Does AI make You WannaCry?

Almost every day we see or hear about major cyber-security threats and software issues that have serious repercussions on the daily running of society. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack brought the NHS to its knees in May and rendered the digital capability of the NHS useless. Shortly after this, a system collapse, suggested to have […]

GSA Schedule 70 Contract To Aid Gov. In “Pre-9/11 Moment”

Expose Underground Cybercrime

Comments from Mike Shultz, CEO of Cybernance, on NIAC report “This report includes fascinating pieces that go beyond the notion we’re in a pre-9/11 moment, although I do agree with that and most others in the industry would as well. The first line of defense truly is commercial enterprise, and that’s a strong, likely to […]

DreamHost Crippled By A DDoS Attack

News broke late last night that web hosting biz DreamHost has been largely crippled by a distributed denial of service attack, bringing down most of its services. DreamHost’s status page reports serious disruption to its hosting, webmail and virtual private servers, as well as degraded email performance. Stephanie Weagle, VP at Corero Network Security commented below. Stephanie […]

IT Security: How To Make People Listen And Take Action To Protect Your Organization

Is IT security getting the attention it deserves in your organization? With the rise of remote access and cloud-based services, IT security has become more important than ever before. Everybody’s online and we all want to access our work anywhere, anytime. The truth is, IT departments just can’t control all actions in the digital world […]

Report Calls For New Cyber-Police Academy To Boost Skills

A new report highlighting the lack of IT skills in the police force, has called for the government to create a digital academy to train specialist cyber-police officer, and increase the number of volunteers with these skills. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault: “The police force, like many […]

Facebook Adware Attack

An adware campaign working, via Facebook messenger, is using targeted notes and URLs to trick Facebook users into clicking through to an installation screen for adware. Alan Levine, an IT Security Veteran and Security Advisor to Wombat Security Technologies commented below. Alan Levine, Security Advisor at Wombat Security: Why are criminals targeting this?  Cyber hackers […]

India’s Digital Biometric System Failure To Protect Citizen’s Privacy Is A Warning For Europe And The United States

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World Privacy Forum founder and multi-government advisor Pam Dixon calls for policymakers to take lessons from fundamental failings in India and ensure a ‘Do no Harm’ ethos is the foundation for regulations to protect privacy India’s ‘Aadhaar’ digital biometric system mandatory for vital government and public services has currently virtually no data and privacy protection legislation The […]