Survey News: 60% Of Security Pros Say Cloud Business Moves Too Fast For Security

FireMon State of Hybrid Cloud Security Survey: Lack of Visibility, Speed of Cloud Business Initiatives Hamstring the Ability to Secure and Manage Hybrid Environments  60% of respondents say cloud business initiatives are accelerating faster than security teams’ ability to secure them  FireMon today announced the results of its inaugural State of Hybrid Cloud Security Survey. The survey polled over […]

Dow Jones Loses Proprietary Info In Massive Data Leak

A proprietary watchlist of 2.4M risky individuals and corporate entities owned by Dow Jones has been exposed, after a third-party company with access left it on an AWS-hosted Elasticsearch database without a password. The indexed, tagged and searchable list includes current and former politicians, citizens with alleged criminal histories and possible terrorist links, and companies […]

Fingerprint Biometrics: The Key To Brand Differentiation

Traditional payment card issuers are under pressure. Once secure and established, they are now challenged on all sides. The digital transformation of our world lets small, audacious brands set up and trade with ease. With mere clicks they fill the screen of any smartphone or monitor, tempting consumers with innovative digital services. How can established […]

NEW REPORT: Surge In Phishing Attacks Over Encrypted Channels

Zscaler Releases Semi-Annual Cloud Security Insights Report  Leader in Cloud Security Reveals 400% Increase in Phishing Attacks in 2018   Zscaler, Inc., the leader in cloud security, announced today the release of its semi-annual 2019 Cloud Security Insights Threat Report – An Analysis of SSL/TLS-based Threats, which examines encrypted traffic across the Zscaler™ cloud from July through December 2018. The report, […]

TikTok To Pay Record $5.7 Million Settlement In FTC Children’s Online Privacy Case

 TikTok has received a record fine for allowing underage children to use the app, with the FTC revealing the Musical.ly app had 65 million users in the US, a “large percentage” of which were underage.   TikTok has reacted by requiring US users to verify their age when they open the app – this will be implemented on a trust basis […]

Why The First 24 Hours Is Critical In Managing A Cybersecurity Incident

OpenSSL Vulnerability a Reminder that Security is a Process

Over the past couple of years there has been a meteoric rise in cybersecurity incidents and it’s only a matter of time before the inevitable occurs in your organisation. Whether hit by a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack or infected by malicious programs or even becoming a victim to ransomware, the first-responder actions will often determine the […]

Attack On Critical National Infrastructure Is Imminent, Say Over Half Of Respondents To Infosecurity Europe Poll

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Convergence between physical and cyber environments is leaving businesses exposed  More than half (59 per cent) of respondents to the latest social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe 2019 – Europe’s number one information security event – believe that an attack on the UK’s critical national infrastructure is likely this year.  As more devices, systems and infrastructure […]

Google Ditches Passwords In Latest Android Devices

Following the news that Google and the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance announced that devices running Android 7 or later are certified by the FIDO2 standard, meaning that users can forego using passwords and instead use their fingerprint or a PIN to log into browsers or apps on their devices, a director at OneIdentity has offered the following commentary.  Security Expert, Director […]

Security Expert Comment: 5G Security Flaws

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MWC 2019 has been all about 5G becoming a reality in 2019. However, the University of Iowa has reported that a security flaw has been found in both the 4G standard and in 5G too.  Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee: “MWC is awash with news that 2019 will be the year of 5G. Promising faster speeds […]

Have You E-filed Your Taxes Yet? Change Your PW First

TurboTax maker Intuit notified users that a number of users that their accounts had been hijacked. Though not a breach of Intuit’s own systems, this was a case of credential stuffing, in which hijackers used old login credentials to break into other accounts. This is a perfect example of the importance of password hygiene – […]