Wednesday , 15 August 2018


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 »

Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2018 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline to nominate your Unsung Heroes in the cybersecurity space has been extended until Friday, August 24th, giving you another two weeks to get your entries in.   Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards will take place on the 3rd of October to celebrate and reward all individuals or teams that have consistently demonstrated their dedication to IT security, often saving the ... Read More »

AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon Aurora Serverless

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced general availability of Amazon Aurora Serverless. Aurora Serverless is a new deployment option for Amazon Aurora that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down database capacity with per-second billing for applications with less predictable usage patterns. Amazon Aurora Serverless offers database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and ... Read More »

Positive Technologies details flaws in mPOS devices that could lead to fraud and theft

Positive Technologies researchers Leigh-Anne Galloway and Tim Yunusov today outlined at Black Hat a number of flaws they have discovered in mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices, which can allow fraudulent merchants to interfere with payments, changing the amount charged and forcing customers to use insecure payment methods, such as magstripe. The vulnerabilities have been discovered in a number of market-leading mPOS ... Read More »

Phantom menace: mobile banking Trojan modifications reach all-time high

Mobile banking Trojans hit the list of cyber-headaches in Q2 2018. The number of installation packages for mobile banking – modifications which help attackers avoid detection by security solutions and to expand their arsenal – peaked at over 61,000. This represents a historic high; more than a three-fold growth when compared with Q1 2018, and over double the installations than ... Read More »

Accenture mid-year Threatscape report identifies five global cybersecurity threats

For immediate release – Organisations and critical infrastructure will likely experience a greater number of, and more-destructive cyberattacks, including physical damage perpetrated by highly funded rogue nation states and cybercriminals looking to disrupt business operations, make money or spy on targets, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Specifically, the report predicts an escalation of Iran-based cyber-threat activity; ... Read More »

98% of leading apps do not comply with GDPR according to Crownpeak study

Only one in every fifty apps is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) according to a study carried out by Crownpeak, a global leader in digital governance management. In a study of the top 50 Android apps and top 50 Apple apps conducted by Crownpeak in July 1018, 98% did not comply with GDPR. The study found that 79% ... Read More »

Data Privacy is hard, but finding the right DPO is harder

Eric Schrock, CTO,

Data is driving massive innovation and growth in today’s economy, forcing data privacy and security into its rightful place in the spotlight. But data privacy is hard, with only the best leaders capable of navigating its treacherous waters. After Cambridge Analytica and the rollout of GDPR, many of the biggest companies are now scrambling to fill the role of Data ... Read More »