Cybersecurity must be a focus as we head into an online-only Black Friday

26 November 2020

Black Friday, Christmas shopping and the January sales are merging into a single peak shopping season – and this year, the sales bonanza will be predominately online. We’ve already seen China’s online-only Singles Day extravaganza breaks sales records, yet with increased sales and traffic come much greater cybersecurity risks.

This could mean anything from retailer networks being targeted to harvest customer data or intercept payments, to phishing scams and bogus sites targeting consumers. In fact, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned consumers of staying safe online ahead of the annual shopping event.

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Why cloud security must move from threat detection to threat hunting?

23 November 2020

Cyber-attacks are on the rise, impacting organisations more than ever. As per a recent survey by Barracuda, researchers have observed a 667% increase in spear-phishing attacks since the end of February, 2020 with the damage related to cybercrime projected to hit US$6tn annually by 2021.

Threat actors are actively using Covid-19 social engineering themes to try to take advantage of remote workers, health concerns, stimulus payments, trusted brands, and more. With the explosion in remote working and cloud adoption, we believe cybersecurity is an essential foundation for enterprises to thrive in a digital-first post pandemic era.

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We all need a wireless environment we can trust

19 November 2020

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Wi-Fi is the most popular wireless networking protocol and has existed for more than 20 years. Yet the layer two surface of the seven-layer Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI), where Wi-Fi starts its initial connection sequences, has remained largely undefended from many cyber threats because there are no industry standards or common methods for testing the security efficacy of Wi-Fi access points. It is also because the market has prioritised performance over safety for way too long.

Because shockingly very little cyber security protection exists at layer two, even a rookie hacker armed with tools that cost under £150 tools and one of the many YouTube ‘how-to’ videos, could potentially steal passwords, files, intercept emails, install malware and much more.

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Blancco study highlights the rise in e-waste during global pandemic

18 November 2020

Blancco, a firm that helps organisations safely erase data and keep current data secure, has released its new report, The Rising Tide of E-Waste, which shows the impacts the Covid-19 pandemic has had on electronic scrap.

The study, for which Blancco partnered with Coleman Parkes, also shows that 97% of companies surveyed had to buy laptops during the pandemic.

 

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