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Financial services industry most targeted with malware for second year

For the second year in a row, the financial services industry tops the charts as the most targeted industry with the highest volume of security incidents and the third highest volume of cyber-attacks.

Maritine industries target of suspected Chinese cyber-espionage group

The suspected Chinese cyber-espionage group dubbed "TEMP.Periscope" is targeting US engineering and maritime industries in its latest campaign.

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.

Meet the new SC lab team

There has been a growing sense from security pros that when they go to the various industry trade shows that the vendors are all promising silver bullets and it's increasingly difficult to separate which products will really help.

Healthcare sector's biggest threats come from insiders, report

Healthcare is the only industry in which internal threat actors are the biggest threat to an organisation, a recent study posits.

Intel says it followed industry standards with Spectre/Meltdown reveal

Intel is stating the reason behind its decision to not inform industry organisations and the US federal government of crucial flaws in its processors is it was following established industry reporting 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.

Russian actors mentioned as possibly launching Olympics cyber-attack

Naming the culprit behind the cyber-attack that hit the 2018 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony will never be nailed down 100 percent, but industry executives have gathered some evidence pointing toward a Russian group.

Now 50 cryptocurrencies used to pay for application security services

While many in the cyber-security industry see cryptocurrencies as primarily a facilitator of cyber-crime and money laundering, they can now be used to buy info-security services.

Allscript still recovering from SamSam ransomware attack

A new variant of SamSam ransomware was observed targeting multiple industries including government, healthcare and Industrial Control Systems in a series of attacks that don't appear to be highly targeted but more opportunistic.

IoT botnets will force governments to regulate IoT device manufacturers

As IoT botnet attacks continue to grow in size and effectiveness in 2018, the damage they cause will force the IoT manufacturing industry to add stronger security to their products.

£14.5 m cyber-security technology innovation centre plans announced

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport is to spend £14.5 million over three years on an innovation centre to foster the next of generation of cyber-security technology.

Students crowned UK's most talented in cyber-security

12 UK Universities compete for the cyber-crown at a competition backed by the NCSC, Leidos and NCC Group. The top three teams shared prize money of £10,000.