Being asked to email your card details to gain a refund is not a great process but is something I was asked to do recently. Why not, you might ask? Shaun Wakefield explains.
With days to go to the G7 Summit in Cornwall, the group of seven leading economies have some big issues on their agenda. The pandemic and climate change will no doubt dominate but what about cyber and the scourge of ransomware that is hitting so many organisations?
Reliance acsn’s Vice-Chairman, Tarquin Folliss, asks Dr Buchanan if a large part of our vulnerability to the disruptive consequences of cyber-attacks is a consequence of our failure to protect adequately what is critical to us?
Stuxnet was about geopolitics. Colonial was about money (and perhaps geopolitics too). What links the two attacks – which occurred more than a decade apart – is that Industrial Control Systems (ICS) were affected by the attacks. One directly, the other indirectly.
Official figures for the year to December 2020 show levels of online fraud increased by up to 70 per cent, while almost all other types of crime were in decline. Further analysis showed a significant gap between reported online fraud and the estimated true amount, thought to be around six times higher.
Home Secretary Priti Patel outlined the U.K. Government’s position on ransomware payments: ‘Paying a ransom in response to a ransomware [attack] does not guarantee a successful outcome, it will not protect a network from future attacks, nor will it prevent the possibility of future data leaks. In fact, paying a ransom is likely to encourage criminality to continue with this approach.’
There are some key reasons why in house penetration testing is not sufficient but to understand these, it is important to first understand the pros and cons of both in-house and third-party penetration testing.
For cyber-security specialists, May 12th, 2017 was (and still is) an extremely significant day. Why? Because cybercrime dominated the headlines.
After a very well received SASIG webinar centred on anonymisation, we look back on the important points raised by the panel and our Vice Chairman, Tarquin Folliss OBE, who led the discussion.