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Cyber Security Challenge UK appoints new CEO to expand and diversify its offering

Cyber Security Challenge UK announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Colin Lobley, who joins the team from DXC Technology’s (formerly Hewlett Packard Enterprise), Security Services division where he was general manager, UK, Ireland, Middle East.   Colin brings with him expertise in working with both public and private sector organisations. He spent several years working in the civil ... Read More »

Data Protection Bill Amended to Protect Security Researchers

The Government is to amend the data protection bill, in order to protect researchers who work to uncover cyber criminals, after fears were raised that the bill would accidentally criminalize legitimate research. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Guardian Read More »

Cryptocurrency Mining Malware has links to N.Korea

A new malware too which installs software that mines virtual currency has links to North Korea, according to Security company AlienVault. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Dark Reading Read More »

Hackers adopt ‘school of fish’ approach as they sharpen focus on mid-sized businesses

Rudimentary attacks, like information gathering, reputation blocks, fraud, and brute force attacks, increased by 71% from 2016-2017, according to new data released by eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider. The data represents a total volume rise in detected events from 15 million in 2016, to 21 million last year. Reports demonstrate a marked technique shift ... Read More »

2017 saw UK firms blasted by cyber attacks

A new cyber report from Beaming found that UK firms were hit by over 230,000 cyber attacks in 2017 with the main targets being connected devices. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine Read More »

South Korean Winter Olympics being targeted by Hackers

News has broken that the next month’s Winter Olympics is being targeted by hackers. The report by McAfee found malware-infected emails were sent last month to organisations linked to Pyeongchang Games. Although those responsible were not identified, attacks are likely to increase in the build to the Pyeongchang Games. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Approx 30,000 Medicaid patients details breached

The confidential and personal data of 30,000 Medicaid patients has been breached after hackers gained access, according to Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes Read More »

Personal Phones banned in West Wing of White House

A ban has been issued on all personal mobile devices in the West Wing. It is believed the action is an attempt to avoid any further damaging leaks occuring from the Trump administration. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine Read More »

Fujitsu’s Top Five Predictions For Security In 2018

Paul McEvatt, Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager, UK & Ireland and Bryan Campbell Senior Security Researcher & Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer,
Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Using CTI to support a back to basics approach   Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) can be defined in many different ways and it can simply be a threat feed. In the coming year, it will be important to use threat intelligence to provide an early warning system to customers and context to threats. In short, by doing the hard work, ... Read More »

McAfee acquires the worldwide leader in the CASB market segment

McAfee today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Skyhigh Networks. With the close of this deal, Skyhigh Networks becomes part of the McAfee Cloud Security Business Unit.   Skyhigh is an ideal complement to McAfee’s strategy – one focused on building and optimising mission-critical cybersecurity environments for the future. Skyhigh Networks pioneered the cloud access security broker ... Read More »