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Tech Support Scammers Are Exploiting Mass Hysteria Surrounding WannaCry

As everyone expected, scammers are attempting to cash in on the mass hysteria currently surrounding the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, a mass-infection took place over the weekend of May 12 and 14, and whose effects we still feel today. While the WannaCry attacks have been stopped thanks to a British researcher named MalwareTech, the ransomware’s virulent attacks have made everyone take notice. View Full ... Read More »

FireMon Announces Industry’s First Intelligent Cloud Security Management Solution

FireMon today announced that its market leading Intelligent Security Management, which helps organizations worldwide centrally manage their on-premises firewalls, is available for cloud and native cloud firewalls. From traditional, on-premises or cloud firewalls such as Juniper Networks®, Palo Alto Networks® or Cisco®, to native cloud security controls like Amazon Web Services, regardless of what an enterprise’s security environment looks like, ... Read More »

Neustar: 92% of UK organisations unaware of impact DNS is having on internet users

Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today released findings from new research into how UK businesses are provisioning domain name system (DNS) servers and services, finding that 92 percent have limited visibility of the impact DNS performance is having on their internet users and visitors to their online resources. Although DNS is a fundamental utility supporting ... Read More »

63% of enterprises using cloud, big data, IoT and container environments without securing sensitive data

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technology Edition, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. According to the report, 93% of respondents will use sensitive data in an advanced technology (defined as cloud, SaaS, big data, IoT and container) environments this year. A ... Read More »

Mike Flynn paid by Russia’s top cybersecurity firm while he still had top-secret-level security clearance

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn was paid $11,250 by Russia’s top cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky, in 2015, according to new documents obtained and published by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Thursday. Flynn was also paid $11,250 by the Russian charter cargo airline Volga-Dnepr Airlines, according to the documents. Flynn was paid for his work with both companies while he still ... Read More »

Kaspersky Lab and Royal Holloway University host “Cyber Day” to raise awareness

The IT security sector is overlooking an entire generation of cyber-defenders, by basing key recruitment decisions on experience and expertise rather than enthusiasm, skills and core attributes, further deepening the European-wide security skills shortage crisis. This was a main talking point at yesterday’s one-day event organised by Kaspersky Lab and Royal Holloway University, designed to build interest and familiarity with ... Read More »

Focus on Cyber at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017

The Security and Counter Terror Expo is returning to London in May and will include a dedicated program on cybersecurity . Writing recently in the Sunday Times, Ciaran Martin revealed that Britain’s security has been threatened by 188 high-level cyber attacks in the last three months, most of which threatened national security. The overall number of incidents the US experienced the previous ... Read More »

Hackers breach travel trade agency ABTA

A cyber attack on the website of the UK’s largest travel trade agency, ABTA, has affected 43,000 people including 1000 holidaymakers. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) claimed hackers had broken through the web servers that host the organisation’s website. Around 1,000 files are said to have been accessed by the hack which include personal identity data of people ... Read More »

Secure Cloudlink warns public sector must demonstrate extreme diligence when approaching the cyber threat landscape

The latest NHS hack has once again demonstrated the vulnerability of the public sector to cyber-crime. This is according to Secure Cloudlink, who argues that no organisation is immune to a data breach, but public sector organisations in particular must be endlessly diligent and maintain strict control over their digital information assets due to the highly sensitive nature of the ... Read More »

European small businesses popular target for Ransomware attacks say Datto

A survey conducted by Datto, the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, has found that European-based small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are being actively targeted by ransomware attacks. Some 87 percent of the 148 European IT service providers, which were questioned as part of a larger global survey, revealed that their SMB clients had ... Read More »