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Daisy

Are you practicing good cyber hygiene? How to clean up your security approach
We hear a lot about good hygiene these days, especially when it comes to personal hygiene. In fact, hygiene has never been more important as a way to protect ourselves and our families. The same is true for protecting an enterprise’s data assets says Dan Garcia.
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• World

‘Cascading Failures in Internet of Things: Review and Perspectives on Reliability and Resilience’
Interactions and dependencies between IoT devices can result in cascading failures. A new paper published by the IEEE Internet of Things Journal explores this area and looks at resilience measures.
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• World

Four tips on how to stay resilient when migrating to hybrid multicloud
Many organizations are turning to hybrid multicloud environments to help ensure that resilience is maintained and enhanced in this period of accelerated digital transformation. Andrea Sayles highlights four areas that organizations need to consider in their migration to hybrid multicloud.
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• World

ClearView

Moving towards a cloud-first strategy? Disaster recovery is a good first step...
Taking disaster recovery operations to the cloud is a good first step in the journey towards becoming a ‘cloud-first’ organization says Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn, highlighting three potential routes to achieve cloud DR.
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• World

Why hybrid cloud with data tape storage can offer the best of all worlds
Chris Kehoe, Head of Infrastructure Engineering at FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. makes the case for including tape alongside cloud to strengthen data protection strategies.
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• World

NEWS ARTICLES

Avalution

Researchers discover that one in three IT environments are vulnerable to Ripple20 threat
ExtraHop has issued a report warning of the potential impact of Ripple20 vulnerabilities if affected software goes undetected and unpatched. Analyzing data across its customer base, ExtraHop threat researchers found that 35 percent of IT environments are vulnerable to Ripple20.
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• World

Collaboration between various state cyber agencies results in comprehensive technical guidance for incident response
A joint advisory has been issued which presents the result of a collaborative research effort by the cyber security authorities of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US. It highlights technical approaches to uncovering malicious activity and includes mitigation steps according to best practices.
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• Various

Assurance Software

61 percent of companies have experienced an insider attack over the last year says report
Bitglass has released its 2020 Insider Threat Report, which looks at the state of enterprise security as it pertains to insider threats. Bitglass partnered with a cyber security community and surveyed IT professionals to understand how their businesses balance budgetary and data protection concerns while defending against insider threats.
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• US / World

New global ransom DDOS campaign targets organizations in finance, travel, and e-commerce
Since the middle of August, Radware has been tracking several extortion requests from threat actors. Letters are being delivered via email and typically contain victim-specific data such as Autonomous System Numbers (ASN) or IP addresses of servers or services they will target if demands are not fulfilled.
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• US / World

eBRP

Many businesses did not evaluate business continuity risks for cloud services prior to switching to remote working
New research from Databarracks shows that just 46 percent of UK organizations surveyed had evaluated their business continuity risks for cloud services compared with on-premises IT in the months before widespread remote working – and the accompanying growth in the use of cloud applications – began.
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• UK

DDoS-for-hire threat landscape continues to grow
Radware has highlighted the continued growth of the DDoS-for-hire industry, despite global efforts in the last two years from law enforcement agencies, independent researchers and corporations to curb growth through a series of takedowns and arrests.
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Fortress

‘Clearing the Cloudiness of SaaS: A SaaS Continuity Control Certification Framework’
A Masters thesis by N.P. Xavier from the Utrecht University Faculty of Science looks at the requirement for maintaining the continuity and availability of SaaS applications and proposes a certification framework.
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• Europe / World

COVID-19 resilience requirements resulted in digital transformation being fast-tracked finds new research
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rate of digital transformation taking place within UK businesses, new research from Studio Graphene has found.
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• UK / World

RiskRes

Research demonstrates enterprises must adapt to address telework security challenges
Fortinet has published its 2020 Remote Workforce Cybersecurity Report, which investigates the cyber security challenges that organizations faced as a result of the dramatic shift to telework early in 2020 and the planned investments to secure remote work going forward.
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• US / World

Survey highlights significant business impacts related to Active Directory outages and attacks
Semperis, has announced the availability of its 2020 study ‘Recovering Active Directory from Cyber Disasters’, which is based on a survey of over 350 identity-centric security leaders.
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Risk Logic

Research finds that cyber crisis preparation is failing to adapt to modern threats
A ‘stark disconnect’ exists between the inadequacy of crisis exercising and the desire to build an effective cyber crisis response function, according to a new Osterman Research study published in association with Immersive Labs.
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• UK / North America

NIST publishes guidance on zero trust architecture
NIST has announced the availability of Special Publication (SP) 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture, which discusses the core logical components that make up a zero trust architecture (ZTA).
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• US / World

2020 Cloud Security Report highlights top challenges
Check Point and Cybersecurity Insiders have published their global 2020 Cloud Security Report, highlighting the challenges faced by enterprise security teams in protecting data and workloads in their public cloud deployments.
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• World

Study shows how the pandemic has increased pressure on brands to avoid apps and websites downtime
A new study shows the scale of pressure brands now face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as consumers flock to apps and websites as the priority destination to transact with brands.
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• UK

H1 2020 DDoS report reveals a surge in DDoS attacks
Link11 has released findings from its H1 2020 DDoS Report, which shows that there has been an increase in DDoS attacks during the period. In April, May and June 2020, the number of attacks registered by Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) averaged 97 percent higher than the during the same period in 2019...
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• Europe / World

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