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FEATURE ARTICLES

Hacking DLP: how we can manage data loss when everyone is WFH
Working from home has brought many benefits to organizations but has also presented significant challenges for IT teams. Tim Bandos explores how WFH has impacted data loss prevention and how organizations can improve in this area.
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Why cyber security and regulatory compliance are one and the same
Cyber security and regulatory compliance have long been considered two largely separate issues, but the time has come to break them out of their silos and manage them together. This approach brings many advantages says Maciej Dziergwa.
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• UK / World

Zero trust security: what it is and why adoption is increasing
Every step you take in your organization’s zero trust journey reduces your risk of downtime, data breaches and compliance failures, so the time to start implementing it is now, says Bryan Patton. Here he explores why so many organizations are moving to zero trust and how to take your first steps.
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Tips for successfully deploying multi-cloud strategies
Making the decision to implement a multi-cloud strategy is difficult. From the decision to pursue a multi-cloud journey to defining the requirements to laying the foundation to identifying and deploying applications and services to the multi-cloud environment, the process requires a solid strategy and flawless execution to succeed, say experts at Taos.
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NEWS ARTICLES

DNS attacks are having significant impacts on many organizations
Domain name system (DNS) attacks are impacting organizations at ‘worrisome rates’, according to a new survey from the Neustar International Security Council (NISC).
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Threat of new ransomware models is the top emerging risk facing organizations: Gartner
The threat of ‘new ransomware models’ was the top concern facing executives in the third quarter of 2021, according to Gartner, Inc.’s latest Emerging Risks Monitor Report.
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Many companies have a false sense of security when it comes to supply chain cyber attacks
Acronis has released its annual Cyber Readiness Report, providing an overview of the current cyber security landscape and the key pain points faced by businesses and remote employees worldwide amid the global pandemic.
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2021 State of Ransomware Preparedness research report highlights widespread cyber security hygiene deficiencies
Axio has released its 2021 State of Ransomware Preparedness research report. The report reveals that many organizations are not equipped to defend against ransomware due to deficiencies in implementing and sustaining basic cyber security practices.
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• US / World

ISACA publishes guidance on draft EU Digital Operational Resilience Act
The European Union’s draft Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) is designed to provide digital operational resilience rules for EU financial institutions and ISACA has released new guidance to help organizations prepare for its implementation.
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• Europe

New guide: ‘Cyber Response Builder’ aims to help organizations build cyber resilience capabilities
Castellan Solutions has released new guidance to assist organizations develop an effective response capability as part of a holistic cyber resilience approach.
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• World

75 percent of organizations are currently re-evaluating security strategies
A report released by Menlo Security highlights growing concerns about securing users as the trend for hybrid and remote working is set to remain. The new report, ‘Securing the new workplace reality’, presents the results of a survey of 545 IT decision makers in the US and the UK, including a third at C-level.
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• US / UK

Third-party cyber risks are a ‘glaring blind spot’ finds PwC survey
A majority of companies don’t have a handle on their third-party cyber risks – risks obscured by the complexity of their business relationships and vendor/supplier networks. This is a key finding of the PwC 2022 Global Digital Trust Insights Survey.
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Organizations are turning to artificial intelligence for network and cloud availability management
Businesses are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to improve network performance and security, according to a new 'State of AIOps Study', conducted by ZK Research and Masergy.
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High levels of data loss due to inadequate backup procedures identified: survey
Apricorn has published the results of a poll exploring data backup and recovery processes. More than 50 percent of respondents noted that they have experienced a loss of data as a result of not backing up, or a failed backup.
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One in five companies report falling victim to ransomware attacks
Hornetsecurity has released the results of a global study of IT professionals on their preparedness for ransomware attacks. Survey data showed that many organizations lack proper protection and prevention measures.
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High levels of unstructured data growth combined with a lack of visibility is increasing threats to organizational data
Egnyte has released its 2021 Data Governance Trends Report. The report is based on a survey of 400 IT executives conducted in July 2021, examining the challenges of securing and governing unstructured content in today’s hybrid and remote work environments.
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Configuration changes were the root cause of recent major outage says Facebook
On October 4th Facebook experienced an outage that lasted more than five hours and impacted many of its social media platforms. In a statement issued by Facebook Engineering, the company blamed configuration changes for the incident.
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Organizations need to better manage backup data to ensure effective ransomware incident response
Government agencies such as the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) continue to issue warnings on ransomware as attacks increase.
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NIST launches new ‘Quick Start Guide’ for its Cybersecurity Framework
To assist organizations wanting to start using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST has published a new guide, NIST Special Publication (SP) 1271, Getting Started with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: A Quick Start Guide.
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• US / World

How did cyber attacks develop in Q2 2021? A new report provides the answers
WatchGuard Technologies has released its latest quarterly Internet Security Report, detailing the top malware trends and network security threats analysed by WatchGuard Threat Lab researchers during Q2 2021.
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• World

New report explores risks associated with third party IT services
CyberVadis has released a new research report to analyse risks associated with third party IT services. It focuses on five key areas of cyber security: data privacy, access management, cloud security, incident detection and response (IDR) and business continuity.
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• World

VMware issues details of emergency actions that need taking to address a critical security vulnerability
VMware has issued an alert about a number of vulnerabilities discovered in VMware vCenter Server, the most serious of which requires immediate action. The alert, VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2021-0020, includes a vulnerability that has been evaluated in the critical severity range, with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 9.8.
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Ransomware attacks reach ‘stratospheric’ levels finds new research
Ransomware attacks have reached ‘stratospheric’ levels, now accounting for 69 percent of all attacks involving malware. That is among the most disturbing finding in “Cybersecurity Threatscape: Q2 2021,” the latest report from security specialist Positive Technologies.
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Basel Committee calls for improved cyber resilience
The Basel Committee has published a newsletter calling on banks to improve their resilience to cyber threats. This follows the Committee's meetings of 15th and 20th September, during which it assessed risks and vulnerabilities to the global banking system and discussed supervisory and policy initiatives.
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New COSO guide aims to help organizations align risk management with AI initiatives
Recognizing the accelerating need to identify and manage the risks of artificial intelligence effectively, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), in collaboration with Deloitte, has issued guidance to help organizations align risk management with AI initiatives.
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Backup processes in UK businesses examined
Research by Databarracks has revealed that 15 percent of UK organizations are still using a combination of disk and tape backups, with 51 percent now using online or cloud backups. The findings are from Databarracks’ 2021 Data Health Check.
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• UK

Four out of five organizations plan to begin zero trust rollout within one year
Ericom Software has published results from its inaugural Zero Trust Market Dynamics Survey. The survey was designed to assess the market’s perception of the zero trust security framework, explore organizations’ plans for adoption and implementation, and identify key issues that inhibit their moves to zero trust.
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Deloitte survey shows widespread lack of preparation for ransomware attacks
While 64.8 percent of C-suite and other executives responding to a recent a recent Deloitte poll say that ransomware is a cyber threat posing major concern to their organizations over the next 12 months, only 33.3 percent say that their organizations have simulated ransomware attacks to prepare for such an incident.
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