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January 19th, 2015

Taking the fear out of Java and Flash vulnerabilities

Over recent weeks, security concerns around Java and Flash vulnerabilities have risen to the surface once again. In December the National Defense Radio Establishment in Sweden was exposed for having significantly outdated versions of popular apps running, leaving the government organization wide open to cyber attack.

 

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Five New Year Security Resolutions

Many of us usher in the New Year with a set of aims or ambitions. If you’ve made a vow to get a better grip of IT security in 2015, what can you do to quickly and easily improve your security posture in the year ahead? Here we take a look at the top 5 quick wins.

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From Year of the Breach to Year of the Solution

As 2014 ends, many experts in the industry are giving their thoughts on what the New Year will look like from an IT security perspective. From the top ten malware threats to a growing list of security challenges, you’d be forgiven for thinking that CIOs and CISOs face an uphill battle in 2015.

Here, we look at the 3 key things that should be on your radar for the next 12 months and how, through a positive approach to security, you can overcome the most common challenges.

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2014 – The year of the breach?

As 2014 draws to a close, many in the InfoSec community are looking back on what has been an eventful past 12 months.

In both scale and sophistication, 2014 has been a game changer. In the first nine months alone there were as many as 1,922 confirmed incidents with criminals managing to compromise 904 million records*. Household names, from Sony and Home Depot to JP Morgan and Kmart, have been compromised and new, ever more potent forms of malware have risen to the surface.

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Driving digital business

Digital business is blurring the lines between the digital and the physical worlds, disrupting all industries and redefining the role of IT. This was the theme at the recent Gartner Symposium ITXpo in Barcelona, where Avecto unveiled Defendpoint as part of its global launch roadshow to an audience of over 5,000 CIO and senior IT decision makers.

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Phishy deals on Cyber Monday?

As America recovers from Turkey overload this Thanksgiving, thrifty shoppers are dusting off their credit cards to satisfy an altogether different appetite – the appetite for a bargain. With Black Friday already upon us and Cyber Monday just around the corner, online retailers are offering their most tempting holiday deals.

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