David Mount discusses the need for access governance, the kind of return that can be expected on it, and delivering a return on governance
Kasey Cross explains the devastation an organisation undergoes when struck by ransomware and describes preventative measures that can be taken to avoid spread from a single machine to a network.
Alexandre Arbelet and Daniel Brown explain the role of artificial intelligence in enhancing cyber-security
Nik Whitfield says before you worry about whether you have enough people with the right skills, worry about how people who have the most skills are spending their time - and why.
Matt Little asks how do companies identify, react to and guard against thieves, snoops and idiots?
Brian Chappell is passionate about the importance of integration to the security industry and explains why it has the power to help companies make quicker and better decisions.
Brian Vecci discusses why ransomware is so dangerous and the three best ways that organisations can catch and stop it before its devastating effects take place.
Andrew Tang discusses the fact that the legislation won't technically apply to the UK once the GDPR is enforced in 2018 and what it will mean for UK security
Will Embrey argues that, to maximise its budget and resources, determining a company's network security strategy should fall on the shoulders of its CEO.
Andy Buchanan discusses why companies need to take practical steps to defend against the consistent threat of ransomware
Jonathan Sander discusses why compliance is always a race to the bottom and how security as regulation takes executives off the front lines
Andrew Rogoyski says new ideas are needed to further motivate the quest for cyber-skills
John Suffolk describes the challenge of combating supply chain risk in a globalised marketplace
Dave Larson offers advice for organisations wishing to protect themselves from the latest types of cyber-extortion
Lewis Henderson discusses the migration to Office 365 and how companies are holding off migrating due to risks highlighted in recent news
Tony Anscombe says biometric identification is becoming the security measure of choice for a growing number of companies.
Mike Pittenger discusses what he believes is the most dangerous code in your application, whether standalone or containerised
Nigel Hawthorn discusses the IT skills crisis and the five skills that will become vital to businesses operating in the cloud
Mark Nicholls delves into the world of red teaming and explains why more companies are adopting this no-holds-barred approach to testing network security
Finding the right partner is the key to making cloud use secure for your organisation says Kevin Patel.
Media and news websites represent some of the world's most trusted brands. Jason Steer explains why they can be security vulnerabilities for their readers — and what you can do to protect yourself.
Kevin Bocek looks at DevOps' rise in popularity and the frequently overlooked security headaches that accompany it, and considers with how these issues might be remedied by automation.
With the final Privacy Shield, the European Commission and US Government have concluded years of negotiation over transatlantic data flows. Cameron Kerry and Maarten Meulenbelt consider the implications.
Rick Orloff describes what the GDPR means for businesses including a range of statistics which uncovered the disparity between ITDMs and knowledge workers on security and policy issues
Toni Gidwani challenges Guccifer 2.0's claimed attribution for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) breach
Christian Matthies explores how agile security demands radical methods of trust and responsibility for all staff, emphasising the need for a holistic approach that makes security a consideration for everyone in the company.
Andy Taylor discusses the ways SMEs can better protect themselves by placing cyber-security as a top business priority
Tony Anscombe discusses the biggest mistakes companies make when moving to the cloud and tips to reap the benefits
Ken Munro discusses why Pokémon Go is symptomatic of a wider problem - permissions abuse by mobile apps - and the implications of this for the user and app developer
François Amigorena explains why compromised credentials are a major cyber-threat to organisations and how cumbersome security wastes time, whereas contextual awareness allows greater security automatically.
Dwayne Melancon discusses why he thinks China's quantum communication satellite is more of a novelty than a practical solution to the eavesdropping problem.
Mateo Meier discusses how Brexit is set to impact data privacy/security in the UK
Lewis Henderson explains how companies need to prepare to EU general data protection regulation in light of the post Brexit situation in relation to cyber-security.
Dr Jules Pagna Disso explains why phishing remains one of the most successful forms of attack, and why staff education is key to tackling the problem.
Ben Johnson discusses threat intelligence sharing and how current standards are without expert input.
James Henry explores the implications of Brexit on the adoption of the EU GDPR legislation
Stacy Leidwinger looks at the Hillary Clinton email scandal and how companies can avoid the potential security risk of staff using shaddow IT.
Laurance Dine discusses what you can do to mitigate the risk of being struck by ransomware
Ross Brewer discusses the impact of the Bangladesh bank cyber-attack and the growing problem of stolen credentials.
Mike Foreman says we're about to get some much-needed help ... smarter technology to save us from ourselves.
Norman Shaw looks at why encryption alone is not the answer to avoiding a data breach and outlines where he thinks companies should be focusing.
Social media platforms are a social engineering resource for hackers. Andrew Tang, service director, security, MTI Technology outlines the problem and what is required to guard against it
Bryan Lillie puts forward suggestions for what the UK's cyber-security strategy should contain in the next five years
Ron Arden takes a data-centric approach to security where the focus is on protecting the data within a system, and not just the system itself
Paul Donovan outlines the main questions to ask when choosing a NAC solution to work alongside a BYOD policy while protecting the network
email is one of the main routes for delivering malware into the enterprise, but despite frequent reports of its demise, it appears here to stay, so companies had better tailor their security posture accordingly says Carl Leonard.
Andrew Rogoyski says that companies need to identify what is truly their most sensitive, most valuable data - the thing that would most severely impact the company if stolen or compromised.
It's difficult to predict how the global and British economies will react to Brexit in the long run, however UK Cyber-security has every chance of staying in very good shape says Ilia Kolochenko.
Joanna Ward looks at the recent battles between tech providers and law enforcement agencies over encryption and considers how the escalation potentially be avoided.
Itay Glick says that new spear-phishing scams suggest that this method of spreading malware will surely continue to grow
Tony Anscombe asks, which is more secure, the password or biometrics?
The threat of a cyber-attack is a concern for us all, but nothing strikes more fear than ransomware says Mark Kedgley.
Paco Hope asks if black boxes can make our cars and lives less safe instead of safer
James Parry explores why the enterprise needs to move beyond threat intelligence to proactively seek out emerging threats on social media and the dark web
Oren Kedem asks if we're using the right methods to teach victims about scams or are some other forces preventing the warning messages from being effective?
Wes Mulligan says organisations are on high alert when it comes to network security, yet they are overlooking the potential risks posed by the many printing devices that are connected directly to their network
Russia is alterering the balance of power with superior human resources in the cyber-realm and a strategy and will to used them offensively, including via proxies - and lack of western response encourages escalation says Jarno Limnéll.
Stuart Aston offers suggestions that an everyday business can learn from the Government and should consider when creating their own cyber-security protection framework
Cyber-security companies can cooperate to help facilitate and encourage standardisation of certifications and practices and even exercise their power at a global level to influence policy-making say Chris Southworth and Allen Dixon.
Shawn Henry explores the potential security pitfalls involved when companies make an acquisition, along with the steps that must be taken to mitigate these risks
Alistair Tooth talks about bots and what they are doing to your website - and says its time to take control.
Aidan Simister highlights basic questions to establish how much visibility organisations have around the most basic of security risks.
Thomas Fischer believes that the Investigatory Powers Bill will incentivise more citizens to use Tor to protect their online privacy. In turn, this could lead to more people using the Tor network at work, either for privacy reasons or to bypass the company firewall and browsing policies.
Rick Orloff highlights the importance of trust between IT and employees, and how to restore it in the wake of the current cyber-crime climate, including communicating that you understand user concerns..
Mav Turner shares top tips to help IT pros address the growing issue of insider threats within their business.
Amit Ashbel explains how source code is the one advantage vendors have over hackers and how testing code earlier in the development process can prevent many of the vulnerabilities that hackers exploit today
Ransomware has been labeled the biggest threat this year, but is it as dangerous as it's made out to be?
Steve Donald says ransomware is emerging as the major cyber-threat of 2016 but what can organisations do to protect themselves?
From nuclear power stations to cars, 'Things' are increasingly vulnerable to attack. Greater adoption of security best practices is needed says Mark Kedgley, who urges more building-in security to devices and how they use the internet.
Steven Rogers advises steps that will allow security teams to prioritise threats based on relevant threat intelligence.
Despite very vocal critics, Netflix will not give in to the demands of overseas VPN users that want access to the US catalogue of shows says Paul Bischoff.
Data security has never before featured so highly on the boardroom agenda, mostly thanks to a continued avalanche of major breach incidents says Tony Pepper.
In today's cyber-threat landscape, the importance of incident response (IR) as a critical priority is fast gaining traction among the security community says John Bruce.
Cesare Garlati says having a device rendered useless because of a shut down in cloud service highlights the need for open standards in IoT devices.
The healthcare sector is vulnerable to cyber-attack, keeping a lot of personal data that attackers are increasingly targetting, and the NHS needs to get its defences in place now says Stuart Robb.
Sean Ginevan outlines how attackers are changing their methods to attack the mobile enterprise, and what can be done to shut down vulnerabilities.
Andrew Tang explores the contentious issue of paying bug bounties when software flaws are discovered.
New approaches to user monitoring and behavioural analytics enable firms to analyse all user activity, allowing tracking and visualising of user activity in real-time to understand what is really happening on the network says Balázs Scheidler.
When it comes to cyber-security, almost half of organisations rely on luck to get them through a cyber-attacks says Bethany Mayer.
Poor risk appetite remains a problem for companies, yet cyber-security is one area that needs urgent attention says Stuart Reed.
Jason Hart explains why EU businesses need to evaluate their security practices now before the new law takes effect.
Without synchronised security, information system controls don't talk to each other, so can't work together to react to threats says John Shaw, advocating a more joined-up approach to security to defend against attacks.
Identity Access Management (IAM) tools don't just protect the perimeter, they protect the identities of everyone that logs on to the network, enabling users to benefit from productivity applications with less risk says Mark Hughes.
Its not just anti-malware, but a holistic security review including policies and processes that's needed to minimise the risk of ransomware says Raimund Genes - with basics such as data segmentation being ignored.
As technology advances it brings with it new and more efficient ways to live and work says Todd Partridge.
Mike Loginov and Viv MacDonald explore the importance of management awareness of cyber-security in an organisation
A successful move to a global cashless society requires a comprehensive information security strategy
With electronic payments rapidly becoming the new way to transact, the idea of a cashless society is becoming a bigger reality, leading to demands for stronger authentication - without slowing transactions - says David Poole.
Michael Fimin considers the impact new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws will have on current vulnerability disclosure practices and recommends a number of best practices to help organisations measure up to the challenge.
How much of a risk is BYOD to network security? No more than company-issued hardware - provided businesses follow these four essential steps says Lee Painter.
Brian Chappell looks at why the backdoors of the Snooper's Charter are so repugnant to tech firms and how it can't be reconciled with the government's own directive to businesses to protect people's personal data.
Whether through loss of financial assets or damage to an organisation's brand, online fraud is becoming more of a problem and has the capacity to significantly and negatively impact a business, says Gad Elkin.
Katherine Maxwell says most organisations don't include cyber/data negligence within their employment contracts, and it is often not given the same respect as other employment issues.
The entire company must be aware of security risks, and their role, with safeguards in place to make it harder for mistakes to happen, as well as training to raise awareness of the consequences of a leak says Jens Puhle.
Ian Muscat offers four crucial tips on securing web applications - with the general theme of being prepared.
Tracey Stretton and Lauren Grest look at the EU-US Privacy Shield and the consequences of the Schrems judgement for international data transfers and how it (or any successor) fits into the EU GDPR.
Loyalty points have value. And when something has value, criminals will want to get their hands on it. So retailers and consumers have to work to keep these loyalty programmes safe according to Don Bush.
Companies operating in Europe have until 2018 to comply with compulsory breach notification under the EU GDPR or face heavy fines, but Gant Redmon says this could be a good thing for the industry and provide a global legislative model
The impending demise of Mozilla's identity management system, Persona, doesn't thange the fact that a sound blend of password management and unified authentication is the future of identity management says V Balasubramanian.
Jeff Finch offers reasons for organisations to take advantage of Managed Security Services (MSS).
Hitoshi Kokumai provides follow-up statistical data regarding "False sense of security" confirming eroneous perceptions exist regarding identity verification when two factors are used but not not linked.
Two recent events have highlighted the issue of whether service providers should be forced to find a way to give government agencies access to encrypted, private communications says Richard Anstey.
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