12 days of Christmas Security Predictions:  What lies ahead in 2020

12 days of Christmas Security Predictions: What lies ahead in 2020

Marked by a shortage of cyber security talent and attackers willing to exploit any vulnerability to achieve their aims, this year emphasised the need for organisations to invest in security and understand ...
Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

Hospitals that have been hit by a data breach or ransomware attack can expect to see an increase in the death rate among heart patients in the following months or years because ...
Semperis DEMO: Recovering Active Directory cleanly: without re-introducing malware

Cyber Scenarios Expose Shortcomings of BMR

Ransomware and wiper attacks are causing organizations to re-evaluate their backup and recovery capabilities. An obvious concern is whether backups are safe – for example, are they offline where they can’t be ...
Over 12,000 WannaCry Variants Detected in the Wild

Over 12,000 WannaCry Variants Detected in the Wild

Security researchers have determined that over 12,000 variants of the WannaCry ransomware family are preying upon users in the wild. Sophos attributed this rise of variants to threat actors taking the original ...

10 of the Most Significant Ransomware Attacks of All Time

For years, ransomware actors have developed new families and attack campaigns in increasing frequency and numbers. Such activity peaked in 2017 but then fell in tandem with cryptocurrency miners’ rise. This development ...
Side-channel attacks

Side-Channel Attacks: Cyber Warfare’s New Battleground

The current state of cybersecurity is complex, fast-moving and a critical risk to all organizations. Understanding where U.S. businesses stack up in terms of their security knowledge and defense strategy is of ...
Security Boulevard

Biometric Security Data Breach, Critical Windows Vulnerabilities, FBI Data Harvesting

You’re listening to the Shared Security Podcast, exploring the trust you put in people, apps, and technology…with your host, Tom Eston. In episode 82 for August 19th 2019: The BioStar2 biometric security ...

How Isolation Could Prevent the Next WannaCry

Last month, Microsoft issued 79 patches and among these patches was one for an old Windows XP operating system, which was officially abandoned by Microsoft 5 years ago. The last time Microsoft ...

NSA sounds the alarm on BlueKeep: Windows vulnerability opens the door for the next WannaCry

It’s been just over two years since WannaCry, the ransomware that exploited the EternalBlue vulnerability to infect hundreds of thousands of computers around the world and inflict an estimated $8B in damages ...
The UK Government Huawei Dilemma and the Brexit Factor

The UK Government Huawei Dilemma and the Brexit Factor

In the last couple of days, Google announced it will be putting restrictions on Huawei’s access to its Android operating system, massively threatening Huawei's smartphone market. Meanwhile, UK based chip designer ARM ...
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