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Attacking critical infrastructure – the evolution of kinetic warfare

Eric O’ Neill,,
National Security Strategist, Carbon Black

I said earlier in 2017 I believed it was quite possible that in 2017 a major cyberattack will occur in either the United States, the United Kingdom, or another friendly country that will require a response equivalent to a kinetic attack. In other words, a cyberattack will occur that will be looked on as an act of war. To date, ... Read More »

Android app stores flooded with 1,000 spyware apps

Hackers have flooded Android app stores, including the official Google Play store, with over 1,000 spyware apps, which have the capability to monitor almost every action on an infected device. Dubbed SonicSpy, the malware can silently record calls and audio, take photos, make calls, send text messages to numbers specified by the attackers, and monitor calls logs, contacts, and information ... Read More »

The number of enterprises with at least one security vulnerability is the highest in five years

Enterprises across the globe are refreshing their network equipment earlier in its lifecycle in a move to embrace workplace mobility, Internet of Things, and software-defined networking strategies. In addition, their equipment refresh is more strategic, with architectural vision in mind. But despite the higher refresh rate, networks are getting less secure, largely due to neglected patching. These are some of ... Read More »

Case study: Lurk group’s Angler exploit

At the beginning of the summer, Kaspersky Lab assisted in the arrest of suspects that were part of the Lurk gang, which allegedly stole more than 45 million dollars from a number of companies and banks in Russia. It was the largest financial cybercrime group to be caught in recent years. However, this wasn’t the only cybercriminal activity Lurk group ... Read More »

Holes in Android patching implementation mean app providers need to take charge of security

Despite recent efforts by Google to address Android security vulnerabilities through a series of software patches, mobile handset providers are not demonstrating the urgency required to bring these fixes to all of their users. As a result, app providers themselves need to take the initiative and implement their own measures to keep user data safe. This is according to Norwegian ... Read More »

Cyber security is a game – Businesses need to adapt

Ben Harknett,

Cyber security is often stated as a problem organisations need to deal with, but it’s an issue which is never going to be completely fixed. Instead of viewing cyber security as a problem, organisations need to start viewing their cyber security as a game and cyber adversaries as challengers in that game. The difference being that problems, like 1+1, have ... Read More »

Internet of Things Will Place Greater Pressure on Companies to Modernise

One of the hottest trends in tech right now is the Internet of Things, or IoT. Morgan Stanley projects that within the next five years, as many as 75 billion smart connected devices will be communicating with each other via IoT. Research from Gartner predicts that IoT will generate nearly $2 trillion in global economic value by 2020. Companies are ... Read More »

Cyber defence team raid hacker’s bedroom in competition to find UK’s best cyber security talent

This weekend saw Cyber Security Challenge UK team up with Protection Group International (PGI) to create the ultimate insight into a cyber criminals mind – a life-size recreation of a hacker’s bedroom. This event formed the first in a series of competitions for Cyber Security Challenge UK, which aims to find the UK’s best cyber security talent. Combining the unique ... Read More »

AlienVault Continues Strong Momentum with Record Sales Growth, Customer Wins and Partnerships in 2015

More than 3,000 Organizations Rely on AlienVault to Detect Threats and Mitigate the Impact of a Breach  AlienVault™, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced that it ended 2015 with unprecedented momentum. The company closed out the year with more than 55 percent year-over-year sales growth and increased its install base to over ... Read More »

The Top Ten Phishing Lures of 2015

PRESENTERS: Mike Smart and Richard Davis, Proofpoint. Phishing is without a doubt one of the biggest security threats to business today and cybercriminals are constantly modifying these threats in a bid to make them harder for humans and technology to detect. In this webinar, Proofpoint will be looking at the top 10 phishing lures of 2015 and the tricks hackers ... Read More »