HSBC Outage

Cybersecurity, Meet Software Asset Management

Following the news about the recent HSBC outage, Guillaume Ayme, IT Operations Evangelist at Splunk commented below. Guillaume Ayme, IT Operations Evangelist at Splunk: “Any service downtime or IT outage that means customers cannot access their financial data puts pressure on the bank or building society responsible. According to recent research into IT outages carried […]

Could You Hack Into A Car? If So, A Cyber Security Career Awaits!

Outdated Security is Making Car Theft Simple

Protection Group International host the first Cyber Security Challenge UK face-to-face competition of 2017 30 of the UK’s top amateur cyber defenders battle to protect connected car company from cyber-attack, reflective of the 2016 Mirai DDoS IoT Botnet attack Top performers from the day invited to Masterclass competition where they could be recruited by UK’s […]

First Practical SHA-1 Collision Attack

Researchers have unveiled the first practical collision attack for the 22 year old cryptographic hash function SHA-1. While long expected, news of the attack, dubbed ‘SHAttered,’ should further accelerate the urgency of sunsetting of the maligned algorithm. Lamar Bailey, Sr. Director, Security R&D at Tripwire commented below. Lamar Bailey, Sr. Director, Security R&D at Tripwire: “Cryptographic […]

To The Cloud, But Securely

By now, you’ve seen some breakdown of SaaS vs. PaaS vs IaaS, with respect to security. You’ve also probably seen the most common piece of security advice, which is “patch your (stuff)”. For Software-aaS, the service provider handles patching and system maintenance. Your security concerns are going to be negotiated in all sorts of legal […]

UK Robotics Research Gets £17.3m Pledge

Following news that UK robotics research will get a £17.3m pledge from government, Paul Canberra vice president EMEA at BMC Software commented below on the need for a shift in debate when it comes to robotics in the workplace. Paul Cant, Vice President EMEA at BMC Software: “It is clear that robotics, automation and artificial intelligence are set to change many […]

Cloudflare User Data Leak (Uber, OKCupid, Fitbit User Data Compromised)

As reported by several news organizations, several major consumer-facing organizations – including Uber, Fitbit, 1Password and OKCupid – were impacted by a ‘memory leak’ vulerability suffered by Cloudflare – a content delivery network and Internet security services provider.  IT security experts from Prevoty and CipherCloud commented below. Kunal Anand, CTO and Co-Founder at Prevoty: “I’ve been following this […]