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Ex GCHQ Director formally joins the advisory board of Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs has today confirmed ex-GCHQ Director, Robert Hannigan, as chairman of its advisory board. This is a key appointment for Immersive Labs, given Robert’s excellent understanding of the cyber threat landscape both in the UK and globally. It is also a strong endorsement of Immersive Labs innovative gaming approach to cyber security training and talent retention with someone of ... Read More »

New authentication standards aim to make the web more secure

A pair of authentication standards published this week have received endorsement from Mozilla, Microsoft and Google: the WebAuthn API, and the FIDO Alliance’s Client-to-Authenticator Protocol. The aim of WebAuthn and CTAP is to offer an authentication primitive that doesn’t rely on server-stored passwords, since a user’s fingerprint or even their unlock pattern is safer for both user and Web site ... Read More »

Cloud adoption placed on hold

Enterprises are adopting the cloud much faster than their security teams can keep up – and misunderstanding about cloud environments is pervasive. The 2018 Enterprise Cloud Trends Report from iboss surveyed IT decision makers and office workers in US enterprises and found that 64% of IT decision makers believe the pace of software as a service (SaaS) application adoption is outpacing their cybersecurity ... Read More »

UK Govt clamping down on Dark Web crime

The National Cyber Security Centre’s CYBERUK conference in Manchester will be the backdrop for the launch of a £9m fund to increase cyber capabilities and tackle organised crime online, focusing on those who use anonymous and hidden online services for illegal activities such as hacking, people trafficking, selling weapons and drug dealing. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Sky News Read More »

Emergency systems in US are not secure

A security company, Bastille, said Tuesday that it had found a vulnerability in San Francisco’s emergency alert system that would allow hackers to trigger the city’s sirens or even blare out malicious messages. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: McClatchy DC Read More »

Facebook warned of Russian hacking back in 2016

Facebook detected Russian government hackers targeting the Facebook accounts of campaign officials before the 2016 presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg revealed during a congressional hearing on Tuesday. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Motherboard Read More »

YouTube videos hacked

A number of high-profile music videos disappeared from YouTube and had their titles and hold images defaced, after the video streaming website was targeted by hackers. This includes the most viewed video of all time ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Guardian Read More »

Indecent exposure: could Wi-Fi be your weakest link?

Greig Schofield, Technical Manager,
Netmetix

Imagine you’d spent a fortune making your home physically secure, only to discover you’d been quietly robbed by thieves who never set foot on your property. You thought you’d built a fortress, but didn’t notice the gap in the fence that left you wide open to intruders. It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. But it’s also a real-world metaphor for many ... Read More »

Bitdefender survey shows Right Size EDR, not SOC needed to address Security Flaws

Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, today announced the results of its latest survey, showing that more than half of CISOs worldwide (65 percent UK) are worried about a global skills shortage. Sixty-nine percent of respondents around the globe also reported that their team is under resourced, with more than half of respondents in ... Read More »

Patch Tuesday Commentary, Chris Goettl, Director of Product Management, Security at Ivanti

Microsoft has released updates today including 65 vulnerability fixes.  While there are no Zero Day exploits in the April patch release, there were a couple of Zero Days identified between March and April Patch Tuesdays, which we will mention in a moment.  There is one public disclosure this month in SharePoint Server. The challenging aspect of this month is that ... Read More »