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Kaspersky analyses state of stalkerware in 2020 – the year of COVID-19

The recent Kaspersky report, “The State of Stalkerware 2020”, shows that the situation has not much improved compared to the year before – in 2019, we discovered 67,500 affected mobile users. At the same time, when talking about improvements, it is important to take the start of the pandemic into account …

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Kaspersky ranked top in Canalys channel satisfaction benchmark for second year

For the second year running, Kaspersky has been ranked number one for the quality of its partner program in the Canalys Worldwide Vendor Benchmark. The company achieved the highest overall rating of 87.8%. Canalys is an independent analyst firm. The Canalys Worldwide Vendor Benchmark provides reassurance to the channel when …

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Christopher Hurst joins Kaspersky as General Manager, UK&I

Christopher Hurst has joined Kaspersky as General Manager of UK and Ireland. A seasoned veteran of the software industry, Hurst has 34 years experience in the trade with a background in the European tech industry. Previously he specialised in building teams to take new products to the EMEA market across …

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Gone or just forgotten? Leftover data on second-hand devices puts businesses at risk 

One fifth of the UK public doesn’t know how to permanently erase data from a device, Kaspersky research has found. The cybersecurity expert also undertook a data retrieval experiment on second-hand devices and discovered that 90% contained traces of private and business data, including company emails and much more – demonstrating a risk to businesses when employees fail to wipe their devices before sale. Kaspersky set …

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Kaspersky raises awareness of user threats as disguised online learning platforms increase

As the pandemic continues and schools experience renewed closures or pursue a hybrid model of learning (in-person and remote), the educational sector continues to attract the attention of cybercriminals on the Internet. From July to December 2020, 270,171 users encountered various threats disguised as popular learning platforms – an increase …

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Kaspersky experts’ visions of 2021’s privacy field changes

Privacy experts from Kaspersky give their visions of the changes that lie ahead in the privacy field of 2021. 2020 demonstrated how overwhelmingly important a connected infrastructure and digital services have become for the daily functioning of society. This realisation has led to a shift in attitudes to privacy and …

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Kaspersky shares IT security recommendations for businesses in 2021

Remote work will catalyse a shift from the corporate perimeter concept to micro-office security certification. Outsourcing of IT and cybersecurity functions will be crucial to solve expertise shortages and save budgets. To coordinate managed service providers along with using multiple cloud services, cloud security and management skills will become a …

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Remote working pressures organisations into risky security acquisitions

 Amid a sudden and forced transition to remote working this year, businesses have felt they needed divine intervention to guide their accelerated digital transformations. With security sitting high on the to-do list, many have opted for Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions, which are generally offered by ‘born in the …

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71% of businesses do not have a plan to deal with potential cyber-attacks

The Office of National Statistics recently cited a 12% increase in fraud and computer misuse. Cyber-attacks can be particularly damaging to small and medium-sized enterprises. But despite this news, a recent Kaspersky report shows there has been a lack of investment in IT security. Why has the amount of money into cybersecurity …

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The risk of RDP Brute-Force attacks in UK

The number of people working from home has risen astronomically this year due to Covid-19. Consequently, numerous companies have been reliant on remote desktop connections to enable their employees to access their work computer from home. One of the most popular applications for accessing Windows workstations and servers is Microsoft’s …

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