Posts Tagged ‘cyber attack’

Black Friday presents a window of opportunity for cyber criminals

black friday cyber security

The upcoming period, starting with Black Friday on 29th November and running through to the January sales, presents a window of opportunity for cyber criminals. During this time, there are increased opportunities for threat actors to conduct operations that impact both individuals and corporations. A primary factor contributing to this escalation is the hugely increased volume…

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Cybersecurity and compliance in an uncertain climate

Data Protection Day

Data Protection Day marked the start of a challenging year for businesses, at a time of political and economic uncertainty, the opportunity for cyber attack increases dramatically. This means that organisations must recognise that they face a growing number of sophisticated attacks, many of which will generate breaches that could result in a number of consequences…

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Sophos introduces lateral movement protection to XG Firewall to stop advancing cyberattacks

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Sophos, a provider in network and endpoint security, announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall now includes lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. The SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report discusses a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned more…

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Vectra issued with five U.S. patents for artificial intelligence enhanced visibility into cyber attacker behaviour 

Vectra issued with five U.S. Patents

Vectra, the leader in automating the hunt for in-progress cyber attacks, today announced it has been issued five U.S. patents, numbers for advanced cyber security analytics capabilities automated by artificial intelligence (AI). These patents are said to demonstrate the effectiveness of security research and data science collaborating to enhance visibility into attacker behaviour.

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“Cyber security isn’t working – security breaches are inevitable.”

"Cyber security isn't working - security breaches are inevitable

Paul German insists it is time to face up to the futility of breach detection and protection alone, and that organisations must make a change to avoid the fate of the organisations that have recently hit the hacking headlines. Too many companies are being breached; and governments globally are recognising the need to invest heavily to protect vital services and infrastructure.

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