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News and articles from around the security world.
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2019 will be the year of cloud-based cybersecurity analytics/operations
28 January 2019

Supply and demand changes will move SIEM from on premises to the cloud.

Largest collection ever of breached data found
22 January 2019

The largest collection of breached data in history has been discovered, comprising more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December.

Top 10 IT security stories of 2018
16 January 2019

IT security news was dominated by the growing number of enterprise cyber threats and the challenges facing IT security teams.

Top 10 cyber threats that your business needs to know
26 November 2018

To mitigate the risk of these top security threats, organisations need to ensure that they implement best practice security.

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS Service Now Available For Android & iOS that gives Faster and Private Browsing
12 November 2018

By using DNS over HTTPS (DoH) you can transparently offer enhanced security to your customers while improving the speed of your devices. Click here to read more. 

HSBC bank confirms US data breach.
08 November 2018

There's a lot more information we've yet to see, which I hope HSBC makes public when it has it. Click here to read more.

See our article in the Scotsman. i-confidential moves to an employee ownership trust.
27 September 2018

i-confidential is now under employee ownership. Click here to read more.

Brewery became victim of targeted ransomware attack via job vacancy ad
24 September 2018

A targeted ransomware attack involved hackers taking a job vacancy posted on a company's website and posting it on international recruitment sites; one of the resumes included a Dharma Bip ransomwa

HMRC Phishing Scams Continue to Dupe Taxpayers
19 September 2018

Although the tax season has long since passed, people are still at risk from email phishing scams, a MalwareBytes report claims.

Law enforcement agencies step up cybercrime fight
19 September 2018

It's never been easier to commit digital crime - but co-operation is key to catching crooks.

Dixons Carphone 'fesses to mega-breach: Probes 'attempt to compromise' 5.9m payment cards
14 June 2018

Others compared the Dixons Carphone breach to the compromise of US retailer Target in arguing lessons have not been learned.

European regulators: We're not ready for new privacy law
16 May 2018

17 of 24 European regulators who responded to a survey said they don't have the resources to do GDPR enforcement.

NSW Digital Driver Licence inches closer with legislation soon entering Parliament
14 May 2018

Bills to amend NSW licence legislation will be entering Parliament this month to allow citizens to carry their driver's licence on their smartphone.

UK 'meltdown' bank TSB's owner: Our IT migration was a 'success'
25 April 2018

Spanish daddy Sabadell talks up 'international integrations'.

We’re all in this together
13 April 2018

The eternal struggle: Security versus users.

Under Armour says 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts compromised in data breach
30 March 2018

Sportswear brand Under Armour announced today that its subsidiary MyFitnessPal was affected in a significant data beach, compromising as many as 150 million accounts.

GDPR Compliance Step-by-Step: Part 1 – The Prerequisites
07 March 2018

The implementation of GDPR is simple, but only if you’re in a position to ask the right questions.

So the suits swanned off to GDPR events leaving you at the coalface? It's really more IT's problem
02 March 2018

If you've not worked with the people who actually do the back-end work, there may well be a gap between what you're aiming to do and what's technically possible.

The FTC is warning people to do their homework before using a VPN application.
02 March 2018

The FTC is warning users to read the fine print and do their homework before purchasing a VPN app as users could be opening themselves up to the very exploits they are looking to avoid.

The world is built aroud data
19 February 2018

Tech industry warns ministers not to drop EU data security laws.

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