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Yesterday   We reported earlier this month on the ways in which cyber criminals spend their ill-gotten gains. The company behind those findings, Bromium, has now released more details from its research, which exposes a huge cybercrime-based economy and the professionalization of cybercrime.

2 Days Ago   A new study looking at industrial control systems (ICS) security in the energy industry reveals a majority of respondents are worried about potentially catastrophic effects from a successful cyber attack.

3 Days Ago   Most businesses are seeking to automate the more tedious aspects of their operations and some new research from security analytics platform Cybereason reveals that hackers are no exception.

3 Days Ago   The German federal government is moving to an open source, self-hosted cloud platform from Nextcloud for file sync and sharing and collaboration, in order to protect the data of its citizens.

3 Days Ago   More than 20 million Chrome users have been tricked into installing fake ad blockers that could see their machines recruited into a botnet, according to a new report.

4 Days Ago   A new survey of channel partners by container platform specialist Diamanti reveals that resellers and service providers see the adoption of containers as a massive disruption and opportunity.

4 Days Ago   A new survey reveals that 60 percent of companies are not likely to meet the May 25 deadline for compliance with the new European GDPR legislation.

4 Days Ago   Hardware authentication specialist Yubico is announcing a new FIDO2 compatible security key which will be supported in Windows 10 devices and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

5 Days Ago   Public cloud services are now in use in 97 percent of organizations, but one in four have experienced data theft and cloud-first strategies are on the decline.

5 Days Ago   Cyber security company ESET is using this week's RSA Conference in San Francisco to launch its new range of enterprise security products. These include a new ESET Enterprise Inspector, an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution, and ESET Dynamic Threat Defense, a tool that provides off-premise cloud sandboxing, which leverages machine learning and behavior-based detection to prevent zero-day attacks.

5 Days Ago   Breaches related to open source components have grown 50 percent since 2017, and an eye-opening 121 percent since 2014, according to a new survey from open source governance and DevSecOps automation specialist Sonatype.

5 Days Ago   The UK can be a world leader in the development of AI says a report released today from the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence.

8 Days Ago   In a classic example of social engineering, well-known names from the BBC's Dragons' Den TV series and others are being used to advertise a cryptocurrency scam.

8 Days Ago   Targeted attacks launched via a compromised account were the most successful email attack vector in the past 12 months according to new research. The study carried out for email security company Agari by Osterman Research reveals that 44 percent of organizations have been victims of a successful ATO-based attack.

9 Days Ago   Security platform Illumio and cloud security and compliance platform Qualys are announcing a new integration that will enable organizations to visualize vulnerabilities across data centers and clouds.

9 Days Ago   A new report reveals that 97 percent of organizations are not prepared for the latest multi-vector, fast-moving, mega-scale Gen V cyber threats targeting businesses. The 2018 Security Report from Check Point analyses the security threats and attacks that organisations globally are experiencing on their networks.

9 Days Ago   Kubernetes is one of the most popular container platforms, which means enterprises need fast and decisive responses when security incidents and potential attacks occur within their deployments.

9 Days Ago   Almost 2.6 billion records were stolen, lost or exposed worldwide in 2017, an 88 percent increase over the previous year. Although data breach incidents decreased by 11 percent, 2017 was the first year publicly disclosed breaches surpassed more than two billion compromised data records since Gemalto began its Breach Level Index in 2013.

10 Days Ago   How well an online application or website performs has a strong influence on whether users become and remain customers. With the rise of SaaS and market demand for rich content delivery, even milliseconds of latency -- or, worse, downtime -- can dramatically impact user experiences and loyalty, brand reputation, conversions, and, ultimately, the bottom line.

10 Days Ago   Visibility and compliance challenges continue to haunt organizations, with only 44 percent of respondents claiming they have visibility into external sharing and DLP policy violations in their cloud application and environments.

10 Days Ago   Network control company Infoblox is announcing an enhanced partnership with McAfee to offer organizations an increased level of sophisticated threat intelligence, as well as faster response time to combat cyber threats.

10 Days Ago   One of the biggest problems companies face in securing their networks is the number of alerts generated which is why many are turning to AI solutions to cope with the workload.

10 Days Ago   Dressed in a dark suit and looking pale-faced, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was clearly expecting a tough grilling before the Senate committee. In fact he was largely let off the hook, facing a series of questions that mainly served to expose politicians' lack of understanding of the social network's technology.

11 Days Ago   A new report finds that 64 percent of IT decision makers believe the pace of software as a service (SaaS) application adoption is outpacing their cybersecurity capabilities.

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