Cybersecurity News, Articles and Updates

FTSE 100 could face billions in fines for GDPR non-compliance

New research has shown what the true cost of non-compliance could be for large companies under the GDPR.

Netherlands nearly up to speed in cyber-security, says readiness report

The Netherlands has made great strides in implementing its cyber-security strategy, says latest CRI report, but still needs to address issues with funding and decision-making.

Passwords may become passé in India

The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is joining the movement away from using passwords as a security measure and will look to develop new authentication methods best suited for that nation.

Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner hacked with simple cheat

Chaos Computer Club hackers have found a way to cheat biometric verification on Samsung Galaxy S8

CISO salaries may soon hit £1 million - but few qualified for top roles

New research has shown the staggering needs and rewards for qualified CISOs, reflected in their ever spiralling salaries....

Joomla 3.7.1 patches critical SQL injection flaw

Securi researchers spotted a critical SQL injection vulnerability in Joomla! 3.7.0 which could easily be exploited.

Poor cybersecurity spotted at Mar-a-Lago, other popular Trump retreats

Researchers spotted three weakly encrypted Wi-Fi networks and two open Wi-Fi networks stemming from Mar-a-Lago.

40 Asus routers affected by five vulnerabilities

Researchers at Nightwatch Cybersecurity spotted nearly 40 Asus RT routers with five vulnerabilities.

FTC launches cybersecurity site for small businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has created a new website where small businesses can receive tips and advice on cybersecurity issues.

Moker trojan returns, researchers get closer look

Researchers spotted a resurgence in use of the elusive Moker trojan and were able to take a closer look at its functions.

Data of 1.3 million Schoolzilla students exposed

The data of 1.3 million K-12 students was compromised after being exposed on the student warehouse platform Schoolzilla.

Security pros face new pressures as they strive to safeguard employers

While more than half of information security decision makers feel increased pressure in their attempts to secure their organisation, there has been a shift in the source of this stress.

Cultivating a cybersecurity-first corporate culture

After Sept. 11, New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority came up with a tagline intended to make citizens aware that each person is on the front line when it comes to defending the metropolis against another terror attack.

Cybersecurity jobs are there for the taking. Are you ready?

One might think that a net increase of 13,000 information technology jobs in February is a sign of healthy growth in the field, but a comparison to previous employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) paints a more complex picture.

Gigs up, Bossland ordered to pay Blizzard $8.5M for game hacks

Blizzard Entertainment was awarded $8.5 million in a lawsuit against German company Bossland.

Lack of gender diversity hurts tech financially, Microsoft report

A lack of gender diversity in tech skills, among other industries, is harming firms and could hurt them even more economically if these trends continue.

Google researcher spots second critical bug in LastPass

For the second time in two weeks, Google researcher Tavis Ormandy has discovered a critical vulnerability in LastPass.

Two Daytona State College breaches affect students and staff

Daytona State College was hit with two data breaches this month that affected both employee and student data.

Microsoft Docs doxes users

Users may have been inadvertently sharing personal information on Microsoft's

Switzerland to build AI cognitive security ops centre to protect banks

Switzerland's cognitive security operations centre will be built around IBM Watson for Cyber Security and provide in-country support to the banking sector.

New York data breaches rise by 60% due to hacking and insiders

The New York attorney general has announced a large rise in reported data breaches over 2016.

Hancock unveils government push for firms to adopt Cyber Essentials

In a speech in London today, the minister for digital and culture announced the government is ramping up pressure on organisations to adopt Cyber Essentials.

Hired Hackers target driverless car tech prompting threat sharing colab

A group of cyber mercenaries targeted Baidu's driverless car technology prompting the tech company to beef up security.