The DWP Turns To The G-cloud To Solve Big Data Issues

The Data and Analytics Directorate sits within the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), providing a range of services to customers across government: from analytical data sets to inform Spending Reviews and policy research, to fraud/error reporting within the benefits arena, to data matching for the verification and validation of claims eligibility, National Insurance numbers, […]

Chancellors Investment In Technology And Cyber-Security Falls Well Short

Following the Chancellors announcement in the Spring Budget, regarding investment in technology and cyber security, Dr Jamie Graves, CEO at Cyber-Security Firm ZoneFox commented below. Jamie believes that the investment in technology falls well short and more must be done and is also a believer that an increased investment must be made in the country’s cyber […]

Major Vulnerability In Several Dahua Cameras

Independent researchers have uncovered a major vulnerability in many Dahua products, allowing remote unauthorised admin access via the web. The researchers say that a number of the Dahua HDCVI and IP cameras and recorders are impacted. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation commented below. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation: […]

Verifone Breach

Brian Krebs reported  that credit and debit card payments giant  Verifone  is investigating a breach of its internal computer networks that appears to have impacted a number of companies running its point-of-sale solutions. Verifone says the extent of the breach was limited to its corporate network and that its payment services network was not impacted. IT security experts […]

The Kingdom Fights Back Against Cyber Crime

4th Annual Kingdom Cyber Security Meeting to address the Kingdom’s Strategy Riyadh. Cyber-Crime is not a new phenomenon, but it’s hitting the headlines as never before, with organization across GCC suffering high profile and damaging reaches. The growing frequency and sophistication of these cyber-threats have exposed the companies to new risks and devastating consequences thereby […]

WikiLeaks Publishes Over 8,000 CIA Spying Files In ‘Vault 7’ Release

WikiLeaks has published  a huge trove of what appear to be CIA spying secrets. The files are the most comprehensive release of US spying files ever made public, according to Julian Assange. In all, there are 8,761 documents that account for “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA”, Mr Assange claimed in a release, and the […]

5 Questions You Should Ask During Your ERP Demo

If you are strongly considering implementing an ERP, the first thing you need to do is sign up for an ERP demo. You will not want to select any product without first getting a sense for how it works, what it can do, and how the provider will serve your interests. Just as important as […]

More Than Half Of The Global Cyber Firms Cannot Detect Cyber Attacks

Nation-State Cyberattacks

At a time when cyber attacks are on the rise, nearly three quarters of global organisations (73 per cent) cannot identify these and protect their corporate assets and processes, a new report said on Friday. Lamar Bailey, Sr. Director, Security R&D at Tripwire commented below. Lamar Bailey, Sr. Director, Security R&D at Tripwire: “A new approach […]

Twenty-One Percent Of Websites Are Still Using Insecure SHA-1 Certificates And Putting Users At Risk

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. New research from Venafi® Labs shows that 21 percent of the world’s websites are still using certificates signed with the vulnerable Secure Hash Algorithm, SHA-1. On February 23, 2017, Google affiliated security researchers announced they cracked the SHA-1 security standard using a collision attack. The incident proved that the deprecated cryptographic secure hash algorithm […]