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Mobile service providers preparing to fortify security in anticipation of 5G deployments

According to a global survey fielded by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, in partnership with A10 Networks, mobile service providers anticipate significant new revenue opportunities from the forthcoming deployment of high-speed 5G networks and a host of new IoT-driven use cases, but they also believe much-improved security will be essential to realising that potential. […]


ServiceNow research shows that security breaches increased in 2019

ServiceNow, a leading digital workflow company making work, work better for people, has released its second sponsored study on cybersecurity vulnerability and patch management, conducted with the Ponemon Institute. The study, Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response, found that despite a 24% average increase in annual spending on prevention, detection and remediation in […]


Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers

In 2019, the number of unique malicious objects detected by Kaspersky’s web antivirus solution rose by an eighth, compared to last year – reaching 24,610,126. This growth was mainly influenced by a 187% rise in web skimmer files. Other threats, such as backdoors and banking Trojans detected in-lab, also grew, while the presence of miners […]


CIOs confirm workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across functions

CIOs confirm that workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across critical business functions but a study from ServiceNow reveals weaknesses in people and process are holding back Digital Transformation results. CIOs across EMEA report that digitisation is increasing the effectiveness of key business lines, including customer service, HR, finance, IT and legal, yet a large proportion […]


Thycotic research reveals security pros struggle to quantify what success looks like

The vast majority of IT security professionals work to a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) yet struggle to align these metrics with overall business goals, according to a new study by Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions for more than 10,000 organisations worldwide. More than four out of five (84%) respondents have KPIs and […]


Mimecast report finds increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The quarterly assessment is an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. This quarter’s ESRA report found a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, emails containing […]


nCipher Security announces new cloud-based HSM service

nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company, has announced nShield as a Service, a cloud-based hardware security module (HSM) service that allows organisations to protect sensitive data and applications and helps meet compliance mandates – simply and efficiently, using on-demand cryptography. “Organisations embracing cloud-first strategies require cloud-first encryption,” said Peter Galvin, Vice President of Strategy, nCipher […]


Phishing expert warns employees should not be able to derail operations

A cybersecurity specialist and penetration tester has cautioned businesses against relying on human instinct to defend against phishing attacks. Speaking at a security event in Manchester, Technical Director of cybersecurity firm Secarma, Holly Williams, said:, “Your users shouldn’t be your business’ first or last line of defence. There should be several lines of defence between […]


New RiskIQ report reveals £2.3m is lost to cybercrime every minute

RiskIQ, a global leader in attack surface management, has released its annual ‘Evil Internet Minute‘ report. The company tapped proprietary global intelligence and third-party research to analyse the volume of malicious activity on the Internet, revealing that cybercriminals cost the global economy £2.3 million every minute last year, a total of £1.2 trillion. The data […]


Hewlett Packard explains how to make storage and all of IT smarter

To gain insights from your data you need to empower it, care for it, protect it and make it accessible. Intelligent storage – the first step to self-managing IT – helps unlock data’s potential. This infographic from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) explains how. It helps readers understand how intelligent storage from HPE – the first […]


Employees in companies embracing Digital Transformation have increased job satisfaction

New research from ServiceNow a leading enterprise cloud based provider of digital workflows, has revealed that in EMEA companies, embracing workplace automation, report greater job satisfaction (62%), customer satisfaction (71%) boosted productivity (72%) and increased time for creativity (62%). Two thirds say workplace automation improves their organisation’s financial performance and nearly half believe they benefit […]


Research reveals payment-card fraud funds terrorism and other crimes

Researchers at Terbium Labs, a leading Dark Web data intelligence company, has released the findings of new research that examines the deeply intertwined nature of payment fraud and transnational crime. Results from the report titled, “The Next Generation of Criminal Financing: How Payment Fraud Funds Transnational Crime,” illustrate the far-reaching effect of payment fraud – […]


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