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The key to keeping your personal details safe

The key to keeping your personal details safe
An online security key developed by Yubico is being used across a wide range of applications and by companies as high profile as Facebook and Google. The Yubikey is a physical device that can protect people from falling victim to online hackers looking to obtain login details for email and social media accounts.
25th August 2017

What’s the biggest challenge for security professionals?

What’s the biggest challenge for security professionals?
The results of a survey of 270 IT security professionals has found that almost half (48%) viewed customer-facing web applications as the area presenting the most security risk to businesses. This is in contrast to 23% who identified mobile applications and 18% who suggested desktop applications presented the biggest risk. To view the full survey results from Synopsys visit: www.synopsys.com/blogs/software-security/cyber-security-threat-survey.
24th August 2017

New security solution launched to support GDPR requirements

New security solution launched to support GDPR requirements
  Every year over 500,000 personal mobile devices are stolen in the UK, many of which contain access to sensitive business data, which could be a breach of new GDPR regulations due in 2018.
23rd August 2017


What are the cyber security concerns in Industry 4.0?

What are the cyber security concerns in Industry 4.0?
Developer of commercial embedded software assurance tools and advanced cyber security solutions, GrammaTech, has released new research from VDC detailing the growing concerns in cyber physical manufacturing systems within today’s smart factories. The report Industry 4.0: Secure by Design summarises the results from surveying over 500 engineers to find that for Industry 4.0 to succeed, smart factories must be made secure by design, meaning security concerns should guide decisions from the earliest stages and through the full system development lifecycle.
23rd August 2017

Attackers use pulse wave DDoS to pin down multiple targets

Attackers use pulse wave DDoS to pin down multiple targets
New research from Imperva Incapsula details the emergence of a new DDoS assault pattern, which has been named Pulse Wave. According to Lead Researcher Igal Zeifman: “Pulse Wave DDoS represents a new attack methodology, made up of a series of short-lived pulses occurring in clockwork-like succession, which accounts for some of the most ferocious DDoS attacks we mitigated in the second quarter of 2017. In the most extreme cases, they lasted for days at a time and scaled as high as 350Gbps.”
23rd August 2017

One in ten company bosses lack cyber attack training

One in ten company bosses lack cyber attack training
  According to The Cyber Governance Health Check, an annual survey carried out by the UK government, more than two thirds (68%) of companies say their directors have no training in responding to cyber attacks. Of 105 businesses in the FTSE 350 surveyed, one in ten revealed they have no plan to cope with hacking.
22nd August 2017

Has your smart thermostat been hacked?

Has your smart thermostat been hacked?
  If you’ve got a smart thermostat, you’re putting all your trust in the technology to get you the best deal on your heating by using it wisely. But boiler and heating specialists Warm.co.uk have warned that this could be a big mistake. 
21st August 2017

My business has had a data breach, what next?

My business has had a data breach, what next?
Any type of data breach, whether due to an external hacking incident or an internal staff error, is a significant issue that needs immediate attention. A key aspect of the legal requirements surrounding a data breach is to demonstrate that your business or organisation takes the issue very seriously and is proactively seeking to not only protect any individuals who may be affected, but is also taking active steps to improve systems and processes quickly to prevent a similar issue occurring again.
18th August 2017

UK government introduces £17m fine for having poor cyber security

UK government introduces £17m fine for having poor cyber security
  Last week, news broke yesterday that the UK government will introduce new fines for companies that do not have an appropriate cyber security plan in place. Businesses which are critical to the UK's national infrastructure could face fines of up to £17m.
16th August 2017

Addressing security for open industrial automation networks

Addressing security for open industrial automation networks
A working group on industrial Ethernet security has been established by the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), with the aim of providing a guideline document for users looking to build secure networks around the open gigabit Ethernet CC-Link IE technologies. In particular, the document will cover strategies for users adopting the CLPA’s Seamless Message Protocol (SLMP) and CC-Link IE Field Basic where general IP communication is used for both cyclic and transient communications.
16th August 2017


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Cyber Security - Oil, Gas, Power 2017
29th November 2017
United Kingdom London