The key to keeping your personal details safe
An online security key developed by Yubico is being used across a wide range of applications and by companies as high profile as Facebook and Google. The Yubikey is a physical device that can protect people from falling victim to online hackers looking to obtain login details for email and social media accounts.
What’s the biggest challenge for security professionals?
The results of a survey of 270 IT security professionals has found that almost half (48%) viewed customer-facing web applications as the area presenting the most security risk to businesses. This is in contrast to 23% who identified mobile applications and 18% who suggested desktop applications presented the biggest risk. To view the full survey results from Synopsys visit: www.synopsys.com/blogs/software-security/cyber-security-threat-survey.
New security solution launched to support GDPR requirements
Every year over 500,000 personal mobile devices are stolen in the UK, many of which contain access to sensitive business data, which could be a breach of new GDPR regulations due in 2018.
What are the cyber security concerns in Industry 4.0?
Developer of commercial embedded software assurance tools and advanced cyber security solutions, GrammaTech, has released new research from VDC detailing the growing concerns in cyber physical manufacturing systems within today’s smart factories. The report Industry 4.0: Secure by Design summarises the results from surveying over 500 engineers to find that for Industry 4.0 to succeed, smart factories must be made secure by design,...
Attackers use pulse wave DDoS to pin down multiple targets
New research from Imperva Incapsula details the emergence of a new DDoS assault pattern, which has been named Pulse Wave. According to Lead Researcher Igal Zeifman: “Pulse Wave DDoS represents a new attack methodology, made up of a series of short-lived pulses occurring in clockwork-like succession, which accounts for some of the most ferocious DDoS attacks we mitigated in the second quarter of 2017. In the most extreme cases, they lasted f...
One in ten company bosses lack cyber attack training
According to The Cyber Governance Health Check, an annual survey carried out by the UK government, more than two thirds (68%) of companies say their directors have no training in responding to cyber attacks. Of 105 businesses in the FTSE 350 surveyed, one in ten revealed they have no plan to cope with hacking.
Has your smart thermostat been hacked?
If you’ve got a smart thermostat, you’re putting all your trust in the technology to get you the best deal on your heating by using it wisely. But boiler and heating specialists Warm.co.uk have warned that this could be a big mistake.
My business has had a data breach, what next?
Any type of data breach, whether due to an external hacking incident or an internal staff error, is a significant issue that needs immediate attention. A key aspect of the legal requirements surrounding a data breach is to demonstrate that your business or organisation takes the issue very seriously and is proactively seeking to not only protect any individuals who may be affected, but is also taking active steps to improve systems and processes ...
Latest tech on board the unmanned aircraft Sagitta
The unmanned aircraft Sagitta has successfully completed its first two test flights at the Overberg test range in South Africa. The project is part of the "Open Innovation" initiative launched by aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The objective is the development of new technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles. Sagitta serves as a platform for testing these technologies and is not focused on any specific end-product.
UK government introduces £17m fine for having poor cyber security
Last week, news broke yesterday that the UK government will introduce new fines for companies that do not have an appropriate cyber security plan in place. Businesses which are critical to the UK's national infrastructure could face fines of up to £17m.