Blockchain, virtualization and the rise of AI

2017 has been an interesting year for cyber security. With hacks still dominating the headlines and GDPR looming the spotlight has been firmly on the cyber-security industry to help consumers and businesses alike stay secure in an increasingly digital world. With 2018 round the corner, the spotlight is set to stay firmly on the security space, with Dan Panesar, VP EMEA at Certes Networks predicting that blockchain, the rise of virtualization and threat of AI will dominate conversations.

AlgoSec closes $36m investment from Claridge IL

AlgoSec, the leading provider of business-driven security policy management solutions, has received a US$36M investment by Claridge IL , a growth technology investment partnership between CDPQ -  one of the largest institutional investors in North America with net assets of over US$220 Billion, and Claridge Inc. the Stephen R. Bronfman Family Office. 

2017 data breaches point to weak machine identity protection

This was a banner year for mega data breaches; according to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, over 900 data breaches occurred during the first half of 2017, which compromised 1.9 billion records. More data was stolen in the first six months of 2017 than the entirety of 2016. According to experts at security market leader Venafi, this massive exfiltration of data is a critical symptom of weak machine identity protection.

Sophisticated cyber threats are biggest technology fear for financial and public sector in 2018

The financial services industry and public sector are aligned in their concerns about data and system security, with both citing a fear of harmful cyber threats emerging in 2018, according to a new study from digital workplace provider Invotra.

Lack of GDPR readiness amongst UK businesses

With only six months to go to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a worrying 76% of organisations have yet to review products to ensure they are GDPR compliant, finds new research launched by Callcredit Information Group. Yet marketers’ confidence isn’t wavered by this with a large majority (84%) thinking that those who must know about GDPR know what they need to.

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