May 2016

Every day, millions of people go online and surf the web. It has become part of our everyday routine, a routine many cannot recall living without. Whether we are researching information for work, for school, or shopping for a new car, the internet has become the number one resource for accessing information and connecting to […]

Hard-hitting research, published by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) on Sunday, outlined a number of key concerns relating to UK national security. Key risks flagged by its authors include inside attacks on nuclear sites, the loss or theft of sensitive data relating to nuclear facilities, cyber-attacks on nuclear facilities, malicious targeting of nuclear material […]

Slowing the attacker down Accepting the underlying assumptions of military defense in depth in cybersecurity requires an understanding of what happens after the perimeter is breached and then taking control of the situation. Ideally, defense-in-depth strategy deals with threats as far away from critical information assets as possible. If a firewall or gateway at the […]

The White House has been unable to detect a single cyber security threat more than six months after issuing a “national emergency” to deal with what the administration identified as growing and immediate danger, according to a new government report. Six months after President Barack Obama invoked emergency powers to block the assets of any person […]

New DarkMatter survey exposes security concerns and issues. A recent poll conducted at a Dubai-based security conference found that 48% of attendees say their organization does not have a senior executive dedicated to cybersecurity. The survey, conducted by United Arab Emirates-based DarkMatter and polling visitors to the Gulf Information Security Expo Conference (GISEC) 2016, also […]

The chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White dropped a bomb in a recent speech by noting that the biggest risk faced by the financial system is cybersecurity. And she poured salt over the wound with the observation that the preparations taken by financial players are inadequate. “What we found, as a general […]

Another day, another hacking incident in the headlines, with embarrassed corporate executives scrambling to figure out what happened (and to cover their posteriors). Time (TIME) on Tuesday morning confirmed reports that Myspace, a Time Inc. social networking site, has been the victim of a major data breach. As many as 360 million Myspace user records […]

A new report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab reveals a sophisticated international cyber-espionage campaign targeting journalists and activists whose work concerns the United Arab Emirates. The campaign used elaborate ruses, including fake organizations and journalists, to engage targets online, then entice them to open malicious files and links containing malware capable of monitoring […]