Password Spray Attacks Hitting Government Networks

Government agencies have been the target of password spray attacks in which cybercriminals try to pry open accounts that use simple or common passwords that they can then use to get into accounts to steal sensitive information.   DHS warns against using common or easily guessed passwords that can be targeted in password-spray attacks. — Martin […]

Key Findings : Verizon DBIR 2019

Verizon has today released the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), providing an analysis of over 40,000 security incidents and more than 2,000 confirmed data breaches investigated across 180 countries during the last 12 months.    This year’s report includes data from the FBI for the first time, and highlights the risks faced by the C-Suite, with executives […]

Experts Comments: Verizon DBIR

Warning to businesses from Millennials

The Verizon DBIR report has been made public today, and the key findings indicate an increase in cyberespionage and nation state attacks.   Some of the key findings of the reports:  C-Suite executives are the high target of social engineering attacks.  Increase in Cyberspionage attacked (12% compared to 2018)  Financially motivated breaches fell from 76% to 71%  32% of breaches […]

Freedom Mobile Data Leak

Access to High-Value Company Information

Security researchers discovered an Elasticsearch server belonging to Freedom Mobile, Canada’s fourth largest cell network, that contained five million logs of customer data. The data was exposed without a password and includes full credit card numbers, expiration dates and verification numbers stored in plaintext as well as customer names, email addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, […]

Binance Crypto Exchange Suffers $40 Million Breach

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has confirmed a “large scale” data breach in which hackers stole more than $40 million in cryptocurrency. One of the largest #cryptocurrency exchanges #Binance has been hacked in a large scale security breach — hackers stole over $40 million worth of #Bitcoin by @unix_root — The Hacker News (@TheHackersNews) May 8, 2019 Experts […]

Facebook Users Being Targeted By “Baby Sussex Scams”

In light of current events, scammers are targeting Facebook users with a new scheme that takes advantage of the buzz surrounding Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle’s new baby. This scam is a “bait-and-switch” style ploy that relies on a fake website to scan the user’s computer for private information like bank accounts and credit card numbers. […]

Executive Order On America’s Cybersecurity Workforce

The White House has issued a new Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce. America’s cybersecurity workforce is key to national & economic security. The Cyber Workforce Executive Order will encourage #cyber excellence by enhancing mobility and encouraging the development of skills. — Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (@CISAgov) May 2, 2019 Expert Comments:  Pravin Kothari, […]

Evolving Mobile Device Management Strategies

As organisations continue to innovate to realise efficiencies through the use of increasingly sophisticated and pervasive mobile technologies, many are continually challenged by the risks associated with managing an ever growing device estate. Successfully managing the complexity of multiple software and hardware mobile platforms necessitates a practical, secure and cost-effective way to manage, monitor and track devices.    This is best achieved […]

Microsoft New Privacy Focused Features

Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Microsoft unveiled new privacy-focused features which allow users to control how much data is sent back to Microsoft, as well as control how much data third parties receive when browsing the internet.  Today Microsoft is announcing a new three level privacy option for Microsoft Edge with Chromium. Unrestricted, Balanced, and Strict. — Richard Hay […]