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$1bn financial services attack – Why Defense in Depth could have mitigated the damage

A new report from Kaspersky Labs claims up to 100 banks and financial institutions have been attacked in an “unprecedented cyber robbery”.

Initial estimates suggest that $1bn has been stolen in the attacks, which are believed to have started in 2013 and are potentially still ongoing. It’s thought the attacks have taken place across 30 different countries, including the US, Canada, Germany, Russia, China and Ukraine.

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Defending your business this Data Privacy Day

Since 2007, January 28th has marked Data Privacy Day (or Data Protection Day in Europe), the annual awareness day to promote privacy and data protection best practices. The day is recognized in the United States, Canada, the UK and 26 other European countries through a number of initiatives focused on raising awareness among businesses and personal users about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information, particularly in the context of social networking.

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Return of the Macro

Just like fashion, malware goes through trends and comebacks, so let’s take a look at what’s ‘in’ this season. Anyone involved in IT in the 1990′s will remember a few things; plaid shirts, floppy disks and macro viruses. Although I can’t envisage the former two making a comeback any time soon, macros are definitely back on the InfoSec agenda, something Microsoft has been highlighting recently.

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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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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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