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Email security: A beginner’s guide

How SE Labs tests and scores email security services

Email scoring

Email security services can do a lot to protect users from online threats. This also means a lot can go wrong too. Testing and scoring these services requires a lot of attention to detail and a scoring method that takes into account all of the possible outcomes, including unexpected ones.

Learn:

  • How email security services work
  • How you should use them
  • Why we score services the way we do
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How to research mobile app security

Advice says, “research the app.” But where do you start with mobile app security?

mobile app security

Most people want to keep their mobile devices secure. But how do you know the mobile app you are going to install is safe? You can’t trust the app stores. Most Android malware comes from Google’s Play Store. The good news is there are loads of articles giving advice on how to do so. Almost inevitably, one piece of advice will be, “research the app” or “research the company”. The advice is true, because you should check things like that. But rarely does the advice go into detail, because it’s hard to research mobile app security properly! We’ll show you how.

Research the app in 6 easy(ish) steps

Researching a mobile app before you install it is important. There are plenty of fake apps out there and, possibly even worse, some that work but also include unwelcome ‘things’. These ‘things’ could be intrusive ads, extensive tracking of your behaviour or even malware.

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Endpoint protection needs your attention

How to get out more than you put in

Endpoint protection needs your attention

Technology gives us tools to achieve sometimes amazing things. But no matter how advanced, it usually requires humans to make an effort.

We’ve all heard the terms, “fire and forget” or “plug and play” but these are usually marketing dreams. In security, as with any other area, you can buy tools, but you need to understand how to use them if you are going to succeed.

ENDPOINT PROTECTION: NEW REPORTS ONLINE!

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Outdated law firm tech creates tension with clients

Legal firms vs. data security: How to solve the tension between lawyers, their IT teams, clients and data security

outdated law firm tech

Traditional ways of working in the legal world clash with modern technology and tech-savvy clients. Outdated law firm tech might be safe, but it makes customers unhappy.

There is a tension between lawyers, their IT teams and their clients. Law firms don’t like to recognise this, at least publicly. But there is a clash between “the way things are done”, customer service and the convenience provided by modern technology.

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DE:CODED Series One Episodes

Binge on all episodes of DE:CODED, Series One.

Find all of the episodes from the award-winning DE:CODED Series One in one handy place.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher RSS Feed

Or play all Series 1 episodes here | and on YouTube

🥇 Winner of the Best Up & Coming Podcast 2021 award 🥇


DE:CODED is the official podcast from SE Labs.

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SE Labs information feeds you can use for free

Follow us like it’s 1999

SE Labs information feeds

We have RSS feeds that let you automatically track our security test reports, our blog posts and our newsletters. Use these SE Labs information feeds to stay in touch.

Aggregate and automate

Whether you just like seeing all of your security news in one place, or need to pull information into one place for automation, our RSS feeds will help.

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Breach Response Products Compared

SE Labs announces comparative breach response testing

Breach Response Products Compared

The next phase in our Breach Response test is to start comparing products. There has been high demand for comparative testing since we first proposed our Breach Response test back in 2016. Clients really want to see breach response products compared.

Comparing products in the Breach Response test

For the last few years our Breach Response reports have been of standalone products.

The first milestone is this summer, when we will be running a private comparative test of products. Comparatives in this space are few and far between. Good ones are even rarer. Therefore we have taken very prudent steps towards this goal over the last couple of years. We plan to publish a public comparative report in the first half of 2022.

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Free Security Keys

SE Labs is giving away 100 security keys (and keyrings)

THIS FREE OFFER IS NOW OVER.

To celebrate our 100th blog post the team at SE Labs is giving away 100 security keys. And our exclusive, stylish keyrings!

We bought 100 security keys back before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. The idea was to give them away at security conferences. Since then, in-person meetings were cancelled worldwide and we didn’t have a chance to give away these useful keys.

So we’re giving them away now, online. Subscribe to our newsletter and be among the first to learn when the next batch will become available!

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European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2021

Please nominate us! You did it! Update: And we did it!

European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards 2021

The European Cybersecurity Blogger Awards is here again! It recognises the best computer security blogs – the sites you use to keep up to date with what’s going on in the cyber security world.

It’s not too late It is now!

Thanks for nominating us. We’re listed in four of the nine categories thanks to you! These are:

  • Best Technical Content
  • Best Corporate Blog
  • Up & Coming Podcast – WE WON!
  • Best Podcast

The winners were announced on the 9th June 2021. Updates are available at the official website.

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DE:CODED – 9 Hollywood Hacker Movies Rated

“How do we make looking at a black screen with code interesting?”

DE:CODED is the official podcast from SE Labs.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Stitcher RSS Feed

Or play all Series 1 episodes here | and on YouTube

🥇 Winner of the Best Up & Coming Podcast 2021 award 🥇


Show notes for series 1, episode 8

How realistic are hacking scenes in Hollywood movies? Security expert Simon Edwards analyses scenes from nine of the most well-known films about computer hacking.

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