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More than Half of IT Workers Make Undocumented System Changes More than Half of IT Workers Make Undocumented System Changes

Frequent IT system changes without documentation or audit processes can cause system downtime and security breaches from internal and external threats, while decreasing overall operational efficiency. Yet, a new survey has revealed that a majority of IT professionals have made undocumented changes to their IT systems that no one else knows about.
16 April 2014

Financial Services Firms Plan to Increase Cybersecurity Spending Financial Services Firms Plan to Increase Cybersecurity Spending

Heartbleed, Zeus, insider threats and more: the financial services sector is under constant attack as cybercriminals look to lift user data and siphon off funds from accounts. The good news is that almost two-fifths (38%) of financial services firms in a recent survey plan to boost spending to combat cyber-crime over the next 12 months.
16 April 2014

HeartBleed 101 HeartBleed 101

The major security flaw known as Heartbleed, which may affect nearly two-thirds of websites online, threatens to expose masses of usernames, passwords and other sensitive information worldwide. And, predict experts, the ramifications will be with us for years.
14 April 2014

CERT-UK Goes Live as a Key Part of Britain's Cyber-defense CERT-UK Goes Live as a Key Part of Britain's Cyber-defense

It’s been in the works for months, but the UK's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has officially opened its doors for business, promising to “provide an authoritative voice to those agencies and organizations that are helping the UK to become more resilient and to prosper in the internet age.”
01 April 2014

Analysis of 3 Billion Attacks Demonstrates Security Gap Between Attack and Defense Analysis of 3 Billion Attacks Demonstrates Security Gap Between Attack and Defense

For the first time, NTT has pooled the resources of its group companies and produced a threat report based on an analysis of 3 billion attacks. What it found is that while attackers move faster than defenders, and there are still many basic processes and procedures that companies are failing to implement.
27 March 2014

Governments to Lose $50bn to Piracy-related Malware in 2014 Governments to Lose $50bn to Piracy-related Malware in 2014

Governments could lose more than $50 billion in 2014 thanks to costs associated with malware in pirated software, according to a study by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and research firm IDC.
24 March 2014

19-Year Old Saves City of London From Certain Cyber Disaster – Takes Home Masterclass Title 19-Year Old Saves City of London From Certain Cyber Disaster – Takes Home Masterclass Title

Once again, the UK's most promising amateur cyber defenders competed to defend the City of London from a simulated cyber-attack, as part of the Cyber Security Challenge Masterclass. A 19-year-old student was crowned the UK Cyber Security Champion after beating all comers over the course of a year-long competition that tested computer defense skills.
19 March 2014

Warning: DDoS Attack Volume Balloons 807.48% in Fresh Spike Warning: DDoS Attack Volume Balloons 807.48% in Fresh Spike

While network time protocol (NTP) amplification attacks have been a threat for many years, a new DDoS surge is ringing alarm bells: in just one month, February 2014, the number of NTP amplification attacks increased 371.43%. The average peak DDoS attack volume increased a staggering 807.48%.
12 March 2014

National Electric Grid Remains at Significant Risk for Cyber-attack National Electric Grid Remains at Significant Risk for Cyber-attack

Evidence collected by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suggests that cyber-attacks on key energy infrastructure – and on the electricity system in particular – are increasing, both in frequency and sophistication. And worryingly, new research shows that the risk of a successful large-scale cyber-attack, or combined cyber and physical attack, on the electric power sector is “significant.”
06 March 2014

SANS Announces 2014 EMEA Schedule SANS Announces 2014 EMEA Schedule

The SANS Institute has released its latest training and events schedule for 2014 in the Europe, Middle East and Asia regions
03 March 2014

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