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System bug hampering SAP E-Recruiting

A system bug has been located within a SAP E-Recruiting system which is blocking people from registering their e-mail. The problem is that a registration URL provided to job-seekers is predictable, meaning an attacker could put other peoples’ e-mails into the system and guess the “e-mail confirmation” link. It could be blocked by adding a pre-registration nonce to the confirmation ... Read More »

Bashware, heard of it? Nearly 400 million PCs at risk from new attack method that could hide any malware

Security researchers have discovered a new attack method that could help hackers hide all known malware from security products and services. Dubbed Bashware, the attack technique leverages Windows’ in-built Linux shell to allow any malware to bypass most common security solutions, including next-gen anti-virus, anti-ransomware and other tools. Given that the Linux shell is now available to Windows users, researchers at Check Point, who uncovered the ... Read More »

Over 5 Billion Bluetooth-Enabled Devices Vulnerable to BlueBorne

A new vulnerability codenamed BlueBorne, by the security researchers who discovered it, has been found in Bluetooth implementations used by over 5.3 billion devices. Researchers say the vulnerabilities are undetectable and unstoppable by traditional security solutions. No user interaction is needed for an attacker to use the BleuBorne flaws, nor does the attacker need to pair with a target device. ... Read More »

Creative Employment in Cyber Security

Webinar: Creative Employment in Cyber Security Date: 5th October 2017 Time: 11:00am Duration: 75 minutes Speakers include: Shan Lee, Information Security Officer at TransferWise; James Hadley, Founder/CEO of Immersive Labs; Vicki Gavin from The Economist Group; Emily Swiatek of NAS   Throughout Security Serious Week this year, during the first week of October, it will be putting on webinars every ... Read More »

RANSOMWARE – ORGANISATIONS MUST DISRUPT CYBER ATTACKS BEFORE THEY BECOME A BUSINESS DISRUPTER

Dimension Data, the global ICT services and solutions provider, and Cisco, have joined forces and published a white paper to help organisations stay ahead of ransomware threats. Called Ransomware: The Pervasive Business Disruptor the paper looks at ransomware trends and impacts, and how to respond before a threat becomes a business disruptor. According to a Cisco 2017 Mid-Year Cyber Security ... Read More »

37 Percent of Global Organisations Unsure if They Need to Comply with GDPR

With the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) deadline set for 25 May next year, an independent global survey commissioned by WatchGuard Technologies, shows that many organisations are ill-prepared due to uncertainty about the criteria for compliance. The results show that a staggering 37 percent of respondents simply don’t know whether their organisation needs to comply with GDPR, while 28 percent ... Read More »

Gartner Says Finance Is Moving to the Cloud Much Faster Than Expected

A major shift is taking place in how organisations select their financial management applications, with a migration to cloud applications happening faster than expected, according to Gartner, Inc. A recent Gartner survey of senior finance executives found that by 2020, 36 per cent of organisations will use the cloud to support more than half of their transactional systems of record. ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence – how could it potentially help bridge the Cyber-skills Gap

Webinar: Artificial Intelligence – how could it potentially help bridge the Cyber-skills Gap Date: 4th October 2017 Time: 10:30am Duration: 75 minutes Speakers include: Pete Warren, Chairman at Cyber Security Research Institute; Andrew Jones, Professor of Cyber Security at University of Hertfordshire; Mark Deem, Partner at Cooley LLP.   Throughout Security Serious Week this year, during the first week of ... Read More »

Trend Micro Midyear Report Highlights Need for Proactive Security

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2017 Midyear Security Roundup: The Cost of Compromise, detailing the threats from the first half of 2017, which continue to disrupt and challenge IT planning. Businesses are faced with increased ransomware, Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams and Internet of Things (IoT) attacks, and now ... Read More »

Incentives to make the UK a hub for cyber-security companies

Webinar: Incentives to make the UK a hub for cyber-security companies Date: 3rd October 2017 Time: 10:00am Duration: 75 minutes Speakers include: Andrew Mulvenna, founder of Brightpearl; Katie Bilton at CyLon Throughout Security Serious Week this year, during the first week of October, it will be putting on webinars every day to tackle the theme of “Building Awareness and Bridging ... Read More »