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Recently, security research group JSOF released 19 vulnerabilities related to the “Treck” TCP/IP stack. This stack exists on many devices as part of the supply chain of many well known IoT/ICS/device vendors. Think 100s of millions/billions of devices and you are in the right ballpark. The set of vulnerabilities is collectively known as “Ripple20” , and yes – like all big exploits it has its own website https://www.jsof-tech.com/ripple20/  (a fascinating read) and of course a logo. Refer also...

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by Corin Imai, senior security advisor at DomainTools Cybercrime and mental health issues are both rampant. This article will look at how mental health issues can leave organisations more at risk to cybercrime, and how combatting cybercrime can affect mental health.  Professional burnout is defined as a work-related condition of stress causing exhaustion, a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity. Extensive literature exists about this phenomenon in relations to healthcare professionals, who need...

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The UK Workforce Prefers Working Remotely

On Sunday, the UK's Prime Minister spoke to the country to outline the next steps of the country-wide lockdown that was imposed last March to control the spread of the Coronavirus. Social distancing measures have forced an estimated 20 million people to work from their home, and if we consider that, as of December 2019, the people who reported working from home in the UK were a mere 1.7, the habit shift brought by the...

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With Halloween fast approaching, it’s a great time to discuss some of our favourite things in life: the creation of chocolate peanut butter cups and what these can teach us about phishing. Hard to imagine a time when before the “age of the cup” because there are many that never got to know the delicious glory that accompanies the unification of chocolate and peanut butter. Prior to that time, people walked around in total ignorance...

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By Ilijana Vavan, Managing Director at Kaspersky Lab International Women’s Day centres around the theme of #BalanceforBetter. I am thoroughly behind this message as I think it’s particularly adept in my industry – cybersecurity. The question of gender imbalance in the industry has never been more important we see increasing calls from all over for more women to be part of our incredible industry, one that currently lacks a high proportion of female talent. Estimates...

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Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, today announced results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research that examines how organisations are addressing the cybersecurity skills gap. The survey was administered to 336 IT security professionals in February. Eighty percent of survey respondents believe it's becoming more difficult to find skilled cybersecurity professionals. As emerging technology and threat landscapes experience rapid transformation, the skillsets needed change...

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Chafer Cyberespionage Group Targets Embassies With Updated Homebrew Spyware.

Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected multiple attempts to infect foreign diplomatic entities in Iran with homebrew spyware. The attacks appear to be using an updated Remexi backdoor. Several legitimate tools were also used during the campaign. The Remexi backdoor is linked to a suspected Farsi-speaking cyberespionage group known as Chafer, previously associated with the cyber-surveillance of individuals in the Middle East. The targeting of embassies could suggest a new focus for the group. The operation...

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Pulse Secure Launches New vADC Community Edition To Help Developers Build Smarter Applications For Container And Cloud Platforms.

Pulse Secure, the leading provider of Secure Access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, today announced the launch of a new Community Edition of its powerful software-based virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) to help application developers create innovative application solutions with dramatically lower costs and time to market. Pulse vADC Community Edition integrates easily with common DevOps tools for automated provisioning and orchestration, such as Kubernetes, Terraform, Puppet and Chef, making it easy to...

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Cyber crime is the biggest evolving crime type in the UK and beyond in terms of volume and complexity, according to detective chief superintendent Pete O’Doherty, lead of cyber and head of economic crime at the City of London Police. “But it is difficult to police, because unlike other crimes where there is an offender, victim and location, cyber crime tends to be multi-national. If you look at the globalisation of goods, people and services,...

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Newly revealed WhatsApp messages sent by murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi just weeks before his death could provide a crucial insight into why he was killed. In the WhatsApp exchange, between him and Montreal-based activist Omar Abdulaziz, Khashoggi slams Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman - calling him a 'pac man' who devours his enemies. Abdulaziz, who revealed the messages to CNN, said he believes they were hacked in August by Saudi authorities just two months before Khashoggi's...

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