EPISODE 2: When what’s ‘out there’ is already ‘in here’…But your security software doesn’t know about either of them.

REELING FROM INFECTION BY UNKNOWN THREAT VARIANTS, A MAJOR U.K. ENTERPRISE MISSES WHAT THE ATTACKERS WANT NEXT: CREDENTIALS Reactive, not predictive – an attacker’s paradise.The Head of IT’s story Head of IT, Tasneem, was battling a highly visible internal crisis: the appearance on employees’ screens of a ransom note holding the business’s data hostage, with...

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EPISODE 1: When what’s ‘out there’ is already ‘in here’…But your security software doesn’t know about either of them.

A TRUE STORY OF UNDETECTED INITIAL INFECTION BY UNKNOWN THREAT VARIANTS – AND HOW IT HELD A MAJOR U.K. ENTERPRISE TO RANSOM He didn’t spot the threat and neither did the software. Chris’s story* “Funny, I don’t recognise that invoice. Still, I’d better get it out of the way – I’ve got loads to get...

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Could a Ransomware attack close your operating theatres?

You graduated, travelled the world, got your first job, found the love of your life, had a wild 30th, bought a house, married the love of your life, had a baby, had another one, had a wild 40th, 50th… all the best moments captured beautifully through photos and shared with friends and family via the…

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Rowhammer: another case study in why you shouldn’t panic

‘Rowhammer’ hit the press recently. And, as you will know, it’s not a reference to a character in a computer game (although it sounds like quite a good name to me). Instead, it’s a recently discovered IT security vulnerability. Normally that’s nothing new, but this time it’s one with a difference. Predictably, the media has…

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The real lessons from Shellshock and Heartbleed

The real lessons from Shellshock and Heartbleed.  Patches continue to arrive in businesses’ update packages, but it looks as though the worst of the Shellshock security issue is behind us. Likewise the Heartbleed flaw identified in the ubiquitous OpenSSL cryptographic software library. As every IT professional knows all too well, these were simply two more…

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