Tags: Cyber security

UK organisations brace for another WannaCry type event

Security company Clearswift has uncovered changes in attitude to cyber security as a result of WannaCry. Organisations are now more concerned that they will suffer a cyber attack in the next few months. It has also raised questions as to how personal data is protected by organisations. At the same time around 25% of respondents…

Cisco warns of DeOS attacks

Cisco has published its 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR). The report runs to 90 pages. It looks at the shifting landscape of cyber attacks and the impact on organisations from the rise in security breaches. The report uses data gathered by Cisco from its own customers, partners and Security Operations Centres (SOCs). The company says…

TSB adds iris biometrics to mobile app

TSB is to up the pressure on other banks by introducing iris recognition for mobile customers from September 2017. It joins fingerprint security which the bank rolled out last year. The new security is being added to its online banking app but will only be available to customers using Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphones.…

RoughTed malvertising tops June malware chart

Security vendor Check Point has said RoughTed topped the malware charts in June. In a blog post it said that 28% of organisations globally were affected by the RoughTed malvertising campaign last month. This number comes from Check Point’s global network of sensors and data from customers who have opted in to provide real-time threat…

Identity theft leaves Securitas AB CEO bankrupt

Alf Goransson, CEO, Securitas AB has become one of the highest profile victims of identity theft. The news broke yesterday when his employers announced that a court had declared Goransson bankrupt. For a listed company this sort of news would, typically, send its shares price into freefall. It didn’t. The reason is the company managed…

Cybersecurity competition targets IOT

The Cyber Security Challenge UK recently held its latest face-to-face competition at Roke Manor. Competitors had to defend an Internet of Things (IOT) connected manor house from attackers. There was a lot at stake for the competitors who had to learn how to work in teams with people they had only met the night before.…

Will your holiday end in a cyberattack?

Secure password and digital vault vendor Keeper Security has published a list of countries it calls the riskiest holiday destinations for cyber security. The data comes from Intel and refers to the number of breaches of mobile devices in 2016. The list of countries will surprise many in the cyber security industry as it misses…

iPass calls CEOs the greatest risk to security

The latest iPass Mobile Security Report has been published. According to the responses, the biggest risk to enterprise security are the C-Suite, especially CEOs. They are key targets for hackers both inside and outside¬† the office. There is also increasing concern over the use of public Wi-Fi with coffee shops now regarded as the most…

Paul Bleackley talks about UK Cyber Defence

  Earlier this year Enterprise Times had the opportunity to visit the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Part of the Ministry of Defence, its main focus is on the impact of technology on the UK military. As part of the UK National Cyber Security Strategy, the Defence Cyber School has been established. Paul Bleackley,…

Nate Lindstrom talks DNS and traffic management

Nate Lindstrom of NS1 recently sat down with Enterprise Times to talk about DNS and intelligent traffic routing. The conversation took place at NS1’s office in San Francisco and covered the role of DNS, security and why companies need to take DNS more seriously. Improving performance as we move to cloud is critical. Users have…