Welcome to Trustmarque’s Software Channel Roundup. Every week we will gather the best news and blogs from the world of IT for you to access in one place. Enjoy!

McAfee trying to shake their anti-virus focus protection

McAfee is working to shed their reputation as an antivirus-focused firm to be more looked at as a vendor focused on the broader security landscape.

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Office DDE attack works in Outlook too – here’s what to do

In the last two weeks, Sophos researchers have kept an eye on a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol used to send messages and share data between applications.

New developments revealed an additional dimension to this attack.

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95% of CIOs expecting to change jobs

Now, ‘love’ might be too strong an emotion to accurately describe how CIOs feel about the average technology user on their network; but CIOs are today facing the inevitable: the user has to be set free in order for the organisation to achieve its goals of using Digital Business and transformation to accelerate the delivery and scope of new services and products.

No longer is the CIO primarily responsible for the delivery of world-class IT solutions. Well, perhaps that’s not entirely true. Many still are responsible for that, but it’s no longer what defines a successful CIO.

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The hidden opportunities in GDPR

The most pressing issues facing companies today include the impending arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the unprecedented rise in cyber crime and the increasing opportunities of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that promise to get companies closer to their customers and deliver a superior personalised service.

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Understand cyber security, don’t fear it!

The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has urged organisations to ensure they understand cyber risks. The most important thing leaders of organisations can do is to stop being afraid of the problem and try to understand it.

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UK organisations failing to prepare for cyber attacks

UK organisations are still failing to prepare effectively against cyber attacks, despite the recent increases in both severity and impact. Nearly one in five (17%) admit they don’t prepare or drill for cyber attacks, and fewer than half (49%) conduct penetration tests to examine their defences.

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