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Italian SMEs spent just EUR 240 mln on cybersecurity in 2016

Italian small and medium-sized businesses invested just EUR 240 million in 2016 to protect their data against cyberattacks such as the recent global ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack, reports Il Sole 24 Ore, citing data from the Security and Privacy Observatory at Milan Polytechnic university. Italy’s information security services market was worth a total of EUR 972 million last year, up 5…

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Belgian govt plans cybersecurity call centre for businesses

The Federal Government has announced that a call-centre is to be set that will give individuals and companies advice on issues linked to cyber-crime. The call centre will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Belgian telecom minister Alexander de Croo has announced new measures aimed at improving cybersecurity in the country. Following a special cabinet meeting…

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DDoS Attack Can Cost an Organization on Average More Than $2.5 Million in Revenue, Neustar Research Shows

“Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are the zeitgeist of today’s Internet,” said Barrett Lyon, pioneer of the DDoS defense industry and Head of Research and Development at Neustar Security Solutions. Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today released the findings from its fourth annual Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights Research Report. The report…

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Is Monday the worst day of the week….for security?

The IT manager responsible for information security at an enterprise account — let’s call him “Steve” — recently shared an interesting story.  In general, he felt that they handle security pretty well, but he detailed one challenge that they haven’t yet been able to solve — users roaming outside the office security perimeter. As is typical of many businesses today,…

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Employees increasingly allowed to move data onto personal mobile devices

Corporate data governance programs are difficult to establish and enforce. For the most part, these programs lack the necessary people, processes and technology to effectively fend off security threats, data breaches, regulatory fines and lawsuits. The two weakest links in a company’s data governance program are uncontrolled user access to data (53 percent) and managing where data is stored (43…

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