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Okta research says slow tech upgrades puts companies at risk

Okta research says slow tech upgrades puts companies at risk

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Research from security company Okta is claiming that companies which aren't agile on technology upgrades are putting themselves at risk of cyber-attacks.

Hacker claims to breach Amazon server, Amazon disagrees

Hacker claims to breach Amazon server, Amazon disagrees

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A security researcher claims to have hacked an Amazon server and dumped the information of tens of thousands of users online. Even though several sources appear to speak for the data's legitimacy, Amazon says it's nonsense.

36% of organisations have no cyber-attack response plan in place

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An alarming 36 percent of businesses have yet to develop a cyber-attack response plan.

IP EXPO: Responsibility and blaming the victim

IP EXPO: Responsibility and blaming the victim

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Today's panel at IPEXPO discussed the common bad habit of blaming the victim rather than the criminals who committed the crime.

SC Congress: Responding to a breach

SC Congress: Responding to a breach

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Sarb Sembhi, Thomas Naylor, Thomas Whipp and Matt Holland joined forces at SC Congress to teach a willing audience how to respond to a breach.

Video: Insurance industry 'will drag cyber-security into the light'

Video: Insurance industry 'will drag cyber-security into the light'

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Rapid 7's Trey Ford call for organisations to share data on security breaches to inform investigations, with regulation if necessary, while Rapid 7's 2015 Incident Detection Response Survey catalogues current concerns.

SC: Video Interview: Bankers v hackers with Dr Luke Hebbes

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Security professionals can't afford to work in isolated bubbles when the attackers are openly sharing information about system vulnerabilities, says Dr Luke Hebbes, Kingston University, in our SC: Video Interview series.

NCA leads international cyber-crime exercise with FBI and Europol

NCA leads international cyber-crime exercise with FBI and Europol

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Silver Shadow draws together authorities from eight countries to test response by US and European law enforcement to a large scale cyber-attack.

How to prepare for the inevitable: SC Roundtable sponsored by FireEye Mandiant

How to prepare for the inevitable: SC Roundtable sponsored by FireEye Mandiant

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No one wants to plan for a breach, but its what you ought to do if you want to minimise the costs, data losses and reputational damage when the inevitable happens, hence the avid pre-planning at last week's SC roundtable.

SC Roundtable sponsored by Venafi: how to respond to a breach - successfully

SC Roundtable sponsored by Venafi: how to respond to a breach - successfully

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Industry leaders gathered this week in the City of London's Sky Garden to discuss that most pressing of issues: How to respond to a breach - successfully.

Netgear patch delay left thousands of routers under attack

Netgear patch delay left thousands of routers under attack

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A Netgear router vulnerability remained unpatched for months after it was discovered by security researchers, leaving thousands of the devices under active attack.

Incident response - time is of the essence

Incident response - time is of the essence

Cyber-attacks are a top threat to organisations today; however, despite an increased effort to keep up with the rising scale and complexity of threats, IT teams are struggling to defend their networks, says Mike Smart.

Why your IR team should be more like Scooby Doo

Why your IR team should be more like Scooby Doo

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If you want to get incident response right you need to channel Chuck Norris and become a bit more like the Scooby Doo team, says SANS instructor Steve Armstrong.

Alert fatigue: When your security system cries 'wolf.'

Alert fatigue: When your security system cries 'wolf.'

Too many false positives inevitably reduce response times - and even response numbers - so raise the verification bar and thereby limit them says Chandra Sekar.

Organisations are compromised - time to Respond!

Organisations are compromised - time to Respond!

In the wake of successful cyber-attacks, and security incidents taking down some of the biggest brands on the planet, impacting critical infrastructure and banking systems alike, it may be asserted that, when it comes to technology, by evidenced implication, it would seem to be exposed, fragile and vulnerable.

Russia to establish new cyber-threat response centre

Russia to establish new cyber-threat response centre

A new state centre for cyber-threat response is being established in Russia this year, expected to be formally approved in March according to a Russian Parliament spokesperson talking to SCMagazineUK.com.

The science behind DDoS extortion

The science behind DDoS extortion

Don't capitulate, have a plan in place, and of course, prevention is better than cure when it comes to tackling the prospect of DDoS ransom attacks says Dan Holden.

RSA Conference: RSA launches additions to Security Analytics and managed service model

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RSA has announced the launch of new software and services to defend and mitigate against attacks.

European Commission calls for collaboration and incident sharing

European Commission calls for collaboration and incident sharing

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The European Commission's plan for a secure and open internet depends on national security strategies and cooperation.

Java security lead admits problems in platform and need to improve communications

Java security lead admits problems in platform and need to improve communications

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After a widely reported zero-day vulnerability affecting Java and another rumoured to be trading for $5,000, Oracle has admitted that there has been a 'relative silence on the issue' around Java security.

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