Are We Too Work-Obsessed To Be Secure?

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? Do you pick up your phone to check social media, the latest news and weather? Or are you straight into work-mode?  The modern workplace is constantly connected. In many ways, connected devices are becoming an extension of our physical being, permanently within […]

Omni Hotels Disclose Payment Card Breach

Omni Hotels & Resorts has issued a notice to patrons informing them of a malware intrusion at point-of-sale systems in some of its properties. Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire commented below. Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire: “The bright spot in this breach appears to be that Omni hotels detected […]

New Malware Targeting Energy Grid Actively Evades Security Measures

It has emerged that a new strain of malware, which security researchers say was most likely created by nation-state attackers, has infected at least one European energy company. SentinelOne Labs’ searchers’ claim the malware, dubbed SFG, bears the hallmarks of a nation-state attack and is designed to bypass both traditional anti-virus software and firewalls. Stephen Gates, Chief […]

Were You Planning To Download The Pokémon GO APK? Watch Out For Fake Versions!

ESET Ireland warns of fake Pokémon GO apps appearing, giving attackers full control over a victim’s phone. Since 2015, thousands of aspiring Pokémon trainers have been waiting for the release of Pokémon GO, the augmented reality game that will allow players to catch hidden Pokémon’s in the real world and conquer “gyms” through the internet, […]

Breakthrough Software Puts An End To Ransomware

Scientists at the University of Florida (UF) say they have developed software that can stop ransomware in its tracks. The solution – dubbed CryptoDrop – detected the malware and stopped it after it had encrypted just a handful of files, said its developers. IT security experts from Tripwire, ESET and AlienVault discuss what this new software […]

Modernise Authentication Methods Or Suffer The Consequences

Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Dan Brown, Angels & Demons The way digital enterprises connect with their customers is changing. Consumers are demanding more trusted and personalised experiences in exchange for their personally-identifiable information (PII), while businesses are struggling to protect user privacy in light of growing global security and privacy […]

How To Improve The Speed Of Your Node.js Applications

As application development tools go, Node.js is already one of the fastest options available due to several key features, such as its asynchronous and event-driven nature. However, as consumer expectations for their applications change and users expect ever increasing performance and speed, it’s become even more important than ever to maximize the speed of your […]

Is Your CIO Your Next Big Security Risk?

Joanne Godfrey, Director of Corporate Communications & Strategy at AlgoSec, examines the conflicting views of security between IT teams and Senior Executives and discusses the problems this causes organisations. We recently released the findings of our latest survey, examining the State of Automation in Security.  It showed that many companies are struggling. Struggling to rollout new business […]

University of Florida Researchers Develop A Method To Stop Ransomware

Scientists at the University of Florida (UF) say they have developed software that can stop the growing problem of ransomware in its tracks. In the response of this news, security experts provides an insight on this research below. Richard Cassidy, cyber security evangelist at Alert Logic: “Ransomware is indeed a global problem, reaching epidemic levels given many high-profile cases […]

Pokemon Go’s Impact On Network Infrastructure

Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm! Adults and children alike are following their phones around looking to capture those elusive Pokémon. The game has been installed on 5.16% of all US Android Smartphones and Niantic Labs, the game developers, simply were not ready for the popularity of the game, and the strain it would […]