Category: News

More Training Won’t Reduce Your Cyber Risk

How many times have you had to watch your company’s latest cybersecurity training video? An entire industry now exists to train us humans to be smarter in how we operate computers, and yet the number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise. Are …

US charges Iranian man with HBO hacking

The US has charged an Iran-based hacker with accessing HBO’s computer systems, stealing data and attempting to extort millions of dollars US authorities have charged Behzad Mesri in connection with the theft of 1.5TB of data from US television network HBO and …

Correcting the Record on vDOS Prosecutions

KrebsOnSecurity recently featured a story about a New Mexico man who stands accused of using the now-defunct vDOS attack-for-hire service to hobble the Web sites of several former employers. That piece stated that I wasn’t aware of any other prosecutions …

Emergency? What Emergency?

The last time I posted on this blog, I was writing about some warnings sent to companies regarding online risks – an entirely apropos topic as the USA’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month draws to a close. I’d like to expand a little …

Potential rift with China over hacking charges

The Justice Department tried and failed to get Beijing’s help with locating and apprehending three Chinese hackers who stole sensitive data from the manufacturing giant Siemens and two American companies, a DOJ spokesman told MC on Monday. The Trump administration …

Cyber security requires man and machine, says F-Secure

Like other cyber security firms, Finland’s F-Secure is building an artificial intelligence capability into its products and services, but says this is no replacement for cyber security professionals. A combination of humans and machines offers a “unique competitive advantage”, according …

UK cyber defenders set to build on existing capability

UK national cyber attack response and investigation is a well-defined and rehearsed process, but the responsible agencies say they are building more capability and closing the gaps. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are tasked …

Kaspersky Security Bulletin – Story of the year 2017

Introduction: what we learned in 2017 In 2017, the ransomware threat suddenly and spectacularly evolved. Three unprecedented outbreaks transformed the landscape for ransomware, probably forever. The attacks targeted businesses and used worms and recently leaked exploits to self-propagate, encrypting data …

Use GDPR to future-proof business models

Businesses should look beyond compliance with new data regulations to ensure that their business processes and models are in line with future requirements, advises a privacy innovation expert Collaboration across business units is vital to compliance with the European Union’s …

Android commercial spyware

There’s certainly no shortage of commercial spying apps for Android, with most positioned as parental control tools. In reality, however, these apps barely differ from spyware, with the exception perhaps of the installation method. There’s no need to even resort …