Six key security weaknesses in industrial systems

Computer Weekly

Organisations should mitigate six key vulnerabilities in industrial control systems to reduce the risk of cyber attack, warns security firm FireEye

Cyber security industry key to solving skills gap

Computer Weekly

In the face of a growing shortage of cyber security skills around the world, the security industry itself needs to do more to attract people

Security industry more open, integrated and collaborative

Computer Weekly

McAfee says shift in industry’s approach is evidenced by adoption of its Data Exchange Layer and new collaborations through McAfee Security Innovation Alliance

Security industry failing users, says behaviour expert

Computer Weekly

The information security community is failing to educate users in a way that helps then understand cyber threats and change their behaviour, according to consultant Jessica Barker

European security industry has failed users, says expert

Computer Weekly

Cryptology expert Bart Preneel says the European security industry must commit to secure communication for the masses and open source is the key to secure infrastructure

Cyber security in industrial controls systems poor, says Crest

Computer Weekly

A lack of standards-based technical security testing is putting industrial control environments and critical national infrastructure at risk of cyber attack, a report reveals

Industrial robots a security risk, warns IOActive

Computer Weekly

Some of the most popular industrial and domestic robot brands have various vulnerabilities that could by exploited by cyber attackers, a research paper warns

To secure industrial IoT, use segmentation instead of firewalls

Network World

The internet of things (IoT) has been top of mind for network and security professionals for the better part of the past five years. This has been particularly true for the area of industrial IoT (IIoT). Connected industrial devices are nothing new, but most IT people aren’t familiar with them because they have been managed by operational technology (OT) teams.

Industry leaders set cloud computing security benchmarks

Cloud Musings

Security has long been the No. This latter scenario has been driven by the lack of industry consensus on security and a dearth of nonvendor specific cloud security training and certifications. 1 cloud computing business concern.

Security platforms to disrupt industry, predicts Palo Alto Networks

Computer Weekly

Collaborative security platforms will enable developers to focus on innovation and force the security industry to change business models, predicts Palo Alto Networks

The six biggest cybersecurity risks facing the utilities industry

CTOvision

The utilities industry is rapidly modernizing its infrastructure, adding more digitized equipment and connectivity across devices, plants, and systems. This evolution to “smart infrastructure” represents a positive, paradigm shift for the industry. Unfortunately, the security policies of many utilities have not evolved along with it, leaving them incredibly vulnerable. Cyber Security News

Cyber security industry believes GDPR is stifling innovation

Computer Weekly

Cyber security industry believes the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is hindering innovation and could encourage organisations to cover up security breaches, a poll has revealed

Security industry welcomes planned UK Data Protection Bill

Computer Weekly

The cyber security industry has generally welcomed planned UK data protection legislation, but some say it is hypocritical in the light of the Investigatory Powers Act

Industry versus Government

IT Toolbox

What is more important to you: data security or physical security

Testing Industrial Protocols with Security Tools

Doctor Chaos

Protection of communications: key for the security of all protocols In industrial control systems, communications play a key role in an environment where millions of packages are exchanged daily, including often critical information on the status of processes and devices.

Lack of basic security hygiene putting industrial control systems at risk.

CTOvision

Read why James Sanders says that standard security practices among IT companies do not necessarily carry over to the IT departments of other firms, leading to products sold without basic security measures in place on Tech Republic : Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems are an outsized threat in the manufacturing sector, and can have ripples […]. Cyber Security News

Maintain Your Security Edge: Develop And Retain Cybersecurity Talent

Forrester IT

As an industry, we gripe about hiring and struggle with retention. cybersecurity information security retention management security & risk staff development & succession management Security & Risk

Cloud, AI and security driving network monitoring industry

Computer Weekly

We explore the latest developments and trends in enterprise network monitoring and management

The Security And Privacy Implications Of Drones

Forrester IT

Over the past few years, drones have transitioned from military-only applications into a strategic asset that is transforming a range of industries such as construction, real estate, insurance, and agriculture.

Security industry largely welcomes NCA cyber crime report

Computer Weekly

Most information security professionals support the National Crime Agency's call for help from businesses in pursuing cyber criminals

Industry Calls for Standardization of CISO Role

CTOvision

Professionals from the cybersecurity industry have called for clarity regarding the role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). Research from Cyber Security Connect UK (CSCUK), a forum for cybersecurity professionals, has stated that CISOs are being pulled into job requirements outside their jurisdiction and that there is a lack of transparency about the responsibilities of cybersecurity […].

Security industry welcomes cyber crime’s inclusion in official stats

Computer Weekly

The security industry welcomes the inclusion of cyber crime statistic in official crime reports to highlight the size and nature of the threat

Security of industrial systems must be a top priority

Computer Weekly

The idea that hackers could switch off a country’s electricity, water, oil and gas supplies is a nightmare scenario – but it could happen

PoS malware attacks highlights need for security standards in hotel industry

Computer Weekly

Ongoing data breaches through point of sale malware highlights the need for security standards and central support for franchisees in the hotel industry, say security experts

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Cyberattack on Medical Software Shows Industry Vulnerability

Data Center Knowledge

SecurityHospitals are among most frequently targeted, KPMG says; Nuance’s transcription service still affected weeks later Read More.

iGaming Industry Embracing Use Advanced Security Measures to Improve User Experience

Doctor Chaos

As the iGaming industry continues to expand into the mainstream, with eSports leagues and tournament series offering ever-larger cash prizes and the user base growing exponentially, the security of player accounts has become a paramount issue for consumers and companies alike.

Industry leaders set cloud computing security benchmarks

Cloud Musings

Security has long been the No. This latter scenario has been driven by the lack of industry consensus on security and a dearth of nonvendor specific cloud security training and certifications. 1 cloud computing business concern.

Cyber security industry mostly welcomes report on TalkTalk breach

Computer Weekly

Most of the recommendations of a government committee inquiry into the TalkTalk breach have been welcomed, but pundits have expressed reservations about some, particularly proposed new fines

Industry Verticals Tackle Unstructured Data

Cloud Musings

One more critical example lies in the healthcare industry where PACS [picture archiving and communication system] systems store images derived from MRIs. Another crucial industry vertical that is feeling the data storage squeeze is law enforcement.

Industrial control systems under attack, warns MIT researcher

Computer Weekly

Industrial control systems are under attack, and these attacks are likely to get worse, according to a security researcher and former NSA inspector general

Why Magento Is Preferred By Ecommerce Industries?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Why Magento Is Preferred By Ecommerce Industries? Right from managing data security to generating traffic, retaining customers, product return, and refund procedures, and the list goes on. Security.

Energy Is Embracing Zero Trust, All Industries Should Too

Forrester IT

I recently heard a segment on WBUR (a public radio station in Boston) on the emergence of microgrids and I was amazed at how much the concept of microgrids closely aligned with the concept of microperimeters within our Zero Trust model of information security. Security and Risk Zero Trust digital business microperimeters

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IBM: Financial services industry bombarded by malware, security threats

Network World

The financial services industry is the target of a whopping 65% more targeted cyber-attacks than the average business, according to security watchers at IBM’s X Force. The number of financial services records breached skyrocketed 937% in 2016 to more than 200 million. Financial institutions were forced to defend against a 29 percent increase in the number of attacks from 2015, IBM stated. More on Network World: IBM: Tax-related spam up 6,000% since Dec.;

American Industry Benefiting From Government Cybersecurity Executive Transitions

CTOvision

We found great context on this trend in this Chief Security Officer Magazine article by Benchmark Executive Search's Jeremy King titled: " National Security Brain Drain." Industry must take the lead. American industry has always benefited from the talent produced by the U.S. government, especially those with national security experience. CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things News Central Intelligence Agency FBI NSABob Gourley.

New ISACA Guide Explores Turbulent Cybersecurity Environment For Industrial Control Systems

CTOvision

ISACA, a global professional association serving 140,000 professionals, has published a new guide about the current cybersecurity threat for industrial control systems (ICS). Industrial Control Systems: A Primer for the Rest of Us ” is available for free download at www.isaca.org/ics.