Mark Mayne

Half of cybersec staff taken off security, incidents double during pandemic: ISC(2) study

Half of cybersec staff taken off security, incidents double during pandemic: ISC(2) study

The global pandemic has seen cyber attacks grow and overall security stances slip, according to a survey from (ISC)² which says 47% of cybersec staff have been taken off security duties

Lack of network visibility driving schism between security and IT teams

Lack of network visibility driving schism between security and IT teams

A lack of business network visibility is resulting in a series of common internal disconnects between IT, network and security functions, with 84% of security and IT teams admitting a negative relationship.

Password security alert as half a million Zoom credentials up for sale

Password security alert as half a million Zoom credentials up for sale

Reports of more than 500,000 Zoom accounts up for sale prompt password security concerns

Darkhotel exploits zero-day in VPN to attack China assets

Darkhotel exploits zero-day in VPN to attack China assets

North Korean hacking group accused of sophisticated campaign against global Chinese government interests

Houseparty offers $1m bounty over hacking allegations

Houseparty offers $1m bounty over hacking allegations

Popular video conferencing app offers huge bounty after series of hacking allegations hits the headlines.

Obstacles avoided: Windows Defender scan found to be skipping files

Obstacles avoided: Windows Defender scan found to be skipping files

Concerns have been raised over recent warnings from Windows Defender that scans are not completing as expected

Drowning in data: More than a quarter of security alerts are false positives

Drowning in data: More than a quarter of security alerts are false positives

Better data, not more data required. in some cases security monitoring tools are producing more than 50 percent false positives according to new research

71% of CIO’s regularly blindsided by unknown devices

71% of CIO’s regularly blindsided by unknown devices

Businesses are spending millions on data protection compliance and insurance, but visibility of network endpoints remains a serious weak spot, according to a new report

MediaTek security vulnerability patched by Google

MediaTek security vulnerability patched by Google

MediaTek-su bug impacted huge numbers of mid-range Android devices, including the ones from Amazon, Nokia and LG

Ransomware posing rising threat to operational tech in industrial businesses

Ransomware posing rising threat to operational tech in industrial businesses

A gradual increase in adversaries’ internal reconnaissance skills and abilities has enabled them to target systems that are vital to support the chain of production.