What can we learn from reading about the exploits of a successful Russian cyber-criminal, and are there lessons we can implement?
New forms of algorithm can rewrite bits of their own code, making their inner workings unknowable to their human creators, hence new controls need to be created now, before mass-deployment of 'genetic AI.'
National professional body for cyber sec established - combines 17 orgs - just as gov criticised for inaction
National professional body for cyber security established as DCMS consults and Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy critical of government over cyber skills gap impact on CNI.
With up to US $143 billion annual expenditure to stem losses of US $6 trillion by 2021, SC Media UK's quick reference guide looks at the cyber-security market's direction and its main players.
Artificial Intelligence is the biggest issue for cyber-security, High-Tech Bridge founder and CEO Ilia Kolochenko told SC Media during Geneva Information Security Days 2018 earlier this year.
Reset 2018, held in central London yesterday, is a cyber-security conference with a difference, comprising insights from 15 female experts in cyber-security explaining the evolving cyber-threat landscape.
It is 100 years since women got the vote in the UK and more women are now speaking at Cyber-Sec conferences, alongside a renewed focus on recruitment and education. But momentum needs to increase. Kate O'Flaherty reports.
GDPR enforcement comes into effect today and the person responsible for overseeing and enforcing its implementation in the UK is Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham - so its time to learn more about her.
As the threat from Putin's Russia escalates, the West is bracing itself for further cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns. How sophisticated are its cyber-offensive capabilities and how might they be used?
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?
Competition clash: Cyber 9/12, the UK's first cyber-policy & strategy competition, & Cyberthreat 2018 where competitors gain elite technical skills, showcase breadth of talent and expertise needed to cope with the threats faced.
The internet is more than an infrastructure - it mediates human behaviour so it can have unprecedented impact - threatening our survival. It can be manipulated to constitute an insider threat on an unprecedented scale.
The talent shortage is widening. But, Kate O'Flaherty asks, what specific skills is the industry lacking and how can it fill the gap?
Expert members of the European Cyber-security Forum - CYBERSEC community representing the public and private sectors plus academia share their opinions on the top challenges we are going to face this year.
Late last year SC Media UK finally met someone confident that their organisation is GDPR compliant, ready for the new regulations coming into force in May: Stephen Schmidt, CISO, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Happy New Year! SC Media UK resumes news reporting on 2 Jan 2018. During the break, catch up on our experts' predictions for a range of positive and negative futures, from the impacts of AI to likely new Zero days.
Patrick Sullivan, director, security technology and strategy at Akamai Technologies explains the concept of Zero Trust perimeters and cloud perimeters in an interview with SC Media UK's editor-in-chief, Tony Morbin.
In a wide ranging interview, Lloyd Rush, UK Cyber Defence Centre manager, Airbus Defence and Space provides SC with insight into the latest attack trends, including fileless, plus the threat of criminal AI use and SOC responses.
Attacks on critical national infrastructure are growing in number and sophistication. So how big is the UK's risk?
Learning by doing. If you don't have - and practice - a breach recovery plan, then a simulation exercise can demonstrate why you should have one, identify your weak spots, and encourage you to take action to plug the holes.
News Feature: Interview with ex-GCHQ director Robert Hannigan CMG; tech leaders on the board; terrorists to achieve ability to wreak cyber-chaos in 5 years; DDoS as smokescreen/DDoS Awareness Day; active cyber-defence.
Google has launched of a range of personal and corporate security enhancements (below) this month. Google security expert Allison Miller, spoke to SC about the organisation's approach to security and privacy concerns.
In the face of external and domestic cyber-security threats, Saudi Arabia is taking significant steps to achieve cyber-readiness, but is being restrained by shortages of appropriately skilled Saudi-labour says Potomac Institute.
Continuous learner, persistence, curious and perceptive are among the top traits sought by employers when appointing a cyber-security professional as Doug Olenick reports.
SC Media UK has come up with our list of 20 SC Women of Influence in UK Cyber-Security 2017, selecting from an abundance of talent to promote female cyber-security role models
Clearer definitions between privacy, security, and trust - a mix of these areas can be a great place for innovations. Identification and authentication are two particular areas that lots of innovation can happen says Dr Fatemi Ardakani
Abeer Khedr has been the Information Security Director at National Bank of Egypt (NBE) since 2010. Since its birth in 1898 with a capital of £1 million, NBE is regarded as one of the oldest and most respected commercial banks in Egypt. SC's Ali Taherian caught up with Khedr to talk about some of the specific problems and solutions she deals with day to day.
Charities are being targeted by cyber-criminals but many are still unaware of the main threats facing them. Martyn and Valerie Croft undress some of the challenges facing charities today....
In Case You Missed It: The risk of cloud, WordPress vulnerability again, AA breaks down on cyber-security, why don't you patch and why don't more women do cyber?
A massive ransomware campaign attacked countless endpoints for the second time in just over a month, exploiting a vulnerability that had been patched months earlier. SC asks, why does this keep happening?
Rather than battening down your network in response to the insider threat, you could combat the danger through trust and engagement, as we learned at the SC Media UK Roundtable in Edinburgh - sponsored by Zonefox.
The latest figures show the number of female cyber security professionals is reducing compared with previous years. What, SC's Kate O'Flaherty asks, is the industry doing wrong?
In Case You Missed It: Why target WordPress?; EternalBlue further exploited; SC Awards Europe 2017 Winners; Buying GDPR compliance; Encryption targeted following terrorism attacks
The military conflict in Ukraine, and the accusations of Russian hackers targeting the Kremlin's political opponents in last November's US presidential election, have put cyber-security higher on the agenda of various countries in Eastern Europe. SC correspondent Jaroslaw Adamowski reports...
In Case You Missed It: £1m CISO: WannaCry- Exploit hoarding; Terror exploit kit; GDPR penalty driven; Dutch & 7 others ranked
After the previous weeks' WannaCry attacks paralysed public utilities, governments and major companies, SC wants to know why people are still paying criminals to unlock their data.
As Europe heads into the final year before GDPR comes into force, SC Media UK held a Roundtable to look at how to make your email systems compliant and avoid massive headaches.
What are we to make of Friday's events? how will we respond? and how might such an event shape our world in the days and months ahead?
SC's Tony Morbin visited Arriva Trains Wales in its Cardiff office to find out how the Welsh trains company was tackling attacks on its network.
This year's Security & Counter Terror Expo put a fine point on the importance of cybersecurity as well as the need to integrate it with other disciplines.
In Case You Missed It: Skype flaw Spyke; Nomx claims nixed; Linux law refuted? Locky's return; LDAP DDoS vector
Three-quarters of breaches are down to outsiders and a quarter to insiders, and 73 percent are conducted for financial reasons with half involving organised crime says latest Verizon report.
SC's Roi Perez spoke to John Young, IT security manager at the People's Postcode Lottery, about what it means for the organisation and the good causes players support.to have received ISO 27001 certification.
In case you missed it, this week we reported on the Turkish Crime Family mega-threat to iPhones, the Financial Conduct Authority, Wonga blunder, Met Police and the Charity Commission. * Happy Easter. SC Media UK will be closed until 18 April.
Search engines are the biggest aider and abetter of cyber-crime, according to the head of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit, speaking at a breakfast briefing last week.
As CISO of one of the largest private sector banks in India, Ashutosh Jain has his work cut out for him. Joining the bank after stints at Barclays, Axa and Bank of America, and armed with a background in auditing Jain seems well suited to face some of the unique threats that financial services face. Jain sat down with SC Media UK's Ali Taherian to discuss threat sharing, online banking, the role of the CISO and a whole lot more.
In Case You Missed It: AI limitations; NY breaches up 60%; iOS ransom scare; 1.4 bn records hit; Swiss AI SOC
Cyber-crime is almost as old as computers themselves, but a comprehensive law enforcement approach to the problem still eludes our grasp, as SC's Tom Reeve found when talking with the director of Europol, Rob Wainwright.
Business has long co-opted the language of the military to promote leadership, fight adversity, work as a team, and achieve difficult goals - but how much more relevant are actual military skills and thinking for a CISO fighting a live opponent? Max Metzger reports.
In Case You Missed It: SC Awards Finalists; 200 m icloud accounts breached; Trump cybersec spend; overcoming skills gap; ubiquity flaw
Every vendor is pushing a threat intelligence feed, program, and/or product. How does a lean organisation separate the hype from the actual value?
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