Quick quantum

Toshiba Europe GmbH has developed what it says is the world's fastest quantum key distribution (QKD) device, specifically 13.7 Mbps, an increase of seven times the previous record in this type of information transmission technology, held by the company since 2016 with 1.9 Mbps. This development has been carried out in collaboration with the Toshiba Research Europe laboratory in Cambridge (United Kingdom).

The seven steps of security

Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. "Spectre" and "Meltdown" are the code names given to different strains of a new class of attacks that target an underlying exploitable design implementation inside the majority of computer chips manufactured over the last 20 years.

SailPoint and Okta partner

SailPoint Technologies Holdings and Okta have formed a strategic partnership to provide end-to-end identity for the enterprise – helping organizations balance providing simple, secure user access with meeting complex compliance and security requirements.

Ransomware costs European SMBs £71 million in downtime

Datto has released its European ‘State of the channel Ransomware Report’. With responses gathered from Datto’s channel partner community of 150 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) serving more than one million small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across Europe, the report reveals the current levels of understanding around ransomware and the frequency of attacks.

Cloud security - Palo Alto has it covered

Palo Alto Networkswill welcome more than 10,000 attendees to its Epic Cloud Security Event today, where the company will showcase how it is infusing new cloud capabilities into its Next-Generation Security Platform designed to prevent successful cyberattacks in the cloud. The forthcoming advancements, introduced today, will provide customers operating in hybrid and multi-cloud environments with a comprehensive, consistent security offering that integrates directly with cloud infrastructure and workloads.

Half of SMEs fear financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance

Recent research by Ultima, a leading provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, has found that over half (58%) of the UK’s SMEs think their businesses are at risk of financial loss from poor IT security and data compliance, with 67% believing they may be out of business in three years if their IT security and compliance doesn’t improve.

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