Email attacks continue to cause headaches

Over one-third of all security incidents start with phishing emails or malicious attachments sent to company employees, according to a new report published today by global cyber security company F-Secure. F-Secure’s new Incident Response Report summarizes findings from F-Secure’s incident response investigations and provides insights into how real hackers attack organizations.





Attacks per firm increase by 82%

Fortinet has published the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that attacks per firm increased over the previous quarter. In addition, automated and sophisticated swarm attacks are accelerating making it increasingly difficult for organizations to protect users, applications, and devices.





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.






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