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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 »

81 Percent of Cybersecurity Pros Agree: Cyber Threat Intelligence Improves Prevention, Detection, and Response Capabilities

SANS Report Sponsored by DomainTools Reveals Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) Gaining Momentum as Organizations Battle to Keep Up with Hackers] As cyberattacks and attackers become more blatant and pervasive each year, a new SANS Institute report, in conjunction with DomainTools, shows organizations around the globe are turning towards Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) to detect, respond, and ultimately prevent attacks. DomainTools, ... Read More »

Breaches to financial services tripled over last five years

It has been revealed that the number of breaches suffered by the financial services sector has tripled over the past five years. The study, conducted by Ponemon found that the average cost of cybercrime for financial services companies globally has increased by more than 40 percent over the past three years, from $12.97 million per firm in 2014 to $18.28 ... Read More »

Windows Analytics adopts Meltdown and Spectre detector

Microsoft’s telemetry analysis service, Windows Analytics has incorporated a Meltdown and Spectre locator with additional features including antivirus, operating systems updates and firmware services. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »