Week in review: Zerologon PoCs released, five steps to recover from ransomware, CISOs’ golden opportunity

Week in review: Zerologon PoCs released, five steps to recover from ransomware, CISOs’ golden opportunity

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, reviews and articles: Most people ignore QR code security concernsQR codes are rising in popularity and use, according to a consumer sentiment study by MobileIron. Sixty-four percent of respondents stated that a QR code makes life easier in a touchless world – despite a […]

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Ongoing and initial costs top list of barriers to 5G implementation

Ongoing and initial costs top list of barriers to 5G implementation

5G is set to deliver higher data transfer rates for mission-critical communications and will allow massive broadband capacities, enabling high-speed communication across various applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. According to a study from CommScope, only 46% of respondents feel their current network infrastructure is capable of […]

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What’s causing uncertainty about election security?

What’s causing uncertainty about election security?

Confidence levels in securing the election are low, and declining, according to an ISACA survey of more than 3,000 IT governance, risk, security and audit professionals in the US. While federal, state and local governments continue to harden election infrastructure technical controls and security procedures, 56 percent of respondents are less confident in election security […]

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Improving privacy of a global genomic data sharing network

Improving privacy of a global genomic data sharing network

A Case Western Reserve University computer and data sciences researcher is working to shore up privacy protections for people whose genomic information is stored in a vast global collection of vital, personal data. Erman Ayday pursued novel methods for identifying and analyzing privacy vulnerabilities in the genomic data sharing network known commonly as “the Beacons.” […]

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Google offers high-risk Chrome users additional scanning of risky files

Google offers high-risk Chrome users additional scanning of risky files

Google is providing a new “risky files” scanning feature to Chrome users enrolled in its Advanced Protection Program (APP). About the Advanced Protection Program Google introduced the Advanced Protection Program in 2017. It’s primarily aimed at users whose accounts are at high risk of compromise through targeted attacks – journalists, human rights and civil society […]

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Justifying your 2021 cybersecurity budget

Justifying your 2021 cybersecurity budget

Sitting in the midst of an unstable economy, a continued public health emergency, and facing an uptick in successful cyber attacks, CISOs find themselves needing to enhance their cybersecurity posture while remaining within increasingly scrutinized budgets. Senior leadership recognizes the value of cybersecurity but understanding how to best allocate financial resources poses an issue for […]

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Bitdefender A/NZ appoints new channel manager as Hoffman joins leadership

Bitdefender A/NZ appoints new channel manager as Hoffman joins leadership

Shane Hoffman (Bitdefender) Credit: Bitdefender Cyber security vendor Bitdefender Australia and New Zealand has re-jigged its leadership, appointing a new regional channel manager in the process. Anthea Soans has taken on the role of channel manager as her predecessor, Shane Hoffman, rises to the rank of regional sales manager. Soans was previously a sales development […]

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Incident management tools and processes insufficient to enable innovation

Incident management tools and processes insufficient to enable innovation

Enterprise digital transformation budgets continue to increase despite a recession, developers find it challenging to innovate and standard incident management tools and processes hinder digital service resilience, an xMatters research reveals. Digital service resilience is the ability to recover quickly, adapt and learn from incidents such as outages and interruptions to prevent future technology and […]

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GAIA-X to strenghten European digital infrastructure sovereignity

GAIA-X to strenghten European digital infrastructure sovereignity

The GAIA-X Initiative announced that it is one step closer to its goal of a trustworthy, sovereign digital infrastructure for Europe, with the official signing of incorporation papers for GAIA-X AISBL, a non-profit association that will take the project to the next level. GAIA-X: A vision for Europe The initiative’s twenty-two founding members signed the […]

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