CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS: LATEST ATTACK REVEALS NEED FOR STRONGER INDUSTRY-WIDE PROTOCOLS

The latest cyber attack on a major party campaign committee should lead to greater demands on vendors and consultants to implement stricter cybersecurity protocols.   That’s according to Brian Franklin, a Democratic media consultant who launched the cybersecurity practice Campaign Defense to better address security issues in the campaign space.   The campaign committees, he …


Eurostar forces all customers to reset passwords after data breach

Eurostar has forced all of its customers to reset their passwords after detecting an “unauthorised attempt” to hack into its systems and access their accounts.   Customers reported receiving an email on Tuesday stating that the company had identified an attempt to access eurostar.com accounts using users’ email and passwords between the 15 and 19 of October. …


Porn-loving US official spreads malware to government network

The porn habit of an employee at the US Geological Survey (USGS) led to a government network becoming infected with malware, an official report has revealed.   The employee, who has not been named, had “an extensive history of visiting adult pornography websites”.   Investigators found malware on many of the 9,000 pages he or …


British Airways data breach is bigger than first thought, admits BA

British Airways has revealed that another 185,000 customers have been hit by the data breach the company revealed last month. Previously it was believed that 380,000 customers who made bookings between 21 August and 5 September were hit by a breach caused by just 22 lines of malicious Javascript. Following that report, BA downgraded the number …


Is Facebook Looking to Make a Big Cybersecurity Acquisition? There Are Many Reasons Why That Could Be a Good Idea

Facebook is looking to make a big acquisition in the cybersecurity space, according to a new report in The Information. Citing four sources that named no names, the report stated that Facebook has approached “multiple” security firms regarding an acquisition, and that a deal could be announced by the end of the year. It certainly seems that …


SAP: We’re all about the cloud – never mind those stagnating software numbers

A successful quarter for SAP’s cloud business has been tempered by a 6 per cent drop in profits and a dip in its share price. The German ERP giant today announced its Q3 results (PDF) for the three months to 30 September 2018, marking the third consecutive quarter where its cloud revenues surpassed €1bn. It reported an …


VMware Leads Cloud System Management Market, IDC Says

VMware leads the cloud system management software market, controlling 21.7 percent of the $4 billion market, according to IDC. Microsoft ranks No. 2 (14.1 percent), followed by IBM (9.2 percent), BMC (6.4 percent), and Cisco (6.1 percent).   The total worldwide cloud system management software market revenue grew to $4.2 billion in 2017, an 18 …


Cybersecurity Risks: Are Employees the Weakest Link?

When it comes to cybersecurity risks, your technology and tools can only offer so much protection. Your employees pose significant risks to data security that you also have to address. Learn how to reduce employee security risks by reading more here. Source: http://www.workplaceanswers.com/resources/infographics/cybersecurity-risks-employees-weakest-link/


Growth of the gig economy comes with a cybersecurity threat

Global digitalisation and widening opportunities to work independently fuel growth of the gig economy. Research carried out by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) revealed that in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France, the growth of freelancers had surpassed the growth of overall employment. The trend indicates that traditional businesses are …


CloudHealth Is Now Officially Part Of VMware After Deal Closes

VMware on Thursday closed its deal to purchase CloudHealth Technologies, a cloud management platform that will soon be available as an integrated offering VMware partners can bring to market. “VMware will deliver a multi-cloud operations platform anchored by CloudHealth Technologies and that is augmented with other VMware Cloud Services,” the virtualization leader said in a …


Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Facebook says almost 50 million of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people’s accounts. The breach was discovered on Tuesday, Facebook said, and it has informed police. Users that had potentially …