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.
GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming emphasises the importance of the Integrated Review and its recommendations in the Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture.
RUSI has published its report on the UK and cyber fraud this month. It makes stark reading. Too often referred to as a ‘victimless crime’, cyber fraud is nothing of the kind. It does untold psychological harm to its victims, many of whom are also left destitute or robbed of their life savings.
It has been an important week for Cyber Security in the United States with several key announcements from President Biden and his administration on funding and appointments as well as a response to the Solar Winds attack.
The news of US sanctions on Russia has made headlines around the world with President Biden’s remarks on Russia firmly attributing the extensive “SolarWinds” hack on the US Government to Russia.
You don’t need to celebrate, just take stock, and look to the future. With all that’s changed in the world, the arrival of the third anniversary of the General Data Protection regulation may seem trivial, even irrelevant.
“War stories”? Sounds a bit dramatic, but the life of a Pen Tester is spent on the frontline of an ongoing conflict between individuals and organisations, and an army of hackers seeking to scam or undermine them. And just as in any war, the ‘intelligence’ services play a huge role in protecting good people from bad outcomes; work that takes place mainly in the shadows.