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The vast majority of IT decision makers appear to believe the hype surrounding artificial intelligence as a means to enhance cybersecurity. An ESET poll of 900 IT leaders in the US, UK and Germany found a disappointing 75% believe AI is a ‘silver bullet’ to helping them counter online threats. Respondents from the US (82%) were much […]

The FCC’s attempt to maintain that its comments page crashed last May as a result of a co-ordinated DDoS attack was actually built on falsehoods, it has admitted. The regulator was forced to make the admission ahead of an inspector general report into the case due to be released shortly. The comments section crashed after millions […]

US military personnel will have to switch off any devices using GPS functionality if they are deployed in “operational areas” after a new Pentagon memo. Spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning III told reporters yesterday that GPS use can “potentially create unintended security consequences and increased risk to the joint force and mission” in locations around […]

A critical subset of the ever-expanding internet of things (IoT), medical devices are increasingly vulnerable to attacks from botnets and malware, which is why the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), in conjunction with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), today announced the release of OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard V2. Recognizing the increasing number of attacks that are targeting […]

Taiwanese semiconductor firm TSMC has revealed that a malware outbreak which affected its IT systems last week could result in a 3% hit to revenue. The iPhone chipmaker said in an update on Sunday that the virus “affected a number of computer systems and fab tools” on Friday evening local time, but that it was believed there […]

ERP Apps Under Attack Warns US-CERT
August 7, 2018

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has flagged a new report highlighting an increase in attacks on critical ERP apps by state-sponsored hackers, cyber-criminals and hacktivists. The joint research by Digital Shadows and Onapsis revealed that hackers are increasingly targeting known vulnerabilities to steal highly sensitive data or disrupt business processes — exploiting known vulnerabilities, supply chain gaps and misconfiguration errors. […]

COSCO Hit by Suspected Ransomware
August 6, 2018

Chinese shipping giant COSCO is said to have suffered a major ransomware-related outage affecting its Americas operations, although so far seems to be trying to minimize the potential news fall-out. Reports from the trade press citing internal emails suggest the firm has been hit by ransomware in the US and is asking staff not to open suspicious emails. However, […]

More than three-quarters of DevOps professionals do not practice “DevSecOps”, or are still in the process of implementation. According to the DevOps Pulse 2018 survey by Logz.io, its survey of 1044 DevOps engineers, sys admins, developers and other IT professionals found that 54% said that their department handles security incidents in their organization, while only 41% have dedicated […]

A US senator has written to three key government agencies responsible for federal cybersecurity, urging them to begin the transition process away from Adobe Flash. Oregon senator, Ron Wyden, wants the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NSA and NIST to collaborate to end government use of the buggy software before it is “end-of-lifed” in 2020. “As the three agencies that provide […]

Senator sends letter to NSA and NIST urging a mandate to stop using Adobe Flash by August 2019. Citing security concerns, Sen. Ron Wyden is urging the government to create a plan away from Adobe Flash before the vendor stops supporting it in 2020. To that end, he Oregon Democrat delivered a formal request to […]