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 […]

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: 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 […]

Trickbot ransomware distributor taken offline following court order, says Microsoft

An infamous botnet and distributor of ransomware has been taken offline following a US court order, Microsoft has said. Trickbot, which is estimated to have infected one million computing devices around the world since 2016, was disrupted following an order from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Tom Burt, Corporate Vice […]

Ensuring security in the journey towards digital healthcare

There are more digital touchpoints in the healthcare systems we experience today than ever before. Telemedicine, virtual care, medical devices enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) and patient communication portals are helping to improve clinical outcomes and provide new models of care in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape. This transition towards digitally enabled healthcare […]

Facing up to the cyber security challenge: a Q&A with Oxfam’s James Eaton-Lee

James Eaton-Lee, head of information security and data protection officer at Oxfam, discusses the cyber threats and challenges facing third sector organisations tackling poverty, equality and democratic disempowerment. PrivSec: What are the main cyber security challenges facing the sector at present? Are there discrete challenges that mean that you have to work differently to other […]

Zerologon vulnerability actively exploited, says Microsoft

Microsoft has observed attacks exploiting the serious security flaw dubbed “Zerologon”, the company’s security intelligence team reported in a tweet yesterday. The vulnerability, officially called CVE-2020-1472 Netlogon EoP, can allow cyber attackers to get access to an unpatched Windows domain controller, leading to control over the internal network of an organisation. As a critical threat, […]

Three things to consider when securing multi-cloud environments in the public sector

Public sector organisations are all at different points on the cloud transformation and digitalisation journey. Many already recognise the benefits of moving to the cloud and have advanced multi-cloud strategies and stacks, whereas others may just be making the first forays into building a cloud infrastructure. But, in both cases, the digital transformation has led to traditional network perimeters eroding and the cyber risk coming to the fore. In fact, almost […]