Security Spotlight

Weak passwords leave companies open to cyber attacks

A study of 1,247 workplaces, by cybersecurity experts VPNoverview.com, found that two-thirds of businesses (66%) leave themselves at risk of cyberattacks due to their lack of having (or enforcing) password rotation policies. In fact, it is advised that you should change your password every 60-90 days1, but a significant number of …

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Pax8 and LogMeIn partner on lastPass single sign-on and password management capabilities

Pax8 is partnering with LogMeIn on password management and single sign-on solution, LastPass, to managed service providers (MSPs) giving them visibility and control over every access point of their clients’ businesses in North American and the UK. “We are excited about the partnership with LogMeIn and to offer partners their award-winning …

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Retail cost of data breaches among the fastest growing in all sectors

NordVPN Teams and NordVPN have released data showing the average cost of a data breach in the retail industry is $2.01 million — the third fastest-rising figure in all sectors. The shift to e-commerce and a 16.5% increase in sales last year have presented more cyberattack opportunities. In recent years, …

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LogRhythm Releases Version 7.7 of NextGen SIEM Platform

LogRhythm has launched version 7.7 of its LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform with new features for threat detection and response, including a new Timeline View that provides analysts with an easy-to-follow security narrative when investigating an incident.  Visualising Security Stories with Timeline View Through Timeline View, security analysts have a consolidated, …

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Is your organisation as secure as you think?

Iain Shaw, MD (Commercial, Innovation and Products) at Brigantia Partners Limited, on the MS Exchange hack situation. Have you ever felt that sometimes the world changes so quickly that one day, you may not keep up? The world has changed yet again. Small to medium size businesses which have been …

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Gaming and security – what are companies doing to keep their customers secure?

Iain Chidgey, VP EMEA for Sumo Logic, talks to PCR about using data to keep customers secure against attacks, and what that means in practice. Sumo Logic is a cloud security provider that works with a lot of big game companies around how they keep their customers and their data …

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Credential spill incidents double as hacker sophistication rises

The number of annual credential spill incidents nearly doubled from 2016 to 2020, according to F5’s latest Credential Stuffing Report. The report found a 46% downturn in the volume of spilled credentials during the same period. The average spill size also declined, falling from 63 million records in 2016 to …

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PCR March issue how to get involved: Esports special

The March 21 issue of PCR, which hits desks at the beginning of March, will focus on the evolving Esports industry. We will be covering: Current state: esports market The importance of gaming security Here’s how to get involved:  We are looking for opinions, Q&A’s and analysis around the sector …

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Top 10 biggest data breaches of 2020 

Last year, hackers were as active as never before, taking advantage of users’ vulnerabilities and the economic disruption amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. The number of cyberattacks is growing steadily every year, and 2020 was again the year that saw a great peak in cybercrime. According to the Risk Based Security …

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HackerOne now available in AWS Marketplace

HackerOne will now be available on  AWS Marketplace Amazon Web Services (AWS). “Companies gain flexibility and agility when deploying applications and data on the cloud,” said HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos. “Exposure to cyber threats also changes. Only an outside-in view can reveal the potential vulnerabilities that must be fixed to prevent …

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