

Four things every CEO needs to know about ransomware

It’s hard to read the news at the moment without ransomware being mentioned. For example, I typed “ransomware” into Google News recently and got more than one million hits in 0.23 seconds. Even when I limited my search to the past 24 hours it returned more than six pages of links. Therefore, with so many experts writing things that are sufficiently interesting or important to feature as “news” — why has the problem not yet been...

By Dr. Sandra Bell, 21 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Malware, Security.

New guidelines aim to help healthcare CIOs with cybersecurity initiatives

CIOs in healthcare will without exception have cybersecurity as one of their primary focus areas for 2019 – if not their biggest priority. To help in this quest, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a checklist of security best practices to help ensure a ‘holistic view of the intersection between cybersecurity and healthcare’, in the organisation’s own words.

The

By James Bourne, 07 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Security.

Commoditising cybercrime: The rise of ransomware-as-a-service

Recent years have seen a growing number of high-profile ransomware attacks such as WannaCry hit the headlines for their ability to hijack a huge number of computers in a short space of time and extort victims into paying ransoms in order to get their information back. In the case of WannaCry, over 200,000 computers were infected across 150 countries in just four days, with the ransoms being demanded ranging from $300-$600 per computer. Estimates put the...

By Naaman Hart, 21 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data Loss, Malware, Security.

The real deal on cybercrime, breach timelines, and mounting a proactive defence

Here’s something that may seem obvious but is more true today than ever: Organisations that take security breaches seriously (which should be all of them) can’t afford to sit back and take a reactive approach to their defensive strategy. Although a considerable amount of damage can be done in a shockingly short period of time, simple proactive steps can often thwart cybercriminals and defend organisations against a wide variety of attacks.

By Ted Ross, 19 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Malware, Security.