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The Cyber News Roundup
A look back at news, views and more over the past couple of weeks, taken from our last Cyber Security Insights newsletter and other sources. Catch up on the latest threats, research, advice and events – in fact, all things cyber - at your convenience. What's New? Record payout for pipeline attack Colonial Pipeline payout [...]
From Stuxnet to Colonial: Why hackers will always target control systems

Stuxnet was about geopolitics. Colonial was about money (and perhaps geopolitics too). What links the two attacks – which occurred more than a decade apart – is that Industrial Control Systems (ICS) were affected by the attacks. One directly, the other indirectly.

Online fraud spikes in lockdown according to latest ONS figures

Official figures for the year to December 2020 show levels of online fraud increased by up to 70 per cent, while almost all other types of crime were in decline. Further analysis showed a significant gap between reported online fraud and the estimated true amount, thought to be around six times higher.

CYBERUK 2021 warns of the threat cyber attacks pose

Home Secretary Priti Patel outlined the U.K. Government’s position on ransomware payments: ‘Paying a ransom in response to a ransomware [attack] does not guarantee a successful outcome, it will not protect a network from future attacks, nor will it prevent the possibility of future data leaks. In fact, paying a ransom is likely to encourage criminality to continue with this approach.’

The Cyber News Roundup
A look back at news, views and more over the past couple of weeks, taken from our last Cyber Security Insights newsletter and other sources. Catch up on the latest threats, research, advice and events – in fact, all things cyber - at your convenience. What's New? Ransomware ruins lives  Global coalition of technology companies [...]
Why in-house pen testing is not sufficient

There are some key reasons why in house penetration testing is not sufficient but to understand these, it is important to first understand the pros and cons of both in-house and third-party penetration testing.

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WannaCry: Still relevant four years on

For cyber-security specialists, May 12th, 2017 was (and still is) an extremely significant day. Why? Because cybercrime dominated the headlines.

Anonymisation – Is it a double-edged sword? The debrief

After a very well received SASIG webinar centred on anonymisation, we look back on the important points raised by the panel and our Vice Chairman, Tarquin Folliss OBE, who led the discussion.

Director GCHQ Jeremy Fleming delivers Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming emphasises the importance of the Integrated Review and its recommendations in the Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture.

The Cyber News Roundup
A look back at news, views and more over the past couple of weeks, taken from our last Cyber Security Insights newsletter and other sources. Catch up on the latest threats, research, advice and events – in fact, all things cyber - at your convenience. What's New? Sanctions imposed Biden orders fresh sanctions on Russia [...]
RUSI report: The UK’s Response to Cyber Fraud – a Strategic Vision

RUSI has published its report on the UK and cyber fraud this month. It makes stark reading. Too often referred to as a ‘victimless crime’, cyber fraud is nothing of the kind. It does untold psychological harm to its victims, many of whom are also left destitute or robbed of their life savings.

US Lawmakers Praise Cyber Appointments as President Biden Seeks to Increase Cyber Funding

It has been an important week for Cyber Security in the United States with several key announcements from President Biden and his administration on funding and appointments as well as a response to the Solar Winds attack.