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Dean is Features Editor at IT Security Guru. Aside from cyber security and all things tech, Dean's interests include wine tasting, roller blading and playing the oboe in his Christian rock band, Noughts & Crosses.

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Short, Stealthy, Sub-Saturating DDoS Attacks Pose Greatest Security Threat to Businesses

The greatest DDoS risk for organisations is the barrage of short, low volume attacks which mask more serious network intrusions, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report from Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions.  According to new Corero research, which highlights DDoS attack attempts against its customers, short, frequent, low-volume DDoS ... Read More »

Singapore, Australia forge cyber security ties

Singapore and Australia are forging closer ties in cyber security through joint efforts to build a secure and resilient cyber space that will contribute to the progress of both countries. In a two-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) inked by the two countries on 2 June 2017, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and the Australian government will conduct regular information ... Read More »

How is cybercrime evolving? Jaff ransomware tied to Russian Dark Web market trading stolen card data

One of the fastest-rising and newest ransomware strains dubbed Jaff has been found to have links with a “refined” dark web marketplace that trades stolen credit card and other financial data. Both Jaff ransomware and the unnamed underground cybercrime marketplace share the same server space, according to security researchers. The ties between the malware and the dark web store hint at the way cybercriminals are evolving. ... Read More »

London Bridge attacks: Theresa May wants to ‘deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online’

Britain’s prime minster Theresa May called for regulating the internet in the wake of the London Bridge attack, which took the lives of seven people on Saturday. May called for new cyberspace rules that would “deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online.”  “We need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risks of extremism online,” Britain’s prime minister said in ... Read More »

Chinese ‘Fireball’ Malware Infects 250 Million Computers

The security firm Check Point says it has found a malware infection of staggering scope and destructive potential. Originating in China, the “Fireball” malware package is believed to have infected more than 250 million computers worldwide and is present on 20% of corporate networks, with major infection centers in India, Brazil, and Mexico. Check Point calls it “possibly the largest infection operation ... Read More »

The hunt for the best cyber security talent in Europe begins

The hunt is on to find the UK’s best cyber talent to represent the country in the prestigious European Cyber Security Challenge competition later this year. Cyber Security Challenge UK is looking for 10 candidates; aged 14-25, that have an outstanding aptitude for codebreaking, social engineering and digital forensics to compete against the best talent in Europe. And this year, the rules have changed. Young industry professionals are invited to take ... Read More »

ZoneFox unveils product update to assist with GDPR and other key regulatory compliance

 ZoneFox, a world-class security platform that effectively combats the growing issue of insider threats to businesses through user behaviour analytics and machine learning, today launches its latest product version, ‘ZoneFox 3.3’. It centres around a specialist feature known as ZoneFox Compliance Reporting, which has been specifically designed to assist businesses with some of the key requirements they must follow in ... Read More »

Bodies Held to Ransom – Tsar Team Hack

This week saw thousands of private photos leaked online, following the hack of a Lithuanian cosmetic surgery clinic. The cybercriminals, who have dubbed themselves the ‘Tsar Team’, have leaked images they claim come directly from the Grozio Chirurgija clinic services. This follows the group holding the images, many of which were sensitive in nature, to ransom. Dozens of people approached ... Read More »

Skilled Cybersecurity Employee Shortage Tops List of Barriers to Effective Threat Detection & Management, Survey Finds

The leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, Alert Logic, has announced the results of their recent survey, revealing the latest data points and trends in cybersecurity. The survey was conducted in the UK, Benelux and Nordics, amongst 317 professionals in the security industry. Cybersecurity is all about preventing, detecting and remediating both internal and external threats which companies and government organisations ... Read More »

Artificial intelligence: beating the burnout in security incident response

Matt Walmsley,
EMEA Director - Vectra Networks

The number of threats that organisations are being subjected to is increasing exponentially. As a result, security incident response (IR) teams are being faced with an unprecedented dilemma. Once acting as a reactive, first line of defence against threats flagged by operational units within the organisation, IR teams and their skillsets are evolving to become proactive and preventative, with an ... Read More »