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Kaspersky Free: Free Virus Software Comes In most EU countries In Early October

After several tests in some countries, Kaspersky has now decided to release its Kaspersky Free virus software worldwide. According to our own statement, all essential virus scans, firewalls, malware quarantine etc. are covered and it even comes without advertising. However, one agrees that the data are used for the further development of Machine Learning and of course it is also time and…

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China to launch unhackable messaging service with quantum encryption

Lately, China has been particularly interested in the quantum encryption sector and is now preparing a government messaging service that can not be hacked. While existing cables used for the internet and telephones can be “attached”, quantum networks let the messages travel on light particles that, when they are “approached” by third parties, would distort, causing loss of communication. The…

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53% of the German companies have been victims of economic espionage or data theft and lose EUR 55 bln

Over half the companies in Germany (53%) have been victims of economic espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years, according to a study by digital industry association Bitkom. Annual losses from such activities have risen to EUR 55 billion from 51 billion two years ago. READ MORE: Is Monday the worst day of the week….for security? Bitkom said…

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Cybersecurity Market Worth 231.94 Billion USD By 2022

The cybersecurity market is expected to grow from USD 137.85 Billion in 2017 to USD 231.94 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.0%. The major forces driving the cybersecurity market are strict data protection directives and cyber terrorism. The cybersecurity market is growing rapidly because of the growing security needs of Internet of Things (IoT)…

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New Survey Reveals 97% Cybersecurity Professionals Find Job Rewarding Despite Long Hours

Farsight Security, Inc., the leading provider of the world’s largest real-time DNS threat intelligence, today announced the results of a survey that found over half (57%) of IT security professionals work weekends and, on average, nearly a third (29%) work ten hours a day. Despite the overtime, nearly all (97%) said that they still find their job rewarding and plan…

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Macedonia is 1st most vulnerable European country to cyberattacks

According to the latest monthly cybersecurity report by Check Point Software Technologies, the most vulnerable countries in Europe are: Macedonia (69.6), Georgia (62.6) and Albania (53.3). Next three countries are Russia, Romania and Poland (38.8 and 35.9 respectively) with worse indicators. On the opposite side were Moldova (20.4), Iceland (20.7) and Luxembourg (21.9), which recorded the smallest number of incidents…

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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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