Software Security

What is the best line of defence against Ransomware?

By |2017-10-11T15:40:17+01:0011 October 2017|Analysis, Software Security|

Of the various recent high-profile IT security breaches, perhaps the one to have the biggest impact on the public consciousness was that which affected the U.K.'s National Health Service. While other incidents may have had a greater financial cost or lead to greater loss of data, it was the inability for a hospital to treat [...]

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CIC Security Insights: What’s good about IBM and Cisco’s security hook up

By |2017-06-19T09:27:52+01:0019 June 2017|Analysis, Security, Software Security, Vendor Analysis|

IBM and Cisco have announced that they are to collaborate and better integrate their solutions to improve cybersecurity. In their press release announcement, the collaboration move will include: “IBM Security's QRadar, Watson for Cybersecurity, App Exchange, X-Force Threat Intelligence, Resilient IRP and managed security services, and Cisco's Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Next-Generation Intrusion Protection System (NGIPS) [...]

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Mobile Commerce growth is not just for Christmas…

By |2016-10-17T10:52:14+01:0030 October 2015|Analysis, Mobile, Software Security|

Alex Baldock is the Chief Executive Officer of Shop Direct, a company that owns websites including very.co.uk and littlewoods.com. He puts the company’s recent record revenues down to the growth in mobile commerce. Baldock said that in the last four years’ sales via mobile have gone from zero to 60%. In fact, sales via mobile [...]

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Putting the social into Threat Intelligence

By |2016-10-17T10:52:18+01:0016 April 2015|Analysis, Security, Software Security|

The announcement of IBM X-Force Exchange as a new way to share threat intelligence data was made by Brendon Hannigan, GM, IBM Security Division at IBM InterConnect in February. As of today, the service is finally live and it looks interesting, not least because IBM is hoping that by using a community approach, social media [...]

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CIC Security Briefing Note: IBM delivers Dynamic Security for Hybrid Cloud

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+01:0012 November 2014|Analysis, Cloud, Security, Software Security|

Over the last few years, IBM has invested heavily in rebuilding its security products. It has made a lot of point acquisitions to address perceived weaknesses in their product portfolio and aligned many of its internal tools to ensure a coherent product strategy. IBM makes a play for delivering a unified architecture, platform, security tools [...]

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CIC Security Briefing Note: Without the right help, the CISO will not secure the enterprise

By |2016-10-17T10:52:21+01:0012 November 2014|Analysis, Security, Software Security|

Regular surveys of C-Suite executives around the world consistently show that information security is among their top three concerns. This is hardly surprising. The rising tide of compliance and privacy legislation bringing in potentially crippling fines, customers willing to launch class-action lawsuits and the impact on businesses of a trashed reputation mean that companies can [...]

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Lawmakers moving secure software up the agenda

By |2016-10-17T10:52:37+01:0027 February 2013|Security, Software Security|

The Lawmakers move securing software up the agenda: HTC a high profile casualty With Mobile World Congress 2013 taking place in Barcelona this week and all the fanfare over new product launches and technology, it may have escaped many people's notice that something monumental has happened. No, it's not a new device, a new form [...]

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