Security Issues: New Amazon Service To Deliver Directly Into Car Boots

Amazon has announced its “Key In-Car” service, delivering packages directly to people’s connected cars. IT security experts commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “Amazon’s latest service – a continuation of their Amazon Key deliveries to the home – feels like another huge test of consumer trust, especially given the flaws that the Key […]

Security In DevOps Is Lagging Despite Advantages And Opportunities, According To New Study by 451 Research And Synopsys

Survey Reveals Only Half of CI/CD Workflows Include Application Security Testing Elements Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today released new data that highlights the opportunities and challenges of DevSecOps, an emerging paradigm in which DevOps teams incorporate application security into their continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows. The 451 Research report commissioned by Synopsys, DevSecOps Realities and […]

2018 DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey Release

This year’s DCMS cyber breaches survey has just been released. It highlights the continued pressure that businesses are under from cyber-attacks as well as what they are – or are not – doing to defend themselves against threats. Key findings include: Training has not increased, with only a fifth (20%) of businesses having had staff attend […]

Check Point Researchers Discover Next Generation Phishing Kit

Researchers at Check Point, a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, and cyber intelligence company CyberInt, have discovered a new generation of phishing kit that is readily available on the Dark Web. Created by a cyber-criminal known as ‘[A]pache’, the kit makes it simple for those with very little technical ability to carry out their […]

Five Network Security Pitfalls That Could Be Putting Your Organisation At Risk

In a world where high-profile data breaches have become the norm, cyber security has quickly become a top priority for organisations of all sizes, in all industries. Barely a week seems to go by without news of another cyber attack hitting the headlines, prompting businesses to invest heavily in next-generation technologies in an attempt to […]

Cyber Risks in the Manufacturing Industry

The manufacturing industry is among the most advanced in the world for its adoption of digital platforms. Robotic and connected sensor technology are now mainstream throughout most factories, allowing manufacturers to gather insights in real time. The use of digital technology in manufacturing is nothing new, it has been embedded within processes for decades, and […]

Global Cybercrime Based Economy Generates Over $1.5 Trillion According To New Study

New study reveals that $1.5 trillion is the total generated by cybercriminals, with headline figures as follows. Illicit, illegal online markets = $860 billion Trade secret, IP theft = $500 billion Data trading** = $160 billion Crimeware/CaaS (Cybercrime-as-a-Service) = $1.6 billion Ransomware*** = $1 billion Total Generated by Cybercrime = $1.5 trillion *totals are approximate **Revenues derived […]

Bank Botched Upgrade – ‘Data Breaches Should Never Have Happened’

Professor Shujun Li, Director of Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) and Professor of Cyber Security at the School of Computing, University of Kent commented below on the chaos faced by 1.9 million customers of the TSB. Professor Shujun Li, Director at the University of Kent: ‘there have been data breaches that should have never happened […]

Tech-Support Scammers Are Ramping Up Attacks, Says Microsoft

Microsoft overnight announced that it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who’d come in contact with tech-support scammers via a cold call, spam, or the web. The reports from customers last year were up 24 percent on 2016, with filings coming from 183 countries. Despite being a well-known fraud, some 15 percent of Microsoft customers who […]

Google Chrome Ad Blockers

Andrew Proctor, VP of IT and Operations at OpenVPN: “AdBlockers have a very close relationship with your web browser. They can typically see the actual data you load in your web browser and purposely manipulate pages loaded in Chrome to remove ads and trackers. Fake adblockers can typically manipulate pages in any manner they want and […]