War Games – what the rise in nation-state cyber attacks means for business

Fewer than six months have passed since the UK was first told it would face an imminent, inevitable and life-threatening cyber attack. The warning came from GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), whose latest annual review made for grave reading. The report revealed that the NCSC had dealt with more than 1,160 cyber incidents since its creation in 2016, the majority of which were carried out by nation states in

€1bn in cyber security research funding evaluated, revealing academic trends and threats for 2019 and beyond

Crossword Cybersecurity has recently released insights from its global review of academic cyber security research. The new database looked at nearly 1,200 current and past research projects from academic institutions in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Australia, and Africa. It reaffirmed the value of the cyber security research market, with reported funding of EU projects at over €1 billion. The database identified several global trends by comparing the periods

€1bn in cyber security research funding evaluated, revealing academic trends and threats for 2019 and beyond

Crossword Cybersecurity has recently released insights from its global review of academic cyber security research. The new database looked at nearly 1,200 current and past research projects from academic institutions in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Australia, and Africa. It reaffirmed the value of the cyber security research market, with reported funding of EU projects at over €1 billion. The database identified several global trends by comparing the periods

Evolute selects Sequrest to deploy best practice cyber security defences

Sequrest has recently announced that it has been selected by Evolute to provide the highest level of cyber security protection. Sequrest will deliver cyber security services directly to Evolute and also act as the cyber security solution provider to Evolute’s growing client base of independent asset managers. Evolute is one of the biggest and fastest growing providers of comprehensive technology and outsourcing solutions for asset management in Switzerland. As a

ObjectTech has been selected to join government-backed cyber innovation centre

ObjectTech has been selected as one of eleven scaling companies to join the London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) a DCMS-backed centre opened last year dedicated to cyber innovation. ObjectTech are working at the vanguard of ID technology. The company gives people back control of their personal data by providing a ‘distributed identity locker’ in a process known as Self-Sovereign Identity (SSID).  This enables individuals to prove their identity to

Context appoints Dave Spence as Director of Response

Dave Spence has recently been appointed Director of Response at cyber security consultancy, Context Information Security. Before joining Context, Dave spent the past 10 years at Deloitte advising clients and Boards about how to best manage their technical and business cyber risks and most recently running the UK Cyber Defence team including incident response, red teaming, threat intelligence, defence advisory and managed services. Prior to Deloitte, Dave worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers,

Sophos introduces lateral movement protection to XG Firewall to stop advancing cyberattacks

Sophos, a provider in network and endpoint security, announced that its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall now includes lateral movement protection to prevent targeted, manual cyberattacks or exploits from infiltrating further into a compromised network. The SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report discusses a rise in targeted ransomware. With the SamSam ransomware campaign estimated to have earned more than $6.5 million, it is not surprising that criminals are attracted to this method. In

Panasonic cyber security platform scoops IFSEC excellence award

Panasonic’s secure communication platform has been named as the Holistic Security System of the year at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2018. The package of cyber security deterrents was developed to mitigate the risk of attacks on IP surveillance systems and protects against video tampering, altering, spoofing and snooping. All firmware is encrypted to reduce the possibility of it being downloaded from the manufacturer’s website and deconstructed, while an

Wi-Fi users fed false sense of security

WatchGuard Threat Lab predicts that WPA3 Wi-Fi will be compromised in 2019. Unless more comprehensive security is built into the Wi-Fi infrastructure users will be fooled into feeling safe with the new WPA3 encryption standard, while still being susceptible to attacks such as Evil Twin Access Points (APs). This is the warning from researchers at WatchGuard Technologies’ Threat Lab who predict that a WPA3 Wi-Fi network will be hacked in

barox promotes high-security for video networks

barox, the manufacturer of professional standard switches, media converters and IP extenders specifically designed for video applications, is promoting sophisticated personalised encryption techniques to provide important safeguards for protecting sensitive data networks. In the age of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, companies are increasingly relying on IP security to protect themselves from cyber attacks. However, when video technicians log onto video switch servers with their PC or laptop,

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