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How cryptojacking came to be, what to watch out for, and how Citrix can help you avoid it like the plague!

Florin Lazurca,
Security at Citrix

Cryptojacking targets both endpoints and servers – both on-premises and in the cloud. The goal is the same: enslave a massive botnet of devices and harness CPU cycles to mine cryptocurrency with minimal cost or investment. I briefly introduced the concept in the previous Digital Vikings blog post and the threat has grown month after month, likely coinciding with the run-up in ... Read More »

Lackadaisical Employee Attitudes to Cyber Security are the Biggest Risks to Enterprises

Ronald Sens, EMEA Director,
A10 Networks

The role of IT in defending against cyberattacks is more difficult than ever. It becomes even more challenging when IT departments are forced to tackle the lack of willingness by employees to take precautionary steps against attacks.   Based on new research involving more than 2,000 business and IT professionals at companies from various industries around the world, A10 AIR ... Read More »

2018 Winter Olympics: Citius, Altius, Fortius, Cyber Attacks?

Bryan Murphy,
CyberArk

Only days into the Winter Olympics and reports of cyber attacks are making headlines. Officials have confirmed that a cyber attack is to blame for an internet and Wi-Fi shutdown during the opening ceremony.   Noncritical systems were impacted – including the official Olympics website, which according to reports, went offline when organizers shut down servers to address the attack. ... Read More »

Windows 10 sees growth in critical vulns

Between 2016 and 2017, there was an increase in the number of critical vulnerabilities reported for Windows 10. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Dark Reading Read More »

Call for more securer Elections in the US

US Democrats have introduced legislation that would allocate roughly $1 billion to secure America’s voting system. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Gizmodo Read More »

Cryptomining still hitting orgs hard

It is thought that 23% of organisations globally are affected by the cryptomining malware variant Coinhive. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Helpnetsecurity Read More »

UK blames Russia for NotPetya

The UK has attributed the 2017 NotPetya cyberattacks to Russia placing the blame specifically on the Russian military. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

Research reveals increasing number of Microsoft vulnerabilities shows no sign of stopping

The number of Microsoft vulnerabilities have more than doubled in the last five years, according to the fifth annual Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report from Avecto.   The global security software company’s analysis of all disclosed Microsoft vulnerabilities in 2017 revealed 685 vulnerabilities, highlighting a significant increase compared to the number disclosed in 2013 (325).   Despite being widely regarded as the ... Read More »

Gartner Provides Seven Steps Security Leaders Can Take to Deal With Spectre and Meltdown

Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. “Spectre” and “Meltdown” are the code names given to different strains of a new class of attacks that target an underlying exploitable design implementation inside the majority of computer chips manufactured over ... Read More »

GDPR – Burden or Benefit?

Mandeep Sandhu, Head of Compliance,
Carbon Black

Recently, we hosted a GDPR roundtable discussion for more than 20 CISOs, senior compliance and risk directors from enterprise organisations. The conversation ranged from readiness, to the New Data Protection Bill, to insights around various different Articles within GDPR and the tools companies need. Below are five key takeaways from the fascinating discussion.   Key GDPR challenges When asked what ... Read More »