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Cyber: the risk of ignorance

A joint report published by the government and the National Cyber Security Centre this week revealed the fact that only 16% of boards of FTSE 350 firms claim to fully understand the impact of loss or disruption associated with cyber threats, despite 96% having a cyber security strategy in place.   https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/783263/FTSE_350_Cyber_Governance_Health_Check_2018.pdf While this report […]

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The JFSC have issue their Supervisory Thematic Programme for 2019.

By way of background “Thematic examinations” allows the JFSC to better understand particular thematic risks that cut across a range of firms in a specific sector or affect a sector as a whole.  In conductiong these thematic reviews the JFSC, address thematic risks using a range of tools including questionnaires, on-site visits and guidance. For […]

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This is how artificial intelligence will become weaponized in future cyberattacks

Artificial intelligence has the potential to bring a select set of advanced techniques to the table when it comes to cyber offense, researchers say. On Thursday, researchers from Darktrace (.PDF) said that the current threat landscape is full of everything from script kiddies and opportunistic attacks to advanced, state-sponsored assaults, and in the latter sense, attacks continue to […]

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Australia plans law for tech firms to hand over encrypted private data

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Tuesday proposed a new law requiring technology firms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook and Apple to give police access to private encrypted data linked to suspected illegal activities. The measure, which targets platforms the Australian government says could be used for criminal activities or to plan a terror attack, […]

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Poor cybersecurity could destabilise increasingly complex energy grids

The future of smart energy grids, with automatic management of both supply and demand, is “looking really interesting”, says Phil Kernick, chief technology officer at security firm CQR Consulting. But the current state of the technology and its security is a problem. “The distribution systems and the generation systems were deployed a decade and a […]

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270,000 Put at Risk by Med Associates Healthcare Data Breach

Recent data breaches include an employee workstation hack putting 270,000 patients at risk, New England Baptist suffering data breach in the midst of merger talks, and cybercriminals phishing in Black River Medical Center. June 21, 2018 – A healthcare data breach at Med Associates, a Latham, NY-based health billing company, may have exposed PHI on more than […]

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Carphone Warehouse fined for ‘striking’ number of failures that led to data breach

Carphone Warehouse has been fined £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for a series of “systemic failures” uncovered following a data breach in 2015. The ICO described the “number of distinct and significant inadequacies in the security arrangements” of Carphone Warehouse as “striking”, and said that it was “ particularly concerning that a number of the inadequacies related to basic, […]

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Data protection bill amended to protect security researchers

The government is to amend the data protection bill to protect security researchers who work to uncover abuses of personal data, quelling fears that the bill could accidentally criminalise legitimate research. The move follows a Guardian report on the concerns, and has been welcomed by one of the researchers who raised the alarm. “I am very […]

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