GDPR Is Stifling Innovation and Will Encourage Organisations to Cover Up Security Breaches

  • AlienVault survey of over 900 attendees at Infosecurity Europe exposes widespread concern about upcoming GDPR legislation, and the UK government’s technology policies
  • Half of those surveyed fear that GDPR could cause people to try and cover up data breaches
  • Over half (54%) believe that a change of leadership at No. 10 would have made the country more cyber secure

LONDON, UK – July 12, 2017 – The cybersecurity industry believes that the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is stifling innovation by making companies nervous about using cloud-based applications and services, according to new research published today by AlienVault®, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ (USM™) and crowdsourced threat intelligence.

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Petya-like ransomware – Is it Petya or not? In depth analysis from the Cylance Threat Guidance Team

Since being released on June 27th, the Cylance Threat Guidance team has been continuously analysing the Petya-like ransomware that was highly effective in targeting organisations around the world. Initially distributed via the hacked Ukrainian accounting software MEDoc, the malware quickly spread within the country and, due to highly sophisticated worm capabilities, spread globally at a rapid rate. In addition to worm propagation, Petya-like can encrypt files, infect the Master Boot Record and destroy the filesystem of an infected computer, causing irreversible data-loss.

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Over Half of IT Security Professionals Concerned About Careless Users Putting Data at Risk

Imperva Insider Threats Study Finds More than Half of IT Security Professionals Are Concerned About Careless Users Putting Data at Risk

LONDON, UK. – July 12, 2017Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced the results of a survey of 310 IT security professionals taken at the Infosecurity Europe trade show.  The survey found that when it comes to insider threats, over half (58 percent) of IT security professionals were deeply concerned, not primarily about malicious users, but about careless users who unwittingly put their organisation’s data at risk.

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