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Dan Raywood is the editor in chief of the IT Security Guru. A journalist with more than 13 years experience, Dan has been at the forefront of the information security industry.

As the news editor of SC Magazine he covered breaking stories such as Stuxnet, Flame and Conficker and the online hacktivist campaigns of Anonymous and LulzSec, and broke the news on the EU’s mandatory data breach disclosure law and a vulnerability which affected more than 200 sites.

Contact Dan on dan@itsecurityguru.org, by phone on 0207 1832 839

Could complacency be setting in when it comes to ransomware?

Chris Ross,
Barracuda

By Chris Ross, SVP International, Barracuda Ransomware may be a headline favourite, but the attack itself is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around in some form or another for decades. Since last year’s high profile global campaigns such as WannaCry and NotPetya you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who isn’t aware of the threat posed. But are the ... Read More »

DDoS Defence Demands a Hybrid Approach

Ronald Sens,
A10 Networks

By Ronald Sens, EMEA Director, A10 Networks Just imagine that a DDoS attack is crushing your network. Your enterprise’s internet pipe is under siege and almost to capacity. There is nowhere else for the traffic to go, making it impossible for legitimate user traffic to get through. So, what is the result? The attack is successful, your network or services ... Read More »

Turn your router off now, says FBI after Russian Malware discovered taking over the internet

People should turn their routers off and back on again to help halt the spread of a dangerous piece of Russian malware, the FBI has said. The software has infected hundreds of thousands of devices. It could use that army of routers under its control to collect information by reading people’s internet activity, or to shut down their internet entirely. ... Read More »

Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Reveals an Evolution of Malware to Exploit Cryptocurrencies

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals cybercriminals are evolving their attack methods to increase their success rates and speed infections. While ransomware continues to impact organizations in destructive ways, there are indications that some cybercriminals now prefer hijacking systems and ... Read More »

Getting your company out of a crisis situation

Leon Ward, VP Product Management,
ThreatQuotient

Why situation rooms hold the key to dealing with a data breach   You can imagine a scene in an action movie where the president is briefed on an ongoing incident, surrounded by generals, and chiefs of staff. Each in turn describe parts of the event, while the president asks questions and directs actions until the incident is over or ... Read More »

Microsoft patches critical Malware Protection Engine flaw

Microsoft has patched a remote code execution vulnerability impacting the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine – mpengine.dll – which provides the scanning, detection and cleaning capabilities for Microsoft’s various anti-virus and anti-spyware software including Windows Defender. The vulnerability is deemed critical in nature. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Techspot Read More »

Tomorrow’s cyber elite return to University of Cambridge for Inter-ACE cyber security challenge

Over 130 competitors from 18 of the UK’s leading cyber security universities will pit their skills against one another in a two-day cyber security competition organised by the University of Cambridge. Now in its third year, the Inter-ACE is supported by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre to attract the best young minds into careers in the sector. Up for grabs ... Read More »

EMEA in Firing Line for Evolving DDoS Threats

F5 Labs today released new figures highlighting how DDoS attacks continue to grow and evolve in EMEA. According to customer data from F5’s Poland-based Security Operations Center (SOC), 2017 saw a 64% rise in mitigated incidents. EMEA is also firmly in the firing line, accounting for over 51% of reported global DDoS attacks.   Reflecting the spike in activity, F5 ... Read More »

Dark Web Drug Taskforce launched by US DoJ

The US Department of Justice has launched a Dark Web Taskforce in a bid to catch drug-dealers who are hiding their tracks on the dark web. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine Read More »

Animals Adapt their Defences Based on Predators – we must too

Anthony Perridge,
ThreatQuotient

Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Obviously, he wasn’t thinking of cybersecurity at the time, but he could have been. Consider for a moment how each species has developed a method of defence based on a single criterion – the capability of its main predator. Some animals bet on speed, while ... Read More »