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Nominations for the 2016 Computing Security Awards have just opened and we invite you to put forward the products, companies and people that you feel most deserve to see their names up in lights and honoured at our gala awards night later this year. Full details at: www.computingsecurityawards.co.uk Meanwhile, here are more of our winners from the 2015 Computing Security Awards to inspire you:

Fraud Prevention Award

RUNNER UP: Tabernus

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Security Recruitment Company of the Year

WINNER: Evolution Recruitment Solutions
RUNNER UP: Computer Futures

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Security Service Provider of the Year

WINNER: ZeroDayLab

All of the 2015 Awards results can be seen by going to:


Please note: the winning products and services will not necessarily be the only solutions or the newest solutions available from the respective suppliers. You should contact these suppliers directly to learn more about what they can offer.

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GhangorCloud Information Security Enforcer

Security breaches relating to IT now have such serious consequences that enterprises must protect to survive

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Instagram shows weaknesses

Young bounty hunter discovers a security vulnerability in Instagram and deletes account information

Time has come for bigger shared solutions

A leading body has welcomed the 'Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online' report

Linkedin secure after acquisition?

Microsoft has acquired LinkedIn in a deal worth US$26.2 billion – but where to now?

Web apps ‘highly vulnerable’

Most web applications exhibit serious vulnerabilities

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DataNow 4.0 'speeds Windows 10 migrations'

AppSense has released the latest version of its secure file sync and migration solution

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GDPR - what's next, post-Brexit?

Confusion reigns among UK businesses around data protection requirements, it is claimed


Under siege – in your own car

With today's connected vehicle technologies, the risk of potential cyber security threats is vast

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Life after the EU

The votes were cast and the deed is done. But what is ‘Brexit’ likely to mean for our industry?

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The fraud bonanza

The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193bn a year

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Failure in the boardroom

A lack of board accountability is opening up businesses to cyber-attacks

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Shedding light on shadow IT

Jonathan Whitley of WatchGuard Technologies offers some insights into building a secure BYOX environment

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White papers

How to avoid a tangled Web

Web 2.0 aids enterprises in conducting business, but also introduces many damaging risks. Trend Micro offers its insights into Web application vulnerabilities and how to avoid these

Meeting European Data Protection and Security Requirements with CipherCloud Solutions

This white paper investigates how encryption and tokenisation of data can help companies that are subject both to EU data protection and general security laws to adopt cloud-based solutions and remain in legal compliance

Welcome to the July 2016 issue of the Computing Security Newsletter

Some interesting figures have just come out from leading analyst Gartner, which reports that worldwide security software revenue totalled $22.1 billion in 2015, a 3.7% increase from 2014. Security information and event management (SIEM) – something that has been explored recently in Computing Security magazine – remained the fastest-growing segment in 2015, with 15.8% growth, while consumer security software showed the sharpest decline at 5.9% year on year.

So, how did the main players fare? In 2015, the top five vendors together accounted for 37.6% of the security software revenue market share, down 3.1 percentage points from 2014. These vendors also displayed a collective decline of 4.2% in 2015, while the rest of the market grew strongly at 9.2% year on year. "The below-market growth seen by these large vendors with complex product portfolios is in contrast to the market growth and disruption being introduced by smaller, more specialised security software vendors," said Sid Deshpande, principal research analyst at Gartner. So… the times they are a-changing, it would seem.

Symantec maintained the No. 1 position, despite the company suffering its third consecutive year of revenue decline and its highest decline in revenue over a three-year period, while Intel’s security software revenue also declined in 2015, falling 4.1% to $1.75 billion. Maybe the big boys won’t have it all their own way in the future.

More detailed analysis is available to Gartner clients in the report ‘Market Share Analysis: Security Software, Worldwide, 2015’

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Brian Wall, Editor
Computing Security

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