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Fortra Supports Remote Employees with Free Collaboration Tools

Fortra announced today a new way of supporting remote employees during a time of global crisis. While many organizations are struggling to secure sensitive data transfers with a suddenly remote workforce due to COVID-19, Fortra is providing free access to its secure file sharing and collaboration software for 90 days.
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Healthcare Orgs Continue to Suffer Security Headaches

Originally posted on infosecurity-magazine.com Excerpt: Cybersecurity challenges and risks within the healthcare industry has been endemic in recent years. In 2017, we saw the devastating impact the WannaCry attack had across the NHS, whilst various pieces of research and reports further highlighted just how vulnerable the healthcare industry has been when it comes to data security. Read the full...
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67% of healthcare organizations suffered a cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months

15 January 2020, Theale, UK – New research by data security provider Clearswift , a Fortra Company, revealed that 67% of healthcare organizations have experienced a cybersecurity incident in the past year, highlighting the serious threat that data breaches and malicious attacks pose to the UK’s health-related data. The research, which surveyed senior business decision makers within healthcare...
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Cybercrime in a post brexit era, will hackers explout our political turmoil

Originally published on teiss.co.uk . Dr. Guy Bunker, CTO at Clearswift, discusses the impact Brexit has had on attitudes towards cyber security spending. In the Brexit era, political uncertainty offers an exceptional opportunity for cybercriminals to exploit the chaos permeating the UK. For many employees, an element of confusion leads to a lack of confidence. And a combination of confusion and...
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Microsoft Is About to Delete All Your Old Accounts After Just Two Inactive Years

Originally published on forbes.com . I've covered the extent to which cyber risk is an inside threat before. And last year, research from Clearswift suggested that the "true insider threat" which added inadvertent and malicious threats from the extended enterprise makes up 65% in the U.K. and 80% in the U.S of all cybersecurity incidents. And the issue is worse at home. Over-simplified passwords...
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70% of financial companies suffered a cyber security incident in the last 12 months

Nearly half (43%) of security incidents within the financial sector are caused by employee failure to follow company data protection policies. Other key causes of security incidents include introduction of malware and viruses via 3rd party devices (32%), file and image downloads (25%) and employees sharing data with unintended recipients (24%). Financial organizations rank data loss prevention...
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From customer to competitor: Mitigating the financial sector’s chief threats

Originally published on fintechmagazine.com . CTO at Clearswift, Dr. Guy Bunker, discusses his views on the top threats to finance and how to mitigate them. Recent reports show that cyber-attacks on financial services sector rose fivefold in 2018 and in April 2018, seven of the UK's biggest banks suffered major cyber-attacks that forced them to reduce operations or even shut down systems. The...
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An entire nation just got hacked

Originally posted on CNN.com Excerpt: Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country's tax revenue office. In a country of just 7 million people, the scale of the hack means that just about every working adult has been affected. Read the full article >
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Bulgaria's Entire Population of 7 Million Just Got Hacked

Originally published on FOX 17 . SOFIA, Bulgaria (CNN) — Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public last week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country’s tax revenue office. In a country of just 7 million people, the scale of the hack means that just about every working adult has been affected. We should all be angry. … The...
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Breaking Down Five 2018 Breaches — And What They Mean For Security In 2019

Originally published on CENTRACOMM.net. Big hacks and data leaks are nothing new, but this year has seen a surge in reported breaches. The reason for this might be simple: After the EU general update to data protection regulation (GDPR) came into place in May, firms are more likely to report attacks. But it also demonstrates that the huge amounts of data collected by companies is not immune to...
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Wounded By The Cutting Edge: Why Firms Must Be Cautious Of Integrating Emerging Tech Solutions

Originally published on businesstelegraph.co.uk . For the last few years, digital transformation within the tech sector has seemed akin to the opening of Pandora’s box : seemingly overnight firms have begun to be bombarded with AI driven solutions, the possibilities of commercial drones, edge computing, cloud storage, and of course the ubiquitous IoT software that can be found everywhere from a...
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75% of Organisations Have Been Hit by Spear Phishing

Originally published on itgovernance.co.uk . Phishing scams aren’t as compelling as some of the more sophisticated attacks that you read about. But their prosaic nature is part of what makes them so concerning. After all, every unusual email you receive could be a phishing scam, whether it’s an account reset message from Amazon or a work request from your boss. And evidence shows that attacks like...
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The Brexit Threat: Chaos, Confusion and Con Men

Originally published on infosecurity-magazine.com . Brexit presents a unique opportunity for hackers as, similarly to con men, they thrive on confusion and chaos – something that today’s political uncertainty provides in spades. Most people think of hacking as using malicious code for some nefarious purpose – be it stealing data or installing malware – but many often forget that in order to upload...