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US the Primary Target of ‘Significant’ Cyber-Attacks

US the Primary Target of ‘Significant’ Cyber-AttacksThe US experienced far more ‘significant’ cyber-attacks than any other country in the period of May 2006 to June 2020, according to a new analysis by Specops Software, which used data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The study outlined the degree to which countries...

‘Secure’ Chat App Spies on Users

‘Secure’ Chat App Spies on UsersA chat app that claims to be secure has been found to be an instrumental part of a long-running cyber-espionage campaign believed to be based in the Middle East. Researchers at ESET said claims that Android app Welcome Chat and the website promoting and distributing the app are both secure “couldn't be further...

Herjavec Group Acquires Securience

Herjavec Group Acquires SecurienceGlobal cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group has acquired an identity and access management and IT security consulting firm based in the UK. Group founder and CEO Robert Herjavec, known to millions as a leading investor on the Emmy Award–winning TV show Shark Tank, announced the acquisition of British company Securience on...

Park Place Technologies Appoints Security and Army Veteran as its First CISO

Park Place Technologies Appoints Security and Army Veteran as its First CISOPark Place Technologies, a global IT leader focused on optimizing data centers and IT infrastructure for 17,000 customers, today announced that John Parlee has joined the company as its first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Parlee brings an impressive background...

US Army Seeks Cryptocurrency Tracing Tools

US Army Seeks Cryptocurrency Tracing Tools The United States Army has expressed interest in kitting out its principal investigative division with cryptocurrency tracing tools. In a Statement of Work (SOW) published July 10, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command's Major Cybercrime Unit (MCU) began the process of welcoming bids from contractors.  ...

Senior Catalonian Politician’s Phone Allegedly Targeted By Government Spyware

Senior Catalonian Politician’s Phone Allegedly Targeted By Government Spyware A senior Catalonian politician has claimed his phone was targeted with spyware by the Spanish government in a case of possible domestic political espionage, it has been reported by The Guardian newspaper today. Roger Torrent, the speaker of Catalan parliament, and at...

UK Bans Deployment of Huawei Technology Over Security Fears

UK Bans Deployment of Huawei Technology Over Security FearsUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered Huawei equipment to be removed completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027. After the Chinese company had been previously approved to run the UK’s 5G network on a limited basis, the UK’s National Security Council has decided to ban the purchase...

Rogue Javascript Integrations Permit Attacking Opportunities

Rogue Javascript Integrations Permit Attacking OpportunitiesAnalysis of the Alexa top 1000 websites has revealed a troubling lack of security controls required to prevent data theft and loss through client-side attacks. According to research from Tala Security, techniques such as Magecart attacks, formjacking, cross-site scripting and credit...

Researchers Unmask Video Conferencing Users from Images

Researchers Unmask Video Conferencing Users from ImagesSecurity researchers have warned video conferencing users not to post screen images to social media after they managed to unmask the identities of users relatively easily. A team from Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev used image processing recognition tools and social network analysis...

Lack of Diversity and Career Burnout Blights Infosec Industry

Lack of Diversity and Career Burnout Blights Infosec Industry A lack of diversity and excessive workplace pressure are two of the top challenges for the IT security industry, according to a new study from the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec). Compiled from interviews with 445 UK industry professionals, The Security Profession...

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