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Almost a third of the UK public want political parties to erase their data

Almost a third (30 per cent) of the general public would welcome the right to get their personal data erased from records held by political parties and associated organisations, according to a poll1 of UK attitudes commissioned by SAS. With political parties increasingly targeting voters based on demographic and psychographic information, the study investigated attitudes around how voters’ personal data ... Read More »

3 Cybersecurity Risks It’s Time to Outgrow

Sun Tzu probably would have suffered a stroke if you told him that thousands of years in the future, sprawling and complex communications systems capable of semi-autonomous thought would unify communications across the globe and make the business world reliant on a finite set of technologies. While the context is different, “know thine enemy” is a concept as applicable to ... Read More »

Netskope Report Reveals Nearly 10 Percent of DLP Violations Come From Collaboration Cloud Services

Netskope, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of the June 2017 Netskope Cloud Report™ on enterprise cloud service usage and trends. According to the report, cloud DLP policy violations in collaboration services like Slack and HipChat are on the rise, accounting for nearly 10 percent of total violations this quarter. These services have skyrocketed in popularity as ... Read More »

Flaw in Virgin Media Super Hub leaves it open to attack

Researchers from Context Information Security have discovered a flaw in Virgin Media wireless home routers, allowing them to gain unauthorised administrative-level access to the devices. After reverse engineering software from the Super Hub 2 and Super Hub 2AC, manufactured by Netgear, Context’s Jan Mitchell and Andy Monaghan discovered vulnerabilities in a feature allowing users to create backups of their custom ... Read More »

Dvmap: Android Malware with a New Technique for Controlling Devices appears on Google Play

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered an unusual new Trojan being distributed through the Google Play Store. The Dvmap Trojan is capable not only of obtaining root access rights on an Android smartphone, it can also take control of the device by injecting malicious code into the system library. If successful, it can then delete root access, which helps to avoid ... Read More »

Synopsys Research highlights the Pervasive Use of Outdated and Insecure Third-Party Software

Synopsys, Inc. have today released ‘The State of Software Composition 2017’ report, following their recent investigation into the security of the software supply chain- arguably one of the most significant challenges the software industry is currently facing. Using their own software composition analysis product, Protecode™ SC,  Synopsys analysed real-world data, over a 12-month period (Jan 1st 2016- Dec 1st 2016). ... Read More »

Sport subjected to the same type of cyber attacks – Lord Sebastian Coe

Building strong relationships and forming key partnerships with stakeholders is the key to managing cyber security risks according to Lord Sebastian Coe, who was giving a keynote talk about Cyber, Risk & Resilence in Sport & Business during the final day of Infosecurity Europe 2017. Lord Coe stated that the world of sport is now “subjected to the same type ... Read More »

CISOs, Your Cloud is 25 Times Larger than You Think

A recent global study from Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), a world leader in cyber security, reveals that U.K. CISOs still fail to grasp the security risks their organisations face due to the rampant use of unsanctioned cloud applications. From popular productivity apps to free file transfer services, cloud apps are becoming increasingly popular within organisations. However, many of them are unsanctioned ... Read More »

Small businesses at risk by using freelance web developers

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today released findings from research investigating the dangers of turning over web development to an unqualified third party. Specifically, the research revealed that websites developed by “budget” developers, without portfolios or references, tend to be plagued with critical security failures. For this project, The ... Read More »

New Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security for ATMs and POS Terminals Closes Major Security and Compliance Gaps

With the tactics of cybercriminals getting ever more sophisticated, and with regulatory pressures also mounting, financial enterprises are up against increasing hurdles when it comes to future-proofing their ATMs, Point of Sale systems and Point of Service machines. To help these organisations, Kaspersky Lab has released a new generation of its Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security. This targeted enterprise-grade solution provides ... Read More »