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Datum Datacentres, the Farnborough-based business-critical co-location data centre provider, is delighted to announce that they have commenced the build-out of an additional hall.

Launched in early 2013, Datum now has an impressive client list co-located within FRN1. Over 30 companies of all sizes and interests are represented, including organisations from FTSE 100, Fortune 500, high security and the public sector.

Olive Communications' digital safety management platform, Safetybank, was recognised as the SaaS (Software as a Service) Product of the Year at the Tech World Awards 2014. The event was held in London on 20th November.

A new ransomware, from the CryptoLocker family, is emerging - CoinVault. Please see below for comments from TK Keanini, CTO at Lancope and Fraser Kyne, principal systems engineer at Bromium.

Advanced, context-aware security helps combat cyber-attacks that bypass conventional defenses

LONDON (UK):  Lancope, Inc., has reminded retailers to remain vigilant with confidential data this holiday season. Last year, the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving were rife with high-profile attacks against retailers, including the largest retail hack in U.S. history. Due to the unusually high amount of financial transactions being made, days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are extremely opportunistic for cyber criminals.

From Craig Young, security researcher comments:

“Microsoft has released MS14-068 to describe a crypto failure within Microsoft’s Kerberos key distribution center (KDC) with the impact of allowing low-privileged domain users to gain administrative access to any computer in the domain including the domain controller.

Research shows retailer sites hit by 48% of all web application attacks

LONDON, UK: Retailers are urged to be extra vigilant to cyber attacks following the results of a study from Imperva, Inc. which has found that 48% of all web application attack campaigns target retail applications, making the industry the most heavily targeted by cybercriminals.

In light of Microsoft’s release of the MS16-068 security patch, Gavin Millard, EMEA Technical Director, Tenable Network Security has given the following advice on what organisations should do next to remain secure: