FBI has ‘credible information’ that cyber attackers are targeting US hospitals

US hospitals and health care providers are facing an “increased and imminent” cybercrime threat, the Federal Bureau and Investigation (FBI) and two other federal agencies have warned. The FBI, along with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) say they have “credible information” that malicious cyber […]

A third of data breaches next year will be caused by insider incidents, report predicts

One in three data breaches in 2021 will come from insider incidents, according to new research from market analysts Forrester. The research predicts the proportion of data breaches from insider incidents will rise from 25% currently due to changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the pandemic’s disruption, the report estimates that remote work […]

Non-linearity, neurodiversity and the skills gap: a Q&A with UK Cyber Security Association founder Lisa Ventura

PrivSec: Can you tell me a bit about your background, and how you came to be working in the cyber security field? Lisa Ventura (LV): I had a very non-linear journey into cyber security, as I spent many years working in the entertainment industry with the host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire in […]

Trust, privacy and combatting crime: the tech behind Singapore’s facial verification ID scheme

Singapore is to become the first government in the world to grant citizens access to services online using facial verification and UK-based provider iProov has won the contract. PrivSec Report speaks to the firm’s founder Andrew Bud about the technology and issues of privacy, anti-money laundering, security and trust.   One of the most notable […]

Identifying, verifying and authenticating customers in banking – what are the options?

PrivSec Report looks at some of the identification and verification technologies currently being used to ensure privacy and security in an increasingly complex banking landscape while ensuring user experience remains positive.   In the modern world we are more connected than ever before. We can shop, socialise and conduct business in a myriad of different […]

UK releases details of Russian cyber attacks against Olympics and Paralympics

GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service, hacked officials and organisations involved in the planned 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the UK government has announced. The UK government said that the GRU also targeted the 2018 Korean Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which took place in Pyeongchang, even posing as North Korean and Chinese cyber attackers when […]

COVID-19 FOCUS: Private and confidential? Healthtech and the pandemic

PrivSec Report takes a look at the growth of digital healthcare – and the impact on patient privacy and data security.  We’ve all seen the newspaper reports of how hospitals and ICUs have coped with treating the influx of patients caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But the disease has also caused widespread changes in the […]

COVID-19 FOCUS: Compliance, cloud migration and securing the “new normal”

As remote working looks set to become the new normal, businesses need to ensure their corporate information and data protection is secure. In the first in a series of Covid-themed articles this week, Andy Beverley outlines some of the key considerations As countries continue taking tentative steps to re-open parts of society, popular media are […]