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Reputation events twice as costly for companies since social media rise

Reputation events, such as cyberattacks, have a direct impact on share price, according to the findings of a new report released by Pentland Analytics with Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. The 2018 Reputation Risk in the Cyber Age study looked at 125 […]


Link11 research: DDoS attack volumes rose by 50% in Q2 2018

Link11, a leader in cloud-based anti-DDoS protection, has released its Q2 DDoS Report revealing that attack volumes increased by 50% to an average of 3.3 Gbps during May, June and July 2018. This is compared to 2.2 Gbps during the previous quarter. Attacks are also becoming increasingly complex, with 46% of incidents using two or […]


Research reveals organisations risk wasting millions on digital projects

Organisations risk wasting millions of dollars in the next 12 months as they rush into flawed digital projects, research from Couchbase has found. In the survey of 450 heads of digital transformation in enterprises across the US, UK, France and Germany, 52% said a fixation on digital transformation had raised the risk of rushing into […]


EE consolidates dominance in UK mobile performance, according to report

The most scientific and comprehensive survey of mobile network performance, conducted by RootMetrics, by IHS Markit, shows EE has confirmed its position as market leader in mobile network performance across the UK, winning all six mobile performance categories tested. EE’s dominance is cemented by the fact the carrier has won the last 10 half-yearly national […]


Security of election infrastructure a concern, Venafi study finds

Venafi, a leading provider of machine identity protection, has announced the results of a study on the security of election infrastructure. According to the study, 93% of security professionals are concerned about cyberattacks targeting election infrastructure and data. A total of 81% believe cybercriminals will target election data as it is transmitted by machines, software […]


Just 35% of organisations are GDPR-compliant with EU data privacy rules

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect May 25 2018, yet only 34.5% of nearly 500 professionals involved in GDPR compliance efforts say their organisations can defensibly demonstrate compliance with the new data privacy rules, according to a recent Deloitte poll. Litigation, regulatory and internal investigation challenges could abound for others. […]


ESET research: Is AI and ML hype putting businesses at greater risk?

New ESET research has revealed that the hype around the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning plays in cybersecurity could be putting businesses at greater risk. New research from global cybersecurity firm ESET reveals that the recent hype surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is deceiving three in four IT decision makers […]


Digital agency offers website security solutions as breaches increase

The connected digital landscape offers businesses the potential to reach a much broader customer base, however it also brings increased risk of online scams and security breaches. Digital agency, Pedalo, is leading the way in website management and support, helping to prevent cyberattacks and assisting companies in making the most of opportunities online. Research published […]


Poor public sector data quality hampers investigation

An attempt to investigate the connection between GP prescriptions and the contributing factors affecting them, has been hampered by the poor quality of public sector data. Next-generation business intelligence and data science company, Polymatica, announced the findings of a comprehensive analysis of government GP data, which discovered the amount of asthma medication prescribed has increased […]


Study reveals benefits of next-gen access solutions to organisations

Centrify, a leading provider of zero trust security through the power of next-gen access, has announced results of a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Centrify, which finds that organisations powering zero trust security with next-gen access solutions reported twice the confidence to accelerate new business models and customer experiences. The study […]