Ransomware: Big paydays and little chance of getting caught means boom time for crooks

Ransomware will continue to plague organisations in 2020 because there’s little risk of the cyber criminals behind the network-encrypting malware attacks getting caught; so for them there’s only a small amount of risk, but a potentially large reward. During the last Read More …

Modern cyber security bears great resemblance to the Titanic disaster, says Stena CISO

Magnus Carling, CISO of worldwide conglomerate Stena AB, likened modern cyber security practices to the oversights which led to the Titanic disaster in 1912. Speaking at Cloudsec 2019, Carling told attendees “the iceberg was innocent. It wasn’t the iceberg that Read More …

National Grid had three ‘near-misses’ in the run-up to blackout that caused rush-hour chaos in Britain

Britain had three blackout ‘near-misses’ in the three months before last Friday’s power cut that caused chaos during rush hour. National Grid is being investigated by the energy watchdog but the power system operator has faced criticism from the industry Read More …

Critical infrastructure at risk again from Stuxnet-like attack

A dozen vulnerabilities including previously undisclosed exploits have been discovered in software used to maintain industrial control systems (ICS) which could lead to another devastating attack on highly-prevalent critical infrastructure. The researchers from Tenable likened the vulnerabilities to those in the family Read More …

US wants to isolate power grids with ‘retro’ technology to limit cyber-attacks

The US is very close to improving power grid security by mandating the use of “retro” (analog, manual) technologies on US power grids as a defensive measure against foreign cyber-attacks that could bring down power distribution as a result. The Read More …

Millions across South America hit by massive power cut

Tens of millions of people across South America were without electricity early on Sunday after a massive power failure left Argentina and Uruguay almost completely in the dark. The Argentine newspaper Clarín said the “gigantic” power collapse – which it called the worst in Argentina’s recent history – had Read More …