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Markus Braendle.

Extortion Attacks On OT And IIoT Infrastructure Prediction: Critical Infrastructure Will Be Disrupted By A Major Extortion Attack We’ve already seen extortion-driven attacks on infrastructure such as cities and ports, which history suggests will continue and spread to energy and transport infrastructure. With the introduction of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturing industry will become a new target. Professional cybercrime is increasingly driven by the simple psychology of extortion, while the almost limitless potential targets...

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DarkVishnya: New Series Of Unprecedented Cyber-Robberies In Eastern Europe.

During 2017 and 2018, Kaspersky Lab experts were involved in incident response following a number of cyber-robberies targeting financial organizations in Eastern Europe. The researchers discovered that in each case the corporate network was breached through an unknown device, controlled by the attackers, which had been smuggled into a company building and connected to the network. To date, at least eight banks in the region have been attacked in this way, with estimated losses running...

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Mary-Jo de Leeuw

(ISC)2 – the world’s largest nonprofit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced the appointment of Mary-Jo de Leeuw as director of cybersecurity advocacy for the EMEA region. In this role, de Leeuw will work to encourage corporations, governments, academic institutions and others to collaborate on strong cybersecurity policies, legislation and education throughout EMEA in order to drive recruitment and professional development for the next generation of cybersecurity leaders and help promote a...

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Nominet, the company operating at the heart of the UK’s internet infrastructure, today announced the launch of Nominet Cyber Security. Nominet Cyber Security aims to address a gap in how organisations approach their cyber-security caused by overlooking the potential of real-time DNS analytics to pinpoint threats. The division will spearhead Nominet’s international expansion strategy for cyber, and brings together a dedicated product development team, an expanding sales team, a cyber research team and leading industry...

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Trend Micro Research Uncovers Major Flaws In Leading IoT Protocols.

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today warned organisations to revisit their operational technology (OT) security after finding major design flaws and vulnerable implementations related to two popular machine-to-machine (M2M) protocols, Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP). Trend Micro’s new report, co-branded with Politecnico di Milano, The Fragility of Industrial IoT’s Data Backbone, highlights the growing threat of industrial espionage, denial-of-service and targeted attacks...

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Ingram Micro Chooses Nyotron’s PARANOID For Its Endpoint Security.

Nyotron, provider of the industry’s first OS-Centric Positive Security solution to strengthen endpoint protection, announced today that Ingram Micro, a leading global provider of technology solutions serving 160 countries with $46B in revenue, has chosen Nyotron's PARANOID to secure its approximately 34,000 associates and 5,000 servers. “We’ve realized that chasing threats, whether with signatures, machine learning or manual threat hunting, will continue to be a challenge,” said Tom Peck, Ingram Micro global chief information and...

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LastPass by LogMeIn, a leader in password management, has revealed their ranking of the most and least secure UK online retailers ahead of the holiday shopping season. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, the analysis has revealed that retailers still have work to do to encourage strong password security and support two-factor authentication (2FA). LastPass identified the top 10 UK retailers by 2017 e-commerce sales and scored them on their security offerings....

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Tomorrow the UK government will identify ‘operators of essential services’ that will be required to comply with the security and incident reporting requirements set out in the European Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive. The Directive requires the identified businesses and service providers to ensure their technology, data and networks are secured and cyber resilient. The NIS Directive ties into the UK government’s National Cyber Security strategy of ‘Defend, Deter and Develop’. Under...

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Today, Dashlane announced a partnership expansion with Chubb, the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. Building on a successful North American partnership, Chubb cyber business policyholders in Europe will now receive a complimentary Dashlane Premium license as part of their policy benefits, with other regions available soon. The innovative partnership is part of Chubb’s Cyber Services program, helping policyholders identify and mitigate key cyber exposures. According to the U.S. National Cyber Security...

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A lack of knowledge and an overreliance on manual change processes is leading many businesses to jeopardise the security of their cloud deployments, global technology services provider Claranet warns today. The warning follows the launch of a report published by McAfee this week, which found that the average business has approximately 14 improperly configured IaaS instances running at any given time and roughly one in every 20 AWS S3 buckets are left wide open to...

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