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Combating Cyber-Attacks Against the Financial Community

News media in the U.S. are abuzz with stories about cyber-attacks on top banks as financial institutions emerge as the prime targets of cyber-criminals. Reports suggest that since September 2012, cyber-attacks on bank networks have exploded. Actually, banking and other financial institutions have...

19/03/2013

System State Intelligence and the Intrusion Kill Chain

System State Intelligence and the Intrusion Kill Chain Synopsis: In kill chain analysis, an attacker has to progress through stages before they achieve their objective, and it takes just one successful mitigation effort to thwart the attacker. SSI can increase the timeliness and accuracy of...

15/03/2013

The CISO as the Man-in-the-Middle

Synopsis: The CISO has become the new Man-in-the-Middle, increasingly caught between the Executive World  where they must effectively connect security to the business, and the more familiar Technical World where the CISO must continue to effectively communicate in terms of controls and...

14/03/2013

Evernote admits security breached by hackers

California-based firm Evernote has requested that all users (around 50 million of them) reset their passwords following a compromise of their network. Evernote allows people to store and organise personal data and sync through desktop, tablet and mobile devices. While the company have stated that...

06/03/2013

Are hackers simply smarter than IT Security staff?

By Calum MacLeod, EMEA Director, Venafi It’s 4 AM Sunday morning and the telephone rings. My wife answers and duly informs me that she has a drunk on the line. Three calls later in the space of 10 minutes, including our children, who are now about to have heart attacks, we discover it’s the Alarm...

06/03/2013

The Hunt for Red October –2013’s sequel

The recent “Red October” wave of concerted cyber assaults demonstrates that social engineering is by far the most potent tool in the hacker’s arsenal. These attacks occur nearly every day and are often successful, regardless of technical controls and countermeasures deployed within corporate...

06/03/2013

Nearly a half of employees use social media and read news during work, a third even shops online

The introduction of computers and the internet into the work environment promised increased efficiency and higher work results, but people being people, they ended up counterbalancing that by doing all sorts of other things online. To find out what’s their favourite distraction, Safetica, the...

28/02/2013