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Younger employees identified as main culprits for security breaches in the workplace

More than a third of senior executives believe that younger employees are the “main culprits” for data security breaches in the workplace according to a new independent study into attitudes of the next generation workforce about cybersecurity, commissioned by Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access. More worrying is that the study also ... Read More »

New vulnerabilities in Phoenix Contact switches endanger industrial networks

Phoenix Contact, a German electrical engineering and automation company, has disclosed four vulnerabilities in FL SWITCH industrial switches. These devices are used for automation at digital substations and in oil and gas, maritime, and other industries. The vulnerabilities were discovered by Positive Technologies experts Vyacheslav Moskvin, Semyon Sokolov, Evgeny Druzhinin, Ilya Karpov, and Georgy Zaytsev. The most hazardous of the ... Read More »

Ensono Announces Partnership with Alert Logic for Threat Detection and Response on AWS

Ensono™, a leading hybrid IT services provider, partnered with Alert Logic, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, to deliver continuous monitoring, threat detection and response for Ensono’s managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) clients. Ensono will leverage Alert Logic’s managed security service offering built on Alert Logic Cloud Defender suite to deliver increased security and compliance protection for clients’ data, workloads ... Read More »

MPs share concern over cyber threat to critical national infrastructure

New insight from global cyber security and risk mitigation expert, NCC Group, has revealed that two thirds of MPs consider the compromise of critical national infrastructure to be the biggest cyber security threat facing the UK.   A year on from the cyber attack on parliamentary emails, a YouGov survey commissioned by NCC Group has gauged the opinions of MPs in ... Read More »

Olympic Destroyer is back, targeting chemical, biological and nuclear threat protection entities in Europe

Kaspersky Lab researchers tracking the Olympic Destroyer threat that famously struck the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang with a destructive network worm have discovered that the hacking group behind it is still active. It appears to be targeting Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia, with a focus on organisations involved in protection against chemical and ... Read More »

CISO Chat – Allan Alford, CISO at Forcepoint

Allan Alford, CISO,
Forcepoint

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related to a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. ... Read More »

Apple fixed firmware vulnerability found by Positive Technologies

The vulnerability allowed exploiting a critical flaw in Intel Management Engine and still can be present in equipment of vendors that use Intel processors Apple released an update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, which fixes the firmware vulnerability CVE-2018-4251 found by Positive Technologies experts Maxim Goryachy and Mark Ermolov. For more details, see Apple Support. Maxim Goryachy notes: “The vulnerability ... Read More »

Only 26% of researched security vulnerabilities are resolved

New analysis from NCC Group has revealed that only 26% of vulnerabilities discovered over the last nine years by its research team are likely to have been fixed. For the first time, the global cyber security and risk mitigation expert analysed nine years of vulnerabilities discovered by its researchers. Of these, just 289 were classed as “closed”, meaning they were ... Read More »

Smartphone phishing campaign via WhatsApp offers sport shoes as “prize”

Since early 2018, some of your WhatsApp contacts may have sent you a very interesting offer for sport shoes: “Adidas is offering 2,500 pairs of shoes to celebrate its 69th anniversary” The message is followed by a link from which to obtain the promised item. Looking closer at the link in the message, there’s no dot above the short vertical ... Read More »

Alert Logic Adds C-suite Executives to Meet Growing Customer Demand for Security Solutions and Proactive Analyst Services

Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, announced new executives have joined the company’s leadership team to accelerate adoption of the company’s security platform and analyst services that protect organisations at a lower cost with less effort and faster time to value. Sydna Kelley joins as Senior Vice President of Customer Success & Technology Operations, Matt Selheimer as Chief ... Read More »