SIEM Complexities Increase IR Costs, Decrease IR Productivity

New Report from Cyphort and Osterman Research Puts Spotlight on SIEM User Challenges and How Incident Responders Spend Their Time Cyphort, Inc., today released a report, “The Complexities of SIEMs and Their Impact on IR Processes,” based on new research conducted by Osterman Research, which surveyed SIEM users in 130 enterprise-level organizations across the U.S. While the […]

Devil’s Ivy

Devil’s Ivy, a new zero-day exploit has been discovered that could affect IoT users who use a third-party toolkit call gSOAP, an XML web services development tool, according to security researchers from Senrio. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer: “Zero-day exploits are waiting to be discovered on every operating […]

Bewware Of NemucodAES And Kovter Malware

With the news that two malware families, NemucodAES and Kovter are being packaged together in .zip attachments and are being delivered via active spam, AlienVault Security Researcher, Chris Doman has given advice on how to protect against it. Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault:  “The best advice with ransomware is to always maintain regular backups that ransomware can’t touch. In […]

FedEx Says Some Damage From NotPetya Ransomware May Be Permanent

News broke earlier today that US-based and international courier delivery service FedEx admitted on Monday that some of its systems were significantly affected by the NotPetya ransomware, and some of the damage may be permanent. FedEx was just one of the many businesses across the world hit by the NotPetya ransomware, a cyber-weapon designed to attack organizations in the […]

Overcoming The Personalisation-Privacy Disconnect

Trust is earned in drips and lost in buckets. While every brand wants to build online relationships, putting consumers in control of their privacy is a must for brands today. As usual, there’s a lot going on in the world of consumer privacy and security. Data breaches reported by the likes of Yahoo, LinkedIn and […]

Newcastle City Council Data Leak


News broke yesterday that a data breach at Newcastle City Council has led to the details of adopted children being exposed. Names, addresses and birth dates of 2,743 adopted children, alongside details of parents, social workers and former adoptees, were included in a spreadsheet attached to the city’s annual adoption summer party. As many as 77 people received […]