Medical Imaging Devices Are Vulnerable To Cyber-Attacks

The Israeli national media is reporting on research from Ben-Gurion University which shows that “unpatched” medical devices whose owners and operators don’t download ongoing security updates may be vulnerable to attacks. In their paper “Know Your Enemy: Characteristics of Cyber-Attacks on Medical Imaging Devices,” the researchers show the relative ease of exploiting these “unpatched” medical devices. The […]

Critical Industries Should Be Ready For A Cyberattack, Says UK Government

Penn State Univ. Cyberattack

News broke yesterday that the captain’s of critical UK industries have been warned by the government that they need to be ready for a serious cyber-incident. Sector-specific regulators are being designated in order to ensure that essential services are protected, and to impose steep fines of up to £17 million for non-compliance. Terry Ray, CTO at Imperva commented below. Terry Ray, CTO at Imperva:  […]

Cisco Warns Of A Critical Vulnerability In Its SSL VPN Solution

Cisco has confirmed a critical security vulnerability in its SSL VPN solution, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), which is arguably one of the most widely-deployed SSL VPNs on the market. Traditional VPNs, like Cisco’s ASA, expose an open port to the Internet which means that any remote user can connect to it. The vulnerability announced yesterday allows […]

US Government Pushes Back On Scale Back Of Whois Information

News broke yesterday that the New NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) chief has pushed back on the planned efforts to scale back Whois information, in order to comply with the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Tim Chen, CEO at DomainTools commented below. Tim Chen, CEO at DomainTools: “Whois data has been a critical resource in defending the openness, […]

Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks Reach 96 Percent Of Organisations

BEC runs rampant as conventional email security fails to detect display name deception; Agari enhances its Enterprise Protect functionality to deliver advanced protection against BEC  SAN MATEO, Calif. – Agari, a leading cybersecurity company, today published research revealing that 96 percent of organisations have received business email compromise (BEC) emails during the second half of 2017. […]

US ATM Jackpotting Attacks And ATM Safety/Security Myths

Hackers can Infect ATM With Malware

The US Secret Service is warning financial institutions that jackpotting attacks – where ATMs fraudulently dispense cash – are now a risk in the US, according to Krebs on Security. Two cybersecurity experts with VASCO Data Security (which serves more than 10,000 customers and helps more than half of the top 100 global banks protect their online, mobile and ATM channels) […]

Utilities ill-Equipped To Face Increasingly Disparate Cybersecurity Threat

100% of survey respondents say their cybersecurity function is not fit for purpose Utilities struggle to monitor their digital ecosystem more than all other sectors 85% of respondents say they don’t have a robust incident response program  All utilities organizations surveyed in the latest EY Power and Utilities Global Information Security Survey 2017-18 (GISS): Why wait […]

Are Drones Safe From Hackers?

Protecting sensitive data As drones enter the mainstream of commercial usage, concerns have arisen about the safety and protection of sensitive data they gather from theft by hackers.   There isn’t a week that goes by without news about hacking attacks against companies and technologies.  As the application of drones increases, the question needs to be asked: are […]

Cyberattacks On The Britain’s Critical Infrastructures

In light of the news that Britain’s energy, water and transport companies have been ordered to strengthen their cyber defences or risk fines amid growing fears that Russian hackers are planning an attack on critical infrastructure, Rodney Joffe, SVP and Fellow, Neustar and chairman of Neustar commented below. Rodney Joffe, SVP and Fellow at Neustar: “The Russians have been surveying […]