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#Cyber-security: five trends that will be adopted by companies in 2018

With the cyber-attacks in 2017 and changes to data privacy legislation, IT security will be a major concern for companies in 2018. Here are five key trends identified by Deloitte in a new report called “Cyber Issues in 2018.” A Deloitte study (in French) published in January 2018 attempts to show the hidden part of the iceberg where cyber-security is concerned by highlighting five key trends for the coming year. The report is based on interviews conducted at the end of 2017 with the business line, IT and cybersecurity managers of 403 companies. 1 - Cyber-attacks are on the...

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Security budgets up 7% for companies in 2017

Companies’ security budgets are increasing with the rise in cyber-attacks. 2017 should finish with a 7.6% rise in security spending, according to Gartner, standing at $90 billion. Hacking, intrusions and ransomwares are driving companies’ security budgets up: a report by Gartner revealed a 7.6% rise in 2017, with forecasts as high as $113 billion by 2020. Despite the increase in global IT budgets in 2017 being lower than anticipated – up 1.4 % compared with the initial forecast of 2.7%, according to Gartner’s figures – it predicts strong growth in the penetration test market. According to the report, the fastest growth will be...

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GDPR and data protection: reinforcing obligations and rights in Europe

The countdown had begun for organisations handling personal data: as of 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, all EU citizens will have the same rights over their data – and all European organisations will be subject to the same rules. Here’s an over view of these rights and obligations. The rise in digital services, the Cloud, IoT and Big Data has brought about the need for changes to laws on personal data protection – and this is precisely what GDPR is for. The Europe-wide implementation of the directive will ensure harmonisation of...

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Cybersecurity: new threats for companies and IoT

When it comes to security for their IT infrastructures, are companies their own worst enemy? They’re prepared to invest, but have difficulty implementing projects – despite facing new cyber-threats on a daily basis. The latest, highly-publicised viruses to attack IT systems IoT devices are Locky, Cerber, Hajime and BrickerBot. Are companies insufficiently equipped to deal with cybercrime? According to a survey by Intel Security and CSIS, yes. The report revealed an alarming discrepancy between the existence of cyber-security strategies within companies and their full operational implementation.  Other discrepancies were highlighted by the survey: cyber-criminals have a direct incentive for...

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How to combat ransomware extortion

Lower your guard for one second, and you’re hit by a ransomware attack which blocks access to your files and apps and extorts money from you. Prevention solutions and measures, useful tips in the event of an incident: here’s what you need to know to fight this plague. According to Symantec, 3 million new malware appear each day, i.e. three times as many as two years ago. According to the French Ministry of Defence, 24,000 cyber-attacks were fended off in France in 2016. After FIC 2017, a forum on cyber-security which recently took place in Lille, it’s red alert...

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