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Apple Is Struggling To Stop A ‘Skeleton Key’ Hack On Home Wi-Fi

Even with all Apple’s expertise and investment in cybersecurity, there are some security problems that are so intractable the tech titan will require a whole lot more time and money to come up with a fix. Such an issue has been uncovered by Don A. Bailey, founder of Lab Mouse Security, who described to Forbes a hack that, whilst not catastrophic, exploits iOS devices’ trust in Internet ... Read More »

What does a DDoS attack sound like?

Ever wondered what a DDoS attack sounds like? Well now is your chance to find out. In a new blog post, researchers from Imperva showcase of a recent project around the sonification of DDoS attacks. In the project, Imperva researchers turned web traffic into sound and transmitted the whole thing over internet radio, which to their surprise turned out to ... Read More »

Synopsys Survey Reveals Only Half of CI/CD Workflows Include Application Security Testing Elements

While many organisations are still in the early days of tearing down organisational silos to build DevOps teams and implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows, the benefits of streamlined, collaborative development approaches are clear: they enable organisations to bring more features and improvements to mar­ket faster. What is not so well understood is how application security is being ... Read More »

Cybersecurity – now a top boardroom priority

Martin Ewings,
Experis

By Martin Ewings, Director of Specialist Markets, Experis UK businesses are facing a series of regulatory demands, including the much talked about GDPR, which is now fewer than 65 days away. Compliance has become a key boardroom issue – with fines for GDPR breaches set at 4% of annual turnover or €20m, whichever is greater. But this also introduces new IT ... Read More »

Gartner Says Global Artificial Intelligence Business Value to Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2018

Global business value derived from artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 per cent from 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion in 2022. The Gartner AI-derived business value forecast assesses the total business value of AI across all the organisation vertical sectors covered by ... Read More »

New malware strain strikes X-ray and MRI systems – how can we cure the security sickness?

Jalal Bouhdada,
Applied Risk

Jalal Bouhdada, Founder and Principal ICS Security Consultant for Applied Risk It is perhaps no surprise that a new attack group, dubbed Orangeworm, has been discovered targeting the healthcare industry. There have been repeated warnings that healthcare systems are easy pickings for cybercriminals, and although there has been an understandable desire within the industry to press ahead and unlock the ... Read More »

Only 7 per cent of businesses GDPR-compliant as deadline looms, data privacy gains prominence

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data misuse, public attention around the importance of data privacy has been heightened. Yet, with only a month until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline comes into effect, 93 per cent of respondents to a new survey from business analytics leader SAS say they are not yet fully GDPR compliant. Less than half ... Read More »

John McAfee-Backed Cryptocurrency’s Thousands of Investors Exposed in Data Breach

A leaky database discovered online contains a wealth of sensitive data belonging to thousands of investors in Bezop cryptocurrency, including photocopies their driver’s licenses and passports, according to a report from Kromtech Security. Kromtech announced on Wednesday that Bezop, which offers its own cryptocurrency “tokens” in addition to… some sort of blockchain-based e-commerce app, left a MongoDB database wholly unsecured, exposing “full names, ... Read More »

Study finds children hit worst by data breaches

While data breaches put millions at risk each year, it’s easy to forget about some of the most vulnerable victims – children – who often don’t have the resources to protect their identities when their sensitive information is stolen. A recent Javelin Strategies study found that more than a million children were affected by identity fraud which resulted in $2.6 billion in ... Read More »

Equifax has spent $242.7 million on its data breach so far

Equifax’s first quarter earnings report highlighted expenses due to its September 2017 data breach and how the spending is shifting more toward IT and security. In its first quarter earnings report, Equifax outlined that it spent $45.7 million for the three months ended March 31 on IT and data security. The company has been staffing up to bring on expertise ... Read More »