Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray are to offer ACRAS (Advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics Services) analysing organisations vulnerability footprint from an adversary's perspective, to enable proactive detection and an efficient mitigation of cyber threats.
Smartfrog claims to be the first IoT company to offer a subscription IoT (Internet of Things) product in online retail stores. In partnership with Amazon and Otto – reportedly the two leading e-commerce platforms in Europe – Smartfrog offers its complete solution for £4.95 (€5.95) per month. According to a Digital Market study by Statista, by 2020 there will be an estimated 1 million households in the UK connected to the security hardware market. Smartfrog’s product has no minimum contract period and can be cancelled at any time.
Staying safe online is becoming an increasingly relevant issue when some 30,000 websites are hacked per day, according to Sophos Labs, with millions of hacking attacks every day around the world. Even large and secure companies, such as Verizon, experience data breaches, so the everyday user without any cyber protection as VPN (Virtual Private Network) is daily open to data theft.
UK's railway network was the victim of at least four major cyber attacks in the last 12 months, according to a private security company that works with the network. The attacks were discovered by ex-GCHQ Darktrace, a British cybersecurity startup that is responsible for defending most of the UK's railway network and nearly parallels with US researchers finding a hacking tool that targets energy grids on the dark web.
Ransomware – what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents – is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of University of Florida researchers says it has developed a way to stop it dead in its tracks. The answer, they say, lies not in keeping it out of a computer but rather in confronting it once it’s there and, counterintuitively, actually letting it lock up a few files before clamping down on it. However the security experts have some acute comments to make and are worth pondering on!
The prpl Foundation today announced the upcoming debut of the prpl Hypervisor at the IoT Evolution Expo in Las Vegas. The prplHypervisor is an industry-first light-weight open source hypervisor specifically designed to provide security through separation for the billions of embedded connected devices that power the Internet of Things.
A study carried out by security management vendor FireMon at last month’s Infosecurity Europe in London gives a brutally honest insight into the immense pressure cyber security professionals are under to carry out their jobs as well as meet outside regulations. Some 28% admitted to compromising their ethics to pass audits, a figure up 6% from five years ago when the same question was posed in a similar survey. This is likely due to growing network complexity and all of the disparate technology, security and otherwise, used to keep cyber criminals at bay.
In February this year, Accenture, and the Scottish Police Authority agreed to rescope the i6 project aimed to replace more than 120 IT-and paper-based systems for Police Scotland. Four months later mutual agreement is reached between the stakeholders, including Accenture, to end the operational system agreement and reconsider the IT options.
Business may be reasonably equipped to fend off internet crimes and invasive intrusions, but much less frequently does the security sector highlight the importance of business implementing security measures against the threat of terrorism
Some 500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss, so it is Oticon's ambition that its customers, hearing clinics throughout the world, would prefer to use their products for people with impaired hearing. The majority of people with hearing loss are over the age of 50, while 8 per cent are under the age of 18. Now, advanced audiology and hearing aid technology sees the launch of Oticon Opn, the world’s first internet connected hearing aid, that also opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices.
NuData Security and Varonis make some powerful pitches to rub up on user names and passwords with NuData Security director Lisa Baergen admitting ruefully to sounding “like a broken record; but here we are again, news of yet another hack attack hits the wire. It’s only been a couple of weeks since TeamViewer user accounts were hijacked, and now GoToMYPC hit by a very sophisticated password attack. No matter how long it takes to come out, the bottom line is that organisations have to stop thinking “what IF” and accepting it should be seen as “ WHEN” we get hit…
With the EU referendum on the brink, many things apart from engineering and scientific research are overlooked. innovation within the UK cyber security industry also now hangs somewhat in the balance. Regardless of whether you are in or out, the cyber security skills gap is real. And the UK with London in particular - is at a great advantage by being able to attract talent from all over the world.
Biometric Authentication is key to increased payment security. A new study from Juniper Research has found that eCommerce merchants and financial institutions will be investing heavily in online fraud detection solutions over the next five years, with annual spending reaching $9.2 billion by 2020, up by 30% on current levels as mobile fraud grows rapidly
Infosecurity Europe running from today at Olympia, London is likely to generate a flood of security problems and solutions. One such, NSFOCUS Cloud is designed to withstand the most extreme conditions and initial Cloud DDoS Protection Solution and provides robust
on-demand DDoS attack mitigation services.
New environmental, economic, social and political developments have challenged Europe to rethink its strategies for the future. With the latest growth strategy 'Europe 2020' the European Union is re-enforcing its commitment to becoming a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy within the next five years. In "The Future of Europe" Frost & Sullivan reveals growth opportunities that will transform Europe and its economy and also covers the Brexit scenario and Euro future
The topic of passwords, the continual need to change them, the impossibility of remembering the 100 or so that are vital for work and life, is one that raises nightmare memories and an absolute dread of the next ‘new password’ demand! So the news that Universities and Google are separately and hopefully obliterating the password, in favour of the Doodle or biomarkers.
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