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· 72% see a digital business model as critical for success

· 15% view their organisations as nimble enough for full digital business

· 55% of apps are already in the cloud

· 88% cite cloud security as top priority, but only 32% cite significant progress

· 24% cite progress in creating scalable IT for digital business

London, UK: A recent survey sponsored by Unisys Corporation shows a strong commitment among executives to adopting a digital business model, with the cloud as the key enabler. However, the study also indicates that security concerns and tepid execution complicate the ability of the executives’ organisations to deliver on that commitment.

LONDON, UK: At a time when ransomware and other attack techniques that exploit insider negligence become rampant, only 39 percent of end users believe they take all appropriate steps to protect company data accessed and used in the course of their jobs. This is a sharp decline from 56 percent in 2014, according to a new survey of more than 3,000 employees and IT practitioners across the U.S. and Europe. The report was conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks.

Following the recent news that the messaging app Whatsapp has backtracked and decided to hand over its data to Facebook, Richard Patterson, Director at Comparitech.com says:

"This announcement is not all that surprising given that Facebook has a history of pushing the limits on privacy in an ongoing attempt to increase monetisation of its platforms and keep shareholders happy. You can almost imagine the boardroom discussion: “Sure, this will get us a bit of bad press but it will blow over; yes, we’ll lose a few users but 99.9% of our customers won’t give up WhatsApp and this will make us a truck load more money, so let’s do it. We’ll put out some story about how this will improve user experience and how seriously we take our customers privacy; and all but a few die hard privacy nuts will have forgotten about it by the end of the month.”

LONDON:  A survey conducted by Tenable Network Security, Inc. has found that a large majority of responding security professionals fail to measure and communicate security assurance within their organisations, and are therefore unable to connect a successful cyber security program to achieving strategic business objectives for board members and senior executives.

Players of Funcom games have been told that forums associated with four of the developer’s online games have suffered a data breach, with the studio resetting all passwords as a precaution. The news was delivered via emails to affected players and a notice on the studio's website, with the Norwegian company claiming forum accounts on TheSecretWorld.com, AgeofConan.com, Anarchy-Online.com and LongestJourney.com had been “compromised by a third party.”

Security researcher Salvador Mendoza recently discovered a security flaw in Samsung Pay and discussed it during his Black Hat talk in Las Vegas. Basically Samsung Pay generates tokens each time a transaction is made. The idea is that this will mask the credit card information so that in the event it is intercepted, the details can’t be seen by the hacker. However according to Mendoza, he claims that with every token that Samsung Pay generates, the process becomes weaker and weaker till the point where if used enough times, a hacker could predict future tokens and steal them for use in another device.

According to Brian Krebs, United Airlines has rolled out a series of updates to its website that it claims will improve the security of its customer accounts. These changes include moving from a 4-digit PIN to a password, as well as customers being required to pick five different security questions and answers.