Gwent Police failed to inform up to 450 people that hackers may have accessed their confidential information after it found that an online tool that allowed citizens to report incidents to the Police was exposed to hackers.
How organisations can turn their biggest security threat — people — into their best security asset. But relying on people as the first and best line of defence requires well-trained professionals and there is a shortage.
Calls from around the United States pour into the White House Situation Room reporting power plants shutting down across the Northeast and Midwest, causing massive black outs affecting tens of millions of people.
Having recently introduced a new "Informed Delivery" service that could allow snoops to read scanned images of another person's or business' mail, the US Postal Service is reportedly now sending out snail mail notifications.
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.
People are very predictable when it comes to designing phishing attacks that appeal to a potential victims with people most likely to click on messages concerning money.
Mike Simmonds, managing director, Axial Systems believes employee attitude is as important as technology when securing data.
The talent shortage is widening. But, Kate O'Flaherty asks, what specific skills is the industry lacking and how can it fill the gap?
Training that doesn't take into account the way humans learn and consume knowledge is never going to work.The way cyber-security is taught in workplaces is that it's usually anything but academic.
Judging starts next month for the SC Awards Europe 2018 - the leading Awards for the cyber-security industry. Closing date for entries is Thursday 25 January - late entries until Thursday 8 February.
AI driven applications rely on machine learning to make decisions but they cannot yet think for themselves though that is coming. Neural networks and expert systems may be inspired by the human brain, but there is little comparison.
The book "Cybersecurity for Dummies," is now available free electronically and in print. It is designed to give all employees a practical understanding of cyber-security basics.
Without skilled and trained staff to analyse security threats and keep the organisational infrastructure protected, even the best security tools in the world wouldn't be fully effective, making businesses 'sitting ducks' for cyber-criminals.
Phishing, smishing and other types of malware are not going anywhere and the risks are only going to rise as mobile becomes a primary device for employees. Companies need to get ahead of the issue rather than responding.
Developers aren't choosing to ignore security issues - they don't have the skills or resources to create secure code due to a critical deficit in developer security training, especially how to manage vulnerable components effectively.
Dr Jamie Graves at ZoneFox explains why Chief Data Officers are crucial for future-proofing businesses and winning back the public's trust.
Check out the New Categories and get going on your entry now to be in with a chance of winning at the cyber-security industry's most prestigious Awards - then book your ticket for the gala Awards night presentations.
Some 26 percent of all accounts surveyed were of 'stale enabled users'; accounts - and 90 percent in one case.The risk is two-fold: ex-employee with unauthorised access, and the account can be hijacked by an external hacker.
Book Review: In Security. Jane Frankland shares her experience of being female in what is still a male-dominated sector, while advising other women and the businesses that employ them how to harness their talent and skills.
Two months after revelations that an Equifax breach had exposed information on 145.5 million US consumers, the company has added Scott A McGregor, former CEO of Broadcom Corp. to the board and to its technology committee.
When it comes to cyber-security, the problem is that while businesses and IT leaders are prioritising cyber-security investment, the investment in that security has always been responsive, rather than preventative says Steve Inglessis.
More than two thirds of companies struggle to recruit the staff necessary to defend themselves; the Center for Cyber Safety and Education suggests a workforce gap of 1.8 million by 2022. What can be done asks Jay Coley.
Email fraud can only be solved using technology to improve what is, and always has been, an inherently unsafe communication method says Nick Yarham. Remove threats & halt fraudulent attempts before they reach the end user.
Doug Wylie says organisations must invest in security skills now, to secure their systems for their future, noting companies have invested in tech for a workforce not trained how to securely operate and maintain these systems.
Equifax CEO Richard Smith has abruptly retired following a massive breach that exposed the data of 143 million US consumers and thousands in Canada and the UK, and cast the company's security practices into question.
In order for an organisation to see a clear return on its SOC investment - an investment that can currently see millions spent and effectively nothing gained - it needs to ask where its efforts are best focused says Luke Jennings
We can expect to see a cyber-security incident at a category one level within the next few years. The government specifying what it will buy is an effective way of changing the market - Ian Levy, technical director, NCSC
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.
Jeremy Fleming, deputy director general of MI5, has been appointed to succeed Robert Hannigan as director GCHQ today.