62% Increase in DDoS attacks

62% Increase in DDoS attacks

AT&T has reported a 62% increase in the number of Distributed Denial of Service attacks, or attacks that disrupted company operations, over the past 2 years. These statistics were released in their new Cybersecurity Insights Report titled “What Every CEO Needs to Know About Cybersecurity – Decoding the Adversary” on a variety of issues including […]

Thousands of ‘Directly Hackable’ Hospital Devices Exposed Online

'Directly Hackable' Hospital Devices Exposed Online

Thousands of critical medical systems – including Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines and nuclear medicine devices – that are vulnerable to attack have been found exposed online. Security researchers Scott Erven and Mark Collao found, for one example, a “very large” unnamed US healthcare organization exposing more than 68,000 medical systems. Tim Erlin, director of security […]

Six Steps that can Make your Cyber Workspace a Safer Place

Cyber Workspace a Safer Place

October is European Cyber Security Month, and ESET Ireland thinks this is a perfect opportunity to pick up some new cyber security habits. It can happen to anyone. You’re browsing through your work emails and spot one with an unusual subject. In the message, the sender is politely asking you to sign into your work account again […]

The Ethics of Adblocking

The Ethics of Adblocking

Adblocking is becoming a more and more contentious topic in recent days. Publications, understandably, do not want people to block ads – they derive much of their revenue from them. Users find them to be intrusive and often feel that they impede their usage of a site; and, given the recent meteoric rise of malvertising, […]

Identity and Access Management for the Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IOT) Working Group Provides Easily Understandable Recommendations for Securely Implementing and Deploying IoT Solutions The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, announced that its Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group (WG) has released […]

One in Three Companies Lacks Policies for Information Security, Data Encryption and Classification

One in Three Companies Lacks Policies for Information Security

Despite priority placed on cybersecurity, companies still have significant room to improve existing practices At a time when cybersecurity breaches are becoming more frequent and significant, organisations are continuing to place a high priority on improving their cybersecurity frameworks. However, despite improvement in many areas, one in three companies still lacks policies for its information […]