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Pressures impacting security pros are up, threats are turning up the heat

Findings show that a majority of IT and cybersecurity professionals experienced increased pressures in 2017 when compared to the previous year, driven largely by a steep rise in sophisticated malware,


Fraud data shows 680% spike in fraudulent mobile app transactions

The number of fraudulent transactions originating from a mobile app during the first quarter has increased by 200 per cent since 2015, according to RSA Security. Analysis from the team

Industry Insights

Why Encryption Is Now a ‘Need to Have,’ Not Just a ‘Nice to Have’

By Linus Chang, CEO and Founder at Scram Software, Cloud-based services are so commonplace today that it’s tempting to simply trust them with your data. After all, everyone else is


Salted Hash – SC 01: What an Apple phishing attack looks like

Today on Salted Hash, we’re going to look at a phishing attack from two sides. The first side will be what the victim sees. After that, we’re going to see

IT Compliance

BT and Europol team up for cybersecurity push

In an effort to create a safer cyber space for citizens, businesses and governments, BT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Europol and has vowed to share

Identity Theft

76% Of IT Security Breaches Are Motivated By Money First

These and many other fascinating insights are from the 11th edition of Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report. The report is available for download here (PDF, 68 pp., no opt-in).

Industry Insights

Is the C-suite exempt from cyber-crime anxiety?

If recent cyber-attacks are anything to go by, cyber-criminals are capable of causing colossal damage to organisations of all sizes. With vital public services such as the NHS succumbing to


ATM attacks: How hackers are going for gold

Imagine winning the lottery and having an ATM spit huge amounts of cash at you. That’s exactly what some cyber criminals are after. They’re targeting ATMs and launching “jackpotting” attacks,


Who wants to go threat hunting?

I’ve been a lot of things in my professional career including paramedic, accountant, computer trainer, PC/network technician, VP of IT, consultant and writer. The most enjoyable job I ever had

IT Compliance

Breach activity declines, number of compromised records remains high

After year over year increases in the number of reported data breaches, Risk Based Security has released the results of their Q1 2018 Data Breach QuickView Report, showing the number