How to handle IP address abuse
Cyber attacks have been on a worrying upward trend, especially in recent months. A number of New Zealand’s banking and postal services have been hit by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, rendering the services inaccessible and causing outrage among their customers, and Russia’s tech giant Yandex has fallen victim to the largest known DDoS attack to date. With the heightened number of cyberattacks taking place around the wor...
Cyber security is not a one-stop-shop
Since the start of the pandemic, the way business is conducted has changed permanently, with many workforces wanting to continue to work remotely. So, as life returns to a form of ‘new normal’, the issues around cyber security are here to stay, and the gas pedal must not be eased – especially with the increased risks associated with continued remote working.
Psst!! element14 unveils Spy Nerd Design Challenge
Securing data is important in a number of industriesso element14 has launched the Spy Nerd Design Challenge, giving community members the opportunity to develop security or spy-themed projects.
Swissbit rolls out security solutions at it-sa 2021
Swissbit will use Europe's largest IT security trade fair to present its latest hardware-based security solutions.
1 in 6 do nothing to protect home routers
Recently, a group of hackers created a new tactic for involving home routers in phishing attacks. This is incredibly worrying to cyber security experts, as 64% of users have WiFi routers in their household, and 1 in 6 do nothing to protect them.
Survey finds cyber threats to OT environments on the rise
Nozomi Networks has announced that the SANS 2021 OT/ICS Cybersecurity Report has found that ICS cyber security threats remain high and are growing in severity. In response, a growing majority of organisations have significantly matured their security postures since the last SANS OT/ICS survey in 2019. In spite of the progress, almost half (48%) don’t know whether their organisations had been compromised. The Nozomi Networks-sponsored s...
Watch out there's a cyber criminal about
Name an industry at the top of its game: one that attracts young talent, is well-attuned to social issues like politics and health, and seizes trends like the subscription model, mobile banking and cryptocurrency.
Calls for cyber training to be part of staff inductions
Insurance specialist, Ascend Broking, is calling for businesses to build cyber security training into every staff induction for new joiners, to try to combat the ever-growing threat to British businesses posed by cyber criminals and the malaise of what Ascend calls ‘cyber inertia’.
The latest measures in industrial cyber security
Cyber security is a pressing concern for manufacturers. According to the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)’s 2020 threat landscape report, there are 203,000 new strains of malware created every day and, on average, it takes companies a worrying six months to detect a data breach.
Cyber espionage on the rise as telecom providers compromised
Cybereason has announced the discovery of several previously unidentified cyber espionage campaigns infiltrating major telecommunications providers across Southeast Asia. Similar to the recent SolarWinds and Kaseya attacks, the threat actors first compromised third-party service providers - but in this case, instead of using them to deliver malware through a supply chain attack, the intent was to leverage them to conduct surveillance of their cus...