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TrendMicro Midyear Cybersecurity Assessment


The first six months of 2019 saw organisations dealing with a broad range of incoming threats and, more urgently, tackling threats that had already gained a foothold in their systems, according to the midyear trend assessment carried out by TrendMicro.

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DOS And DDOS - What's The difference


Online knowledge base Wikipedia suffered an outage at the weekend following a Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) attack. The company released a statement: "Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it offline in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is ongoing and our Site Reliability Engineering team is working hard to stop it and restore access to the site."

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Hackers Targeting Office 365 A Growing Threat


The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has published its incident trends report for October 2018 and April 2019 and it is not good news for Office 365 users. The report states that cloud services, and Office 365 in particular, have become the primary target observed in recent months.

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New Canon Survey Reveals Critical Gaps in Companies' Cybersecurity Agendas


While digital transformation helps companies work smarter, there is a risk that the ongoing digitization may unlock a host of security vulnerabilities that can cost companies money, time, intellectual property, and customer trust. In its latest Office of the Future survey, released today by Canon USA.

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Sweat in peace, don’t bleed in war…


Whether you believe it was General Patton, General Shwarzkopf or another historic figure who coined these words – the point it makes has never been more relevant than today in the world of business, as well as in the mindset of the military. Even if the violent imagery doesn’t reflect your business leadership style, please read on, because we all need to consider how strategic neglect can lose business fast - faster than ever in fact. The same impetus that can create business value quickly from nothing can return it to dust with a speed that defies human understanding.

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Smartphone, Dumb Owner? Strengthen Your Mobile Security


With the growth in the use of smartphones and tablets in the workplace and the increase in personal use for such things as online banking, cybercriminals are turning their nefarious attention to mobile devices. Internet security giant Symantec has revealed that mobile malware variants soared by 54 per cent in 2017 when compared to the previous year.

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Prepare Against Cyberattacks - There Are Resources Available


It is foolish, in the mostly digital world we now live in, to assume that there is someone available to bail you out. Quite simply the more digitalised we get, the more self-sufficient we need to become. Protecting our assets online has never been such an important aspect of any business. There are a multitude of sites, services and products available to help, Government Agencies, the police, National Cyber Security Centre all willing to help and spraying the internet with great advice.

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IT Managers Overwhelmed Fighting Cyberattacks - Sophos


A global survey, The Impossible Puzzle of Cybersecurity, carried out by Sophos reveals IT managers are inundated with cyberattacks coming from all directions and are struggling to keep up due to a lack of security expertise, budget and up to date technology.

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11m+ Hack Attacks Swamping NHS


Hackers have hit the NHS with more than 11 million attacks over the past three years, according to NHS Data. This revelation comes in parallel with cybersecurity experts warning of the growing risk to patients as hackers try to grab their data.

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BA, Marriott Face Massive Fines For Data Loss


If proof was needed that poor data protection is bad for the corporate wallet, two examples have demonstrated that substantial fines face those organisations that have lax data security.

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Cumbria First Police Force To Utilise NMC Tools


Cumbria Constabulary has become the first police force to use the National Management Centre (NMC) for cybersecurity set up under the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

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Phishing Attacks Bypassing 2-Factor Authentication


Penetration testers and attackers have a new tool in their arsenal that can be used to automate phishing attacks in a way that defeats two-factor authentication (2FA) and is not easy to detect and block, reports CSO Magazine.

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