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#cybersecurity | #infosec | Major data center provider hit by ransomware attack, claims report

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans CyrusOne, a major provider of enterprise data center services, is reported to have suffered a ransomware attack. The Dallas-headquartered company, which operates more than 30 data centers across the United States, China, London, and Singapore, is reported by ZDnet to have had some of its systems […]

#infosec | US Hospitals Fined $2.175M for “Refusal to Properly Report” Data Breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans An American health services provider has agreed to pay a fine of $2.175m after refusing to properly notify Health and Human Services of a data breach. In April of 2017, a complaint regarding Sentara Hospitals was received by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The complainant said […]

#infosec | Report Reveals Businesses Aren’t Ready for 5G

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new report looking at 5G cybersecurity readiness has found that many businesses are inadequately prepared for the latest big data acceleration.  The AT&T Cybersecurity Insights Report: Security at the Speed of 5G, published today, found that enterprises are lagging behind on expanding their virtualization and software-defined networking […]

Pizza Hut hack: Thousands of customers’ data stolen as users report fraudulent card transactions

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers hit Pizza Hut earlier in October and reportedly stole customers’ financial information. Pizza Hut said that its website was hacked and some of its customers who used the fast food chain’s website and app were affected by the breach. Although Pizza Hut reportedly sent out […]

Report outlines cybersecurity threats for Olympics, other sporting events

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans You don’t have to be Michael Phelps to know that sports can often be so much more than just a game. A new report from the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity based at UC Berkeley’s School of Information shows how malicious manipulation of new digital technologies can […]

Cybercrime is costing each business a whopping $11.7M a year, report says

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The cost of cybercrime has risen 62% over the past five years, costing each organization some $11.7 million per year, according to a joint report from Accenture and the Ponemon Institute report released Tuesday. The Cost of Cyber Crime Study, announced in a joint press release, was […]

Cyber security majority flacks not involved planning hacks report finds

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Cyber Aftershock report, created by insurance broker Lockton, surveyed 200 professionals earlier this year. It reveals that just 26 per cent of UK businesses involve their head of PR and communications when planning their response to hacks. This is despite 63 per cent saying reputational […]

UN report: 50% of countries have no cybersecurity strategy in place

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Only 38% of countries have a published cybersecurity strategy, and just 12% are in the process of developing one, according to a new report from the United Nations (UN). The Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, created by the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and released Wednesday, urges […]

Rise in use of biometrics products for cyber-security, report predicts

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans As fraud rises, a new report has revealed that biometric-based authentication is set to become more prevalent in the UK. A new report is predicting a significant rise in the use of biometric products, as organisations look to prevent fraud and protect their estate from organised […]

Police insist they treat cyber crime seriously following critical national report

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Police have stressed how seriously they treat cyber crime following a new report criticising how the growing trend is tackled by forces nationally. The National Audit Office (NAO) said the issue was “not yet a priority” for all local police forces and the problem had been […]

50% malware exploits in India occurred in the last 3 months of 2016: Report

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Indian firms were highly vulnerable to cyber attacks in the period following demonetisation with close to 50% of the attacks happening in the last three months of 2016, a report published by Fortinet points out. The research report said that the last two weeks in December, […]

Biennial Women in Cybersecurity Report Reveals that Female Representation in Industry Remains Stagnant

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Industry Leaders Join Forces to Call for Greater Diversity to Close the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap, Expected to Reach 1.8 Million by 2022 According to new research from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education™ (the Center) and the Executive Women’s … The post Biennial Women in […]

According to Verizon’s data breach report: Point-of-sale, Web app attacks take center stage

94 percent of securities incidents fall into nine basic attack patterns, Payment systems were under fire, Web application attacks dominate the financial services sector and point of sale and distributed denial of service attacks plague retail. Hotels, retailers, and restaurants really need to lock down their point-of-sale systems, but don’t have to sweat Web app […]

Medical institutions face cybersecurity threats, according to report

Ashley Bennett Top Priority Sector:  cyber_security The Ponemon Institute has just released The Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security, which discusses some of the cybersecurity threats that medical institutions face. Sponsored by ID Experts, the report describes some of the cybersecurity threats medical institutions regularly face from unsecured mobile devices, employee […]