$6.5m raised in Series A funding to provide cyber security for IoT devices
The IoT cyber security company providing embedded protection and unprecedented real time visibility for connected devices, Sternum has announced it has raised $6.5m in Series A funding. The round, led by Square Peg, was joined by existing investor and global business leader Merle Hinrich, European Venture Capital Firm BTOV, and private investors including Boston-based veteran entrepreneur, Eyal Shavit and Founder and CEO of Cy...
How can IT teams help businesses navigate the next security storm?
Over the past few months, IT teams have often been the unsung heroes of the kitchen table office. During this time however, a rise in cyber attacks has been a major concern, with those targeting home workers exploiting ‘anywhere’ technologies such as email, VPN and cloud services in particular. Guest blog by Ben Bulpett, EMEA Director, SailPoint
Cyber security talent shortage: a ticking time bomb during COVID-19
Half of companies do not have adequate cyber security provision to allow for 100% remote working. And whilst 58% of tech hiring managers list info-security as their most required skillset right now - only 10% of tech professionals in the UK possess the right skills to help plug the gap.
IoT security: Innovation on all fronts
The IoT is a complex organism. On one end of the spectrum, it comprises billions of data-gathering, functionality-enabling IoT end-devices deployed the world over in homes, cities, vehicles, factories, and just about anywhere else. On the other end is the cloud, a network of data centres distributed across multiple continents, where data are stored and processed, often using Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms to reveal otherwise hard-to-gain...
5G cyber security: addressing new security issues
This is a 4-part blog series on the main challenges facing 5G deployments and how you can solve them with the right tools. Part 1 focuses on building complex networks, part 2 is about keeping costs low, this post covers infrastructure requirements, part 3 covers infrastructure requirements, and this final post explains the need to address new 5G cyber security issues. Guest blog written by Paul Miller.
Five ways to keep your personal data safe from hackers
New research reveals that nearly half (49%) of UK adults have not installed or didn't know whether their mobile phone has security software. So keeping personal data safe from hackers has never been more important. In the wrong hands, stolen data can be used by hackers for illegal activity such as applying for loans or credit cards under a victim’s name, or bank accounts being accessed and money withdrawn.
COVID-19 exposes UK’s cyber security vulnerabilities
UK SME’s are at risk of 65,000 cyber security attacks daily - with around 4,500 of these being successful - and the figure could be much higher since the beginning of COVID-19. The findings come from a new report by global recruiter, Robert Walters and data provider, Vacancysoft - 'Cybersecurity: Building Business Resilience' - which claims that the cost of data breaches to UK companies is around £2.48m p...
Duo team up to fight security threats facing the digital workforce
With more than 90% of today's security threats starting with a seemingly innocuous email, SailPoint Technologies and Proofpoint, a cyber security and compliance company, have partnered to protect people’s data and inbox. As part of this partnership, joint customers can now further safeguard high risk users by identifying and applying appropriate levels of access to critical systems and data.
Reverse engineering tool to fight cyber security attacks
BlackBerry has announced it is making available a free open-source tool for cyber security professionals, called PE Tree that significantly reduces the time and effort required to reverse engineer malware. The announcement demonstrates BlackBerry’s continued commitment to the cyber security community in the fight against constantly evolving cyber threats.
SaaS applications expected to grow in the next 18 months
SailPoint has found that 86% of IT experts in EMEA expect their organisation’s number of SaaS applications to grow over the next 18 months, even as UK workers are expected to start migrating back to the workplace.