We have all seen the headlines about data breaches. They make for uncomfortable reading. Even more uncomfortable, however, is the fact that it’s often through these sensational headlines that..
It’s easy to see why many people think cyber security is a mysterious Dark Art. After all, it has a language of its own, full of acronyms, jargon and..
One of the most significant elements of the current cyber threat landscape is the amount of time it takes to actually detect and contain a breach. In a study..
This article first appeared in the Q3 edition of Casino & Gaming International (CGi ) and appears here with their kind permission. As the implications of the General Data..
If recent well-documented breaches tell us anything it is that even organisations with large budgets and skilled cyber security teams can miss something. In spite of their best efforts,..
There is a worrying trend in the world of cyber safety. Many companies believe that cyber insurance will protect against any damage associated with a breach. It is vital..
By Paul Brennecker, Principal Security Consultant and Lead QSA Paul Brennecker gave a presentation at PCI London on 5th July 2018 and this article first appeared in that event’s..
A recent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights an interesting aspect of the current system. Although the ruling against Yahoo! was announced on 12th June 2018, three..
Register for the free SRM Incident Response and Forensic Expertise webinar here. As organisations endeavour to be as proactive as possible to protect themselves from a cyber attack or..
To be truly resilient against potential attacks, it is not enough to simply look at patching the last one, but to anticipate the next. When commenting on the news..
The news has been full of concerns that foreign powers are using state-sponsored hacking as a means to undermine the infrastructure of foreign powers. While it is irresponsible to..
This week’s report that more than 5,000 websites, including that of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have been hacked, shows that it really can happen to anyone. Other affected..
Disproving the idea that there is no such thing as bad publicity, the shipping company Clarksons is doing its level best to limit the PR damage caused by a..
Why board level commitment is a vital part of cyber defence It is difficult to defend against an attacker who only needs to succeed once. Security systems might defend..
Cyberattacks do not recognise national boundaries, as the latest breach concerning the US credit rating firm Equifax proves. So although the company has now reported the breach of 143..
Statistics provide useful evidence of the trends developing within the world of information security. Figures compiled from reported attacks in the United States for July 2017 give us a..
This month Visa has reported an increase in the number of network intrusions involving service providers. It also reports increases in re-breaches of merchant payment environments and skimming incidents..
While most businesses are pleased to receive free publicity, spare a thought for Berkshire-based Boomerang Videos. Not only did the firm’s website suffer a cyber attack in 2014, but..