Analysis

Tim Cook: Companies are weaponizing our personal data

Apple's hardline stance on privacy doesn't seem so silly when you read about a smart thermometer selling data on who's sick and who's not.

Attention enterprise network defenders: Burned malware returns

Burning malware forces attackers to evolve, not go away. Network defenders take note.

The world’s two largest enterprise blockchain groups join forces

Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance are teaming up to promote blockchain technology to companies and to collaborate on development efforts.

Cisco sets USD 2.3B deal for unified access, multi-factor authentication security firm Duo

Cisco closes on its $2.35 billion deal with network identity, authentication security firm Duo. The deal will help customers securely connect any user to any application on any network.

Walmart, Sam’s Club tell suppliers to get on blockchain network

After piloting a blockchain-based supply chain tracking system, the retailers are telling suppliers to get their product data into the system so they can begin tracking produce from farm to store. The deadline: September 2019.

Cisco unearths 13 'High Impact' IOS vulnerabilities you need to patch now

Cisco has exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software that the company said should be patched as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities were detailed in Cisco’s twice-yearly dump of IOS exposures and all have a High Impact security rating and should be evaluated by users as soon as possible.

What is the Crime Overseas Production Order Bill - and why does it matter?

Since 2015 the British government has been in talks with the United States about the passing of a new bill that has the potential to drastically extend the rights of authorities to access user data, without the user being alerted, and making that information legally admissible in court - marking a departure from the covert data scraping that was exposed by the Snowden revelations.

British Airways' summer of failure

The news that British Airways suffered an enormous data breach affecting almost 400,000 customers including personal and financial details is just the latest in a series of IT chaos that has plagued the airline this summer. Just what is going on at BA?

Burning down the house: CEO attitudes to cyber security all wrong

Security In Depth has just published the results of research which found 83 per cent of Australian companies have no policies or plan in place for a data breach and 41 per cent said they “did not understand” what an ICT security framework was.

Don't abandon that domain name

Penny-wise, pound-foolish: Letting old domain names expire might save a few bucks a year, but lets attackers register your old domain and pretend to be you.

Traveling to China for work? Punch through the Great Firewall and securely connect with your home office

Security is not just about confidentiality and integrity. It's also about availability. The new partnership between Wickr and Psiphon is worth a look for global enterprises with traveling employees.

The curious case of the Superdrug 'hack'

Earlier this week high street retailer Superdrug was contacted by a lone hacker claiming that they had stolen the personal information of up to 20,000 customers and demanded a ransom in exchange for the information. This included customers' names, addresses, and other personal details, but no payment or card information.