Tags: Cyber security

Francisco Partners acquires Comodo CA business

Comodo Group has announced that the Comodo Certificate Authority (Comodo CA) business has been acquired by Francisco Partners. The news came on the same day that DigiCert announced the completion of its acquisition of Symantec’s CA assets. Both deals happening on the same day caused some surprise around the security markets. The Symantec deal was…

NHS sets out data security and protection requirements

The NHS has published the 2017/18 Data Security and Protection Requirements. They are a direct response to recent incidents especially the WannaCry ransomware attack. They also address the ten data security standards recommended by Dame Fiona Caldicott, the National Data Guardian for Health and Care. All health and care organisations must take these steps before…

Malwarebytes slams poor AV solutions

Security vendor Malwarebytes has taken aim at the AV industry. It has released details showing how ineffective many AV solutions are. It’s primary target are those AV solutions that rely solely on signature-based detection methods. The blog by Marcin Kleczynski, CEO and Co-Founder, Malwarebytes states: “With signature-based detection methods, traditional AV solutions are simply weak against…

BT opens SOC  in Germany

BT has announced a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Germany. The SOC is located in Eschborn near Frankfurt. This is the 15th BT SOC around the globe and is part of its follow-the-sun services. It is also a requirement for BT if it is to continue to provide cyber security support for its customers…

Companies buying Dark Web intelligence

Threat intelligence provider Recorded Future has said that 70% of its customers are using threat intelligence sourced from the dark web. The data is being used to identify compromised assets such as user credentials and intellectual property. It also says that customers are using the data to assess their vulnerability to attack. According to Matt…

BT & Airbus set Cyber Security Challenge

The Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass finale takes place on 12-14 November and it’s going to be tough. Attendees will have earned their place through taking part in a series of Cyber Security Challenge events across the UK. Among the challenges they have already faced are those looking at mock cyber-attacks on the Ministry of…

Autonomous database now, will security follow?

Larry Ellison took the opportunity to announce not just the autonomous database but also highly automated cybersecurity at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. Ellison first spoke about the new autonomous database at Oracle’s recent results announcement. That was expanded on at another event where Oracle introduced database BYOL (Bring Your own License) to PaaS Pricing. For Ellison…

Is Equifax starting to get a grip?

Over the last four days there are signs that the Equifax debacle has begun to bottom out. Before things started to get better, they had to get worse. A security company has disclosed that details of staff and complaints were held on an easily accessible system. Worse still, the passwords were so basic that they…

Trickbot targets cryptocurrency

Security researchers at Forcepoint have detected banking trojan Trickbot targeting crypto-currencies. The attack begins with an email from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). The email tells the user that they have a personal/confidential message. The message comes as a Microsoft Word attachment. Interestingly the user is told they must be connected to the…