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The Threat Of Online Attacks On National Security Has Soared

June 28, 2018
News broke earlier today that Ciaran Martin from the National Cyber Security Centre warned the threat of cyberattacks on Britain’s critical national security infrastructure from hostile states like Russia and North Korea has soared over the last two years.
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FTC pushes IoT security to NTIA working group

June 26, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recommended that a working group convened by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to create guidance for Internet of Things (IoT) device makers modify “key elements,” such whether and how devices receive security updates.
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The Dismal State of Healthcare IoT Security

June 25, 2018
The number of connected medical devices, currently estimated to be approximately 10 billion, is expected to increase to 50 billion over the next 10 years. Hospitals' IT security budgets are relatively low so hospitals have a relaxed security posture, with unsecured connected medical devices being the golden ticket for hackers.
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Infosec professionals believe nation-state attacks will rise this year

June 22, 2018
93 percent of over 400 infosecurity professionals recently said that they feared nation-state cyber attacks will rise in the next 12 months, and that a majority of them (69%) had started taking steps to to defend against nation-state attacks over the past 12 months.
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Default Passwords Aid Satori IoT Botnet Attacks

June 22, 2018
Researchers at Netlab 360 detected a surge in malicious activity scanning and infecting several IoT devices, attempting to make them part of Satori, a variant of the Mirai botnet that is used to take down websites and mine digital coins. Experts point to lack of oversight in IoT and the cursed default usernames and passwords as the reason why hackers are leveraging this critical vulnerability in D-Link DSL routers.
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Infosec professionals believe nation-state attacks will rise this year

June 22, 2018
In October last year, Paul Chichester, the Director of Operations at the National Cyber Security Centre, told BBC that the UK suffered as many as 590 significant cyber-attacks in the past year and that he feared there would be more in the coming days.
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The IoT's Perplexing Security Problems

June 19, 2018
"We should be preparing ourselves for many years of attacks powered by IoT botnets," Sean Newman, director of product management for Corero Security, told the E-Commerce Times.
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Cyber-Attacks Expected as World Cup Kicks Off

June 14, 2018
Information security professionals are preparing for the worst as this year's FIFA World Cup kicks off. The World Cup of football (a.k.a., soccer in the US) is set to take center stage in Russia. The tournament kicks off tonight between Russia and Saudi Arabia. While it's highly anticipated by football fans and hackers alike, security professionals believe that some sort of cyber-attack will occur on the 2018 FIFA World Cup football network, according to a recent survey.
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Streaming Outage That Took Down Netflix

June 14, 2018
Netflix service was interrupted last night by a major outage that took down the service for about an hour. Netflix said it was able to fix the problem, but would not elaborate as to the cause of it.
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UK’s Traffic Control Systems Under Threat From Cyber Attack

June 14, 2018
Speaking with the BBC Today programme, and reported by the Daily Telegraph, General Sir Christopher Deverell has warned that the UK’s traffic control systems are under threat from cyber attack, with road systems one of several potential points that could be targeted by countries including Russia.
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As the World Cup kicks off, do you know where you cyber-security pros are?

June 14, 2018
With nearly half the world watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off today, odds are several security professionals will be looking to sneak a peak at the games, which could be bad for the security of your business.
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As the World Cup kicks off, do you know where you cyber-security pros are?

June 14, 2018
With nearly half the world watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off today, odds are several security professionals will be looking to sneak a peak at the games, which could be bad for the security of your business.
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UK’s Traffic Control Systems Under Threat From Cyber Attack

June 14, 2018
Speaking with the BBC Today programme, and reported by the Daily Telegraph, General Sir Christopher Deverell has warned that the UK’s traffic control systems are under threat from cyber attack, with road systems one of several potential points that could be targeted by countries including Russia. IT security experts commented below.
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Cyber attack warnings highlight need to be prepared

June 14, 2018
Fresh warnings about the vulnerability of national infrastructure to cyber attacks show the need for securing and monitoring associated control systems connected to the internet
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Warning: ‘Traffic systems at risk of cyberattack’

June 14, 2018
Industry experts have responded to comments made about cybersecurity risks posed to the UK’s critical infrastructure.
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Dixons Carphone breach – Views from the cybersecurity industry

June 13, 2018
Dixons Carphone is investigating a breach involving millions of customer payment cards and personal data records. The firm has revealed details of an attempt by hackers to gain access to one of the processing systems in July 2017. The processing system in question contained details of 5.9m payment cards.
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How Will You Face the High Price of DDoS Attacks?

June 11, 2018
DDoS cyberattacks could cost companies an average of $50,000 per attack in lost business revenue, according to an April 2018 Coreo study.
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“We cannot become Luddites” – Martha Lane Fox

June 11, 2018
Last week was a busy week in the land of cyber security which saw a successful Infosecurity Europe 2018 come and go.
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InfoSec 2018: the biggest talking points of this year’s show

June 8, 2018
As security pros return to the office after InfoSec 2018, NS Tech rounds up the major talking points of this year’s show.
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Best practice CNI defence should emphasise resilience, not just compliance

June 8, 2018
NIS compliance measures outlined so far are heavily weighted on reactive attack reporting rather than advising organisations on how to better shore up their perimeter with proactive defence solutions - risking tick-box approaches.
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Best practice CNI defence should emphasise resilience, not just compliance

June 8, 2018
NIS compliance measures outlined so far are heavily weighted on reactive attack reporting rather than advising organisations on how to better shore up their perimeter with proactive defence solutions - risking tick-box approaches.
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NCSC spells out cyber threats to UK businesses

June 7, 2018
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed that UK businesses face a growing threat from ransomware and data breaches, whilst also highlighting increasing concerns surrounding cloud storage and the Internet of Things.
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VPNFilter Poses Broader Threat Than First Thought; Endpoints At Risk Too

June 7, 2018
The danger posed by the recently uncovered VPNFilter malware that has infected some 500,000 home-office routers and network attached storage devices worldwide may be substantially broader than initially assumed.
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115,000 Drupal Sites Still Not Patched

June 7, 2018
About 115,000 Drupal Sites are still vulnerable to Drupalgeddon 2 that allows hackers to take over sites according to security researcher Troy Mursch. Drupal issued a patch for this vulnerability 2 months ago.
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VPNFilter Poses Broader Threat Than First Thought

June 7, 2018
The danger posed by the recently uncovered VPNFilter malware that has infected some 500,000 home-office routers and network attached storage devices worldwide may be substantially broader than initially assumed.
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