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How to fight back against the rise of ransomware

While ransomware attacks are undeniably difficult to avoid, having an effective recovery strategy in place is a step in the right direction. Gijsbert Janssen Van Doorn, Technical Marketing Director at Zerto, tells us that creating a comprehensive cybersecurity and disaster recovery plan is now a ‘must have’ for any organisation focused on minimising the risks […]

SentinelOne announces automated application control for cloud and container security

SentinelOne, an autonomous endpoint protection company, has announced a new Automated Application Control Engine designed to secure cloud and containerised workloads without human intervention. The new automated engine automatically secures containers at runtime against known and unknown threats, eliminating the need to manually maintain allow-lists, preserving cloud and container workload’s immutable states while also defending against modern threats such […]

New CrowdStrike report reveals more cyberattacks in the first half of 2020 than 2019

Cybersecurity expert, CrowdStrike, has released its CrowdStrike Falcon OverWatch 2020 Threat Hunting Report, which reveals the company has stopped 41,000 potential intrusions in the first half of 2020, compared to the 35,000 it saw in the whole of 2019. The report found that this significant increase is driven primarily by the continued acceleration of eCrime […]

Cybersecurity alert issued following rising attacks on UK academia

Cybersecurity experts have stepped up support for UK schools, colleges and universities following a spate of online attacks with the potential to de-rail their preparations for the new term. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued an alert to the sector containing a number of steps they can take to keep cybercriminals out of their […]

Reinventing security postures in the COVID work from home era

A report by Sectigo looks at how companies have modified their cybersecurity, compliance and digital identity practices for our suddenly evolved workspaces. Tim Callan, Senior Fellow, Sectigo explains how working from home has changed the cybersecurity landscape. COVID-19 and the ‘new business normal’ has transformed enterprise IT and cybersecurity practices more than any other event […]

Cybercrime report reveals new opportunities and risks for EMEA in online channels

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has released its biannual Cybercrime Report, which tracks global cybercrime activity from January 2020 through June 2020. The report dives deep into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global digital economy, regional economies, industries, businesses and consumer behaviour. The period has seen strong transaction volume growth compared to 2019 but an […]

Commvault announces general availability of new cloud-optimised Disaster Recovery product

Commvault, a recognised global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, has announced the availability of additions to its Intelligent Data Management portfolio. New Commvault Disaster Recovery, Commvault Backup and Recovery and Commvault Complete Data Protection are now generally available to customers. This portfolio simplifies data management and is […]

FireEye introduces Mandiant Solutions for security teams

FireEye, an intelligence-led security company, has announced the formation of Mandiant Solutions. “Over the past 15 years, the crown jewels of Mandiant have historically been our incident response expertise and the intelligence that comes from it,” said Kevin Mandia, Chief Executive Officer at FireEye. The purpose of the Mandiant Solutions group is to bring new, […]

UK banks outperform rest of Europe in reducing card fraud

UK banks achieved the biggest reduction in card fraud losses last year among 18 countries across Europe, according to the updated FICO European Fraud Map. More than half of the countries saw increases in card fraud losses in 2019 according to the report, based on data from Euromonitor International and UK Finance. “Following a frustrating […]

Why most businesses have their security strategy all wrong when it comes ransomware

Richard Cassidy, Senior Director of Security Strategy, Exabeam, discusses the recent changes in the cyber landscape and the new strains of ransomware, why companies should not fall into the trap of paying ransom demands (and the repercussions if you do) and how to detect and defeat ransomware with threat intelligence. In an ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, […]

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