The Dutch hacker believed to be responsible for the world’s largest DDoS attack a few weeks ago has been arrested. Apparently he was caught 35km north of Barcelona in an orange van that doubled as a mobile computing office, (in my mind it’s like a malicious Mystery Machine) remotely controlling his ‘cyber bunker’. Anyone outside […]
The Government will today announce a new Anti-cyber threat centre following a successful pilot in 2012. The intiative will include experts from government communications body GCHQ, MI5, police and businesses with the aim of sharing information on cyber threats including the technical details of an attack, methods used in planning it and how to mitigate and deal with an attack.
US companies have been warned against using Chinese technology giants, Huawei and ZTE, in fear of leaving the country open to espionage and cyberattack.
Today, the Government is issuing advice to British business leaders on how to protect themselves from cyber threats. Ministers and officials from communications intelligence agency, GCHQ will stress the importance of a more security-conscious culture for UK companies.
As the holiday season draws to a close we are now entering the longest period of the year with no major ‘known’ disruptions. Staffing levels will be at their peak and a return to normality will be a relief to many. Get the most out of the next four months and make a real difference through the rest of 2012.
According to a BBC News report published this morning, MI5 are working to counter ‘astonishing’ levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry. Jonathan Evans, MI5 chief, spoke of MI5’s efforts to tackle “‘industrial-scale processes involving many thousands of people lying behind both state sponsored cyber espionage and organised cyber crime”.
A vicious piece of malware (known as Flame) was uncovered this week and is believed to have infected over 600 targets, be 20 times larger than Stuxnet and to have been backed by state sponsorship.
Cybersecurity is a critical business issue that is climbing the agenda in boardrooms everywhere.
This is no surprise considering the high profile media storm that has been building since the Sony hacking scandal. A year has now passed since Sony shut its Playstation Network.
With China having the world’s second largest economy (after the U.S), it is no wonder that the western world sees China as a threat when it comes to cyber warfare. With reason to believe, William T. Hagestad II pulls together a strong argument for the allegation of Chinese Cyberwarfare in his latest title; 21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare.
Cyber-attacks cost UK business £21 billion in 2011. Is your company really secure? How would you know?
Cybercrime is a problem TODAY. Adopting the ISO27001 Information Security standard – as the government and market leaders are currently doing – is the solution.