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09-08-2018

IT security: stay secure on vacation

Summer is here, and so is vacation time. Employees everywhere will be leaving the office and their colleagues behind –…

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05-07-2018

Ransomhack: how are hackers using the GDPR against businesses?

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) lays down some strict penalties for non-compliance. The fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of a company’s annual revenue for breaching the legislation are a real incentive for companies to make sure they’re compliant. But this has also given hackers a new idea: a ransomhack. Ransomware is a form…

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05-06-2018

HTTPS: Google puts unsecured websites ahead of their responsibilities

HTTPS. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. For several years now, Google has been dedicated to increasing the use of HTTPS technology to make the web more secure. By the end of 2018, sites that fail to adopt HTTPS will be marked as ‘unsecure’ by the US tech giant. Initially, HTTPS was largely used by banks to ensure online translations were secure.…

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09-05-2018

Shadow IT: will GDPR bridge the gap between perception and reality?

In early 2017, a study revealed that 39% of company cloud services were ordered without the IT department’s permission. A report published the following year by French IT security experts association CESIN and Symantec showed that trend toward shadow IT only continues to grow. There is also a wide gap between perception and reality when it comes to shadow IT…

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25-04-2018

Obsolete SSL certificates: is your website affected?

By the end of 2018, security certificates issued by Symantec before December 2017 will no longer be considered reliable by the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox. Thousands of websites using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates could become inaccessible. So now, companies affected need to get hold of new certificates. On April 17, 2018, Google announced its plans to roll…

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03-04-2018

Protecting your data on the go: have you backed up your data yet?

Employees today are more mobile, always working on the move. They need to be able to contact their team and access their business data without restriction, wherever and whenever. But with the increase in the number of mobile devices comes an increase in the risks to data security. You want some sort of guarantee that your company’s data is still…

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22-03-2018

Banks and insurance firms: a range of initiatives to strengthen security for IT systems

Could cybercriminals throw the entire financial sector into turmoil? IT security in the banking and insurance sector is a major concern for cybersecurity experts and organizations such as the French Financial Market Authority (AMF) and the European Banking Authority (EBA). Worries only continue to mount within the financial sector, especially after a series of hacks like the one that affected…

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20-02-2018

Cyber insurance: a new way for companies to defend against cyberattacks

No company is immune from the wrath of cyberattacks these days. So to tackle the threat, businesses are equipping themselves with the tools they need for protection upstream, and so they can get back up and running again after an attack. But more and more firms are also turning to cyber insurance. 2017 saw attacks involving the likes of ransomware…

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