Category: Security

Nothing new in UK Govt cyber security survey

The 2017 UK Govt produced Cyber Security Breaches Survey is out and it says nothing new. Across 66 pages it repeats what businesses and the industry already know. Businesses are under prepared, under skilled and prone to cyber security breaches. What is worrying is that this is a situation that is not getting better. The…

Karmen – user friendly ransomware for sale

Threat Intelligence vendor Recorded Future has given details of a limited edition ransomware for sale. 25 copies of the ransomware, called Karmen, have been offered for sale. The price? $175. So far, 20 copies have been sold with 5 remaining for anyone looking for a quick start into ransomware. The ransomware has been derived from…

BCC says cyber security needs improving

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published the results from its recent digital survey. They show that one in five businesses (20%) have fallen victim to a cyber-attack in the past year. The survey included 1,285 businesses across the UK and took place in January 2017. This is the latest release to come out…

Denis Kennelly talks about Watson for Cyber Security

Denis Kennelly, Chief Product Officer, IBM Security recently sat down with Enterprise Times to update us on what was happening with IBM Watson for Cyber Security. The product recently moved from research to general availability and we were interested in what it was doing and what problems it was addressing., One area where there is…

Software engineer caught stealing code

Software engineer Dmitry Sazonov has been arrested for trying to steal software code from his employers. The charge alleges that Sazonov attempted to steal the code to a financial services trading platform. According to Forbes, Sazonov was employed by Susquehanna International Group. After his supervisor resigned in February, Sazonov thought he might lose his job.…

NTT Security replaces SERT with GTIC

NTT Security has announced the launch of its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC). It is to replace the Security Engineering and Research Team which moved to NTT Security last year. This is about creating a threat intelligence powerhouse within the company and is a move away from regional units. It makes sense. Attacks are now global…

Fortinet covers cloud security

Security vendor Fortinet has extended its Security Fabric to cover the cloud with FortiOS 5.6. The goal is to close the security gap between on-premises security management and cloud. This gap is caused by on-premises solutions being unable to effectively see what is happening inside different types of cloud environments. What is happening is that…

Tim Rawlins talks about cybersecurity

Enterprise Times recently caught up with Tim Rawlins, Senior Advisor and Director, NCC Group. We sat and talked about the state of cyber security, the problems of staff retention and threat intelligence. Rawlins accepts that there is a major problem across the industry when it comes to attracting and retaining staff. Interestingly, rather than over…

Microsoft Word hit by zero-day vulnerability

FireEye Labs has warned of a zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft Word. The warning came in a blog by Threat Researcher, Genwei Jiang. In the blog, Jiang says FireEye alerted Microsoft to the vulnerability a few weeks ago and that Microsoft was already working towards a fix. That fix will be available this week so why…

Blockchain to secure pharmaceutical procurement

IBM and Sichan Hejia Co Ltd (Hejia) have launched a blockchain-based platform for pharmaceutical procurement. Known as the Yijian Blockchain Technology Application System it is a permissioned blockchain platform built on the Hyperledger Fabric. This will allow suppliers to get paid faster by providing greater visibility into the supply chain. According to Mr Leng Tianhui, Board…