Category: Security

Privacy, Security

How to set up a VPN

March 1, 2019

Via: The Verge

Virtual private networks (VPNs) can offer an additional layer of security and privacy. Whether you’re working on a public Wi-Fi network and want to escape prying eyes, or you’re worried about privacy in general, a VPN can offer a lot […]

Cybersecurity, Security

London cyber security innovation centre issues open invitation

February 28, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (Lorca) has announced an open call for applications to join its third cohort of cyber innovators. The centre, led by innovation hub Plexal in partnership with Deloitte’s cyber team and the Centre for […]

Privacy, Security

The best hardware security keys for two-factor authentication

February 22, 2019

Via: The Verge

When it comes to protecting your data, SMS-based or app-based two-factor authentication using your smartphone is more secure than depending only on passwords. But it can also be time-consuming to set up and use. Hardware-based security keys provide a fast, […]

Privacy, Security

Researchers exploit Intel SGX to hide malware

February 13, 2019

Via: Techradar

A team of researchers have discovered a way to run malicious code on systems with Intel chips in such a way that antivirus software is unable to detect it. When the chip giant released its Skylake processors back in 2015, […]

Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

A new era in data awareness

February 6, 2019

Via: Techradar

We are at the dawn of a new era – a tipping point, if you will. This year GDPR became more than a ‘buzzword’. Last month, the first hefty fine was issued to Google by French regulators for failing to […]

Internet, Privacy, Security

Google’s new Chrome Extension automatically checks your passwords are still secure

February 5, 2019

Via: The Verge

A new Chrome Extension from Google called Password Checkup will automatically check whether your passwords have been exposed in a data breach. Once installed, the extension checks any login details you use — Google says “most” US sites are supported […]

Computing, Cybersecurity, Security, Software & Applications

Mayhem is a machine that can automatically detect, exploit, and patch cybersecurity vulnerabilities

January 30, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Most large companies recognize the value these hackers offer to the tech industry, and have set up lucrative “bug bounty” programs to reward them for their efforts depending on the severity of any disclosed bugs. Traditionally, the process of bug-hunting […]

Privacy, Security

Data protection practices still poor, survey shows

January 28, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

Eight months after the enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection practices in many organisations are still poor, research shows. More than two-thirds of employees (69%) share passwords with colleagues, according to Yubico’s 2019 State of […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Varonis Launches v 7.0: Major New Version Boosts Threat Detection and Response

January 24, 2019

Via: DataVersity

According to a recent press release, “Varonis Systems, Inc., a pioneer in data security and analytics, announces new features in version 7.0 of the Varonis Data Security Platform to help organizations protect their enterprise data from insider threats and cyberattacks… […]

Privacy, Security

Beware Big Tech’s Data Privacy Doublespeak

January 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

Just a couple months ago, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty inveighed against big tech companies abusing people’s data at a privacy conference in Brussels. She cited a “trust crisis,” ascribing its origins to “the irresponsible handling of personal data by a […]