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Cyber liability insurance creates cybersecurity mirage for SMBs 

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are estimated to have spent $57 billion on cybersecurity in 2020 alone, a figure that is expected to hit $90 billion in 2025. But, a staggering one in three companies in this range are using subpar cybersecurity tools or none at all. Furthermore, the same research by the …

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Google Play Protect detects only 31% of Android stalkerware

According to findings presented by the Atlas VPN research team, Android’s internal Google Play Protect service detects only 31% of stalkerware attacks. Stalkerware, often known as spyware, is a collection of tools (apps or software programs) that enable someone else (such as an abuser) to track and record your phone activity. This implies …

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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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AI-powered SD-LAN aimed at remote working

An AI-powered SD-LAN solution from UK-based iQuila is a new software-based alternative to VPN and SD-WAN connections. The solution uses Layer 2 protocol to build secure business networks in minutes. David Sweet, CEO at iQuila, said: “Networking solutions like VPN and SD-WAN are becoming outdated. They can be unreliable and slow …

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Atlas VPN releases new security tool for monitoring data breaches

Atlas VPN’s new security feature called Data Breach Monitor  helps its users check if their personal information has been leaked online. First, users are prompted to scan their email addresses with Data Breach Monitor. The tool then searches through leaked databases to check whether the data there matches the user’s …

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Atlas VPN completes an independent security audit

Atlas VPN has completed its first independent cybersecurity audit. The security test was conducted by an acknowledged US-based cybersecurity consulting firm VerSprite. Despite careful examination by cybersecurity researchers, no significant vulnerabilities were found that could have been exploited to affect Atlas VPN users. “The blackbox analysis during the Application Penetration Test …

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Big Interview: BullGuard’s Steve Hicks

Steve Hicks, Head of Global Sales, BullGuard talks to PCR about cybersecurity, the burgeoning vgaming industry and the need for greater security and new channel opportunities. Steve Hicks, Head of Global Sales, BullGuard had this to say: How do you see the coming year developing in terms of consumer cybersecurity? …

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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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Liberty Shield notes significant spike in VPN usage across UK

Liberty Shield, an Edinburgh-based online privacy and digital anonymity firm, notes that VPN usage across the UK is rising significantly during the UK’s lockdown. A VPN – or Virtual Private Network – is used to create a private network from a public Internet connection, and it is believed that the …

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Partner Focus: Ride the gaming wave and give your profits a power-up

Bullguard launches its VPN to the Chanel as the grip of gaming continues to take hold, proliferated by the global lockdown measures. There are no winners in this year-long pandemic but there are certainly some whose fortunes have risen, most notably, online retailers. When schools and universities are locked down …

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