Mitigating Breach Costs

The average cost of a cyber breach for companies now exceeds one-million dollars according to a new report by Radware. Justin Jett, Director of Audit and Compliance at Plixer: “The numbers reflect the reality that breaches are inevitable and expensive. However, both sides of that equation can be mitigated if companies can locate forensic data […]

Do You Know Your Customers?

Responsibility for Cyber Security

Every third Thursday of each quarter, ‘Know Your Customer’ Day is held. The day transcends all industries, aimed at businesses and designed to serve as a reminder of how important it is to take the time to understand your customer. In the cybersecurity industry, it is equally important. When it comes to knowing the ‘customers’, […]

Who Goes There? How Blockchain Could Transform Identity And Access Management

Marc Vanmaele, CEO of TrustBuilder considers whether blockchain will become an IAM game changer From a niche cryptocurrency discussed only in the most technical and computing-focused circles, to an imagination-capturing marketplace featured in the mainstream press, bitcoin has undergone a transformative journey over the past decade. As part of this evolution, bitcoin’s public transaction ledger has gone […]

US Carriers Promise Again To Stop Selling Customer Location Data

Everyone knows that major mobile service providers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are actively collecting their customers’ location data, but not many know that they’re also selling it to the highest bidder.As discovered by Motherboard’sJoseph Cox, you can locate anyone as long as you know their phone number and, of course, if you are […]

South Korean Defense Agency Breached

Pravin Kothari

ZDNet is reporting that hackers breached the computer systems of a South Korean government agency that oversees weapons and munitions acquisitions for the country’s military forces. Local press reported that hackers breached 30 computers and stole internal documents from at least ten computers in October 2018.It’s believed that the stolen documents contain information about arms procurement […]

MEGA Data Breach

A newly revealed trove of 772,904,991 unique email addresses and more than 21 million unique passwords that have been aggregated from over 2,000 leaked databases was recently discovered by Troy Hunt, the security researcher who maintains HaveIBeenPwned. The records were stored on one of the most popular cloud storage sites, MEGA, until it got taken down, and then […]

What Does Brexit Mean For Cybersecurity?

Following last night’s failed Brexit deal vote, and the instability it has caused, Corin Imai, senior security advisor at DomainTools has given her views on where Britain’s exit from the European Union leaves the cybersecurity industry. Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools: “The UK is likely to face a plethora of cybersecurity challenges once article 50 is triggered. Information […]

BEC Scammers Targeting Payroll Diversion

News broketodaythatBEC scammers have responded to the flurry of attention brought on their practices in 2018 by moving towards a different tactic; impersonating an employee and issuing a fraudulent request to change their bank account details with the HR department. Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools: “As public awareness of BEC scams has grown in […]

Cyber Threats Among Biggest Risks In 2019, World Economic Forum Warns

According toreports, evolving cyber threats are among the biggest risks in 2019, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned.The WEF’sglobal risks report– ahead of its annual gathering of world leaders and business figures in Davos next week – called for greater collaboration between nations. A survey of 1,000 decision-makers from the public and private sectors […]

Less Than Half Of Firms Able To Detect IoT Breaches

A new research that has revealed less than half of firms are able to detect IoT breaches.  Only 48% of European firms can detect when any of their internet-connected devices have been breached, a survey shows. In the UK, this figure drops to 42%, the second lowest in Europe after France, where only 36% of companies […]