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Daisy

World Backup Day 2019 update page
World Backup Day 2019, a day dedicated to the importance of regular backups, is scheduled for 31st March. This page provides updates related to the event; including useful resources, information and statistics.
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• World

Is your organization taking a holistic approach to data protection?
Mark Jow shares some points that organizations should consider when analysing whether data protection processes and strategies are sufficient to meet the differing requirements of disaster recovery and data security.
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• World

Seven misconceptions about DDoS attacks that could jeopardize your business
The DDoS threat landscape has developed rapidly leaving many organizations behind in both their perception of the risks and their actions to protect against them. Rolf Gierhard looks at the most dangerous and pervasive misunderstandings about DDoS attacks…
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• World

ClearView

Barclays defence of its IT shutdowns highlights wider limitations surrounding how outages and incidents are reported
Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks, comments on the BBC’s recent analysis of IT outages and incidents for major high-street banks.
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• UK

What should a cyber incident playbook include?
Charlie Maclean Bristol explains why developing a playbook for the main types of cyber attacks will help businesses response effectively when an attack occurs. He also provides a checklist covering the areas that such a playbook should include.
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• UK / World

NEWS ARTICLES

Assurance Software

Third-party cyber risk management practices are ‘important but ineffective’
CyberGRX has announced the results of its inaugural ‘Cost of Third-Party Cybersecurity Risk Management’ study carried out by Ponemon Institute. Surveying over 600 IT security professionals, the study illustrates a persistent theme that organizations and third parties see their third-party cyber risk management (TPCRM) practices as important but ineffective.
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• World

DDoS attacks result in downtime averaging 67 minutes per attack
Research from NETSCOUT has found that 91 percent of major UK enterprises who had experienced a DDoS attack in 2018 experienced network downtime as a direct result.
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• UK

Survey looks at cyber security incident response capabilities and priorities
According to a new poll by NTT Security the majority (59 percent) of respondents admit they are not confident their company could resume ‘business as usual’ after the first 24 hours, although 41 percent say they are.
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• World

Capital Continuity

ISACA publishes guidance on developing security awareness campaigns
Many organizations struggle with developing and implementing security training and awareness programs within their organizations that actually make an impact and are measurable. ISACA, in partnership with Infosec, recently released a white paper that provides guidance and clear tips for driving effective security awareness efforts, using techniques inspired by marketing principles.
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• US / World

New report shows IoT devices increasingly being exploited for DDoS attacks
A10 Networks has published the findings of a new report into the state of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack weapons and targets, showcasing the growing use of IoT devices in synchronised attacks on targets globally.
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Fortress

New Controls Framework provides guidance for managing IoT risks
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has announced the release of its new IoT Controls Framework, which introduces the base-level security controls required to mitigate many of the risks associated with an IoT system operating in a range of threat environments.
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• US / World

Large scale global study provides a snapshot of the business impacts of cyber attacks
The cost to companies from malware and ‘malicious insider’ related cyber attacks jumped 12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyber attack costs, according to new research published by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.
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• World

Seven emerging security and risk management trends to be aware of
Gartner, Inc. has identified seven emerging security and risk management trends that will impact security, privacy and risk leaders in the longer term.
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• US / World

Risk Logic

McAfee research explores command and control of the Sharpshooter nation-state driven campaign
McAfee has used the RSA Conference USA as a platform to reveal evidence that the Operation Sharpshooter campaign exposed in 2018 is more extensive in complexity, scope and duration of operations than first believed.
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• US / World

Annual Cyberthreat Landscape Report looks at how the threat landscape is evolving
Blueliv, a leading enterprise-class cyberthreat intelligence company, today launched its 2018-2019 Annual Cyberthreat Landscape Report providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends.
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