Cybersecurity And Infrastructure Management Rank As Top Technology Challenges, According To Protiviti/ISACA Survey Of IT Audit Leaders

More IT audit functions becoming involved in major technology projects; more IT audit leaders are attending audit committee meetings MENLO PARK, Calif. Cybersecurity and privacy issues, along with infrastructure management and emerging technologies, rank as the top technology challenges organisations face today, according to a just-released survey report from global consulting firm Protiviti and ISACA, a global business technology […]

Cybercriminals Are Biting Into Android Users’ Banking Data While Banks Not Moving Fast Enough To Adopt Preventative Technology, Says Promon

Android users are under an increasing risk of identity theft and financial repercussions following a series of recent events that have brought Android banking malware cases to the forefront of the cybersecurity debate. The most recent incidents include a banking Trojan designed to steal money leakedonline by an underground hacking forum, and a DDoS attack targeting Lloyds Bank Group mobile apps. The increasing frequency of these events calls for urgent action from financial institutions, many of which are being actively targeted because of their negligent approach to mobile security. This is according to app security specialist Promon. The cybercrime scene has rapidly evolved from being a garage business to a mature, large-scale, market-based economy, which seeks monetary fulfilment as its modus operandi. Naturally, […]

Trump Hotels’ Website Appears To Be Under DDoS Attack

Portmap Attacks

Following the news that the Trump Hotels website is displaying a “Checking your browser before accessing” notification upon loading the page—a strong indication the site is in full defense mode against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Kyle Wilhoit, Security Researcher at DomainTools commented below. Kyle Wilhoit, Security Researcher at DomainTools: “Cloudflare is a service often leveraged by nefarious actor […]

Keeping Autonomous Vehicles On The Road To Success

There was a virtual traffic jam of automotive brands and other tech heavyweights announcing their latest self-drive car initiatives at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with everyone from BMW to Hyundai announcing they were investing heavily in driverless vehicle technology. BMW is focusing on automating every aspect of the driving experience by […]

Certificate-Related Outages Affect 79 Percent Of Businesses

Excellus BlueCross Hacked

New study from Venafi finds inadequate cryptographic controls significantly impact reliability and availability of critical services Salt Lake City, UT.  Venafi®, the leading provider of protection for cryptographic keys and digital certificates that protect machine-to-machine communication, today announced the results of a study into the scale, frequency and causes of certificate-related outages. Certificate-related outages negatively impact the […]

A New Farmville-Facebook-PayPal Triple Combo Phishing Scam

ESET Ireland warns of a phishing scam targeting Irish FarmVille players. Farmville was once the most played game on Facebook, with over 80 million players worldwide, but although its popularity has declined significantly since then, it still has over 30 million followers. So, it’s not at all surprising that cybercriminals have chosen this group as […]

Cybercriminals Shifting Tactics In Light Of EMV Chip Credit Cards


Identity Theft hit an all-time high in 2016 according to Javelin Strategy and Research latest report. While the new EMV chip credit cards helped, it led to other types of fraud. Don Duncan, Security Engineer at NuData Security commented below. Don Duncan, Security Engineer at NuData Security: “There is no doubt that the shift to EMV is […]

Rapid7 Enables IoT Hardware Security Testing With Metasploit

Metasploit becomes first general-purpose penetration testing tool to link directly to hardware to help better secure expanding IoT ecosystem  Boston, MA. Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions for security and IT, today announced that security teams can now link hardware directly into the Metasploit Framework for vulnerability testing. The new […]

“People And Platforms” – How To Thrive In The New Age Of GDPR

The pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to have a dramatic impact on businesses across Europe. Meeting its tough new mandates will put huge pressures on businesses to capture, integrate, certify, protect and monitor all of their data seamlessly and efficiently. They will need to track and trace how potentially sensitive data is […]