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Keeping the Lights on – Protecting the Energy Sector from Cyberattacks

Tom Kellermann,
Carbon Black

By Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Carbon Black When the Die Hard movie franchise got a reboot in 2007 the plot revolved around an attack on New York’s infrastructure, with our hero John McClane up against a gang of cybercriminals intent on gaining access to critical energy, water and transport control systems to wreak chaos and (naturally) make off with ... Read More »

62% of UK firms lack full cybersecurity insurance

The number of UK firms with cybersecurity insurance has risen in the past year — but less than half say their cyber insurance covers all risks. The second annual cybersecurity survey from research and consultancy firm Ovum, for Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO, found that the number of UK firms reporting they have no cybersecurity insurance dropped from 31 percent ... Read More »

86% of websites at risk from hackers for simple security oversight

Security scans performed on 218,000 Magento websites, the most popular e-commerce platform, revealed 86% are missing critical security patches, according a leading cyber security consultancy. The survey carried out last month by Foregenix focused on SME company websites globally, including around 15,000 in the UK, also revealed 2% of the websites analysed are compromised and currently being harvested for their ... Read More »

Stockpiling cryptocurrencies painting target on large businesses

Three in 10 (30%) large UK businesses have admitted to being hit by cryptomining attacks within the previous month[i], according to new figures released today. The research, commissioned by Citrix and carried out by OnePoll, quizzed 750 IT decision makers across the UK regarding the growing risks of cryptomining cyber-attacks. A recent study found that 50 per cent of large ... Read More »

Israel launches three-year program to boost cyber industry

The Israeli government said on Wednesday it is investing 90 million shekels ($24 million) to shore up the country’s cyber security industry as a global leader. Under the three-year program companies dealing with high-risk research and development will be eligible to receive up to 5 million shekels a year. The program will also help fund pilot projects in Israel and ... Read More »

62% of UK firms lack full cyber security insurance – despite a rise in overall coverage

This was revealed in a survey based on numerous interviews with senior staff in the security and IT functions of companies with more than 500 employees in the UK and ten other countries. It found that only 38% of UK firms surveyed have cyber security insurance that covers all risks. While most respondents said that their cyber insurance is not based ... Read More »

Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings

Apple works hard to make its software secure. Beyond primary protections that prevent malware infections in the first place, company engineers also build a variety of defense-in-depth measures that are designed to lessen the damage that can happen once a Mac is compromised. Now, Patrick Wardle, a former National Security Agency hacker and macOS security expert has exposed a major ... Read More »

Identity fraud falls for first time since 2014

New figures from fraud prevention service Cifas show a 5% drop in identity fraud in the first six months of 2018 – the first time identity fraud has fallen since 2014. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Financial Reporter Read More »

Oracle: Run, don’t walk, to patch this critical Database takeover bug

Oracle is advising customers to update their database software following the discovery and disclosure of a critical remote code execution vulnerability. The flaw, dubbed CVE-2018-3110 was given a CVSS base score of 9.9 (out of 10) and Oracle warns that successful exploit of the bug “can result in complete compromise of the Oracle Database and shell access to the underlying ... Read More »

Google tracks users who turn off location history

Google records users’ locations even when they have asked it not to, a report from the Associated Press has suggested. The issue could affect up to two billion Android and Apple devices which use Google for maps or search. The study, verified by researchers at Princeton University, has angered US law-makers. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »