National Critical Infastructure Breaches Expected During The Next Two Years

News broke today of a Black Hat research report which details major concerns among the Infosec community including critical infrastructure security, nation state attacks, enterprise security risks, and the implications of the NIS Directive and GDPR requirements. Almost half of the respondents cite a foreign power (terrorist organization, rogue nation or large nation-state) as the primary threat to […]

Employees Stealing Confidential Data Up 25%

The number of High Court cases involving employees stealing confidential data has increased by 25 per cent in a year, according to new figures. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: The insider threat represents one of the greatest challenges to businesses trying to stave off a constant barrage […]

Jewson Data Breach

US Gov data breach

In light of today’s news on the Jewson cyberattack, Niall MacLeod, Enterprise Solutions Architect EMEA at Anomali commented below.  Niall MacLeod,  Enterprise Solutions Architect EMEA at Anomali: “What’s interesting in the Jewson case is the timeframes of the events. The breach looks likely to have occurred in late August, with the breach detected on 3rd November, a week before the […]

2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon

The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, therelease of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense. IT security experts commented below. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist […]

UK Government’s ‘Cyber Discovery’ Programme

In light of the news that a £20m initiative to get school children interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government named the ‘Cyber Discovery’ programme, Anthony Chadd, Head of EMEA Security Solutions at Neustar, a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services commented below. Anthony Chadd, Head of EMEA Security Solutions at Neustar: “We support any initiative […]