CFOs Aren’t Ready For A “Self-Service” Reporting Era Due To Spreadsheet-Spiral™, New Research Reveals

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97% of CFOs kept awake at night due to reporting process London, U.K. New research by the FSN Modern Finance Forum entitled “The Future of Financial Reporting Survey 2017” released today suggests that the financial reporting process is teetering under the strain of new information demands, a spreadsheet-spiral™, a fragile reporting ecosystem and consequent problems in boardroom. ClusterSeven, the leading […]

New Star Trek-Themed Ransomware At Discovered

A new strain of ransomware was discovered by a security researcher at Avast. The Kirk Ransomware is written in Python and may be the first ransomware to utilize Monero as the ransom payment of choice. Engin Kirda, Co-Founder at Lastline commented below. Engin Kirda, Co-Founder at Lastline: “Ransomware, such as the Kirk malware, by its very nature, tips its […]

Ixia Releases First Annual Security Report, Showing Current And Future Threats

Attackers target default or easily-guessed usernames and passwords to breach enterprise defences;  increasing complexity and attack surface expansion compounded by cloud, IoT, and network segmentation also a problem Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, has announced the release of the first Ixia Security Report, a summation of 2016’s biggest security events […]

Linux Security Flaw Patched After Years Unspotted

Security researchers have discovered a serious security flaw in Linux kernel that would appear to have existed since 2009. The vulnerability, CVE-2017-2636, rated ‘high’ on the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) could allow local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service. According to The Hacker News, it affects a large number of Linux distributors, including […]