Security Spotlight

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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Embracing the smart future of cloud enabled physical security

Morphean CEO, Rodrigue Zbinden, considers the uptake in cloud services as a result of the global pandemic, and explores the evolution of physical security in a more connected world.  Cloud-enabled technologies have seen a huge increase in use across Europe. As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold and people were forced …

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Securing personal data against insiders

Samantha Humphries, security strategist at Exabeam takes a look at the various types of insiders that businesses need to look out for, before detailing how to build the best defence against the threat they pose. When it comes to data protection, threats posed by legitimate users are often far more …

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McAfee’s launches secure cloud native application ecosystem

McAfee’s latest MVISION Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) release combines data protection, threat prevention, governance, and compliance for cloud-native application lifecycles, including container and OS-based workloads. The impact of COVID-19 has execrated enterprise digital transformation with a major shift towards  public cloud usage, either solely or in conjunction with …

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Arrow Electronics signs Vectra to deliver AI-powered network threat detection and response in the U.K. and Ireland

Arrow Electronics has signed a distribution agreement and collaboration in the U.K. and Ireland with Vectra, a network threat detection and response (NDR). Powered by AI, the Cognito platform from Vectra automatically detects and prioritises cyberattacker behaviours in real time while helping threat hunters to perform conclusive incident investigations. The …

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McAfee releases SAAS-based suites for unified web and cloud endpoint cybersecurity

McAfee’s latest all-in-one software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution offerings include three McAfee Device-to-Cloud suites, which all include McAfee MVISION Insights. “Customers are facing a rise in cyber activity that can expose them to damaging threats. At the same time, they’re struggling with control, management and visibility across their organisation as they enable their …

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Bitdefender products now available through Arrow Electronics

Bitdefender products will now be available through Arrow Electronics, following a recent distribution agreement to deliver its security products and threat intelligence products to the channel in UK, Ireland, Nordics and Benelux. Arrow Electronics’ Bitdefender offering will include its recently announced Managed Detection and Response solution for managed IT service …

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