Biden pledges to prioritise cyber security following attack on US government agencies

Joe Biden has promised to prioritise cyber security and slammed President Donald Trump for not treating it seriously enough, following a huge cyber-attack on government agencies last week. The President-elect used a large part of his pre-Christmas address yesterday to criticise the Trump administration’s approach to cyber threats. This followed a large attack on several […]

Journalists targeted in suspected nation state “zero-click” attack, alleges Citizen Lab

A total of 36 journalists, Al Jazeera producers, anchors, and executives, and an additional London-based journalist were targets of a suspected iMessage “zero-click” attack by nation states, Citizen Lab has alleged. Personal phones owned by the targets, two of which have given their identities – Tamer Almisshal and Rania Dridi – were hacked in July […]

PrivSec Job Focus: Clive Hamilton, Managing Director, Orange Cyberdefense UK

In our latest reader-submitted Q&A, Clive Hamilton describes the challenge of countering ever-evolving security threats What is your full job title? Managing Director, Orange Cyberdefense UK. How long have you worked in the industry?  30 years. How long have you worked in your current role? 4 months. How did you get into your current role? […]

CISA issues Emergency Directive in response to supply chain attack on US agencies

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an Emergency Directive in response to a supply chain attack on US agencies The Directive was issued on Sunday in response to an ongoing investigation into a compromise by “malicious actors” of SolarWinds Orion products. It calls on all federal civilian agencies to review their networks […]

Cyber attackers access Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine info in European Medicines Agency hack

Documents relating to Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine regulatory submission were accessed by cyber attackers, BioNTech confirmed in a statement on Wednesday. European medicine regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), on whose server the documents had been stored as part of its ongoing assessment for a Conditional Marketing Authorization to potentially enable use of the […]

UAE suffers “250% increase” in cyber attacks this year, says cyber security head

Cyber attacks have risen sharply this year, according to Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Executive Director of the UAE’s National Electronic Security Authority, CNBC reported. Speaking at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference this weekend, he said that the UAE had suffered an “at least 250% increase” in cyber attacks this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “There […]

10 things we learnt from PrivSec Global

All the talking points and takeaways from this week’s global live stream experience. This week, many of the world’s leading privacy, data protection and cyber security professionals turned on and tuned in to our PrivSec Global virtual event The event, organised by PrivSec Report publisher GRC World Forums, featured four whole days of keynote sessions, […]