Cyber Security

Threat intelligence: using data against cyberattacks

By Paul Colwell, technical director, CyberGuard Technologies Small businesses in the UK are facing 10,000 cyberattacks every day[1], with the annual cost of the attacks estimated at £4.5 billion, and the average cost of an individual attack around £1,300[2].  Perhaps surprisingly, despite these figures, cybercrime protection is often a secondary …

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Cybersecurity and the 5G era

By Iain Shearman, Managing Director at KCOM Technology is transforming the world around us at an exponential rate and public and private sector organisations must embrace digital transformation or risk falling behind the times. Concepts such as the Internet of Things (IoT) that not too long ago seemed a distant, …

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CHANGE YOUR THINKING: THE BENEFITS OF GDPR

By Elle Todd, Partner, Digital and Data, at Reed Smith LLP Readers of this publication are no strangers to the difficulties of engaging their organisations with the delights of GDPR. It isn’t an easy sell and embracing eye rolls and heavy sighs comes with the territory. A change in tactic …

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Identity and security: A perfect match

By Barry McMahon, Senior International Marketing Manager at LogMeIn It is no secret that there has been a steep rise in the number of cybercriminals looking to target businesses to obtain personal data and intellectual property. Last year, the ICO issued a record breaking total of monetary penalties – 22 fines …

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Apps: The gateway to your private data

By Terry Ray, SVP, Imperva Cybercrime is no longer monopolised by elite criminals and no longer consigned to the dark web alone. Recent investigations indicate that hackers have become much braver and are now operating in the open, using popular apps to conduct illegal dealings. Criminals are now using consumer …

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FERC Enhances Reporting Requirements for Cyber Attacks on Power Grid

By EMILY MALLEN, CURTIS HART AND ROBIN WRIGHT   This summer, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) approved a North American Electric Reliability Corp. (“NERC”) petition to adopt Reliability Standard CIP-008-6 to strengthen the reporting requirements for attempts to compromise the operation of the United States’ bulk electric system.  The prior Critical Infrastructure Protection (“CIP”) …

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New York Enacts Stricter Data Cybersecurity Laws

By Alan Charles Raul, Colleen Theresa Brown and Snezhana Stadnik Tapiaccpa The flurry of state legislative activity in the wake of the enactment of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) continues with the New York legislature recently passing two bills to increase accountability for the processing of personal information.  On …

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