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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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Crypto botnets causing mass disruption

WannaMine and Smominru are causing havoc within the cryptocurrency realm with cyber criminals looking to take advatange of the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Monero boom. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Silicon Republic Read More »

Proof in the X.509 metadata pudding

Jason Reaves, a security researcher who last year demonstrated that X.509 certificate exchanges could carry out malicious traffic has now published his proof-of-concept code. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

NHS failing at cybersecurity

The Department of Health (DoH) has assessed every NHS trust for cybersecurity vulnerabilities and concluded that they all failed to meet the required safety standards. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Guardian   Read More »

Luminosity Link RAT exterminated

A UK-led operation with the support of Europol has resulted in the termination of the Luminosity LinK Remote Access Trojan which allowed cybercriminals to remotely gain complete control over a victim’s computer. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Helpnetsecurity Read More »

Is The Bright Web More Dangerous Than the Dark?

Bob Gilbert, VP Product Marketing and Chief Evangelist,

When an organisation is hacked, its customer data or other stolen information will often end up being sold on what’s known as the dark web. As I’m sure most readers will know, the dark web is a part of the internet where websites are not indexed by search engines and can only be accessed if you know the site address, ... Read More »

Cyber Readiness Report a Reminder of Financial Services Firms’ Complex Security Needs

Today Hiscox publishes its Cyber Readiness Report, surveying how prepared major institutions are to face cyber-attacks. Last year the report found many businesses underprepared for cybersecurity threats. The need for financial institutions to be prepared against cyberattacks is doubly pressing this year, following a raft of new regulations. These have shifted the mandate from one of annual compliance exercises to ... Read More »

Regulation within crypto currency markets

Alex Larsen, CFIRM,
Institute of Risk Management (IRM)

According to Reuters: “Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday it had ordered all cyrptocurrency exchanges to submit a report on their system risk management, following the hacking of over half a billion dollars of digital money from Coincheck.” Whilst the whole premise of blockchain technology and crypto currencies revolves around it being essentially unhackable, the exchanges that trade these currencies ... Read More »

Defending our public services from the DDoS of Things

Ronald Sens, EMEA Director,
A10 Networks

It has been described by the government as “the second digital revolution” and received £32m in funding to promote its benefits and development across the UK, so it’s no surprise that the Internet of Things (IoT) is high on the public sector agenda. And it’s growing: it’s predicted that by 2020 there will be an estimated 24 billion connected IoT ... Read More »

Growing Number of IT Pros Unaware of DDoS and Ransomware Attacks

Ronald Sens, EMEA Director,
A10 Networks

IT defenders face the increasing sophistication of adversaries who are responsible for the growth in size and frequency of cyberattacks – and alarmingly, many attackers have infiltrated corporate networks without IT even knowing.   According to a new report, nearly half (47 percent) of global IT decision makers say their company has suffered a data breach at least once – ... Read More »

Davos demonstrates rising concerns over data

Alexander Edwards, Senior Associate,
Rosling King

Theresa May’s speech to the great and good assembled at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos tackled key topical issues such as big data, the responsibilities of technology companies and online abuse.   These are significant areas of concern which will prevail for some time. Indeed, the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation will have a significant impact ... Read More »