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Cybersecurity, Security

CAA debuts aviation cyber security assurance scheme

January 17, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a scheme, developed in partnership with security certification body Crest, that it hopes will play a key role in its strategy to enable the aviation industry to manage its security risks without […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Security Think-Tank: Tackle insider threats to achieve data-centric security

January 16, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Perimeter-centric controls are vital for stopping adversarial (and sometimes also accidental) threat actors. However, they have little to no effect against insiders and become all but useless once a breach occurs. To optimise security arrangements, organisations should adopt a data-centric […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Google’s Project Zero is now being more considerate with how it discloses security vulnerabilities

January 8, 2020

Via: The Verge

Google’s Project Zero cybersecurity team is trialling a new policy where it won’t make security vulnerabilities public early after a fix has been issued. “Full 90 days by default, regardless of when the bug is fixed,” is the team’s new […]


Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security

California’s CCPA an opportunity for security industry to do better

January 2, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and a related internet of things (IoT) privacy law, SB-327, formally came into effect on 1 January 2020 in a landmark move that will strengthen cyber security protections for Californians and paves the way […]


Cybersecurity, Security

U.S. National Security Advisor Warns UK About Dangers of Huawei

December 26, 2019

Via: WebPro

According to the Financial Times (FT), U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brian has warned the UK about the dangers of using Huawei for its 5G networks. In the ongoing war between the U.S. and Huawei, the U.S. has been pressuring […]


Cybersecurity, Privacy, Security, Uncategorized

Huawei and ZTE ‘can’t be trusted’

November 15, 2019

Via: Techradar

Huawei and ZTE have been branded as security threats that can’t be trusted by US Attorney William Barr. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Barr noted that Huawei has faced charges on breaching American sanctions on Iran, […]


Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security

Linux Wi-Fi bug leaves systems vulnerable to forced crashes and full control by hackers

October 18, 2019

Via: Techradar

A vulnerability has been discovered in the RTLWIFI driver, which is used to support Realtek Wi-Fi chips on Linux system. A flaw in the driver could be exploited to either crash your device, or even allow an attacker to take […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Malware discovered in Google Play app with over 100 million downloads

August 28, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Kaspersky researchers reported that the app in question was CamScanner, “a phone-based PDF creator that includes OCR (optical character recognition.” The report notes that CamScanner was a legitimate app with no malicious intentions. Like other applications, the developers displayed ads […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Getting to grips with data security

August 27, 2019

Via: Techradar

UK enterprises are demonstrating a high degree of growth in their awareness of the need to secure data. Yet, the biggest misconception is the belief that as long as organisations have a strong security posture, they’re safe. Charles Eagan, Chief […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Internet scam data shows which states had most victims and lost most money

August 22, 2019

Via: TechSpot

CenturyLinkQuote examined the FBI’s annual report based on the Internet Crime Complaint Center to discover the number of victims in each US State and how much money was lost in 2018. For the second year in a row, Alaska had […]