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COVID-19 Leaves Brits feeling more vulnerable to cybercrime 

Nearly half of Brits (44%) feel more vulnerable to cybercrime than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to the 2021 Norton Cyber Safety Insights Report. Three quarters of Brits (74%) believe remote work has made it much easier for hackers and cybercriminals to take advantage of people. Nearly 3 in …

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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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McAfee sees COVID-19-themed cyber-attack detections increase by 114% in Q4 2020

McAfee Corp. has released its McAfee Threats Report: April 2021, examining cybercriminal activity related to malware and the evolution of cyber threats in the third and fourth quarters of 2020. In Q4, McAfee Labs observed an average of 648 threats per minute, an increase of 60 threats per minute (10%) …

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SingleStore Research Highlights a Spike in Data Demands Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

New research from SingleStore indicates that data requirements in the age of COVID-19 have been greater than ever. This research is based on a 500-person survey of IT professionals that Propeller Insights conducted in January 2021 on behalf of SingleStore. “The pandemic expedited digital transformation, distilling the digitization that would …

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Fileless malware attacks surge by 900% and Cryptominers make a comeback, while Ransomware attacks decline

WatchGuard Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report reveals that fileless malware and cryptominer attack rates grew by nearly 900% and 25% respectively, while unique ransomware payloads plummeted by 48% in 2020 compared to 2019. The WatchGuard Threat Lab also found that Q4 2020 brought a 41% increase in encrypted malware detections over the previous quarter and network attacks hit their highest levels since 2018. The report includes new insights based on endpoint …

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‘Digital First’ Census raises concerns around storage of personal data & cyber attacks

Research commissioned by Exabeam has revealed that a significant proportion of people in the UK are concerned about how the Government will use and store the data it collects from the 2021 Census. The new study, conducted by YouGov among 1,766 adults in the UK, shows that 48% feel they …

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Global listed software sector grows USD 2.8tr driven by Covid-19

The total value of the world’s listed software businesses has risen by more than USD 2.8tr during 2020, as businesses invested heavily in new technologies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research from global investment bank GCA Altium reveals that the market capitalisation of the world’s listed software sector now stands at USD 7.5tr – up 59 per …

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Low-code software development key to Post-Brexit, Post-COVID world

Mendix has published the results of a new survey that shows British businesses are deploying low-code and complementary technologies to help them cope with the double challenge of Brexit and COVID-19. The survey findings are condensed in the ‘Navigating the UK landscape: It’s time for a low-code approach’ report, now …

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Heimdal reveals over 85% of organisations have already patched their systems

New data from cybersecurity provider Heimdal Security shows that 85% of its customers have already applied patches to address the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, through the use of automated vulnerability management and deployment. A further 13% have the update in their manual update queues, with deployment expected within 24-48 hours. Heimdal …

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New report reveals crucial employee experience gap and the technologies critical to bridging it

A new report from Constellation Research has urged enterprises to adopt disruptive technologies and take advantage of a historic opportunity to transform employee experience. The report – called Employee Experience: Moving to a Decisive New Model for the Future of Work – explores the present situation of widespread remote working and the proliferation of new applications. It encourages businesses to …

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