Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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California Dem Candidate DDoS’d During Failed Primary Bid

The Rolling Stone was among outlets reporting that the website of Congressional candidate for California’s 25th District Democrat Bryan Caforio was taken down by DDoS attacks four times during his unsuccessful campaign, including critical junctures such as during a...
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Vote Leave And Cambridge Analytica Linked Data Firm Hit With First Ever GDPR Notice

It was reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has handed the United Kingdom’s first formal General Data Protection Regulation notice to a Canadian firm linked to Cambridge Analytica, the firm behind the Facebook data scandal. AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing...
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Internet Regulator

On news on the upcoming Government whitepaper detailing a future internet regulator, SD-WAN network expert Ian McEwan (Vice President EMEA of Aryaka, leading global SD-WAN provider) commented below. Ian McEwan, Vice President EMEA at Aryaka: “We have to wait and see...
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One In Four Tech Professionals Have Confidence In Their AI Deployment

Despite heightened interest in enterprise deployment of artificial intelligence, only 40 percent of respondents to ISACA’s second annual Digital Transformation Barometer express confidence that their organizations can accurately assess the security of systems based on AI and machine learning. Dr Anton Grashion, Managing...
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Why Is Blockchain So Hackable?

Following the news that Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has been attacked by cybercriminals and had $60 million stolen, Cody Brocious, Hacker Education Lead, at HackerOne, comments below on why blockchain is so hackable and provides stats on bug bounty program uptake with...
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New National Cyber Strategy

Late yesterday, the White House issued its new National Cyber Strategy.   Pravin Kothari, CEO at CipherCloud (San Jose, CA): “The new policy is a good step forward. That said, the details count. Cyber defense is all about choosing specific technologies...
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Japan Hit By Another Cryptocurrency Heist – $60 Million Stolen

Japan being hit by another cryptocurrency heist with $60 million stolen. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and Founder at High-Tech Bridge: “Unfortunately, even the harsh regulation of crypto markets is no silver bullet. Digital coins are extremely attractive for cybercriminals who can easy launder...
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Why Critical Vulnerabilities Do Not Get Reported In The CVE/NVD Databases And How Organisations Can Mitigate The Risks

A failure to report high-severity vulnerabilities often happens with open-source projects — vulnerabilities are discovered, disclosed to relevant parties and (hopefully) fixed without anyone filing a CVE request. It usually boils down to a lack of awareness or is...
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Network Segmentation: How To Make It Work For You, Every Day

Corporate networks have quickly become more and more complex. Change requests are regularly processed in the hundreds by IT security teams, which are then applied to company owned network devices.   As a result, underlying network configuration processes increase in...
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Why The Back To School Season Is A Playground For Hackers

With the Summer holidays coming to an end, students across the UK will soon be returning to the classroom. As preparations for the next academic year commence, now is the time for everyone do their homework and ensure a cyber-savvy...
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Cybersecurity Can Boost Plant Productivity

Operationalizing cybersecurity has been a major challenge for oil and gas engineers to date. With their primary priority to maintain uptime, these managers have been putting off updating security: ironically, implementing cybersecurity across process control networks can be seen...
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Mobile Security For The Modern Workplace: How To Boost Remote Productivity While Remaining Secure

The state of workplace mobility The continued white-hot proliferation of personal devices has led to businesses adopting cultures where employees can contribute remotely, using whatever device is accessible. For many, this has led to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives,...
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Why Policy-Based Automation Is Necessary For Mitigating Risk

The global IT audience has seen far too many data breaches occur. This year alone, breaches affected companies as diverse as Orbitz to Partners Healthcare while businesses crossed their fingers and hoped that they would be one of the...
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Long Cast Phishing

Having encountered several friends and associates who have suffered, what seemed to be sustained Phishing Campaigns I decided to invest some time and bated-responses to set up a little research experiment to prove, or disprove a suspected theory –...
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Chaotic Digital Transformation Strategies And Disjointed Network Environments – The Perfect Legal Storm Is Brewing

GDPR is without a doubt placing pressure and emphasis on the way businesses handle and manage sensitive customer data. To make things even more complicated, we have consumers driving change and demanding businesses adopt technology that influences the customer...

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million Users

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million UsersUS fashion retailer SHEIN has admitted suffering a major breach affecting the personal information of over six million customers. The women’s clothing company revealed at the end of last week that...
The Register

Bug? Feature? Power users baffled as BitLocker update switch-off continues

Microsoft claims issue confined to older kit Three months on, users continue to report that Microsoft's BitLocker disk encryption technology turns itself off during security updates.…
ZDNet

UK issues first-ever GDPR notice in connection to Facebook data scandal

Canadian firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica data scandal, is the first to be put on notice.
SecurityWeek

Symantec Completes Internal Accounting Investigation

Symantec announced on Monday that it has completed its internal accounting audit, and while some issues have been uncovered, only one customer transaction has an impact on financial statements. read more

Are Colleges Teaching Real-World Cyber Security Skills?

The cybersecurity skill shortage is a well-recognized industry challenge, but the problem isn’t that there are too few people rather that many of them lack suitable skills and experience. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing profession, and talented graduates are in...