To anyone unfamiliar with the term, ‘sandboxing’ might sound like something that toddlers would like to do at nursery school – or maybe a specialist one-to-one combat beach sport. It’s neither, of course. Sandboxing is actually the term the network security community uses to describe the technique of isolating potentially dangerous files that may contain […]
RedSeal released a report revealing that the UK Cyber-security skills gap is ‘at breaking point’ – the story is here.
The Department of Homeland Security has just refreshed its list of the 25 Most Common Software Weaknesses: here’s the DHS intro link and the Mitre link with specific CWEs.
Public sector organisations in the UK are in the midst of changing cyber security regulations. In mid-2018, the Government, in collaboration the NCSC, published a minimum set of cyber security standards. These standards are now mandated, along with a focus on continually “raising the bar”. The standards set minimum requirements for organisations to protect sensitive […]
According to this link: (https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2019/11/26/insights-from-one-year-of-tracking-a-polymorphic-threat/,) A Dexphot campaign was first spotted in October 2018 affecting thousands of computers, with attackers upgrading the malware over the following months to a level that left little to analyse. The threat had a surge in mid-June this year, when it landed on tens of thousands of computers. Towards the end of […]
Cyber security is supposed to reduce risk and be cost effective at the same time. It’s supposed to take the burden of legwork away from the CISO and his or her team. It’s supposed to reduce the financial and reputational risk posed by malicious actors in an efficient, intelligent manner. What it’s not supposed to […]
Creator of The World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee has proposed “The Contract for The Web” – a new framework to protect online privacy and personal data featuring nine guiding principles.
2019 has been another unprecedented year for cyber threats, with some of the world’s biggest technology companies, banks, political parties and even nation-states all coming under attack. It would seem that no one is safe. Our trust in the digital world and in the companies that have responsibility over, and access to, our data is […]
Security researchers have identified an exposed database belonging to online printing giant, Vistaprint. A spokesperson from Vistaprint has confirmed the unencrypted database exposed data from customers in the US, UK and Ireland. Vistaprint exposes customer data via unsecured database – #security #privacy #cloud https://t.co/OsFTeB2aXf — Nigel Gibbons (@NRG_fx) November 26, 2019
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up fast, here are security and privacy tips for online shopping from experts with KnowBe4 and Cequence Security.