Cost Of Cyber Crime Rises Rapidly As Attacks Increase – Ponemon/Accenture Report

According to the Ponemon Institute’s Cost of Cyber Crime report – the overall, the cost of cyber security for companies rose 22.7 per cent last year to an average of $11.7m, mainly due to a rising number of security breaches. The price of a cyber attack varies significantly depending on the kind of breach a company […]

Patch Tuesday – Rapid7 Comment

Affecting Microsoft Office

Microsoft has just released their patches for the month of November and Greg Wiseman, Rapid7’s Senior Security Researcher has provided his thoughts below. Greg Wiseman, Senior Security Researcher at Rapid7: “Web browser issues account for two-thirds of this month’s patched vulnerabilities, with 24 CVEs for Edge and 12 for Internet Explorer being fixed. Many of these are […]

Charities Unprepared For Cyber Threats

With an increase in online donations, charities are no less vulnerable than any other organisation when it comes to cyberattacks, and with the costs of being unprepared so high, this is something charities can ill afford. David Emm, Principal Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “The threat of […]

Facebook Asks For Nudes To Stop Revenge Porn

RBS signs up to Facebook

Facebook has asked for users to send the company their nude photos in an effort to tackle revenge porn. As part of a project being trialled in Australia, where, if you fear someone might use an image for “revenge porn”, you submit it to be “hashed”, which will stop anyone else uploading the a copy of […]

Forcepoint Enhances Human Point System With Increased Visibility And Enforcement To Protect Critical Data And IP

New human-centric security features bring together cloud access, data protection and network security capabilities to identify, adapt and respond to risk Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today introduced new features across its human-centric security portfolio that deliver critical visibility, efficacy and enforcement capabilities to enterprises and government agencies. Forcepoint is releasing more than 40 new software and hardware […]

Antivirus Software Doing The Complete Opposite And Spreading Malware

Wave of malware is hitting

Security researchers have discovered an exploit within an Antivirus software that takes advantage of the “restore from quarantine” function and allows a user to move a piece of malware from the quarantined folder to somewhere else on the victim’s computer, allowing the malware to be executed. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below. Javvad Malik, Security […]

What Is Private Browsing And How Can It Keep Your Information Safe?

ISIS hacker

Private Browsing (referred to as InPrivate in Internet Explorer, Private Browsing in Mozilla Firefox, and Incognito mode in Google Chrome) is a unique privacy mode where the browser doesn’t save browsing history, cookies and site data. Privacy mode can offer you some protection from prying eyes. By using a secret browsing session, you can keep […]