Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data

The American cybersecurity giant Symantec has downplayed a data breach that allowed a hacker to access passwords and a purported list of its clients, including large Australian companies and government agencies.   The list extracted in the February incident, seen by Guardian Australia, suggests that all major federal government departments were among the targets of …


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 >


DATA OF 400K COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN OF WASHINGTON MEMBERS COMPROMISED BY BREACH

Personal information, including Social Security numbers, were compromised in a recent data breach of Community Health Plan of Washington, the insurance arm of 19 community health centers in Washington state. Source: SC Magazine Read the full story >


TSFACTORY FEATURED IN SC MAGAZINE’S REBOOT 2016 PORTFOLIO

SC Magazine takes a look back at who the Innovators were over the past 12 months. Source: SC Magazine Read the full story >


BRITISH CYBER SECURITY FIRM ECSC TARGETS 15M AIM FLOAT

British cyber security business ECSC, which counts 10pc of the FTSE 100 as its clients, has announced its intention to float on London’s junior market. Source: The Telegraph Read the full story >