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The 2016 Computing Security Awards celebrated all that is best in our industry. Already we are looking forward to another gala event in 2017, as the top talent fight their way into the finals in their categories, showing once again what a wealth of flair and expertise now exists right across our industry – something that is serving to keep businesses safe from the relentless attacks being perpetrated at every turn.

In the meantime, showcased below are more winners who triumphed at the 2016 awards:

Content Security Solution of the Year

WINNER: Titania - Nipper Studio


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Network Security Solution of the Year

WINNER: Redscan - ThreatDetect

RUNNER-UP: Firemon - Firemon Security Manager

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Encryption Solution of the Year

WINNER: WinMagic - SecureDoc Cloud VM

RUNNER-UP: Egress Software Technologies - Egress Switch

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DLP Solution of the Year

WINNER: GhangorCloud - Information Security Enforcer

RUNNER-UP: CoSoSys - Endpoint Protector 4

You can see the full list of 2016 awards winners by going to: www.computingsecurityawards.co.uk

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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Offerings that go beyond

BeyondTrust has expanded its cloud offerings, in the shape of its BeyondTrust Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program and an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) of BeyondInsight

Partnership promises Cloud silver lining

Niu Solutions has entered into a strategic partnership with Alert Logic to further enhance its security offering in the cloud

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More attacks unleashed

A new security report has highlighted the latest cloud security landscape, specifically trends with DDoS and web application attacks, as well as malicious traffic from bots

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Ransomware? Never heard of it

Although most UK organisations consider ransomware a threat, a fifth are unsure how the malware actually works – and 11% have never heard of it

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Finger on the detection pulse

A PhD student has been awarded a top fellowship to help bring novel fingerprint detection technology to life

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Has your mobile device been attacked lately? No idea!

Mobile users are massively unaware of cyberthreats, with many admitting they wouldn't know if their device had been infected


Battle of wits

Organisations must assume responsibility for their security by undertaking due diligence and self-regulation – else they could be the next victims of a data breach

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Who's afraid of APT?

An advanced persistent threat (APT) uses multiple phases to break into a network, avoid detection and harvest valuable information. How do you fight back against those odds?

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Prevention: better than any cure

They are vicious and pernicious. So what steps can be taken to detect and block exploits as soon as they attempt to use software vulnerabilities?

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Manning the perimeter walls

Perimeter defence and intrusion detection have been a mainstay of network security. But how are they evolving to meet more sophisticated attacks?

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Centre of attention

Security operations centres – SOCs – are all the rage, but their reputation has been called into question

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Ransomware top of threat list

More than 80% of resellers think customers are most concerned with new ransomware threats

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Case Study

Major National Security Agency Protects Sensitive Data with GhangorCloud Information Security Enfor

GhangorCloud's customer, a modern sophisticated National Security Agency in a leading South East Asian country has recently commissioned a state of the art National Cyber Coordination & Command Center - herein referred to as "The Cyber Security Agency (CSA)"

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Product Review

CYjAX Intelligence Platform

The cyber threat landscape is evolving at such a pace that businesses need to be even more inventive in protecting confidential data

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Ixia ThreatARMOR

Enterprises with overwhelmed security services should seriously consider augmenting them with ThreatARMOR

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Phishing Mitigation from SpearSec

Measurement and analysis is central to SpearSec, and there are a wide range of analytics and statistics offered to drive improvement and assess service effectiveness

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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 February 2017 issue of the Computing Security Newsletter.

With GDPR now less than 18 months away, companies are running out of time to get their houses in order before the regulation is implemented next May. This comes as Facebook revealed it is upgrading its login defences by rolling out support for hardware security keys designed to provide a level of security greater than many banks that offer single-factor authentication.

As companies aim to get themselves ready, Capgemini has revealed what it claims is a glaring global gap in the perception of security confidence in the financial services industry. Just one in five financial service organisations admitted they would be highly confident they could detect a data breach (21%); this comes as 83% of consumers revealed they find banks and insurers trustworthy to protect their data.

In the UK, banks and insurers share a similar level of trust from insurers (82%), but professionals in these industries are less confident they can spot a data breach (19%) than their global counterparts. This level of trust may be down to these organisations failing to disclose data breaches they suffered, with a quarter of UK financial services organisations (26%) revealing they have suffered a data breach in the last 12 months, yet only 3% of consumers believe their bank has suffered a data breach in the same period.

Kristofer le Sage de Fontenay, head of UK Financial Service practice at Capgemini Consulting, commends UK preparation for GDPR, but had this to say about the high levels of trust placed in the financial services industry when it comes to protecting data. “This may be due to the lack of data breaches disclosed by the industry. However, as GDPR comes into effect, expect this trust to be tested when banks and insurers are forced to reveal breaches. The industry should be making it a priority to ensure they are putting in the right threat intelligent solutions to protect their customers’ data and proactively informing them when a breach occurs.”

Failure to reveal breaches has exposed untold numbers of businesses and individuals to exploitation and financial loss. In the face of escalating cybercrime, that has to stop – and the threat of the most severe penalties for such practices is exactly what’s now needed.

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Brian Wall, Editor
Computing Security

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