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Will AI Take Over My Job?

Max Pritchard

Over the past couple of decades, since the birth of the web, automation of business processes has progressed at an exponential rate. Responding to public demand for services to be immediately available has been the difference between businesses thriving, or shutting down. One of the latest tools in the drive for organizations to automate and improve has been the recent impacts of machine learning techniques, known collectively (if incorrectly) as “Artificial Intelligence” or AI.

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GDPR, IP Addresses, and Cloud-Based Security – Who is Profiling Your Web Traffic?

Max Pritchard

In Fujitsu’s global survey of consumer attitudes, 88% of people say they are worried about who has access to their data. It seems that you are not alone in your concerns about data privacy. With the inexorable rise of cloud service adoption over recent years, cloud systems and eco-systems of numerous cloud service providers are proving notoriously hard to secure.

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The WAF Market Is Broken – Should You Care?

Max Pritchard

A WAF, standing for a Web Application Firewall, serves the purpose of protecting one or more web applications from being breached. They are widely deployed amongst businesses to help keep company records and customer information secure. Gartner notes that customers characterised WAFs as regularly being ‘frustrating’ and ‘a disappointment’. As the web becomes more complex, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for hardware vendors to meet existing and evolving requirements, such as moving web applications to cloud infrastructure (IaaS).

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UK Financial Sector Must Build Operational Resilience To Counter Cyber Threats

Lorna Fimia

In a 2018 report by McAfee and the Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), it was found that cyber-crime has a global impact of $600 billion every year on businesses, through everything from losses due to system closures to reputation damage. This has affected many companies, with an attack now being a very real possibility for a lot of organizations.

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Are Online Gaming Sites Gambling with IT Security?

Lorna Fimia

August has seen multiple online gaming sites hit with DDoS attacks, causing tournaments to be halted and players needing reimbursement. Some of these attacks have taken domains offline, lasting for several hours and preventing players from entering the system or playing any games.

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service, meaning that the target site gets flooded with illegitimate requests, which prevents real customers from connecting.

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How Ticketmaster Made Online Ticket Buying History With Undetected Web App Breach

Lorna Fimia

Global entertainment ticketing service Ticketmaster recently suffered a massive breach in security that resulted in nearly 40,000 customer credentials being taken over the course of a few months, from various countries including the UK.  The case generated a lot of press, increasing the worries of the general public and leaving some customers looking for compensation.

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Heading Off For The Summer? Beware DDoS And Web Attacks

Akamai, coined as the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, is the leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider for media and software delivery. Every quarter, Akamai publishes a report on the State of the Internet. This summer, their web attacks report looks into various areas such as the number and type of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks through recent months and credential abuse attackers.

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