Home / Tag Archives: Security

Tag Archives: Security

In My Team: The PR Room on being at the forefront of Smart Home PR

The PR Room discusses being at the forefront of smart home PR and how the industry has changed in the past 16 years since the family-oriented business began. How and when was The PR Room formed? Sarah Chard, who has 22 years of in-house and agency experience in both B2B …

Read More »

How rogue bots target and misuse our online information

Patrick Krupa, Founder and Head of Product at SmartFrame, looks at the ways rogue bots target our personal online information and why putting protection in place is imperative. We like to imagine that the internet is made up of just human users. But in reality, a large portion of the …

Read More »

Read PCR’s security special online now!

One of PCR’s most popular issues we run each year is the security special. It’s one of those few themes that feels like it really does extend into so many parts of the industry. It covers software and hardware, vendor, distribution as well as retail and resellers. And it extends …

Read More »

Sextortion and bomb threat email scams on the rise, finds Symantec

New research by Symantec has found that email extortion scams are on the rise, led by an increase in “sextortion” and bomb-related threats. From the start of 2019 to the end of May, Symantec blocked almost 300 million of these scams and found that 30% of these emails occurred during …

Read More »

Purdicom to distribute WatchGuard’s enterprise-grade security services

WatchGuard Technologies has signed a UK distribution agreement with Oxfordshire-based Purdicom, which specialises in delivering networking, wireless and cloud-based solutions. WatchGuard’s security technology incorporates a full suite of services needed to provide enterprise-grade security to mid-sized organisations, including: advanced services for protecting against evolving malware, ransomware and data breaches, as …

Read More »

Surge in malicious Microsoft Office documents detected

WatchGuard Technologies’ latest quarterly Internet Security Report shows a massive 62% increase in overall malware detections in Q1 2019 compared to the previous quarter. The report also found that cyber criminals are leveraging a wide array of varied attack techniques, including malicious Microsoft Office documents, Mac malware and web application …

Read More »

DNS attacks are costing organisations over $1m on average

The average DNS attack cost has risen 49% to $1,070,000, reveals EfficientIP’s 2019 Global DNS Threat Report, sponsored research conducted by market intelligence firm IDC. Over the past year, organisations faced on average more than nine DNS attacks, an increase of 34%. Costs too went up 49%, meaning one in …

Read More »

Passwords negatively impact company security and employee mental health

Okta’s new Passwordless Future Report demonstrates how passwords negatively impact the security of organisations as well as the mental health of employees. The research, which surveyed 4,000+ workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands, found that 70% workers believing biometrics would benefit the workplace. It also revealed that the …

Read More »

Tech Data to showcase next-gen security solutions at Infosec 2019

Tech Data will be demonstrating how it can assist resellers at all stages of their security journey at this year’s Infosec show, which takes place at London Olympia on 5th-6th June, 2019. “Our security practice is thriving, and we will be demonstrating all our capabilities at Infosec. We’re really looking …

Read More »

55% of businesses still use unencrypted removable devices, reveals ESET and Kingston

Unencrypted USB devices are still widely used by businesses despite the fact that unsecured data could lead to GDPR fines. New research conducted by security company ESET and technology manufacturer Kingston shows that 55% of business don’t encrypt their removable devices, leaving themselves exposed to data leaks. The ESET and …

Read More »