1.5m Users Hit By New Facebook Privacy Breach As Extent Of Data Misuse Exposed

Facebook’s alleged data misuse hit the headlines (again) on Thursday as Business Insider revealed that the company had “harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts.” The privacy breach came to light when a security researcher questioned why Facebook was asking for email passwords when …


CYBER SECURITY NEED NOT COST A FORTUNE, SAYS RESEARCHER

Organisations can bolster their cyber security without incurring huge costs by tapping into free resources and following best practices, according to a security researcher. Source: Computer Weekly Read the full story >


CYBERSECURITY OF THE POWER GRID

Until 2015, the threat was hypothetical. But now we know cyberattacks can penetrate electricity grid control networks, shutting down power to large numbers of people. It happened in Ukraine in 2015 and again in 2016, and it could happen here in the U.S., too. Source: The Conservation Read the full story >


CYBER SECURITY SHOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CTO

Cyber security has transitioned from an IT issue, to a business critical issue and its responsibility should lie with the CTO – according to Advanced’s Jon Wrennall. Source: Information Age Read the full story >


CYBERSECURITY: QUEEN TO OPEN CENTRE TO PROTECT AGAINST ATTACKS

A new centre to protect the UK against cyber-attacks is to be officially opened by the Queen later. Source: BBC Read the full story >


ONLY 5% OF FTSE COMPANIES HAVE CYBER-SECURITY EXPERTISE ON THE BOARD

An analysis of company annual returns of the FTSE 100 companies by Deloitte finds a disturbing lack of cyber-security skills among business leaders. Source: SC Magazine Read the full story >


HOW TO PRACTICE CYBERSECURITY (AND WHY IT’S DIFFERENT FROM IT SECURITY)

Cybersecurity isn’t about one threat or one firewall issue on one computer. It’s about zooming out and getting a bigger perspective on what’s going on in an IT environment. Source: Network World


HOTEL RANSOMED BY HACKERS AS GUESTS LOCKED OUT OF ROOMS

One of Europe’s top hotels has admitted they had to pay thousands in Bitcoin ransom to cybercriminals who managed to hack their electronic key system, locking hundreds of guests out of their rooms until the money was paid. Source: The Local


ANTI-HACKING BOSS AT RUSSIAN CYBERSECURITY FIRM FACES TREASON CHARGE

Ruslan Stoyanov, head of Kaspersky Lab’s investigations unit, detained with FSB officer in unprecedented swoop Source: The Guardian Read the full story >


RUDY GIULIANI TO LEAD TRUMP’S CYBERSECURITY TEAM

President-elect Donald Trump has picked former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to form a team of private sector cybersecurity experts. Source: BBC Read the full story >


2017: THE TIPPING POINT FOR CYBERSECURITY

In this digitally changing climate, everything has become a target and anything can be a weapon. Source: IT ProPortal Read the full story >