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Cyber Essentials at 10: Success or failure?

Cyber Essentials was launched in the UK to much fanfare in June 2014, aiming to help businesses “to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security”. It focuses on five areas of broad ‘technical controls’: firewalls, secure configuration, user access control. malware protection and patch management. Since the scheme…

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How to ensure public cloud services are used safely and securely

By Published: 12 Jun 2024 The public cloud is a cloud computing model that enables resources such as applications, data storage, and virtual machines to be accessed remotely and on demand. While largely a benefit, it also leaves organisations open to public cloud security risks, particularly when they allow users to access on-demand services from…

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Budgets rise as IT decision-makers ramp up cyber security spending

Almost half (46%) of organisations surveyed in the TechTarget/ESG 2024 Technology spending intentions study are increasing their IT budget this year. The poll of 1,432 technology decision-makers worldwide found that security is the number one priority for businesses. Almost a fifth (19%) of IT decision-makers plan to increase their IT spending in 2024 by 10%…

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EMEA security spend will have another boom year in 2024

Security services and technology have again maintained the number one priority for IT spending across the EMEA region, according to this year’s Technology spending intentions research from TechTarget and ESG, to the extent that it’s also leading investment in areas beyond merely cyber, including networking, infrastructure, applications (DevSecOps) and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). With 48%…

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Admins told to take action over F5 Big-IP platform flaws

Two recently discovered vulnerabilities in the F5 Networks Big-IP application delivery and security platform are now being chained and exploited by threat actors, putting thousands of the popular product family’s users at risk. The platform was first introduced in 1997 and has since expanded to comprise a range of networking and security services covering areas…

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Exploitation of Citrix NetScaler vulns reaching dangerous levels

Time may be running short for users of Citrix’s NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and NetScaler Gateway products who have not yet patched against two recently disclosed vulnerabilities to do so, after cyber researchers started to see elevated levels of activity targeting them. Disclosed on 10 October, and possibly exploited as long ago as August,…

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AMD Releases Ryzen Embedded 5000 Series For Embedded Networking Products

AMD has announced their latest processor line-up designed for embedded-class products, the Ryzen Embedded 5000 series. The latest parts adds to their collection of other Zen 3-based embedded platforms, including the Ryzen Embedded V3000 and EPYC 9004 series. At a high level, the Ryzen Embedded 5000 series is designed to offer a low-powered alternative on its existing AM4…

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