Cyber Security News, Articles and Updates

UK commits to a safer Commonwealth in cyber-space

The Prime Minister has announced that the UK will give up to £15 million to the Commonwealth countries to help them strengthen their cyber-security capabilities and help tackle cyber-criminal groups as well as hostile state actors.

Ikea's TaskRabbit investigating cyber-security incident

Ikea's freelance labour marketplace Task Rabbit temporarily shut down its app and website amid an investigation of a "cyber-security incident."

RSA: Major tech companies band together to fight cyber-attacks

Possibly the second most ambitious crossover in history after Infinity War. Thirty eight companies have signed an accord to develop long-term, wide-reaching cyber-security akin to a "Digital Geneva Convention."

Building your cyber startup - A beginner's guide

What do cybersec professionals need to know to build a cyber-business? Guidance from one of the UK's leading cyber-security accelerators.

£13.5 million cyber-innovation centre to be built at London Olympic Park,

A £13.5 million cyber-innovation centre is to be built at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, intended to boost the thriving East London digital cluster and help create 2,000 UK jobs in cyber-security.

Cyber-security isn't perfect, but you can cut the risks by doing the basics

Implementation of basic cyber-security practices isn't just down to the IT department, however, but needs to be enforced at all levels of an organisation, from the very top to the very bottom.

Is your business responding to the evolving cyber-security landscape?

Businesses, under constant threat of cyber-attack, have been forced to change the way they view and manage cyber-security to ensure they're not leaving themselves vulnerable.

Researchers uncover BranchScope, a new Intel processor vulnerability

Cyber-security researchers from four major universities have disclosed a new processor-based vulnerability called BranchScope similar to Spectre/Meltdown, but is immune to the fixes put in place that patch those vulnerabilities.

Build security into the fabric of your organisation

Use the lessons learned from past attacks, ensure security is a high priority in the organisation and train staff appropriately, plus source solutions that are both reputable, transparent and independently audited.

UK launching Cyber Security Export Strategy today to support sales

The UK is responding to finding itself in conflict with Russia by flaunting its cyber-skills and promoting exports to its allies with a new cyber security export strategy.

Cybersecurity needs to move into cloud faster

As DevOps is becoming DevSecOps, cloud is being put at the heart of cyber-security by some; a cloud-first approach to cyber-security puts you at a starting point of natively operationalising security so it can scale with demand.

Rush to the cloud pits speed of adoption against ensuring security

The widespread drive to adopt cloud services is exposing a growing rift in UK enterprises between speed of adoption and cyber-security, according to a new study.

Planes, trains and automobiles: the importance of privacy and data security

The fact is that 'shoulder-surfing' or 'visual hacking' is a threat to organisational data that is just as serious as any other, and not one to be ignored.

Inclusion in Cyber-security: How mentorship could boost bottom lines, study

While minority professionals make up a significant portion of the cyber-security workforce, a recent US study found they are still underrepresented across senior roles within their organisations which could be hurting their bottom line.

Does Mosquito air-gapped computer exploit lack real-world bite?

The Cyber-Security Research centre at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel has published research demonstrating how air-gapped computer security can be bypassed using covert speaker-to-speaker.

Is your company a cyber-security 'Tough Mudder?'

There are some difficult obstacles to overcome in the cyber-security tough-mudder challenge, from ransomware and phishing to insider threats and GDPR, but thorough preparation can boost your chances of success.

Cryptocurrency: just for tax avoidance & paying cyber-hold-ups anonymously?

At a cursory glance, the cryptocurrency landscape looks an awful lot like the old Wild West - lawless, volatile, open; no viable law enforcement in sight. But is there also a more positive side to blockchain technology?

Cyber-security executive changes

A breakdown of the members of the cyber-security industry who have been assigned new roles and will be starting new roles in the near future.

Hospitality industry is key infosec battleground

The hospitality industry has become an unlikely front line in the cyber-security battle, as a combination of desirable personal data, high-net worth individuals and complex network topography has seen attacks rise significantly.

IT pros don't learn from cyber-attacks, study

When it comes to repeating mistakes, the words of former President George W. Bush should apply just as much to cyber-security as they do to the security of the nation.

US tax collector breach victims double original estimate

As typical with most breaches initially underestimating the overall impact of a cyber-security "incident," the hack of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue in the US was more than twice as large than originally anticipated.

SEC issues cyber-security guidance disclosure

"Principles-based" guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Wednesday clarifies how the commission views the disclosure responsibility of public companies that have fallen victim to a cyber-attack.

Not-for-profit Open Bug Bounty announces 100K fixed vulnerabilities

The not for profit bug bounty hunters of Open Bug Bounty recently announced its number of recorded bug bounties had reached 100,000 and it had completed the revision of its internal process to comply with ISO 29147 standards.

SC Congress 2018: More must be done to improve infosec diversity

A greater range of candidates could tackle cyber skills shortage. The cyber-security industry is facing a skills gap and bringing in under-represented groups of people could help fill those key roles.

How to stop the travel scammers taking you for a ride

The travel industry needs to act swiftly: the airline sector alone faces estimated losses of €1 billion a year from ticket fraud. It's time to improve fraud prevention and get better at attempts to hack back-end systems.

Olympic torch lights the way for cyber-criminals

The potential for cyber-attacks being launched during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang against those attending the games, is so strong that US CERT has issued cyber-security guidelines for those visiting.

Study claims most businesses lack cyber-expertise to prevent attacks

The majority of businesses lack cyber-security expertise to prevent cyber-attacks and protect customers, according to a recent study.

Every NHS trust failing on patching, officials admit

In an astonishing admission, Department of Health (DoH) officials have admitted that every single NHS trust in the UK has failed to meet cyber-security standards.

Safer Internet Day: Data privacy is a necessity, not a luxury

Having good privacy processes go well beyond GDPR compliance. Organisations which have better privacy maturity experience fewer and less costly breaches of their data, compared with 74 percent of privacy-immature organisations.

Russian dark web ad for new GandCrab ransomware-as-a-service discovered

Researchers investigating the newly discovered GandCrab ransomware have learned how its authors are marketing the malicious program as a ransomware-as-a-service package to potential buyers on the dark web.