GDPR, which will be enforced in just over a month’s time, may seriously hinder cybersecurity capabilities, according to some cybersecurity experts. Well-known cybersecurity investigative journalist Brian Krebs has predicted a rise in ‘spam, phishing and just about every form of cybercrime’ due to GDPR’s impact on the WHOIS tool, which he described as the ‘single...
Facebook, Microsoft and 32 other major technology companies have signed a Cybersecurity Tech Accord to protect people from cybercrime. The agreement makes a number of promises that the signatories hope will protect consumers and businesses from an ever-growing wave of cybercrime. This includes refusing to collaborate with governments on cyberattacks. Cynics reading may note some...
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Paul Ducklin, senior technologist at Sophos, discusses how to ‘have your cloud and eat it.’ You might be wondering: why is a company like Sophos, which some people still think of as “the big UK anti-virus company”, interested in a cloud expo? After all, isn’t anti-virus (even though it has been about a whole lot...
The widespread use of the internet that developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s gave criminals many new ways of earning money. Now, cryptocurrencies and the relative anonymity that they provide are giving police a whole new set of worries. Fred Ellis, financial intelligence analyst with the City of London Police, is on the...
Despite its grounding in all sorts of complex technology, information security is ultimately a human endeavour. That is the argument made by Mark Nicholls, head of information security & governance at one of London’s largest and oldest housing associations, Peabody. Ahead of his panel appearance at Cloud Security Expo, Nicholls discussed the best way to help...
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Eve Salomon, Chair of Privacy International, has spent her career upholding individual rights through regulation and law. Now, in an age of unparalleled technological advancement and the ever-increasing flow of personal data, she is working to protect individuals from both corporations and the government. Here she speaks to The Stack about what the newest waves of...
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SK Telecom has announced that it will invest $65 million (approx. £46.5 million) in ID Quantique (IDQ), a leading quantum crypto company based in Switzerland. In exchange, SK Telecom will receive 50% majority shares in IDQ. This investment bolsters 5G network security for SK Telecom, as well as expanding the company’s global portfolio in quantum...
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As the notions and methods of identity continue to change in the 21st century, Dr Victoria Baines speaks to John Bensalhia ahead of her appearance at Cloud Security Expo 2018 Who are we? Once upon a time, identity was all too simple. From name tags or badges to signatures, that’s all it took to prove your...
John Bensalhia interviews Ben Russell, Head of Threat Response of the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit, and finds out the work carried out at the NCA and why cyber crimes should be instantly reported Here’s a question: if your house was burgled, what’s the first thing that you would do? The likely answer...
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was the target of a cyber attack that downed its website and internet and television services during the Games’ opening ceremony. Officials in charge of the event, which is being held in South Korea and holds political significance for relations between North and South Korea, have refused to reveal the source...
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In 2013, following what became known as the Snowden Revelations, a survey carried out by the Cloud Security Alliance, a trade body, revealed that some 10% of non-U.S. businesses cancelled plans to use US – based cloud computing service providers. This result shows a minority were ill-informed of; How the Internet works, What the...
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Security firm Symantec is working with Microsoft to add an extra layer of security to Azure with the intention of increasing hybrid cloud adoption. Using the existing Symantec Web Security Service product, the two firms will work together on security applications for the public cloud platform. Microsoft is hoping to increase enterprise use of its...
Joyce Hakmeh, research fellow at Chatham House, comments on the global landscape of cybersecurity ahead of her session at Cloud Security Expo, 2018. In a wide-ranging discussion, she spoke to The Stack about the uphill struggle that law enforcement faces, the impact of trends such as IoT and blockchain on security, and government action against...
An ethical hacker discovered a major flaw in the security of Oman’s stock exchange which left it vulnerable to hacking for months. The Muscat Securities Market, which has a market capitalisation of around $23 billion (approx. £16.5 billion), had its username and password set as ‘admin’ on a core router, according to a report by...
Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered an advanced mobile Trojan called Skygofree, which carries a swathe of worrying features. The Trojan, which has so far only breached a small number of devices in Italy, is, according to Kaspersky, ‘overflowing’ with ways to impeach upon the user’s privacy. It has the ability to track the...
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Intel boss Brian Krzanich took to the stage at CES to address the Meltdown and Spectre news, as well as announcing the firm’s plans for quantum computing. Speaking at the keynote address, Krzanich spoke on a diverse range of topics, but was first compelled to address the elephant in the room. Recent revelations about processor...
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People using Android are being targeted by malware that spoofs the Uber user interface to steal passwords, according to a report from Symantec. The security firm has analysed a recent version of the Android.Fakeapp malware variant, and found that hackers are tricking users into entering their passwords and phone numbers onto a fake version of...
Touts using bots to buy concert tickets and resell them for profit are facing a crackdown thanks to new legislation. The new regulation introduced by the UK government will make it a criminal offence to use automated software and bots to purchase tickets. The law creating the new criminal offence was brought forward thanks to a...
The chief executive of Singapore’s Cybersecurity Agency (CSA) said that while some organizations in Singapore suffered cyber attacks, the fact that the country escaped the worst of 2017’s malware attacks was due to a convergence of lucky circumstances rather than skill. In an interview with ChannelNews Asia, David Koh, chief executive of the CSA, said...
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At the end of a year that saw near-constant cyber attacks, including the Equifax breach, it would be easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume and intensity of cybersecurity concerns. Here, a host of security insiders tell us what to expect in the coming year so that you can protect yourself and your organisation. ...