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Gartner: Only 65% of businesses have cybersecurity experts in-house
"In a twisted way, many cybercriminals are digital pioneers, finding ways to leverage big data & web-scale techniques to stage attacks & steal data."
CISOs - Know what you can and can’t control with GDPR
80% of GDPR-related data isn’t under the control of CISOs.
Data centre security: Technology alone is not the answer
Arturo Maqueo says he has seen many security breaches over the years and ironically this is most often in data centres with state-of-the-art security.
Germany infiltrated by Russian group that crippled Ukraine’s power
The power grid in modern countries may not be as secure as you think, as reports have emerged revealing hackers have breached Germany's supply.
Not quick enough: Most firms can't detect or contain a breach within one hour
Fewer than half of all organisations are able to detect a ‘major’ cybersecurity incident within one hour.
Zuckerberg admits “we made mistakes” in Facebook data breach
Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement following the bombshell that Facebook's data of 50m people has been misused to "change audience behaviour.
Facebook breach of 50 MILLION profiles: What we know so far
A whistleblower has uncovered the practices of his illicit company, which include stealing the details of 50m Facebook users to help Trump's campaign.
NSW Auditor-General uncovers State's inconsistent approach to cybersecurity
“The NSW Government needs to establish a clear whole-of-government responsibility for cybersecurity that is appropriately resourced."
Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
Expert opinion: Three simple ways to prevent data loss
IBM estimates the cost of a data breach is $3.62m, highlighting the importance of encryption - COMPAREX UK's expert on the matter provides his advice.
Singapore passes Cybersecurity Bill for nation's critical infrastructure providers
Singapore’s parliament has successfully passed the country’s Cybersecurity Bill into law this week.
Create a safer internet by building a culture of security
Yesterday marked Safer Internet Day – a day that promotes the safe and positive use of digital technology.
Personal details of 12,000 social media ‘stars’ leaked in avoidable breach
Octoly was informed of the exposed cloud repository on January 4th, yet the personally identifiable information was not secured until February 1st.
LinkedIn’s outage blunder left users exposed and was ‘easily preventable’
LinkedIn went down yesterday in countries across the world due to an SSL certificate expiry, leaving some users' data at risk with no encryption.
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
Round 2: New line-up of cybersecurity maestros comment on Uber breach
We covered an expert commentary story of the Uber breach - this is round 2 with Check Point, Barracuda, Digital Shadows, Mimecast, and Webroot.
Expert says Cash Converters cybersecurity breach ‘yet ANOTHER wakeup call’
Gemalto's CTO says it's "incredibly frustrating" to see these cybercrime attacks continue to hit the headlines given how easy it is to prevent them.
Check Point & LG plug security vulnerabilities in smart appliances
Check Point researchers recently worked with LG to plug vulnerabilities in a number of home appliances, including robot vacuum cleaners & dishwashers.
Kaspersky CEO rubbishes ‘false’ allegations of hacking from US media
It was only weeks ago when the US Government had been hacked again and blamed Kaspersky Labs - the cybersecurity company's CEO says they're false.
Industry experts weigh in on getting ready for GDPR
A recent worrying survey found that only 3 in every 10 UK businesses have started preparing for the GDPR - seven experts have provided their insights.
Krack vulnerability puts Wi-Fi networks and devices at risk
This exploit requires an attacker to be in the proximity of the wireless device or network in question.
Not again… Expert discusses potential SECOND Equifax breach
It was only weeks ago that one of the single largest data breaches in history was announced - now Equifax may have been hacked again.
Hacking of national security projects highlights importance of patching
The recent release of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 report revealed a small breach – with massive implications.
Cybersecurity still not top priority despite 85% businesses being breached
Recent research reveals that cybersecurity is still taking a backseat despite the vast majority of businesses experiencing a breach in recent times.
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
Whitepaper: The key to compliance is governing access to data
By implementing a governance-based approach to identity governance, companies can secure their organisation’s sensitive data.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Review: Cut through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
The crucial guide to deploying a SIEM solution successfully
SIEM solutions have far-reaching benefits, but Gartner says there are a lot of factors to consider to avoid disaster - here's the company's guide.