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Global Vodafone Survey Shows Strong Cyber Security Helps Businesses To Grow

A new cyber security report from Vodafone, Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator, highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 per cent of high-growth companies[1] seeing information security as an enabler of new business opportunities, rather than simply a means of defence. The research showed a number of perceived benefits that strong cyber security…

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Russian Fraudsters Use VoIP for Bogus Identification

The security bloggers at Flashpoint believe they have identified a new trend in the scams run by Russian fraudsters. One of the newer anti-fraud techniques is to force customers to identify themselves by making or receiving a phone call. This discourages organized crime by driving up the costs whilst creating a new mechanism to verify the customer’s identity – and hence new…

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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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BT and KPMG warn businesses against cyber security traps

Investing in IT security products alone is no silver bullet in battle against cyber crime In the wake of high-profile global ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya, BT and KPMG have today published a new cyber security report offering practical advice to businesses of all sizes on how best to manage their security journey and turn it into a…

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Global regulation is the key to cyber security, says Telefónica VP

To promote better cyber security, regulations should be brought in line across the globe and apply to everyone. That was the view of Pedro Pablo Perez, Telefónica’s VP of global security, who was a panellist on this year’s Capacity Latam panel on cyber security. Pablo Perez said that in some regions, including Latin America, regulations around security were very complex…

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Pew Study: Consumer Knowledge Weak on Cybersecurity Topics

In an increasingly digital world, an individual’s personal data can be as valuable – and as vulnerable – to potential wrongdoers as any other possession. Despite the risk-reducing impact of good cybersecurity habits and the prevalence of cyberattacks on institutions and individuals alike, a Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans are unclear about some key cybersecurity topics, terms…

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Cyberattacks, data breaches remain top business continuity concerns for 2017, finds BSI/BCI report

Cyberattack is once again the top threat perceived by businesses, according to research published today by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in association with BSI (British Standards Institution). A full 88% of organizations surveyed (out of 726 respondents from 79 countries) are either “extremely concerned” or “concerned” about the possibility of a cyberattack. The threat of a data breach remains…

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Cyber Security Needs in a Connected Enterprise

Threats posed by industrial cyber security has steadily been gaining relevance over the past twenty years. Presently, when the idea of Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to pervade all areas of industrial operation, cyber security is set to take on a new dimension, necessitating a more rigorous and robust approach. Cyber Security in the Era of Industrial IoT is…

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Study Reveals Americans Remain at Risk from “Cyber Confusion” Both at Home and in the Workplace

Kaspersky Lab and HackerOne, the leading bug bounty platform, today announced results of the Hacking America: Cybersecurity Perception study, which revealed that American businesses and consumers still need a more comprehensive understanding of cyberthreats and how to protect personal and sensitive business data online. To better understand how Americans think about hacker motivations, consumer versus business security responsibilities, ransomware and…

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Top telecoms regulator takes aim at Commission plan for cybersecurity labels

The top EU telecoms regulator criticised the European Commission’s plans to introduce this spring a labelling scheme to rank the cybersecurity of internet-connected devices, arguing it would only reinforce big tech companies’ dominance. “I think this is an idea that must be really be challenged,” Sébastien Soriano, chair of French telecoms regulator Arcep and this year’s leader of Berec, the…

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