Critical National Infrastructure Sector Lacks Skilled Cyber Security Workers

A recent report revealed that a committee of MPs and peers in the UK has criticised the government for its lack of urgency in addressing the cybersecurity skills gap in relation to critical national infrastructure (CNI). According to the report, the shortage in specialist skills and deep technical expertise is one of the greatest challenges faced […]

Cyber Thieves Stole £11m Of Client Money In A Year

In light of the news that cyber thieves stole £11m of client money in a year, please find a comment from Adam Maskatiya, General Manager, UK & Ireland at Kasperksy Lab. Adam Maskatiya, General Manager, UK & Ireland at Kasperksy Lab: “Lawyers’ and solicitors’ firms hold high volumes of sensitive information, so it is clear to see […]

Robocall Firm Exposes Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Voters’ Records

RoboCent, a Virginia Beach-based political robocall firm, has exposed the personal details of hundreds of thousands of US voters, according to the findings of a security researcher who stumbled upon the company’s database online. The researcher, Bob Diachenko of Kromtech Security, says he discovered the data using a recently launched online service called GrayhatWarfare that allows users […]

Trump-Putin Helsinki Meeting

Cybersecurity researchers from F5 Networks just released a report uncovering a spike in cyber-attack traffic targeting the meetings between President Trump and President Putin this week in Helsinki, Finland. Finland, which is rarely a target of major cyber-attacks, saw a majority of attacks originating from China that tried to access vulnerable IoT devices that could be turned […]

Cyber Security Incidents: Insider Threat Falls In UK (To 65%) And Germany (To 75%) Post GDPR, But US Risk Increases (To 80%)

Clearswift Insider Threat Index 2018 Organisations report that 38% of IT security incidents occur as a direct result of their employees actions, and 75% originate from their extended enterprise (employees, customers, suppliers) Ex-employees are responsible for 13% of cyber security incidents   New research by data security company, Clearswift, has shown that year on year cyber […]

Singapore Data Breach

Rapid Automation and Industrialization of Cyber Attacks

News broke earlier today that a major cyberattack on Singapore’s government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In response to this news, IT security experts commented below. Ramon Vicens, CTO at Blueliv: “It may be some time before we know exactly how the hackers got into the Singaporean government […]