Category: Security

Cisco releases Security Connector app for iOS

Cisco has released the Cisco Security Connector for iOS. The app is aimed at providing enterprises visibility and control over the network activity of iOS devices. Cisco claims it can be downloaded now from the Apple App Store but as of writing, it could not be found. According to David Ulevitch, senior vice president and general…

AdGuard calls out sites for cryptojacking failures

AdGuard has called out websites for putting, it claims, over 1 billion users at risk of cryptojacking. This is where code is placed on the device of visitors to the site which is then used to mine cryptocurrencies. According to AdGuard, the number of sites serving up dodgy code is on the increase. This is…

Singapore MINDEF launches bug bounty programme

The Singapore Ministry of Defence has announced the MINDEF Bug Bounty Programme. David Koh, head of MINDEF made the announcement during a visit to the Cyber Defence Test and Evaluation Centre (CyTEC). At first glance this would appear to be a gauntlet thrown down to hackers and a recipe for disaster. It is not. On…

Resurgent Necurs back on top ten malware list

Researchers at Check Point have published their top ten malware list for November 2017. The list shows all bar one piece of malware has been on the move. That malware is RoughTed which is unsurprising as it focuses on malvertising. With the Christmas season upon us and retailers sending out more adverts than some spam engines,…

Oracle expands its security portfolio

Oracle is expanding its security portfolio and helping more partners achieve Oracle Partner Network Specialisations in Security and Systems Management Cloud Services. The Oracle Identity SOC (Security Operations Center) portfolio is built around announcements first unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. It is to be backed by new partner programmes such as the Identity SOC Security…

Is cyber insurance fuelling ransomware?

Researchers at security company WatchGuard have warned that cyber insurance risks fuelling an increase in ransomware. The researchers highlight mandatory breach disclosure as one of the drivers for increased cyber insurance. Companies are increasingly aware of the damage a breach notification can do to their business. As such, they are rightly taking out cyber insurance…

Malwarebytes sees New Mafia launching cyber-attacks

Security vendor Malwarebytes has unveiled a report looking at organised cybercrime. It claims that cyber-attacks on businesses increased by an average of 23 percent per month in 2017 compared to the previous year. In some areas such as ransomware, the increase is more than 20 times that of 2016. At the heart of this increase…

Juniper secures Ireland’s Digital Ocean

Juniper Networks has announced a deal with The Marine Institute in Ireland. The deal will see The Marine Institute deploy Juniper Networks Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) to protect its mission critical data. The data comes from research vessel surveys, remote sensors and a new subsea observatory. According to Keith Manson, IT systems & operations manager at…

CyberX to demonstrate jumping the ICS air gap

Security vendor CyberX is to demonstrate how to jump the industrial control system (ICS) air gap at Black Hat Europe this week. The attack targets Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) which are widely used in manufacturing, especially in robotic assembly lines. By targeting PLCs the attackers can bypass existing IT security solutions. According to David Atch,…

How susceptible are you to enterprise phishing?

Security vendor PhishMe has published its 2017 Enterprise Phishing Resiliency and Defence Report (registration required). It’s an interesting read and is based on over 1,400 customers across the globe. It is also, unlike many reports, not all about doom and gloom. PhishMe has found that customer susceptibility to phishing attacks is on the decline despite the…