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Building continuous data protection against ransomware attacks

The largest ransomware attack in history - WannaCry - tore across the globe in 2017, infecting a quarter million machines in more than 150 countries. Since then a lot has changed in the world of ransomware, but have we learnt anything?...

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Human vigilance vital in tackling enterprise vulnerability

Sophos Senior Vice President Asia Pacific Japan Gavin Struthers discusses regional ransomware trends and the need for heightened global vigilance.

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What are the world’s worst passwords?

World Password Day highlights why passwords still play a vital role in securing our digital environments, even if they do need augmenting with newer, stronger authentication methods.

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Cyber prevention or mitigation… Why can’t it be both?

The technology market today is being flooded with security solutions from across the globe that claim to be unique and practically unbeatable. But when it comes to defence, do you prioritise attack prevention or damage mitigation?

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The role of Big Tech in cyber defence

Cyber warfare has reached new levels and governments are now turning to Big Tech to strengthen their cyber defence.

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The Cyber Cold War: Understanding the Russian cyberattacks, and the strategy to defend against them

The current cyber conflict between Ukraine and Russia is intensifying by the day. As state-sponsored Russian cyberattacks increase, just how big is the risk to business, and how can you defend against it?

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What's the difference between cybersecurity and information security?

While most businesses have robust cybersecurity precautions in place, many often lack a dedicated information security strategy, and are therefore at risk of losing valuable data. Understanding the differences between cybersecurity...

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Cyber 101: Don’t blame it on the staff

More than 90% of cyber-attacks involve a human attack vector. However, despite an emphasis on cyber security training for years, employees still don't consider cyber security to be their responsibility. That doesn't mean we should...

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Increased regulation, growing threats and prioritising people: What does 2022 have in store?

The past two years have been a whirlwind of events that we never could have predicted. Being forced to work remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed working habits forever. As we come out the other side of the...

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What will happen to cybersecurity in 2022?

Bernard Montel, EMEA Technical Director and Cybersecurity Strategist at Tenable, shares his predictions for the new year.

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A look ahead to 2022: predicting the top cyber threats

Looking ahead to 2022, Raj Samani, McAfee Fellow and Chief Scientist at McAfee Enterprise examine the top 2022 cybersecurity threats, including an increase in various types of nation state attacks, as well as a shift in the...

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Security 2022: Prioritising ransomware & consolidation, and what to do about cyber insurance

As the effects of the pandemic continue and the world of work adjusts to the 'new normal', how will companies approach security in 2022, and how will they see the most value from their increased spend?

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Ransomware is just the start of the cyber challenge facing UK businesses in 2022

The National Cybersecurity Centre’s (NCSC) latest report of a ‘hacking epidemic’ in the UK is a stark confirmation of what’s been ramping up over the last two years. Ransomware is just the face of a larger cybersecurity challenge the...

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From growing ransomware threats to improving D&I: Our global highlights from 2021

A run through of some of our best stories from 2021.

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APAC 2022: setting the stage for opportunity and competition with the West

The pandemic accelerated digitalisation around the world, but particularly in APAC. As new tech hubs emerge across the region, what will 2022 bring for tech in APAC?

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Europe 2022: new rules, cyber-attacks and the supply chain

With a number of new regulations due next year, and the pandemic still casting a long shadow, what does 2022 hold for tech in Europe?

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North America 2022: Ransomware, tech talent and 5G

After a string of supply chain attacks, the trend is expected to continue, impacting security policies, hiring, and tech adoption in 2022.

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5 cybersecurity myths that are compromising your data

Poor cybersecurity has been identified as the most pressing threat to businesses today. Barry O'Donnell, Chief Operating Officer at TSG busts the top myths around cybersecurity and how you can address them.

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