Venafi Study: Consumers Conflicted About Encryption Backdoors

One in Three Companies Lacks Policies for Information Security

Sixty-five percent believe they shouldn’t be forced to hand over encrypted private data to government  SALT LAKE CITY – Venafi®, the leading provider of machine identity protection, today announced the findings of a study that evaluated attitudes and opinions of 3,000 adult consumers from the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany on initiatives that would grant governments […]

$1500 Smart Gun Hacked Using $15 Magnets

It has been revealed that a $1500 smart gun, intended to reduce gun crime, has been developed with a huge flaw which can be exposed by cheap magnets. The vulnerability could allow a hacker to exploit a number of its features including being able to override the security software. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation […]

Aftermath Of WannaCry


A recent survey by 1E (PDF) shows that one in ten organizations were infected by WannaCry malware. The survey also revealed that 86% of organizations do not apply patches immediately after they are released, while 23% are not able to apply patches within a month after a release. Bob Noel, Director of Strategic Relationships and […]

The Tsunami Of Malware

A new malware called CowelSnail that is a backdoor trojan targeting Windows is just the latest in a series of sophisticated malware impacting the market. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer: “The Internet community is facing a difficult truth.  Prevention companies cannot stop all malware and certainly not targeted […]

Data For 400,000 Customers Stolen From UniCredit

It has been reported today that UniCredit SpA have announced that hackers accessed about 400,000 client bank accounts in Italy, taking biographical and loan data in one of the biggest breaches in Europe to date. The breaches occurred in September and October of 2016 and June to July of this year, the bank said on Wednesday in […]

Law Firms Need To Better Manage Risk

Regarding a law firm’s recent leaking of confidential data belonging to thousands of Wells Fargo’s wealthiest clients, Brad Keller, Sr. Director 3rd Party Strategy at risk management vendor Prevalent, Inc. (Warren, NJ) commented below. Brad Keller, Sr. Director 3rd Party Strategy at Prevalent, Inc.: “The disclosure of 1.4 gigabytes of customer information ( by a Wells […]

Cyber Rehab Agency


It has been revealed that National Crime Agency (NCA) was holding a cyber rehab camp for teenagers caught carrying cyber attacks. Those that attended the center learned about responsible use of cyber-skills and were given career advice about the computer security industry. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault: “Initiatives like cyber […]

Companies Warned Of Cyber Security Dangers Caused By Employees Working While On Holiday

30-Day Cybersecurity Sprint

T-Systems (, the corporate IT and cyber-security arm of Deutsche Telekom (Europe’s largest telecoms company), is warning organisations of the security risks associated with allowing employees to work while on their summer holiday. Where employees absolutely must interrupt their summer vacation to email and work remotely, T-Systems says it is essential those employees have had […]