• Americans Overly Confident in Cyber Hygiene

    Americans Overly Confident in Cyber HygieneAmericans in every state are overconfident in their cybersecurity coverage, with the majority of consumers expressing confidence they are taking appropriate steps to protect themselves, according to the 2019 report published by Wakefield Research and commissioned by Webroot.The Cyber Hygiene Risk Index, published on May 8, found that 88% of consumers expressed confidence in their own cyber hygiene. Only one in three users, however, reported knowing what
  • Blockchain Useful, Not Without Issues, Says ISF

    Blockchain Useful, Not Without Issues, Says ISFThe Information Security Forum (ISF) released its latest briefing paper, Blockchain and Security: Safety in Numbers, which identifies security issues associated with developing and deploying blockchain applications.The organization’s latest briefing paper is intended to aid those involved in blockchain deployment to better understand the benefits and risks of the main components of a blockchain network so that they can determine and then addre
  • Fin7 APT Targets Over 130 Orgs after Leader's Arrest

    Fin7 APT Targets Over 130 Orgs after Leader's ArrestDespite the arrest of alleged group leaders, the advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as Fin7/Carbanak has reportedly been using GRIFFON malware to target approximately 130 companies, according to Kaspersky Lab.According to a recent investigation conducted by experts at Kaspersky, the cyber gang launched spear-phishing campaigns throughout 2018, successfully distributing the malware through emails. Over the course of weeks, operators ex
  • Websites Continue to Collect PII Data Insecurely

    Websites Continue to Collect PII Data InsecurelyWebsites are still collecting personally identifiable information (PII) without decent web security, including using the HTTP protocol, collecting in clear text and on websites with expired or misconfigured certificates.According to the research by RiskIQ across 48,949 active financial services organization websites, of 4512 sites capturing PII through data entry points accessible by site visitors, 11.5% of these sites (522 sites) are capturing PII
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  • (ISC)2 Announces Information Security Leadership Award Winners

    (ISC)2 Announces Information Security Leadership Award WinnersThe winners of the EMEA Information Security Leadership Awards have been announced by (ISC)2. Celebrating the accomplishments of cybersecurity professionals across both the private and public sectors who inspire change within the field of cybersecurity throughout the EMEA region, the awards are judged by a committee of (ISC)2 members and senior personnel. Winners were selected from specific criteria and eligibility requirements.The wi
  • #Belfast2019: Cybersec Industry to Generate ¬£70m+ in Salaries in Northern Ireland

    #Belfast2019: Cybersec Industry to Generate £70m+ in Salaries in Northern IrelandAt the eighth World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit in Belfast, it was announced that the cybersecurity industry is on course to generate more than £70m in salaries in Northern Ireland each year. It was also estimated that the cybersecurity industry employs almost 1700 people in Northern Ireland.The Summit, hosted by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies’ (CSIT), saw industry lea

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