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Security Serious Interview with Katie Sanderson: Social Media Saviour 2016

Katie Sanderson, Cyber Security Social Media Manager for Lockcode Limited and South East Cyber, was last year’s Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards Social Media Saviour, so I wanted to see how life has changed in the realm of cyber a year on from her achievement. Katie has been fantastic in helping amplify the Security Serious message and encourages everyone of all ages to ... Read More »

Is the CEO to blame for a Data Breach? Infosec professionals have spoken!

The past year has seen attacks like Wannacry and Petya cause worldwide disruption, with countless data breaches harming household names. The damage to reputation, and increased public scrutiny, coupled with the average cost of a data breach now estimated at $3.62 million globally, can severely cripple a business to the brink of bankruptcy. So, if a data breach occurs, who ... Read More »

UK Students Urged To Enrol In £20m Cyber Security Programme

UK government targets 14-18 year old’s to tackle security skills gapStudents across the UK are being encouraged to consider taking part in a £20 million cyber security schools programme being rolled out across the country in an attempt to tackle a growing skills shortage.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)’s Cyber Schools Programme will seek to train the ... Read More »

Lastline Unveils Unprecedented Breach Protection Capabilities

Malware protection firm Lastline has introduced Lastline Breach Defender™, the industry’s only solution that provides a dynamic blueprint of a breach as it unfolds and moves laterally across a network. Informed by unprecedented understanding of malware behaviours, Lastline Breach Defender provides the visibility, context, threat intelligence, and integration enterprise security teams need to remediate breaches faster, with fewer resources, and ... Read More »

UK uni warns students of phishers trying to nick their tuition fees

Foreign students looking to experience the stochastic joys of a year at Newcastle University in England are being warned that phishers are after their cash – using an unusually well-crafted attack. The raiders set up a very realistic-looking fake website proclaiming itself to be Newcastle International University, complete with pages of well-laid-out information. The URL isn’t that of the actual university site, but ... Read More »

BEC Attacks Far More Lucrative than Ransomware over Past 3 Years

Despite all the recent attention paid to ransomware, cybercriminals walked away with $5.3 billion from business email compromise (BEC) attacks compared with $1 billion for ransomware over a three-year stretch, according to Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report released today. Cybercriminals are increasingly taking a practical approach to their pilfering, going for the fastest method that they can steal a buck, or ... Read More »

Donald Trump in talks with Russia over ‘creating cyber security group’

Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, a Russian news agency has reported. In its report, RIA news agency cited Russia’s special envoy on cyber security, Andrey Krutskikh. “Different proposals are being exchanged and are being studied, nobody is avoiding the need for negotiations and contacts,” Mr Krutskikh said, according to the agency. “There is no ... Read More »

Valve Patches Security Flaw That Allows Installation of Malware via Steam Games

A vulnerability in Valve’s Source SDK, a library used by game vendors to support custom mods and other features, allows a malicious actor to execute code on a user’s computer, and optionally install malware, such as ransomware, cryptocurrency miners, banking trojans, and others. The issue came to light today when security researcher Justin Taft of One Up Security published a report ... Read More »

DarkHotel hackers are going after political targets instead of CEOs with new Inexsmar malware

A highly sophisticated cyberespionage group called DarkHotel, which has been around for decades, is back in business.The hacker group is known for going after targets in the business sector, using luxury hotel’s Wi-Fi to hack and spy on victims. However, DarkHotel hackers have now changed their strategy and are targeting political figures instead of CEO’s, according to security experts. Although DarkHotel hackers ... Read More »

In an Evil Internet Minute, £656,393 is Lost to Cybercrime, Reveals RiskIQ

With cybercriminals costing the global economy £345 billion last year alone[1], Digital threat management leader RiskIQ has examined the growing volume of malicious activity on the Internet to reveal the inaugural ‘Evil Internet Minute’. In a single evil internet minute, close to £656,393 is lost to cybercrime and 1,080 people fall victim. Despite businesses’ best efforts to guard against external ... Read More »