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With a startup’s assist, the UK Government publishes new AI security guidelines

With a startup’s assist, the UK Government publishes new AI security guidelines

The British government published a new collection of research reports on the cyber security of AI pulling on sources from the private and public sectors. It includes a broad set of recommendations for organisations prepared by Mindgard, the report’s only startup contributor. This report, together with the new draft Code of Practice on cyber security … Read more

Prevention Maintenance: Strategies To Bolster Your Organisation’s Cybersecurity

Prevention Maintenance: Strategies To Bolster Your Organisation’s Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has never been more critical for businesses. In 2023, an astonishing 50 per cent of companies in the UK reported experiencing some form of cybersecurity breach or attack. This number highlights the widespread nature of digital threats.  Today, common cyber threats include phishing, ransomware, and malware attacks, each capable of significantly disrupting operations and … Read more

Cato Networks Partners with e& Further Expanding Global SASE Platform with New UAE PoP

Cato Networks Partners with e& Further Expanding Global SASE Platform with New UAE PoP

Today, Cato Networks announces a strategic partnership with e& (etisalat and) during International Telecoms Week (ITW) in the United States, a significant move that will see the establishment of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) within the global technology group’s SmartHub data center in Fujairah. As one of the United Arab Emirates’ premier carrier-neutral data facilities, e&’s … Read more

Most Companies Affected by Software Supply Chain Attacks in the Last Year, Struggling to Detect and React Effectively

Most Companies Affected by Software Supply Chain Attacks in the Last Year, Struggling to Detect and React Effectively

Over the past year, a significant portion of global organisations (54%) experienced software supply chain attacks, with many struggling to adapt to the escalating risk environment. These findings stem from ‘The State of Software Supply Chain Security Risk’ report, released today by Synopsys in collaboration with the Ponemon Institute. The report highlights that half of … Read more

Advanced Cyber Defence Systems Joins Elite Group in Signing CISA’s Secure by Design Pledge

Advanced Cyber Defence Systems Joins Elite Group in Signing CISA’s Secure by Design Pledge

Advanced Cyber Defence Systems (ACDS) has today joined the US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) and UK National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Secure by Design pledge, becoming one of the first 100 companies, alongside AWS, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, and IBM, to commit to enhancing product security within a year. The pledge, focused on enterprise … Read more

Building a diverse and inclusive cyber workforce

Building a diverse and inclusive cyber workforce

At this month’s DTX Manchester, I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion around the importance of inclusion and diversity in cyber recruitment. For far too long cyber security was seen as a man’s sport. Not only did men take up the majority of leadership roles in the industry, but they were the dominant force … Read more

Public Sector IT is Broken: Turning the System Back On

Public Sector IT is Broken: Turning the System Back On

Today’s IT services within public sector organisations are not adequate for their intended purpose anymore. Security breaches frequently make headlines. Downtime disrupts services and productivity. There is excessive overspending across the UK too. What is worse, all these factors broadly result in an inability to offer the public the essential service innovation that has the … Read more

#MIWIC2024 One To Watch: Jenny McCullagh, Graduate Cybersecurity Engineer at Leonardo and Co-Founder and Director of CyberWomen Groups C.I.C

#MIWIC2024 One To Watch: Jenny McCullagh, Graduate Cybersecurity Engineer at Leonardo and Co-Founder and Director of CyberWomen Groups C.I.C

Organised by Eskenzi PR in media partnership with the IT Security Guru, the Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards aim to shed light on the remarkable women in our industry. The following is a feature on one of 2024’s Ones to Watch winners selected by an esteemed panel of judges. Presented in a Q&A format, the nominee’s answers … Read more

Expert Insight: How Diverse Leadership Can Benefit the Security Sector

Expert Insight: How Diverse Leadership Can Benefit the Security Sector

In today’s business landscape, diverse leadership is essential for driving innovation, improving decision-making, and maintaining a competitive advantage. Historically, STEM sectors have been male-dominated, with strict job descriptions and rigid hiring processes making it difficult for minorities to break into the industry. This has caused many organisations within the industry to have all-male leadership, which … Read more

Commonly used passwords for new accounts include “User” & “Welcome

Commonly used passwords for new accounts include “User” & “Welcome

New research into password usage for new accounts during the onboarding process, has revealed a worrying trend where easily guessable passwords are left unchanged for new starters, presenting significant security risks for organisations. The findings from Secops Software, an Outpost24 company, analysed 651 million compromised passwords which highlighted a list of 120,000 commonly used password … Read more

Expert Insight: What’s the key to bringing more diversity into the tech sector?

Expert Insight: What’s the key to bringing more diversity into the tech sector?

It’s often argued that the lack of women and non-binary individuals in tech is due to inadequate support, insufficient attention — especially from senior management — and a dearth of those candidates studying subjects such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It’s a narrative that regularly gets repeated as a part of the conversation about diversity in tech. But the … Read more