New Ransomware To Target Industrial Systems

Cybersecurity researchers have revealed the development of a new, custom form of ransomware targeting industrial systems (SCADA). The malware and subsequent attack on a simulated water treatment plant were designed to highlight how cyberattackers could disrupt key services which cater for our critical needs, such as energy providers, water management utilities, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) […]

Attackers Target Dozens Of Global Banks With New Malware

On Sunday 12 Feb, security firm Symantec released an analysis of a new wave of attacks that has been underway since at least October 2016 and came to light when a bank in Poland discovered previously unknown malware running on a number of its computers. The bank then shared indicators of compromise (IOCs) with other institutions and a number […]

‘Cyber Curriculum’ To Defend UK Against Attacks

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Thousands of teenagers are to be given lessons in cyber security in the hope they will boost Britain’s defences against hackers and terrorists. The Cyber Schools Programme aims to train 5,700 teenagers aged between 14 and 18 over the next five years to develop some of the key skills they would need to work in cyber […]

Managing External Connectivity To And From Your Network: Do’s & Don’ts

Professor Avishai Wool, CTO and co-founder of AlgoSec, explains how external connections to partner networks should be managed to maximize security and efficiency  These days, no organization is an island:  it needs network connectivity with a range of external parties, including suppliers, business partners, credit card processing companies, market data feed providers, and more.  Managing these connections […]

Mirai Now Targeting Windows

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The infamous Mirai IoT malware is now capable of  targeting Windows systems, according to researchers as an antivirus firm. The original version of the malware was discovered in August 2016, and the new Windows version is being used by cybercriminals to infect Internet of Things devices and conduct distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Richard […]

New Intel Security Cloud Report Reveals IT Departments Find It Hard To Keep The Cloud Safe

Cloud Myths Debunked

Close to 40 Percent of Cloud Services Are Commissioned Without the Involvement of IT, Leading to More Security Risk for Companies  NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Trust now outnumbers distrust for public clouds by more than 2-to-1. 49 percent of professionals slowed cloud adoption due to a lack of cybersecurity skills. 65 percent think Shadow IT is interfering with […]