The Insider Security Threat, and How SharePoint / Office 365 Measures Up

Of all information security threats, the ‘insider’ security threat usually isn’t the image that people’s minds go to first. Angry young men in darkened bedrooms, perhaps. Or offices full of reclusive geniuses, hacking away at the behest of their government, maybe. The costliest form of information security incident is none of these things. It is […]

Flaws Found in 7-Zip File Archiver

Researchers have found some serious flaws in 7-Zip, an open source compression tool which is used in many products including antiviruses and security appliances. 7-Zip is known for its high compression ratio and ability to handle a large number of archive formats. The vulnerabilities in 7-Zip are caused by the lack of proper data input […]

What are the Challenges and Benefits of Outsourcing your Security Functions?

Information Security Buzz Expert Panel Question – May  Gartner forecasts that the total security outsourcing market will grow from $14.1 billion in 2014 to $24.5 billion in 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.8% — making it the highest-growing security services market. What are the challenges and benefits of outsourcing your security […]

Experts Comments on New Ponemon Healthcare Security Findings

The 6th annual “Ponemon Institute Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data” reflects the sector’s escalating security issues as a primary target for malicious actors.  The study finds that 89% of healthcare institutions and organizations surveyed had a data breach in the past two years, with 79% reporting two or more in 24 […]

Letter to the Editor: The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016

Dear Editor, The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016 released this week reveals some interesting statistics about the state of the UK cybersecurity landscape. Predominantly, the report shows that a massive 65% of large firms detected a cybersecurity breach or attack in the last year; with 25% of these experiencing at least one breach per month. […]