Over 40% of IT professionals ignore critical security issues they can’t fix

Outpost24, a provider of Vulnerability Management solutions for commercial and government organisations, announced the results of a survey of 155 IT professionals, which revealed that 42% ignore critical security issues when they don’t know how to fix them (16%) or don’t have the time to address them (26%).

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Smart toy revenues to grow by almost 200% from 2018 to $18 bn by 2023, says Juniper Research

A new report from Juniper Research found that Smart Toys will represent an $18 billion (€15.10 billion) hardware and software market by 2023, up from an estimated $6 billion (€5.03 billion) in 2018. This increase will primarily be driven by the growing popularity of smartphone‑connected toys and related in-app purchases,

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AlienVault unveils free threat-scanning service for endpoint devices through Open Threat Exchange

At RSA Conference 2018, AlienVault®, the provider of Unified Security Management® (USM) and crowdsourced threat intelligence, announced the launch of its OTX Endpoint Threat Hunter™, a free threat-scanning service in the Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™) available to any registered OTX user.

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IoT security: Catch up to the threat and become unassailable

This World IoT Day (celebrated around the globe on Monday 9th April), I am particularly excited to see quite how far we have come with the Internet of Things. The IoT market is projected to grow from an installed base of 15 billion devices in 2015 to 30 billion devices in 2020 and 75 billion in

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Tenable and ServiceNow form Strategic Security Alliance to reduce cyber risk

Tenable®, Inc. and ServiceNow, Inc. announced a Strategic Security Alliance between the Tenable Cyber Exposure Platform and ServiceNow® Security Operations, to simplify and accelerate the way enterprises and government organisations understand, manage, and reduce cyber risk.

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HARTING features efficiency improvements in manufacturing logistics based on Integrated Industry 4.0 and IoT

At Smart Industry Expo, HARTING is demonstrating its range of automation solutions for improving the efficiency of manufacturing logistic processes based on the concepts of Integrated Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) (Stand S244).

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Telefonica sees blockchain business opportunities in IoT security, supply chain and fraud control

As Telefonica says, Blockchain is the keystone of cryptocurrencies. And cryptocurrencies are inherently linked to the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Effective IoT security must begin at the drawing board

Thomas Fischer, global security advocate at Digital Guardian, assesses the role security will play in the IoT and argues that manufacturers must return to the drawing board to find a sustainable, long-term solution.

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Preparing for the new EU data laws in the IoT space

Another day, another story of a cyber breach hits the news. Recent reports suggest that Uber was one of the latest victims, with 2.7 million people in the UK being affected by a cyber attack that took place in 2016, says Steven Farmer of Pillsbury Law.

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A beginner’s guide to DIY home security is offered by US specialist

Homes without security systems are three times more likely to be broken into. It’s a shocking statistic for sure, but homeowners and renters are not helpless in the face of crime.

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Cyber threats are still being ‘brushed aside’ even after WannaCry and NotPetya, says AlienVault global survey

Just 16% of IT security professionals believe that their bosses and company boards have taken a greater interest in their roles as a result of the WannaCry and NotPetya cyber-attacks of 2017. This is according to new research conducted by Unified Security Management and crowd-sourced threat intelligence specialist, AlienVault. The research, which surveyed 233 IT professionals

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Face authentication and the future of security

Apple’s iPhone X has given us a glimpse into the future of personal data security. By 2020 we’ll see billions of smart devices being used as mobile face authentication systems, albeit with varying degrees of security. The stuff of science fiction for years, face recognition will surpass other legacy biometric login solutions,

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Nearly three-quarters of retail orgs lack a breach response plan

With more than 174 million Americans shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it’s looking to be a busy holiday season for retailers this year. As shoppers continue hunting for the perfect gift over the next couple weeks, it’s important to remember that cyber criminals will likely be on the hunt as well. How prepared are

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Energy companies struggling to counter IoT security risks, finds research

While the majority of energy companies are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to help them meet growing demands for power and operate with greater efficiency, too many lack the security procedures to successfully deploy IoT solutions.

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Global study reveals IoT adoption is at 69% despite security concerns

Cradlepoint announced the release of a new Cradlepoint Business Intelligence Report, “The State of IoT 2017-2018”, which reveals the current IT practices, perceptions and future plans surrounding global Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

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Voice impersonators can fool speaker recognition systems

Skilful voice impersonators are able to fool state-of-the-art speaker recognition systems, as these systems generally aren’t efficient yet in recognising voice modifications, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The vulnerability of speaker recognition systems poses significant security concerns.

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