Protection News, Articles and Updates

Google offers free DDoS protection services, and is removing HTTPS padlock

Googler olls out afree DDoS protection platform 'Project Shield' to protect news sites and free expression to defend the democratic process. Its also removing its 'green padlock' for HTTPS websites; HTTP sites to be marked 'insecure'

NIS Directive comes into force to boost infrastructure cyber-security

The Security of Network Information Systems (NIS) Directive, which aims to ensure that critical infrastructure is protected from cyber-attacks and computer network failure, has come into force today with fines for non-compliance.

Study claims most businesses lack cyber-expertise to prevent attacks

The majority of businesses lack cyber-security expertise to prevent cyber-attacks and protect customers, according to a recent study.

£12m pa - the hidden costs of maintaining endpoint security solutions

Enterprises across the globe are now investing heavily in licensing and deployment of endpoint security solutions to protect their IT systems but fail to spot hidden costs of human skills and effort required.

Mulvaney ditches CFPB's Equifax probe

Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has backburnered a comprehensive investigation into Equifax's data protection practices after hackers stole the personal data of 145.5 million American consumers.

Consumers worry about their data, but don't bother much with security

A recent worldwide consumer survey found a major disconnect between general fears about cyber-security and the actions taken to protect not only their personal information, but their families from cyber-attacks.

TLS exploit capitalises on 19-year-old vulnerability; vendors issue patch

Researchers recently discovered that a nearly two-decade-old vulnerability in TLS stacks was still exploitable due to insufficient protective counter-measures some used by highly popular websites.

News Feature: Google Security interview "human solutions - the way to go."

Google has launched of a range of personal and corporate security enhancements (below) this month. Google security expert Allison Miller, spoke to SC about the organisation's approach to security and privacy concerns.

The right connections - how graph analytics beats fraudsters and cyber-crime

Phil Filleul discusses how banks can beat off cyber-criminals using a range of methods and explores how graph analytics can improve their defence and protection

Orgs must address the possibility of data leakage to prepare for GDPR

With the GDPR set to change cyber-security regulation in Europe and more than nine in 10 organisations reporting a data breach in the last five years, businesses need to quickly put measures in place to prevent the loss of Personal Identifiable Information (PII).

The top seven ways for UK business to protect themselves in today's cloud-enabled world

Steve Nice discusses where UK businesses are falling short on security, what's at stake for them, and what they need to do to protect themselves.

Florida researchers claim to discover cure for the common ransomware

By analysing changes in files, security researchers believe they have discovered a way to detect ransomware in the early stages of encrypting your data.

Enterprises are facing rising mobile threats

Sean Ginevan outlines how attackers are changing their methods to attack the mobile enterprise, and what can be done to shut down vulnerabilities.

It's the tools not the talent: the flip side to the cyber skills debate

Technology, which can offer scale, speed and simplicity, needs to be adopted and, importantly, the benefits need to be understood by the board so that time and education is a dedicated part of staff training says Richard Olver.

A game of minesweeper in the inbox

Darren White looks at how organisations can prioritise email security to protect their customers online.

Purchasing cyber-insurance without a proven security system will leave businesses out of pocket

Purchasing cyber-insurance without a proven security system will leave businesses out of pocket, while absence of cover is a false economy says Steve Watts.

What immediate action should an SME take to stop a hacker?

SMEs need to be aware of the risks faced, whilst implementing quick and easy protective measures that will make them more secure than the average victim says Chema Alonso

Major cyber security mistakes and how to avoid them

James Solyom, head of cyber protect and cyber respond at Control Risks, examines how organisations can avoid making expensive mistakes that leave them open to cyber-attack.

Bug found in Microsoft's own anti-malware

An exploitable flaw found in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine has now been patched.

AhnLab announces entry into the UK

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting 'advanced internet security protection' vendor AhnLab as it made the first stage of its move into the EMEA market.

Proving the point of targeted attacks

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele for the first time in a few years.

"We can offer 100 per cent protection rather than detection"

Last week I met with a new company to the UK, who offered the above guarantee which I suspect may raise more than a few eyebrows.

Dell SecureWorks expands incident response to offer APT and DoS protection

Dell SecureWorks has expanded its incident response services to offer assessment for advanced threats and denial-of-service attacks.