What The Metaspoilt Update Means For IoT Security

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Reports have broken that the Metaspoilt tool, which can be used to maneuver through networks, servers and even OSes, is now being used to control the physical world. Researchers have discovered a new addition on Metaspoilt that extends Metaspoilts capabilities into hardware devices.  Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation commented below. Cesare […]

Just 1 In 5 Banks, Insurers Confident They Detect Breaches – New Study Shows

New Capgemini research shows that only one in five banks and insurers are confident they could adequately detect a cybersecurity breach. Capgemini’s release states:  Banks and insurers enjoy a significantly higher level of trust from consumers in the cybersecurity of their systems (83%) than any other sector (with e-commerce firms at 28% and both telcos and retailers at […]

4 Ways Bots Can Affect Your Online Media And Publishing Business

Automated programs known as bots are used for doing repetitive tasks, at exceptional speed, which are impossible for humans to think of. Most bots are created for malicious purposes and has negative impact on your business. A malicious bot is programmed to extract web data illegally from various websites.  The data may very well include […]

Security Expert Responds To Dr Levy’s Statement

Computer security companies have been accused of “massively” exaggerating the abilities of malicious hackers. Dr Ian Levy, technical director of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, made the accusation in a speech. He said the firms played up hackers’ abilities to help them sell security hardware and services. Overplaying hackers’ skills let the firms claim […]

Commons Public Accounts Committee Criticises UK Cyber Defences

Following the news that The Public Accounts Committee has warned government ministers need to tackle the skills shortage gap to best equip Britain against cyber-attack, IT security experts from Intercede, Vectra Networks, Experis UK & Ireland and Thales e-Security commented below. Richard Parris, CEO at Intercede: “It’s refreshing to see the Public Accounts Committee taking the growing cyber security […]

BRC Retail Crime Survey

Following the news about BRC Retail Crime Survey, Henry Rex, Programme Manager, Justice & Emergency Services at techUK commented below. Henry Rex, Programme Manager, Justice & Emergency Services at techUK:  “According to the BRC’s annual Retail Crime Survey, 53% percent of retail fraud is now cyber-enabled. Alongside this emerging threat, there has been a shocking 40% […]

Report Slams UK Govt. Cyber Strategy

The Commons Public Accounts Committee has released a report that heavily criticises the government’s approach to cyber security. It labeled the current cyber-security strategy as “inconsistent and chaotic” and said that the government has taken too long to “coordinate the ‘alphabet soup’ of agencies” protecting Britain in cyberspace.  IT security experts from Barracuda Networks and WhiteHat Security commented below. Wieland Alge, VP […]

34% NHS Trusts Have Been Hit By Ransomware Over Past 18 Months

Following the news that 34% of NHS trusts have been hit by ransomware over the past 18 months, this news comes an FOI issued by RES. The FOI also found that seven attacks on the NHS were successful, in that data was given to cybercriminals. Raj Samani, Intel Security EMEA CTO commented below on how healthcare organisations […]