A report on the number of cyber attacks faced by UK local authorities is a good example of how the large numbers seen in many reports on security are rather meaningless.
Tomorrow, I will give a talk entitled "Don't know much about security" at the offices of ENISA, the EU's agency for network and information security.
Despite the title, the… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/02/crime-against-statistics-probably-worse-cyber-attacks-faced-county-durham/
The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has provided helpful and practical advice on preventing and detecting lateral movement by an attacker within a network.
Though not even a year and a half old, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has already managed to make a name for itself through its practical advice and guidance on… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/02/ncsc-gives-important-advice-lateral-movement/
A new computer emergency response team has been launched in the Netherlands to provide guidance specifically tailored to the healthcare sector. Martijn Grooten welcomes the development.
In February 2016, a US hospital saw a heart operation interrupted by the rebooting of a monitoring PC, caused by anti-virus software running on the machine. The report filed makes… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/01/healthcare-certs-show-need-security-guidance-specific-sectors/
Greater Manchester Police is one of many organizations still running Windows XP on some of its systems. This is bad practice, but the case against running XP is far more subtle than we often pretend it is.
Greater Manchester Police has admitted to the BBC that some 1,500 of its PCs (20% of the total) are still running Windows XP, an operating system that was considered end-of-life… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2017/09/case-against-running-windows-xp-more-subtle-we-think-it/
Proposals could cause serious damage to business and the economy, and are unlikely to stop terrorism.
Proposals could cause serious damage to business and the economy, and are unlikely to stop terrorism. This week, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the French offices of… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2015/01/what-would-cameron-s-anti-terrorism-proposals-mean-uk/
Mandatory brochures not welcomed by manufacturers.
Mandatory brochures not welcomed by manufacturers. In an attempt to raise public awareness of security issues, the Indian government has proposed a plan in which it will be… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2013/01/indian-government-proposes-pamphlet-based-cybersecurity-education/
Remote search and cyber patrol plans approved.
Remote search and cyber patrol plans approved. The UK Home Office has signed up to a European initiative, proposed in November, to grant police forces greater powers to hack into… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2009/01/uk-adopt-euro-police-hacking-scheme/
Confidential health service info exposed after theft.
Confidential health service info exposed after theft. Despite a wealth of recent incidents of data loss from various areas of the UK's public services, including data sent… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/06/yet-more-data-leaks-uk-public-services/