The Zensory Partners with UK Cyber Week to Showcase Importance of Inclusivity With ‘The Inclusive Cyber Space’
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by Guru Writer
3d ago
Popular wellbeing and productivity platform The Zensory have partnered with renowned speaker Holly Foxcroft, Head of Neurodiversity in Cyber Research and Consulting at Stott and May, and NeuroCyber, the organisation dedicated to growing neurodiversity in the cyber sector through inclusive practices, to form the inaugural Inclusive Cyber Space at this year’s UK Cyber Week, held at Olympia London on April 17th-18th.  The cybersecurity industry faces a double threat: a vast skills gap and a looming burnout crisis. Inclusion and diversity are not just buzzwords – they’re critical solutions. B ..read more
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Unveiling the Cyber Well-Being Conundrum: Navigating Burnout’s Impact on Charity and SME Cybersecurity
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by Guru Writer
4d ago
As we delve deeper as an industry into the intersection of emotional well-being and cybersecurity, it has become more evident than ever before that workplace culture profoundly impacts cyber risk. It is critical we all recognise industry-specific challenges in a cyber-mature manner, so we can effectively support underserved sectors. It is important that we explore the implications of burnout on cybersecurity maturity within the Charity and SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) sectors, to better understand how we can equip them to succeed with their future Cyber capabilities. Charity Burnou ..read more
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A Quarter of UK Business Are Not Using AI to Bolster Cybersecurity
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by The Gurus
5d ago
New research by Hornetsecurity highlights the AI cybersecurity gap affecting UK businesses. Although nearly half (45%) of companies have fallen victim to cyberattacks, 26% are still not using AI to enhance their cybersecurity defences. The survey, which gathered responses from over 500 C-suite professionals across the UK, reveals that cyber threats are an escalating concern. 85% of respondents acknowledge the increased sophistication of these attacks, largely attributed to AI facilitating the process of threat creation. Commenting on the findings, Hornetsecurity CEO, Daniel Hofmann, said: “The ..read more
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Hack The Box redefines cybersecurity performance, setting new standards in the cyber readiness of organizations
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by The Gurus
5d ago
Companies can level up their cybersecurity defenses – eliminating the skills and knowledge gaps that criminals regularly exploit thanks to Hack The Box’s Cyber Performance Center. Hack The Box’s Cyber Performance Center unites individual ability, business management practices, and the human factor in the cybersecurity industry and it is designed to help organizations take a coordinated approach to their cyber readiness, reducing the vulnerabilities created when cybersecurity is siloed or treated as a tick-box requirement. Its innovative model transcends the limits of traditional cyber training ..read more
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Keeper Security Tightens Access Control with New Features
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by Charley Nash
6d ago
Today, Keeper Security have announced the introduction of Time-Limited Access and Self-Destructing Records, boosting secure access management for businesses. These features address the growing need for robust data protection in today’s fast-paced environment. Enhanced Security and Compliance Time-limited access and self-destructing records automatically remove permissions after a set timeframe, minimizing the risk of privilege escalation and unauthorized access. This stricter control simplifies compliance with regulations like SOX, PCI DSS, and HIPAA. Streamlined Credential Sharing: Time-Limit ..read more
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#MIWIC2024: Illyana Mullins, Founder of WiTCH (Women in Tech and Cyber Hub CIC)
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by Charley Nash
6d ago
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 Top 20 women selected by an esteemed panel of judges. Presented in a Q&A format, the nominee’s answers are written in their own words with minor edits made by the editor for readability and where relevant, supplemented with additional commentary by their nominator. In 2024, the awards were sponsored by BT, Think Cybersecurity Ltd. and Plexal ..read more
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Synopsys Introduces Latest Solution for Comprehensive Security Across Software Supply Chains
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by The Gurus
6d ago
Synopsys has introduced Black Duck® Supply Chain Edition, a novel software composition analysis (SCA) solution. This offering aids organisations in mitigating upstream risks within their software supply chains. Black Duck® Supply Chain Edition amalgamates various open source detection technologies, automated third-party software bill of materials (SBOM) analysis, and malware detection to offer a comprehensive perspective on software risks originating from open source, third-party, and AI-generated code sources. Development and security teams can now trace dependencies throughout the applicatio ..read more
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Using emerging technology to bridge the cyber skills gap
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by The Gurus
6d ago
While the UK’s cyber security skills gap is no secret, it seems there has been little progress made in solving it. The 2023 government report on cyber security skills in the UK labour market found that half of all businesses have a basic cyber security skills gap, and 33% have an advanced skills gap – which are similar figures to 2022 and 2021. Meanwhile, the number of cyber security job postings has risen by 30% to 160,035, over a third of which were reported as ‘hard-to-fill’. The trouble is this is more than just numbers and statistics. Every skills gap or unfilled position poses significan ..read more
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#MIWIC2024: Jennifer Fernick, Senior Staff Security Engineer, Encryption Lead, Google
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by Charley Nash
1w ago
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 Top 20 women selected by an esteemed panel of judges. Presented in a Q&A format, the nominee’s answers are written in their own words with minor edits made by the editor for readability and where relevant, supplemented with additional commentary by their nominator. In 2024, the awards were sponsored by BT, Think Cybersecurity Ltd. and Plexal ..read more
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4 lessons industrial companies can draw from the British Library cyberattack
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by The Gurus
1w ago
While cyberattacks occur daily, few garner as much attention and media coverage as the attack that struck the British Library in October 2023. The attack, which paralysed the Library’s online systems for months and caused an estimated cost of £7 million, was striking by its magnitude. Yet, the blueprint attackers followed is sadly familiar. After gaining access via the virtual private network (VPN) that provides employees with remote access using compromised employee credentials, a ransomware gang known as Rhysida managed to steal 490,000 documents and severely disrupt the library’s operations ..read more
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