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Capital One Data Breach: A reminder to lock your back door

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 07:25

On July 17th, leading financial organization Capital One received an anonymous e-mail revealing some bad news: “There appears to be some leaked data of yours in someone’s Github.”

This leaked data...

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Why the financial services sector must mitigate the threat of cyber attacks

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 14:03

In an article published by FinTech magazine, Clearswift CTO, Dr Guy Bunker, discusses his views on the threats posed by cyber-criminals and looks at ways organizations in the financial sector can...

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The Unthought About Risks of Encryption

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 09:58

We hear a lot about encryption in this day in age, particularly around it being the panacea for compliance with data protection regulations. It’s true it can be a component of an information security...

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The Johannesburg Ransomware Attack: crippling a city to darkness

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 07:51

Last week, we read in the news that Johannesburg's City Power, the public organization delivering power to South Africa’s financial hub, was hit with a ransomware attack that essentially left its...

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The top 3 emerging technologies posing a cyber-threat to our Critical National Infrastructure

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 15:57

In the last few years, we’ve seen digital transformation take over the mindset of businesses and there has been a huge push to ensure that organizations in all sectors are adopting technology that is...

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Paying the Piper: What we learned from the British Airways fine

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 15:23

The Breach
Truth be told it was never really a question of ‘if’ but rather ‘when’ a significant fine for GDPR non-compliance would occur. Following the announcement that British Airways has been...

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Data Loss Prevention in Images

Next Generation Cyber Threats: Images

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 14:29

Cybersecurity is probably the most rapidly changing area of IT, and cyber-criminals are becoming increasingly more sophisticated in their bid to breach an organization's security and steal their...

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Optical Illusion

From Pesky to Dangerous - Image-based Spam

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:20

Those of you that can remember back to 2006 may recall that High School Musical was the highest selling album of the year.  “We’re all in this together” was one of the most popular songs played...

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