UK Warning About Critical Infrastructure Under Attack

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The head of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – Ciaran Martin will give a report today that reveals that critical infrastructure such as energy plants, communication channels, media platforms and all other critical infrastructure are being probed for vulnerabilities 24×7. He will also report that there are forces working to undermine the international system. Andrea Carcano, […]

Uber Hack

News broke overnight that the ride hailing giant Uber have disclosed a data breach that they previously attempted to cover up, taking place in 2016. The breach involved the data of 57 million users being stolen, and the company subsequently paying hackers £75,000 to delete the data. IT security experts commented below. Zohar Alon, Co-Founder and CEO […]

‘Final FantasyF XIV’ Japanese Data Centers Under DDoS Attack

Another major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack hit ‘Final FantasyF XIV’ Japanese Data Centers. At the moment, Square Enix, the Japanese video game developer, said that it’s aware of the problem and is “taking countermeasures.” The company said that it will provide additional updates when more information becomes available. Sean Newman, Director at Corero […]

Equifax Hits Back At Cybersquatters

News broke yesterday that Equifax have gained control of 138 domain names, registered by cybersquatters in the wake of their now-infamous data breach, in order to try and lure customers away from their legitimate ‘Equifax Security’ site for a variety of potentially concerning reasons. Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools commented below. Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools:  “This […]

Interview: PCI DSS – The Present And Future

Stuart spoke to Morgan Reed at NNT regarding the current state of the PCI DSS and what the future holds for one of the most widely-implemented cyber security standards. “Thanks for taking the time to talk to us today Stuart. I wanted to begin by asking you what’s the current state of play with PCI […]

Water, Electricity & Gas Most Likely To Suffer A Cyber Attack

In light of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month and with the threat of a cyber attack against Critical National Infrastructures (CNI) growing, Tripwire, a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, conducted a poll to learn what services the public thought would be most likely to have an outage as a result […]

Three Ways That Software Asset Management Can Help Minimise Security Risks

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Unfortunately, many organisations see Software Asset Management (SAM) as a compliance reporting tool and little else. This is in some ways understandable, taking into account the astronomical regulatory fines that the large software vendors charge each year. However, SAM can do far more than protect companies from regulatory fines. It can reduce software expenditure by 30%, […]