Cosmetic Firm Tatcha Warns Customers Of Data Breach, Harvesting Card Details

Cosmetic company Tatcha has warned customers that hackers compromised its website and harvested payment card details. The company sent notices out to customers whose card details were stolen back in January after they discovered the breach last month. Robert Capps, VP of Business Development at Fraud Mitigation Company, NuData Security commented below. Robert Capps, VP of Business Development […]

CISO Salaries Top €1m As Cyber Attacks Fuel Demand For Experts On Boards

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Given today’s leading cyber security story in City AM detailing how salaries for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) at top European firms have topped €1m (£850,000) as the threat of data breaches grows, Cindy Provin, Chief Strategy Officer at Thales e-Security commented. Cindy Provin, Chief Strategy Officer at Thales e-Security: “It’s no surprise to see the financial value that […]

Expert Opinion: Why Women Only Make Up 8% Of UK Cyber Security Workforce

Exploring Cybersecurity’s Diversity Problem The latest report from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education and Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) on Women in Cybersecurity, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Alta Associates, Veracode, IBM Security and (ISC)², confirms that cybersecurity is still a predominantly male, middle-aged profession that is failing to attract […]

EU Cybersecurity Agency Seeks Funds And Power To Police Attacks

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The EU cybersecurity agency ENISA will receive a makeover in September when the European Commission renews its mandate amid a whirlwind of new cybersecurity measures. The director of the Athens-based agency has been requesting a larger budget to deal with the rise in attacks on internet-connected devices. IT security experts from Positive Technologies, AlienVault and ESET commented […]

Security Expert Responds To BBC Fooling HSBC Voice Recognition Security System

The BBC published a story today explaining how one of its reporters fooled HSBC’s voice biometrics security system.  The bank let the reporter’s non-identical twin access his telephone banking account when he mimicked his brother’s voice.  His brother was then able to access his account details and make financial transactions. IT security experts from Aeriandi, Positive Technologies […]

Advice To Companies After Spyware Framework Disclosed

A new spyware framework that allows the government to implant remote beacon and loader capabilities on target computers from Windows XP to Windows 10 has been disclosed in the latest data dump from WikiLeaks. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer: “Efforts to thwart new malware strains has failed.  Complete […]