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Majority of cyber professionals not confident UK government can protect itself from cyberattacks

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, today announced the results of a survey of 350 information security professionals that found 69 percent are not confident in the ability of the U.K. government to protect itself from cyberattacks in 2017. The survey was conducted June 6-8, 2017, at Infosecurity Europe 2017 ... Read More »

Cyberlytic makes AI-based web security tech developed for UK Government available to Businesses

UK start-up Cyberlytic is making innovative web application security technology, originally developed for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and now available to SMEs to help them counter increasingly complex cyber threats. Cyberlytic’s new ‘Cyber Threat Profiler’ uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, including machine learning, to detect and prevent web attacks targeting websites, in a way that is both faster ... Read More »

Government acknowledge need for preventive methods following the ‘significant and growing’ threat of ransomware

The government’s acknowledgement that the escalating threat of ransomware attacks are a question of “when, not if” for UK organisations was not accompanied by sufficient advice on recovery, in its new report ‘The cyber threats to UK businesses’. This is according to Peter Groucutt, managing director of disaster recovery service provider Databarracks. Last week, The National Crime Agency (NCA) and ... Read More »

How to win the ‘cyber arms race’

Dave Venable,
Masergy

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has recently said that businesses and law enforcement agencies are losing the ‘cyber arms race’ with online criminals. It says that the technical capabilities of criminal gangs are outpacing the UK’s ability to deal with their threats. As security professionals, it’s something we’re acutely aware of – it really is an arms race and it’s ... Read More »

North Korea Hacked Into Emails of Seoul Officials: Report

Investigations showed 56 people — including officials at the foreign, defense and unification ministries — had their email passwords stolen by a “North Korea-operated group” from January to June, Yonhap said, citing the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. The prosecutors’ office could not be reached for comment by AFP. Yonhap said the hackers set up 27 phishing sites using a free web-hosting ... Read More »

Russia Claims Uncovered Planned Cyber-Attack on Government, Military

The Russian secret service on Saturday said it uncovered a planned cyber-attack against some two dozen government and military organisations. In a statement, the feared FSB said it had detected malware “intended for use to spy online on some 20 institutions in Russia”. The organisations in question were government, scientific and military institutions, the FSB said. “The circumstances appear to ... Read More »

Safety of Our Data is ‘Unknown’

Citizens rely on government to keep their data safe, wherever it’s held and whatever technology they use, however, a recent survey into Central Government, Local Authorities and the Blue Light & Justice sector reveals that citizen data is handled precariously with a disturbing lack of confidence in exactly how (or if) it is protected when using cloud models. GovNewsDirect conducted Your ... Read More »

Open Source software now enables gov.uk sites to be deployed rapidly

UK government websites can now be deployed within minutes by re-using the familiar http//gov.uk theme produced by Government Digital Services (GDS) along with Bootstrap technology, allowing access from all devices. Open Source Software specialist OpusVL has made it possible to take the official Gov.UK website theme created by Government Digital Services with an Open license, and reproduce it quickly and ... Read More »

Google’s latest transparency report shows record government data requests

Google saw a record number of data requests from law enforcement agencies worldwide during the second half of 2015 as the request total passed the 40,000 mark for the first time. That’s up from 35,365 in the first half of the year and 30,140 one year previous,according to the tech giant’s latest transparency report. Google’s transparency report is an important resource since it provides a ... Read More »

Researcher pops locks on keylogger, finds admin’s email inbox

Trustwave researcher Rodel Mendrez has gained access to the inbox of the criminal behind a commercial keylogger used to attack industries including finance, cloud services, logistics, foreign trade, and government. Mendrez’s reverse engineering effort found credentials buried within the Hawkeye keylogger that lead through redirection to the author’s inbox. Attackers behind Hawkeye were siphoning from compromised machines browser, email, and ... Read More »