How Bitcoin has facilitated ransomware – and what we need to do to fight back

If there was ever any doubt about the ongoing threat of cybercrime, you need to look no further than the latest statistics from the FBI. According to the ‘2019 Internet Crime report’, in the la …
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Two years on from GDPR – what can we learn?

It was recently reported that GDPR has led to over 160,000 breach notifications across Europe, and it’s estimated to have generated 114 million euros in fines since it was introduced. But in the tim …
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When forces unite – our rebrand to Orange Cyberdefense

What a difference a year makes. You may recall that in early 2019, we announced some major news – SecureData had been acquired by the Orange Group, and would become part of Orange Cyberdefense, the …
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Cybersecurity in 2020 – the why, not the what

2020 is here, and the predictions season is well and truly upon us. Each and every year, security practitioners worldwide offer their two pence on what the year ahead has in store for our industry. It …
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Threat intelligence lists – to trust or not to trust?

Before we stumbled into the current decade (hello 2020), we wrote a blog post about a talk that our Chief Security Strategy Officer, Charl van der Walt, gave at our annual UK Cybersecurity Summit even …
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There’s no such thing as free wi-fi – a lesson in VPN security

SecureData’s long-standing ethos has been to dispel cybersecurity myths with a dose of objectivity from research findings. Our dedicated security intelligence team regularly looks above the parapet …
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Are password parameters leaving us more prone to cyber-attacks?

IT governance recently reported a total of 1.34 billion personal records being breached in November 2019 alone, across 87 separate security incidents. Throughout the year, some of the biggest and most …
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Reflections on the UK Cybersecurity Summit 2019

On Thursday 7th November, SecureData hosted its 12th annual UK Cybersecurity Summit, held at London’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). With the curtain now closed on yet another succes …
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It wasn’t the Russians (this time)

Fancy Bear is a Russian APT group best known for their hack of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election. A new group has recently been impersonating them and appear to own a large bo …
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Clipping the wings of Pegasus – surveillance and WhatsApp

Israeli spyware company NSO Group has been heavily featured in the news recently, and for good reason. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is suing NSO Group after the phones of some WhatsApp users were breached …
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