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How to start preparing for GDPR in seven easy steps

Jun 22, 2017, 09:19 AM Ben Gane

The last time the EU undertook a major change to data privacy laws was 1995 and less than 1% of the world’s population was online. Today, 49% of people are online, and on May 25, 2018, the EU will begin enforcement of...

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Beyond WannaCrypt/WannaCry: Wanna Know What’s Next?

Jun 21, 2017, 08:42 AM Ben Gane

WannaCrypt/WannaCry may be in your rearview mirror, but it’s never a good idea to nod off at the wheel. Here are some recommendations to help you prepare for and avoid the worst effects of future attacks...

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Many companies have been ‘hacked’, but please don’t make it THIS easy

Jun 21, 2017, 08:38 AM Ben Gane

Hacking is never far from the news these days. Organisations are endlessly making the headlines after suffering a security breach, and finding themselves in the awkward position of explaining to the public why their personal data may have been put at risk...

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Patching the electrical grid

Jun 20, 2017, 09:01 AM Ben Gane

Our electric supply is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack, and new technologies aim to sound the alarm earlier. Electric grids worldwide are increasingly vulnerable to attack...

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Super Hub Routers Get Patch against Exploit Chain

Jun 20, 2017, 08:53 AM Ben Gane

The firmware for routers from one of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the UK has been updated automatically for all online terminals to address a set of security oversights that, when combined, could lead...

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Ransomware & Advanced Attacks: Servers are Different

Jun 20, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

Ransomware and other advanced attacks are the scourge of the modern IT security team. If allowed to gain access to your IT environment, these attacks could shut down the organization, denying access to mission critical...

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Cloud-based security services market to reach $9 billion by 2020, Gartner says

Jun 20, 2017, 08:40 AM Ben Gane

In 2017, the cloud-based security services market is forecast to grow by 21 percent, outpacing the overall information security market, $5.9 billion, while the numbers are to reach $9 billion by 2020 worldwide, Gartner estimates.

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Vault7: CIA planting “listening” firmware in WiFi routers

Jun 19, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

Newly surfaced documents in the WikiLeaks Vault7 series reveal that at least 25 WiFi router and access point models are susceptible to implants that enable the CIA to turn them into surveillance posts...

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Facebook staff had their identities exposed to suspected terrorists due to security lapse

Jun 19, 2017, 08:56 AM Ben Gane

Fancy a job at Facebook? You might imagine it's all very exciting and glamorous to be able to boast that you work for the world's biggest social network, but the reality may be rather different...

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What's worse than getting phished? Getting phished *and* sending a selfie of your Photo ID and credit card

Jun 19, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

Phishers are targeting PayPal users not only for their login credentials but also for selfies of them holding their ID cards. This scam campaign starts off like so many others. A user gets an attack email falsely...

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