Tags: Cyber security

Watson powers the cognitive SOC

IBM has announced Watson for Cyber Security aimed at Security Operations Centres (SOC). It claims to be delivering cognitive computing to the SOC. Having spent a year feeding Watson over 1 million security documents IBM is now putting it to work. This is about giving the Security Operations (SecOps) teams access to data that their…

Navia VPN solution goes to Indiegogo

An Irish and German collaboration has taken to Indiegogo to seek funds for a hardware VPN device called the Navia. Digital Equipment Communications Ltd and ZenGuard are after €60,000 in funds for their portable VPN appliance. With 30 days to go they have managed to reach 53% of their target with some packages already sold…

UK to get high-grade cryptographic solutions

Becrypt and  Cyber1st have announced plans to deliver high-grade cryptographic solutions for the UK market. The two companies will collaborate on commercial and technical integration to improve solution delivery and support. This will bring together their R&D capabilities to speed up the development of new cryptographic solutions. The target market is not commercial organisations. In…

SOCOM breach investigation complete

Earlier this week we reported on personal data surrounding healthcare professionals working for SOCOM being leaked online. Since then, Potomac Healthcare Services has responded with several statements as they looked to get control of the situation. Monday On Monday Potomac Healthcare Solutions said: “We are aware of the report from an independent security researcher alleging…

Cybersecurity and widening the talent pool

Last year at the Cyber Security Challenge UK finals we spoke with Stephanie Daman, CEO, Cyber Security Challenge UK about the goals and aspirations of the competition. Unlike many in this industry Daman has a practical view of what is needed. She accepts that this is not just about building a long term educational programme.…

SOCOM healthcare workers data leaked

In a brief blog post Chris Vickery at MacKeeper Security Watch has identified an 11 gigabyte data breach affecting US Special Ops. According to Vickery the data: “contained the names, locations, Social Security Numbers, salaries, and assigned units for scores of psychologists, and other healthcare professionals, deployed within the US Military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM).”…

KillDisk ransomware wants $210,000

The threat intelligence team at CyberX has revealed a new version of the KillDisk malware. The malware was responsible for taking out the Ukraine power grid earlier this year. Now it has added ransomware to its arsenal and wants 222 Bitcoins or around $210,000 for the unlock key. The details were unveiled by Phil Neray…

Ransomware offers holiday discount

In a blog from Roland Dela Paz, Forcepoint has revealed Cryptxxx Ransomware is offering victims a holiday discount. Hackers were asking for a payment of 1.2 Bitcoin to unlock machines. They have now announced that they will accept, only until New Year’s Eve, a reduced payment of 0.5 Bitcoin per machine. Bitcoin is currently undergoing a surge…

Methbot delivers new level of click fraud

Ad fraud specialist White Ops have exposed Methbot, a Russian-based ad fraud operation. According to the White Ops press release the fraud was delivering around $3-5 million in profits per day. This is money taken from US brand advertisers and media companies. Alongside the press release there is a 30 page report detailing how Methbot…

Cyberbit releases new version of SOC 3D

Security specialist Cyberbit has announced the latest version of their Security Operations Centre (SOC) 3D product. It boasts integrating with all the major Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) products. SOC 3D also supports the automation of runbooks and workflows. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the ability to prioritize incidents based on the impact…