Author: Raj Samani

Raj Samani VP, CTO for EMEA, Intel Security Samani is Vice President, Chief Technical Officer for Intel Security in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He was previously the chief information security officer for a large public-sector organisation in the United Kingdom. Samani volunteers as the Cloud Security Alliance EMEA Strategy Advisor, and is on the advisory councils for Infosecurity Europe and Infosecurity Magazine. He was previously the vice president for communications in the ISSA UK Chapter, having presided over the award for Chapter communications programme of the year 2008 and 2009. Samani has published numerous security papers and has appeared on television (ITV and More4). He is the author of 'Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid'. He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani.

Your data is held hostage by criminals.  Do you a) pay them, or b) lose your data forever? Until recently these were the only options for the many victims of ransomware. That was until July 2016 when law enforcement and private sector got together to launch the NoMoreRansom portal. Not only does it provide advice […]

Intel Security, Europol, Kaspersky Lab, and Dutch police have taken down the Shade ransomware botnet and captured encryption keys to unlock victims’ systems. Although we talk a great deal of the value of public-private partnerships in the fight against cybercrime, few events in the cybersecurity field are more inspiring than seeing such collaboration in action and […]

This post first appeared on the security website Dark Reading. We need consumers and businesses to not simply shrug off data breaches but to take active measures to protect their data. We are hopeful that new insights will provide a compelling answer to the question “So what?” No company is bulletproof when it comes to […]

Research indicates the challenge has never been about security, but about transparency. The results are in: We have made zero progress since 2010. This was the year that IDC published results of a survey regarding cloud computing, and it found that security was the biggest barrier toward adoption. This statistic has found its way onto […]

More than 100,000 people descended upon Mobile World Congress (MWC) last week to watch experts from around the world discuss and share their views of what the future has in store for “mobile.” After four days at the event, what became obvious to me is that we have certainly progressed from the days when a […]