Infinite Campus DDoS Attack Disrupts Oklahoma Students’ Access

In response to news that Infinite Campus, which serves 7+ Million US students in grades 1-12 (in 2000 districts across 45 states), was hit with a DDoS Cyber attack limited parental access to Oklahoma City schools site, an expert with Corero Network Security offers insight. Sean Newman, Director Product Management at Corero Network Security: “The attack on Oklahoma City’s […]

Tesco Bank Could Be Fined A Record £30 For Its 2016 Cyberattack

In light of the news that Tesco Bank could be fined a record £30m for its 2016 cyberattack, please see comment below from David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “While the cyberattack on Tesco Bank occurred in 2016, this breach could result in the Financial Conduct […]

Number Of Businesses Reporting A Cyber Attack Has Doubled

The 2018 Travelers Risk Index has found cyber risks are the No. 2 concern across all business sizes and industries, and the percentage of businesses reporting they have been the victim of a cyber-attack has doubled. It also found that 52 percent of respondents believe that suffering a cyber-attack is inevitable. Tim Erlin, Vice President of Product Management […]

The Access Management Headache – IT Teams Across EMEA Prescribed Unified Access Management To Ease Access Pains

Digital innovation is driving the necessary transformation for businesses to survive in today’s challenging macro-economic and global business landscape. Digital business transformation is critical to driving profitability, growth, customer satisfaction and increased speed-to-market. As such, the adoption of digital technologies is accelerating at an unprecedented rate and a huge proportion of this is the investment […]

Fake Finance Apps On Google Play Target Users From Around The World

Cybercrooks use bogus apps to phish six online banks and a cryptocurrency exchange. Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand and Australia (CommBank, ANZ, ASB Bank), the United Kingdom (TSB Bank), Switzerland (PostFinance) and Poland […]

British Bank Customers Lose £500m

In light of the figures from UK Finance this morning, revealing that £500m was stolen from customers of British banks in the first half of 2018, please find comment below from Brooks Wallace, VP of Global Sales for Trusted Knight. Brooks Wallace, VP Global Sales at Trusted Knight: “It’s not going to come as much of […]

Google’s Chrome Sync Change

Starting with Chrome 69, Google has implemented a Chrome/Sync change that would automatically sign a Chrome user into a google site that was accessed. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust: “The change in Chrome’s behavior is part of Google’s efforts to stay compliant with GDPR and other consumer data privacy regulations, some of which, […]

Present And Future Of Crypto Threats

Despite the volatility that is characterizing cryptocurrencies, mining is still a lucrative business for cyber criminals. Recent academic research has shown that only the embedded cryptocurrency miner CoinHive is generating $250,000 worth of Monero every month, most of it (80%) going to just 10 individuals. In a previous blog post, I explained the reasons why cryptojacking […]

Microsoft’s Move To Eliminate Passwords

Microsoft has announced at the Ignite conference that they are trying to eliminate passwords by allow access to the Azure Active Directory applications without passwords through its’ Microsoft Authenticator app.  This application will use a combination of the user’s smartphone, fingerprints, face identification or PIN to access the software and data. IT security experts commented […]

De-Risking Digital Transformation

Small businesses in the dark about cyber security

From small businesses to global conglomerates, digital transformation is taking place across all sectors and sizes of organisations. It is one of the key decisions that business decision makers find themselves faced with. Studies have found that 96% of companies consider it important or critical to their development, whilst MIT Centre for Business discovered that digital transformation can have […]