Atlanta Police Dashcam Footage “Lost And Cannot Be Recovered”

Police skimming the surface of cybercrime

Information on the fallout from the recent Atlanta ransomware attack is emerging, following a public budget meeting–including that years of police dashcam footage have been “lost and cannot be recovered.” Reports state that ⅓ of all software used by the city has been affected by the attack, and that it has assigned a whopping $9.5 million […]

Incoming GDPR Fines: 39% Of EU Businesses Suffering Data Theft

39%EfficientIP 2018 DNS Threat Report proves European organizations suffer most from global network attacks EfficientIP, a leading specialist in DNS security to ensure service continuity, user protection and data confidentiality, revealed the European results of its 2018 DNS Threat Report. The research explored the technical causes and behavioral responses towards DNS-based threats and their potential […]

The Risks And Far-Reaching Impacts Of The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Within IT, the skills shortage for various positions is fairly well known. There’s a hiring and education push for data scientists, IoT developers, and a host of other positions. An oftentimes overlooked but supremely important shortage is also occurring within cybersecurity. There’s a limited number of qualified people who understand the pressing need for improved […]

Prowli Campaign

40,000 machines at more than 9,000 organizations have been infected with a traffic manipulation and cryptocurrency mining campaign known as Prowli, which is siphoning off power from devices to acquire cryptocurrency according to researchers at Guardicore Labs. Alex Calic, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer at The Media Trust commented below. Alex Calic, Chief Strategy and […]

Snowden/NSA – 5 Years Later

EU Court Rules 'Safe Harbour' Invalid

It’s been 5 years since Edward Snowden leaked confidential documents to The Guardian and Washington Post before going on the run and eventually entering Russian territory. Ken Spinner, VP at Varonis commented below. Ken Spinner, VP at Varonis: “Five years ago, Edward Snowden become a household name. Whether you think he’s a hero or a […]

Smart Toys Hacking Risk – Can Consumers Trust EU Certifications And Retailers To Keep Them Safe?

Following the news that Amazon and eBay are among retailers pulling a brand of cuddly smart toys from sale after warnings they pose a cyber-security threat, Keiron Shepherd, Senior Security Systems Engineer (UK & I) at F5 Networks commented below. Considering the regulations and laws in place to safeguard children’s privacy, consumers might assume electronic devices and connected toys […]

Drone Security

Following this morning’s story that the regulation of privately owned drones is in a state of “chaos”,David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “The use of drones is becoming more widespread – and whilst this benefits organisations and businesses, it presents lots of dangers to consumers, […]

Limiting Cyber Exposure

Analysts at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit contend that any amount of defensive effort by companies will not be enough to thwart all cyberattacks. Gartner analysts say the best companies can do is limit their cyber exposure. Justin Jett, Director of Audit and Complaince at Plixer commented below. Justin Jett, Director of Audit […]

Facebook And Data Sharing APIs

It’s no secret Facebook has been under fire for the misuse of tens of millions of Facebook users’ private data. Facebook reportedly has had partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade, which allegedly began before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones. […]

Five Free Open Source Testing Tools You Can Trust

Free open source testing tools have never been more popular, necessary or front of mind. Recent news coverage of the open source Kayenta suite of canary testing tools launched by Google and Netflix not only demonstrates that industry has an increasing appetite for automated testing, but also that the need for such tools is far more widely […]