Software Vulnerabilities Kill Vendors’ Productivity, Too

Last December we found out about a new vulnerability in Netgear routers. This is yet another occurrence in a long list of mishaps that can allow attackers to take over networking and security equipment and as a result gain a foothold in our networks and compromise business or personal information. Vulnerabilities have always been part […]

Cyber Security Is A ‘People Problem’ Says IISP Survey

…but more companies say they are better prepared to deal with a breach or incident Over 80% of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge compared to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). Thesurvey also indicates that while 60% of respondents still feel that investment is not keeping pace with […]

FireMon Study Confirms Security Management Solutions Critical To Avoiding Data Breaches

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IT Pros Say Firewalls Remain a Core Security Component and Third-Party Security Management of Multi-Vendor Environments Is Indispensable  OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS & DALLAS, TEXAS. FireMon, the leader in Intelligent Security Management, today announced results from a survey conducted at the RSA Conference that assessed the views of 350 IT security professionals on the importance of firewalls […]

IHG Hack

Following the news that 1,200 IHG hotels suffered a malware attack on their cash registers between September and December 2016, with the likely loss of an undisclosed number of guests’ personal and financial details, Pete Turner, Consumer Security Expert at Avast commented below. Pete Turner, Consumer Security Expert at Avast: “Customers of IHG’s hotels which […]

Can An IoT Device Ever Be Secure?

The cyber threat has never been greater, with high profile DDoS attacks putting the issue high on the agenda for both businesses and governments. Only at the end of last year an attack which was reported to be the largest of its kind, brought down most of the internet across the UK and America. The growth of such […]

ScriptKiddies Using ShadowBroker Haul

Following the news that the NSA’s Equation Group hacking tools, leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, have now been used to infect thousands of Windows machines worldwide, Cris Thomas, Strategist at Tenable Network Security commented below. Cris Thomas, Strategist at Tenable Network Security: “It should come as no surprise that once an exploit his been publicised that it will be used […]