International Computer Security Day

Friday 30th November marks this year’s International Computer Security Day, an initiative designed to promote best practice in cybersecurity, but as reports of hacking attacks grow exponentially, what can businesses and regulators be doing to protect people from having their data stolen and their digital identities compromised? Yogesh Patel, Chief Data Scientist at Callsign, the authentication platform […]

2019 Security And Defence Predictions

The things that have been holding back Russia, China, North Korea and Iran from a critical infrastructure attack on the U.S. could shift. When it comes to nation state threats on U.S. critical infrastructure, we think of four key actors: Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. Each country has been held back from attacking the U.S. […]

FBI Disrupts Major Ad Fraud Rings

Following the news that the United States Department of Justice has announced that it has taken action to pull down two major ad fraud rings, unveiling a 13-count indictment to charge criminal violations. IT security experts commented below. Martin Jartelius, CSO at Outpost24: “It is estimated that ad fraud is costing organisations billions of dollars every year […]

Underlying Dimensions of Yemen’s Civil War: Control of the Internet

Recorded Future have just released research which demonstrates that in the midst of the ongoing Yemeni civil war, local and international players are waging a secondary war through internet control and other cyber means. Recorded Future’s Insikt Group assesses that dynamics of the Yemeni civil war are manifesting themselves online through a struggle over Yemeni […]

Atrium Health Data Breach Exposes 2.65 Million Patient Records

It has been reported that Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, revealed that data of approximately 2.65 million patients including addresses, dates of birth and social security numbers may have been compromised in a breach at its third-party provider AccuDoc Solutions. IT security experts commented below. Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer at Cybereason: “The Atrium breach is further evidence that […]

Drummer Boy Complex

As one who travels to the UAE on very regular occasions, and who has visited Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and worked in the Saudi Arabian MOD complex in Riyadh, as well as working on Special Projects at the Malaysian Military Academy in Kuala Lumper, I like to consider myself well versed, and tuned into in the […]