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The UK government is claiming to have a £6m pot of cash set aside for the winners of a new IoT security competition. The Technology Strategy Board, also known as Innovate UK, will only choose projects including an element of artificial intelligence or machine learning and those that have “a clear plan for commercialization.” They must
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The UK’s Student Loans Company (SLC) has been forced to repel nearly one million cyber-attacks over the course of the last financial year, highlighting the growing risk to organizations from hackers. Think tank Parliament Street sent a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the non-profit government body, which provides loans and grants to students in
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Two years after President Trump taking office, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies has issued its midterm assessment, The Trump Administration’s Foreign and National Security Policies, which looks in part at the administration’s cyber policies and the advances therein. Authored by Annie Fixler, deputy director for the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation (CCTI), and David Maxwell,
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Despite their high-ranking positions, senior executives are reportedly the weak link in the corporate cybersecurity chain with a new report from The Bunker, which finds that cyber-criminals often target this known vulnerability. A recently published white paper, Are You the Weakest Link? How Senior Executives Can Avoid Breaking the Cybersecurity Chain, found that those at
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Security researchers have uncovered a new cyber-espionage campaign against foreign diplomats in Iran, using malware linked to a well-known APT group. Kaspersky Lab researcher Denis Legezo claimed the campaign was indicative of hackers in emerging regions using “homebrew” malware combined with publicly available tools. In this case, they use an improved version of the Remexi
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by Danny Bradbury Users of Microsoft’s Azure system lost database records as part of a mass outage on Tuesday. A combination of DNS problems and automated scripts were to blame, said reports. Microsoft deleted several Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) databases in Azure, holding live customer information. TDE databases dynamically encrypt the information they store, decrypting
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Digital transformation is exposing organizations to greater IT complexity and cyber-risk, according to new global research from Thales eSecurity. The security vendor polled 1200 execs with responsibility for IT and data security in nine countries around the world to compile its 2019 Thales Data Threat Report. It found that over a third (39%) class themselves as
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by Danny Bradbury Firefox has introduced a new set of controls to make it easier for users to protect themselves from online ad trackers. The browser’s redesigned Content Blocking section makes it easier for users to switch off cross-site trackers. These are mechanisms that advertisers and data brokers use to track your activity across different
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The UK government has pledged more money to address the IT security skills crisis and improve hardware and IoT security, although details on the latter are vague. An announcement made on Data Protection Day yesterday claimed the UK plans to be a world leader in “designing out” cyber-threats, by funding R&D into more secure-by-design hardware
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Nearly two-thirds (63%) of IT professionals are more concerned about data privacy and security than they were two years ago, but their poor online practices continue to drive cyber-risk, according to a new study published on the EU’s Data Protection Day. Also known as Data Privacy Day in North America, the awareness-raising event was originally slated
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Executives at financial services companies are increasingly concerned about risks, but as technology becomes more integrated in managing financials, more executives say that cybersecurity is increasingly becoming the most important type of risk, according to a new Deloitte survey, Global Risk Management Survey, 11th Edition. When asked which risk types would grow in importance over
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Multiple consumers have reported being terrified after hackers infiltrated the Nest cameras in their homes, with one malicious actor making claims of a North Korean missile threat, according to CBS News. California resident Laura Lyons reported that malicious actors gained control of her Nest security camera, which belted out a terrifying emergency alert warning them to
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by Mark Stockley Thanks to Sophos expert Peter Mackenzie for the research in this article. Emotet is malware that’s designed to evade detection, dig in hard and multiply. Thanks to a restless update schedule, a modular, polymorphic design, and its ability to deploy a host of different techniques for worming through networks, the software is
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Security researchers have warned of a new malvertising campaign using steganography techniques to target Apple users. The VeryMal group has run multiple campaigns since August 2018, attempting to redirect users to the veryield-malyst domain, according to Confiant security engineer, Eliya Stein. As many as five million users may have been subject to the most recent
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The British public is dead-set against the use of drones, with the vast majority believing that as they continue to represent a national security risk and that cyber experts must do more to mitigate the threat from above. Think tank Parliament Street polled 2000 members of the public to compile its latest report, Drones 4