Skybox Says The New Minimum Cyber Security Standard (MCSS) Doesn’t Provide Enough Guidance For Public Sector Departments

UK government has just published its first attempt at setting a minimum cyber security standard for public sector organisations called the Minimum Cyber Security Standard (MCSS), which will be incorporated into the Government Functional Standard for Security. Peter Batchelor, Director at Skybox Security, argues that although this might initially look like progress, the document is ambiguous […]

GDPR Was Painful, But What Happens Now?

With the GDPR deadline now passed, the sigh of relief from IT departments up and down the country was almost audible. IT teams were thrown the challenge of working out what was needed to meet the GDPR guidelines as it was thought to be a security issue. It swiftly became apparent, however, that it was […]

Worried About IoT, But Hit By Malware: Kaspersky Lab Reveals Industrial Organisation Pain Points

Although they acknowledge the rising risks of connectivity, many industrial organisations are failing to put practical steps in place, to improve the security of their operational technology The trend for digitalisation, including increased connectivity and IoT, is growing among industrial organisations such as power plants, manufacturers, and water treatment centers, which rely on industrial control […]

NHS Set To Launch GP App

NHS is set to launch its own mobile app to put patients in touch directly with GPs. The app will allow users to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and see their medical files held by the surgery. Robin Tombs, Founder and CEO at Yoti commented below. Robin Tombs, Founder and CEO at Yoti:  “Improving the efficiency of the […]

Malicious Cryptocurrency Miners Gaining Momentum

WatchGuard’s Q1 2018 Internet Security Report reveals a rise in crypto-miner attacks and geographically targeted malwarecampaigns  WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report reveals that 98.8 percent of seemingly common Linux/Downloader malware variants in Q1 2018 were actually designed to deliver a popular Linux-based cryptocurrency miner. This is just one of several signs that malicious crypto-mining malware is becoming a top tactic among cyber criminals. The report details delivery mechanisms for these crypto-miner attacks and explores other prevalent security threats targeting small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) and distributed […]

CA Consumer Privacy Act

Technology industry executives commented this morning as part of our security experts comments series on the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 that was passed yesterday. Pravin Kothari, CEO at CipherCloud: “The trend in data privacy is not your friend right now. In the wake of the newly enacted General Data Protection Regulation in the European Union […]

ATM Fee Cut Comment: UK Takes One Step Closer To Becoming A Cashless Society

In response to the news that cash machines fee cut has prompted fresh rows and wanted to get in touch to share a comment from David Orme, SVP at IDEX on how this will move the UK further towards a cashless society with added support from biometric payment solutions. David Orme, Senior Vice President at IDEX: “The news […]