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Research reveals smartwatches could become tools for spying

New research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that smartwatches can become tools for spying on their owners, by collecting silent accelerometer and gyroscope signals that – after analysis – could be turned into datasets unique to the smartwatch owner. These datasets, if misused, allow the user’s activities to be monitored, including the entering of sensitive […]

Over 80% of MSPs fear missing out on explosive market growth

A new report from ConnectWise highlights how rising demand for IT managed services means managed service providers (MSPs) face significant pressure to adapt fast to capitalise on new opportunities, or risk losing out to more nimble providers that have a greater grasp of what customers want and need. As demand for managed services continues to […]

Survey reveals five areas to secure DevOps, Cloud, and IoT adoption

BeyondTrust, the leading cybersecurity company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced the results of the 2018 Implications of Using Privileged Access Management to Enable Next-Generation Technology Survey. It survey shows that 90% of enterprises are engaged with at least one next-generation technology (NGT), such as cloud, IoT, or AI. Yet, […]

Aruba expert on why firms may fall foul on GDPR regulations

Companies risk falling foul of incoming GDPR regulations by relying on existing, piecemeal security measures, according to a new whitepaper published by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. The majority of existing defences, which use pattern matching techniques to find threats, are unable to detect new attacks that use legitimate user credentials to access sensitive […]

Huge 680% rise in mobile app fraud transactions since 2015

RSA Security has released its Q1 2018 Fraud Report, providing analysis of consumer fraud data from the RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence team. The report offers a snapshot of the cyberfraud environment from behind enemy lines, showing that the number of fraudulent transactions originating from a mobile app during the quarter has increased by 200% […]

CIOs say the need for rapid innovation puts customer experience at risk

Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which reveals that 73% of organisations say the need for speed in digital innovation is putting customer experience at risk. The study found that on average, organisations release new software updates three times per working hour, as they push […]

Research shows concern for personal information accessed by companies

New research of both consumers and businesses, commissioned by Marketo, Inc., a leading provider of engagement marketing software and solutions, has found that three quarters (75%) of European consumers are concerned about the extent of personal information companies might have access to and less than half (42%) trust that companies will use their personal information […]

Research exposes threat of shadow devices on enterprise networks

Infoblox, the network control company that provides actionable network intelligence, has announced new research that exposes the significant threat posed by shadow devices on enterprise networks. The report titled What’s lurking on your network: Exposing the threat of shadow devices found that enterprise networks across the US, UK and Germany have thousands of shadow personal […]

More than 2.5 billion records stolen or compromised globally in 2017

Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that 2.6 billion records were stolen, lost or exposed worldwide in 2017, an 88% increase from 2016. While data breach incidents decreased by 11%, 2017 was the first year publicly disclosed breaches surpassed more than two billion […]

Survey: Number of ‘backup data loss’ remains high

According to a new global Ontrack survey conducted on the occasion of World Backup Day, 2018, more than one-third of the respondents did not have a backup in place at the time of data loss. More than two-thirds – 67% – of businesses and consumers now employ a backup solution to secure their data from […]

Study reveals one-in-four firms using public cloud have had data stolen

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced its third annual cloud adoption and security report, Navigating a Cloudy Sky: Practical Guidance and the State of Cloud Security. The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications and the evolving impact of Shadow IT for […]

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