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Spotlight Series: Matthew Wilmot, Group Head of Enterprise IT and Information Security, Frasers Group

Frasers Group secures growth and improves cyber hygiene with Tanium

Tanium helps Frasers Group, one of the UK’s largest retailers, manage risk and increase business value as it becomes a global powerhouse through acquisitions. Matthew Wilmot, Group Head of Enterprise IT and Information Security, Frasers Group, discusses the business requirements which included new capabilities for penetration testing, vulnerability scanning and greater endpoint visibility, and tells […]

New research reveals UK online consumers ready to switch retailers over cybersecurity

Akamai Technologies has published new research, revealing that cybersecurity is a key dampener on British consumers’ confidence in the retail sector. The research shows that the majority (59%) of those who shop online would stop shopping at a retailer if it was the victim of a cyberattack. Furthermore, half (49%) of the respondents indicated they […]

Safe online shopping best practices

Cybercrime is a rising threat for holiday shoppers. Aamir Lakhani, Cybersecurity Researcher for Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs, discusses the causes of this and how shoppers and businesses can stay vigilant. The upcoming holiday shopping season is already expected to pose more challenges than the last. Shoppers are expected to descend upon e-commerce as many sought-after items […]

Festive shoppers urged to be cyber-aware as figures reveal average online losses of £1,000

Cybersecurity and law enforcement partners have joined together to issue a warning ahead of Black Friday and Christmas sales. Bargain hunters are being urged to bolster their cybersecurity in the approach to the festive season after new figures revealed victims of online shopping scams lost on average £1,000 per person in the same period last […]

Dr. Martens modernises its global data protection and retention strategy with 11:11 Systems

Organisations are modernising their security strategies and ensuring they operate with a resilient Business Continuity plan to prepare for potential challenges. Here, Dan Morgan, Global Head of Cloud and Infrastructure at Dr. Martens, offers insight into the organisation’s business priorities; security, resiliency and global availability of cloud, and explains how it worked with 11:11 Systems […]

Retail industry the second most targeted industry by ransomware, Sophos survey finds

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has published a new sectoral survey report, The State of Ransomware in Retail 2022, which found that retail had the second highest rate of ransomware attacks last year of all sectors surveyed after the media, leisure and entertainment industry. Globally, 77% of retail organisations surveyed were hit – […]

Barracuda threat report reveals spike in ransomware to more than 1.2 million per month

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has released its fourth-annual threat research report on ransomware. The new report looks at ransomware attack patterns that occurred between August 2021 and July 2022. For the 106 highly publicised attacks Barracuda researchers analysed, the dominant targets are still five key industries: education (15%), […]

AXIS Live Privacy Shield: Edge analytics camera software now available with face blur

Axis, a network technology company offering solutions in video surveillance, access control, intercom and audio systems has announced the launch of AXIS Live Privacy Shield. AXIS Live Privacy Shield, the market’s only edge analytics camera software that masks people in real time, in video streams at up to full frame rate, will now support a […]

Why educating and empowering your end-user is key to achieving robust cybersecurity

Benjamin Corll, VP of Cybersecurity at Coats, discusses the organisation’s work with Zscaler which offered improved visibility and secured its Industry 5.0 transformation. He also explains why it’s important to empower your people, because they ‘are not our weakest link, but our best sensors’. Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, has adopted the Zscaler […]

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