Stolen Credentials Of FTSE 100 Employees Tripled In 2017

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Report from Anomali reveals more than three quarters of UK’s largest businesses exposed by compromised credentials Anomali, has today released a new report that identifies major security trends threatening the FTSE 100*. The volume of credential exposures has dramatically increased to 16,583 from April to July 2017, compared to 5,275 last year’s analysis. 77% of […]

How Criminals Can Steal A Car Without The Keys

A video was released yesterday showing CCTV footage of a ‘relay’ crime, where thieves steal a vehicle without ever laying a finger on the keys. Adam Brown, Manager of Security Solutions at Synopsys commented below. Adam Brown, Manager of Security Solutions at Synopsys:  “This attack can be performed on keyless systems in cars and relates to a flaw in design. Keyless […]

Scientists Develop Hack Proof, High Speed Encryption To Secure Internet

News broke overnight that scientists have developed a new system with high-speed encryption properties that drives quantum computers to create theoretically hack-proof forms of data encryption, said report. The novel system is capable of creating and distributing encryption codes at megabit-per-second rates, which is 5 to 10 times faster than existing methods and on par with current internet speeds when running several systems […]

Bitcoin Gold Issues Critical Security Alert After Hacker Gains Access

‘Bitcoin Gold has issued a critical security alert after it is thought that cyber criminals have infiltrated the Windows Wallet. Bitcoin Gold has issued a statement that they have found a suspicious file of unknown origin on a link on their download page and on their Github release page file downloads. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at […]

A New Mirai Variant Is Spreading Quickly

According to a recent blog, an IT security firm noticed big upticks on port 2323 and 23 scan traffic, with almost 100k unique scanner IPs coming from Argentina. After investigation, the firm was confident that this activity was a new Mirai variant. Christopher Littlejohns, EMEA Manager at Synopsys commented below. Christopher Littlejohns, EMEA Manager at Synopsys:  “The odds are that Mirai […]

Government Announces Plans For Cybersecurity Skills Investment In Industrial Strategy

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The government has just announced a new strategy for industry that aims to tackle weak productivity and bolster businesses to counter any new problems caused by Brexit. The strategy highlights the need for improving digital skills especially in cybersecurity. Paul Farrington, Manager- EMEA Solution Architects at Veracode commented below. Paul Farrington, Manager- EMEA Solution Architects at […]

2018 Data Security Predictions

From the HBO cyber attack which leaked episodes of Game of Thrones, to the worldwide Wannacry attack which targeted different industries in a range of countries, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and organised when it comes to malicious attacks, employing a range of tactics to ensure maximum disruption and financial gain. As a result, 2017 […]

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%, […]

NHS Digital Is Investing £20million For A Central Cybersecurity Unit

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Following the news that NHS Digital is investing in a central cybersecurity unit with a team of ethical hackers. IT security experts commented below. Rob Bolton, Director and GM, Western Europe at Infoblox:  “Our recent research found that 1 in 4 UK healthcare IT professionals do not feel confident in their organisation’s ability to defend […]

Nine In Ten UK Consumers Have Security Concerns Around Connected Cars

Despite fears, nearly 20% already own an IoT-ready vehicle  Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces new research revealing the security concerns UK consumers associate with connected devices, including cars. Surveying 1,000 consumers across the US and UK, the findings show that over half of Brits now own at least […]