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34% of UK companies close down after falling victim to ransomware

 Data presented by the Atlas VPN research team reveals that 34% of businesses in the UK are forced to close down as a consequence of falling victim to ransomware attacks. The vast majority of firms have experienced substantial business impact due to ransomware attacks, including revenue loss and brand harm, unforeseen …

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New report diagnoses the complexities of today’s content and asset management landscape

New research from Wunderman Thompson Technology and Sitecore reveals the challenges of today’s IT and marketing teams in driving dynamic, personalised and multichannel digital customer experiences. Indeed, less than half (43%) of the decision-makers surveyed strongly agree that they currently have access to the right tools across the content supply chain. The Building Better Experiences report – which surveyed leaders in IT and marketing across the UK and the DACH region – explores why the need for …

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More than Half of U.S. companies hit with privileged credential theft, insider threats in last year

ThycoticCentrify announced new research that reveals more than half of organisations have been grappling with the theft of legitimate, privileged credentials (53%) and insider threat attacks (52%) in the last 12 months. In 85% of the privileged credential theft instances, cybercriminals were able to access critical systems and/or data. In …

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Research uncovers pain points IT leaders must address to power hybrid work 

According to new research conducted by Wrike, the most intelligent and versatile collaborative work management platform, now part of Citrix, employee engagement (56%), burnout (53%), and reduced productivity (52%) are top concerns for IT leaders in 2021 and beyond, as they continue to enable remote workers and plan for new, hybrid workplace …

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Kaspersky experts’ guide to staying safe from doxing

Kaspersky research shows that looking after private data has finally become a mainstream concern, with 50% of consumers claiming they would no longer use an online service provider following a data breach, and 57% expressing worry about their security and privacy being affected by ‘smart’ and internet connected devices. This concern is …

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Denial-of-Service and password login attacks most reported security incidents between 2018 and 2020

Denial-of-Service (DoS) and password login attacks such as brute force and credential stuffing are on the rise, according to new research from F5 Labs. The analysis of three years of incidents reported to the F5 Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) also found that Application Programming Interface (API) attacks are becoming …

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ESET Research uncovers Janeleiro, a new banking trojan attacking corporate users in Brazil  

ESET Research has uncovered a new banking trojan that has been targeting corporate users in Brazil since at least 2019 across many sectors, including engineering, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, transportation, and governmental institutions. ESET dubbed the new threat Janeleiro. It attempts to deceive its victims with pop-up windows designed to …

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Zoom & BCG report findings reveal flexible working will be the way forward post pandemic

New research commissioned by Zoom from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has outlined the economic impact of remote work and video communications solutions during the pandemic. The report, The Impact of Video Communications during COVID-19, focuses on what industries were able to pivot their business processes using communications technologies, across sectors including healthcare, education, …

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Security vendors marketing strategies must adapt as 4 out of 5 UK companies search for new suppliers

CCgroup has launched new research looking into the state of security investments, what buyers are looking for in a security vendor and how both vendor awareness and selection is influenced by various communication channels and types of content. The study, Security marketing strategies: influencing contemporary purchasing behaviour, conducted in partnership with …

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Number of APT groups exploiting the latest Exchange vulnerabilities grows, with thousands of email servers under siege, ESET discovers  

ESET  Research has discovered that more than ten different advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are exploiting the recent Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities to compromise email servers. ESET has identified more than 5,000 email servers that have been affected by malicious activity related to the incident. The servers belong to organisations – …

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