InfoSecurity 2017 News, Articles and Updates

Taiwan police award malware-laced USBs as prizes for cyber-security quiz

Taiwanese police handed out malware-laden USB sticks as prizes for a security quiz given during an infosec conference in December 2017.

ICYMI: Industroyer; WannCry; InfoSec Bears; Infosec GDPR; Virgin routers

In Case You Missed it: Industroyer hits controls: WannaCry 1 month on; Infosec Bear hunt; Infosec GDPR role; Virgin routers vulnerable

InfoSec 2017: Dark web and economic downturns fueling insider threats

Economic hardship, availability of the dark web and the concentration of critical data in the workplace and have combined to create new opportunities for insiders.

InfoSec 2017: Is GDPR the new corporate social responsibility project?

With less than a year to the GDPR's honeymoon period ending, companies are working towards compliance but seeking help with commercial entities.

InfoSec 2017: Memory-based attacks on printers on the rise, says HP

Increase in use of printers as an attack vector for hackers: recommended that purchasing decisions include security considerations, not just price.

InfoSec 2017: Was there a silver lining in WannaCry ransomware attack?

Rik Ferguson, special advisor to Europol and a luminary of the cyber-security industry, told a keynote audience that there is reason to be just a little hopeful about ransomware.

InfoSec 2017: Can you purchase your way to GDPR compliance?

In a room full of people selling boxes to help with GDPR compliance, SC was told there is no box that can make you GDPR compliant.

InfoSec 2017: Veteran journalist Paxman says naught about cyber-security

Veteran journalist Jeremy Paxman's speech focused entirely on the General Election and said nothing about cyber-security at InfoSecurity Europe 2017 .

InfoSec 2017: Stella Rimington: Lessons of diversity from the Cold War

Although not addressing cyber-security per se, Dame Stella Rimington's keynote opening speech at InfoSec Europe 2017 painted a warts-and-all picture of MI5, offering some lesson's to today's information security industry.

InfoSec 2017: "If security doesn't work for people, it doesn't work"

People are now officially the strongest link in cyber-security and this people-centric approach demands that vendors make their tech easier to use, and organisations implement policies that people will choose to follow.