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DIY email security

Can you defend against email threats better than the security companies?

How well do the main email platforms handle threats? Is it worth paying for additional email security from a third-party specialist? Or could you create your own secure email server and get top grade protection for free?

Compare a major email platform with a third-party service and an open-source solution

In this special, one-of-a-kind report we investigate how well one of the world’s largest email providers performs when trying to filter out harmful security threats from your email. We also assess the benefits of a well-known email security service that you can bolt onto any other email solution. And finally, we built an open-source email server running a combination of security and management tools to see how well it compared.

EMAIL PROTECTION: NEW REPORT ONLINE!

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Employee Spotlight – Jeremiah Morgan

We spoke to Senior Security Analyst, Jeremiah Morgan

For this month’s employee spotlight piece, we spoke to Senior Security Analyst and Shaolin enthusiast, Jeremiah Morgan.

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Top five antivirus myths busted

And why do we still believe them?

Top five antivirus myths busted

Anti-virus, or endpoint security plays an essential part in protecting Windows PCs. Whether you are working in the world’s largest enterprise, or using a small personal laptop, you need a last line of defence against attacks that use malicious code to steal or damage your data.

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Are you a believer?

Some people have doubts about how useful anti-virus can be. Their opinions might be out of date, or they might believe marketing claims designed to push new products and discredit the competition.

At SE Labs we test endpoint security all the time, so we know what’s true and what belongs in the post-truth world. Here are the top five antivirus myths, busted!

ENDPOINT PROTECTION: NEW REPORTS ONLINE!

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Early protection systems

Can EDR really stop advanced targeted attacks?

Early protection systems

SE Labs tested Coronet Cyber Security Coro against a range of hacking attacks designed to compromise systems and penetrate target networks in the same way as criminals and other attackers breach systems and networks.

Full attack chain EDR test

There are many opportunities to spot and stop attackers. Products can detect them when attackers send phishing emails to targets. Or later, when other emails contain links to malicious code. Some kick into action when malware enters the system. Others sit up and notice when the attackers exhibit bad behaviour on the network.

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3 reasons why cybersecurity fails

How businesses and home users can make improvements to protect themselves

The number of stories in the mainstream press about the devastation that hackers cause is proof enough as to who has the upper hand in the cyber war today. But there is still plenty that people can do to increase their protection by understanding the common failure points.

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Schools cybersecurity training

SE Labs runs second cybersecurity education programme for schools

Schools cybersecurity training

About Level:Up

SE Labs is running its Level:Up security education programme for the second year in a row, partnering with local schools to provide a thorough cybersecurity overview specifically created for key stage 4 and key stage 5 students.

The programme will take place from the 10th to the 14th of July 2023, and will be based at our offices in Wimbledon from 10:00 to 15:00 each day.

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Ransomware detection using hardware

Computer processors get the final word when running programs. Can they judge bad code from good?

Ransomware Detection Using Hardware

Is ransomware detection using hardware possible? We look at Intel’s approach to improving ransomware detection.

All malware has to run on a target to achieve its goal. Whether it’s a remote access Trojan, a wild internet worm or devastating ransomware, malware is most likely software that has to run on a PC of some sort. The anti-virus software industry tries to detect and stop these threats, but news headlines suggest it’s not winning the war.

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Cyber Security DE:CODED – Full attack chain testing

“Because we test realistically, sometimes bad guys come onto our test network and mess with us”

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Show notes for series 2, episode 9 (final episode of series 2)

What is the attack chain? Why is it good to test using full attack chains? And what are some of the alternative approaches, with their pros and cons? We’ll try to answer all of these questions and more in this special presentation episode recorded at the AVAR conference in Singapore in December 2022.

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Cyber Security DE:CODED – Cheating in security testing

“If they chose the best products by rolling a dice then they should say so”

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Show notes for series 2, episode 8

If we’ve given the impression that we’re at the heart of the security world, working with the organisations that spend billions on security – and with the companies that make billions by selling security products – you’d be right. And that puts us in an awkward position. Because we want to make security better for everyone. And sometimes that means speaking some uncomfortable truths.

This episode is the uncomfortable truth episode.

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