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Hacking Cloud Compliance Reviews


Data security for your mobile workforce

We live in a flexible, mobile world that is constantly reinventing itself. Paul Norbury, Chief Executive, Cardwave Services, steps inside for a closer view

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The fight against mal-adjustment!

How do you stop malicious applications from entering the network? Computing Security asks Mikko Röntynen, director of product marketing at F-Secure, for his thoughts

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The human firewall & ransomware

Charlotte Gurney, Marketing Manager, Brookcourt Solutions, and Morten Gammelgard, from Bullwall, have clear advice for those who may be hit by ransomware that evades existing security solutions

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Partitioning your responsibilities

Mustafa Fikret Ottekin, Advisor to CEO in ICterra, reflects on the vital roles played by risk analysis and risk mitigation

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Announcement: Shearwater Group PLC Conditional agreement to acquire Brookcourt

Over the past 13 years Brookcourt has continuously grown to become a leader in our space

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Inside Track

Always at your disposal

Computer Disposals Ltd (CDL) is one of the UK's leading IT disposal companies, with many of the UK's leading companies amongst its client portfolio

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Thought Leadership

Securing the cloud

Neil Langridge, Marketing Director, e92plus, offers his insights on a massive data security challenge that’s now facing organisations everywhere

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A meeting of minds

Infosecurity Europe is Europe's largest and most comprehensive Information Security event, delivering an invaluable business platform. We take you inside

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Full-on visibility

When fast-growing company HubSpot needed to gain better visibility of devices on their network and track down potential malicious activity, it turned to ForeScout

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Polishing up the chrome

Millions of unencrypted websites may receive security warnings for visitors using Google Chrome browsers, now that Chrome 68 stable updates have gone live

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Product Reviews

Celestix SecureAccess Platform

Remote access to the corporate network is an essential requirement. But it must be easy to deploy AND provide tight security

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My1Login Enterprise

With the General Data Protection Regulation now in force, a robust identity and access management (IAM) solution needs to be firmly in place

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CFO Phishing / Fraud Attacks - BEC (Business Email Compromise)

BEC (Business Email Compromise) incidents are on the rise, costing companies more than £9.5 billion over the last 5 years

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Welcome to the August 2018 issue of the Computing Security Newsletter.

A cyber risk survey produced by the London Financial Times has found that 58% of cyber-attacks are attributable to employee behaviour, such as human negligence, accidental disclosure and lost or stolen devices. Some observers might feel that employees ‘get it in the neck’ a bit too often, while employers escape the blame. But there are some alarming statistics suggesting the workforce in general does not to sharpen up its act, if it wants to spare its employer from succumbing to the kind of attacks that can cripple them or even put them out of business.

So… the stats. Well, according to an ISACA (an international, independent IT governing body) survey published last year, more than three quarters (76%) of UK office workers didn't know what ransomware was and 36% couldn't define a phishing attack. Let’s hope that this has diminished with the passage of time and the constant campaigns to promote greater awareness, but experience tends to make most of us sceptical ion this regard. Staff need to be aware of the dangers they could potentially impose.

With this in mind, CyberGuard has highlighted key areas where staff can compromise a company:

Weak passwords. Having a weak password is inexcusable and a key area where hackers can obtain crucial business data from your employees' devices.
Phishing emails. How can someone detect if an attachment contains a hidden malicious script or downloads an encryption key from outside your network? There are tell-tale signs on how to spot phishing emails.

Not installing relevant updates. Software updates and patches exist to fix vulnerabilities If staff are continuously clicking 'remind me later' on update alerts, it can seriously put a business' security at risk by prolonging any necessary patches.

Social media plays a huge part in every business life. It's easier to manage and much more engaging platform for brands to communicate with clients and potential customers, However, the same can be said about cyber-attackers.

Connecting to devices using USBs. USBs offer an extremely easy way to install malware onto a business's computer, and many employees connect a USB to their device without even thinking about where it has been. Employers can only do so much when seeking to regulate the behaviour of their staff. The rest is up to them and constant vigilance and behavioural awareness are key to ensuring they help keep the business safe.

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Brian Wall, Editor
Computing Security

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