Cyber security considerations when retrofitting a system
In 1982, long before a cyber security threat to control system networks was widely recognised, a Trojan horse attack on control system software reportedly caused a huge explosion in a Siberian gas pipeline. Even now, many systems that have been retrofitted for compatibility with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are not well protected.
Have you suffered a data breach in the last year?
A recent survey from SailPoint Technologies Holdings released at Infosecurity Europe illustrates the ongoing struggle that IT leaders have addressing frequent attacks from cyber criminals. The survey, conducted by research company Vanson Bourne, asked 400 IT decision-makers in the US, the UK and France to quantify both the number of data breaches experienced in the last 12 months and the resulting financial damage.
C-level executives are the weakest cyber security link
Research from by the cyber resiliency expert Mimecast has revealed that around 40% of IT decision makers say that the C-level executives are the weakest link in their organisations’ cyber security operation.
Partnership to create solutions for secure digital identification
G+D Mobile Security and IDnow had entered into a partnership to combine expertise and resources with the aim to develop AI-driven biometric and security technologies. A first result of this cooperation is the development of a fully automatic remote identification solution for international markets.
Network design guide helps companies realise the promise of IIoT
Whether it involves an operator checking quality on an iPad or executives comparing multisite production, mobile and cloud connectivity are the new normal in industrial operations. However, cyber attacks can take advantage of these new connections to steal product recipes or take control of a site.
Anti-theft sticker protects your valuables without revealing their location
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Streamr have developed a prototype adhesive ID tag based on blockchain technology, which enables valuable goods to be protected without revealing their location. Possible applications include electronics, jewellery and caviar. The tag developed by Streamr and VTT is based on a smart contract, using blockchain technology, between the owner of the goods and the transport company.
Children are putting their data at risk on social media
Social media platforms are coming under increased scrutiny, when it comes to putting safeguards in place to protect children who use social media sites. However, research conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Equifax, the consumer data information expert, reveals that 30% of children aged between 8 and 16 years old use chat rooms and online forums, raising concerns about who they are talking to and the type of information they are sharing.
Supporting cypherbridge secure boot
Express Logic has announced the integration of the Cypherbridge Systems uLoadXL secure boot and safe software update solution with its X-Ware IoT Platform. The X-Ware uLoadXL secure boot and secure firmware update solution anchors the product root of trust, authenticating and integrity checking the X-Ware-based system application. Managed software updates are securely distributed and installed on the target product.
How VPN can protect your privacy online
In the world of today, security is the core issue. Users face various dangers when they surf the web, including hacking of personal and financial data. This problem forced the IT specialists to develop software that can protect personal details of the users online. The Virtual Private Network is a programme that enables the user to search and collect data from the Internet safely. If you would like to know more about VPNs read article about ...
UK manufacturing is a prime target for cyber hacking
Manufacturing has become the most attacked industry sector in the UK, representing almost half (46%) of all cyber attacks in 2017 – more than double that of attacks on manufacturing across EMEA. This is according to the 2018 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) from NTT Security, the specialised security company and centre of excellence in security for NTT Group. The majority of attacks on UK manufacturers came from China, represen...