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President Trump reverses position on ZTE ban despite security warnings

The Trump administration is working to lift sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE despite top intelligence officials' warnings that the company poses a security risk to the US.

What is Strategic Threat Intelligence?

There are generally three 'levels' of cyber-threat intelligence: strategic, operational and tactical, which serve different functions.

Why SIEM is no longer enough for today's threats

Modern security operations centers need to shift from traditional SIEM-driven SOCs to Intelligence-Driven SOCs says Yitzhak Vager.

Common-sense GoScanSSH author avoids infecting high-risk targets

Researchers at Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group have identified a new malware family, dubbed GoScanSSH, that compromises SSH servers. Well, those not attached to government, law enforcement or military domains anyway. Note: SC Media UK will not be publishing during UK Easter holidays, resuming 2nd April 2018.

Russia behind compromise of seven US states' voter registration systems

During the waning days of his administration after he'd ordered a probe into election interference, the US intelligence community reportedly told former US President Obama that Russian hackers compromised voter registration systems.

US intel pays £72,000 to Russian for NSA tools hacked by Shadow Brokers

The US intelligence community reportedly negotiated in secret to retrieve classified documents stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) by the Shadow Brokers and passed along to Russian intelligence.

Why global cyber-attacks just might be the wakeup call we all needed

More data and hack case studies should allow professionals to take a step back and place attacks into a broader context, harnessing the power of AI to learn from these breaches.

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China leads the hacking charts with the highest combination of impact factors ticked off on a matrix combining the potential capability and impact of possible attacker groups, thus presenting the highest risk.

Israel-UK cyber-security lessons - shared concerns, shared responses

Israel is under constant threat and conscription gives its army access to its brightest students - what can the UK learn from its approach to and understanding of cyber-terrorism?

All's fair in love and war?

It's not just Clinton's campaign that's believed to have been hacked by the Russian state, and collusion with cyber-crime is also suspected. Beyond Russia, it is time to establish new norms for government behaviour online.

Foreign government requests for cyber-crime information up 44%

Cyber-crime requests triple in three years as international agencies seek greater cooperation to combat the threat.

World-Check due diligence list leaked online, Thomson-Reuters admits

A list of people suspected of links with crime and terrorism from due diligence company World-Check has been leaked online, reportedly by a former associate.

IBM's AI Watson might be solving cyber-crime by end of year

Artificial intelligence could make catching hackers more elementary but will cyber-criminals adopt the technology and could it make cyber-security professionals redundant?

Twitter blocks US spy agencies from getting key terror alerts

The social media giant has taken a stand when it comes to intelligence agencies using the service to collect data.

Banks warned that malware that hit Bangladesh central is heading their way

A special bespoke malware seems to the at the centre of a massive cyber-fraud resulting in the theft of millions of dollars from Bangladesh Bank

ICYMI: Madison extortion, Cyber-sec challenge, United bug-bounty, French intelligence, and Anonymous/ISIS spat

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at suspected Madison extorortionists, Cyber-Sec challenge finals, bug-bounty criticism, French intelligence & Anonymous' ISIS twitter battle.

French intelligence services in crisis following Paris attacks

Following the attacks on Paris on Friday, the French government is scrambling to upgrade its intelligence capabilities which have suffered from under recruitment.

Anonymous 'getting in the way' in campaign against ISIS

Anonymous' campaign against the Islamic State's internet assets has been criticised as a move that only hinders security and intelligence services attempts to investigate them.

An attacker's eye view is worth 1,000 words

Cyber situational awareness can help protect against cyber-attacks, loss of intellectual property and loss of brand and reputational integrity, says Alastair Paterson.

Will we ever get ahead of the hackers?

The number of data breaches has continued to grow in 2015. Barely a day goes by without a company or country falling victim to a cyber-security attack, says Gary Newe.

Start building and testing your cyber-security plans, say experts

Prioritise your assets and prioritise the actions you need to take to protect, monitor, and then remediate and recover from a data breach, said speakers at the Westminster eForum in London today.

London-specific threat-intelligence launching via Mayor's office initiative

London-specific threat intelligence is to be provided to businesses in the capital, possibly as early as next month, via an innovative independent body combining the police, government and the private sector, instigated by the Mayor's office.

RSA 2015: Knowing which way the wind's blowing

Sharing of industry and government data, collated centrally to create a cyber-threat weather map is now underway in the US, with threat indicators being issued.

'Volatile Cedar' cyber-spies discovered

Cyber-espionage by newly discoverd hacking group dubbed Volatile Cedar, believed linked to a Lebanese political group, leads to hundreds of webservers getting hacked.

US President Obama calls for cyber-security collaboration

The US government and the IT industry continue to lock horns over encryption, despite the US president's plea for greater co-operation between government and vendors.