SITA: We need complete confidence in data security for aviation

Information security and air transport are inextricably linked. That is not only because of the mission-critical nature of much of the industry’s data but also because of air transport’s growing dependency on data, sharing and new digital ways of working. Read More …

NHS Digital’s first cyber security chief to resign after three months in role

NHS Digital’s first chief information security officer, a role established after the WannaCry ransomware attack, has resigned after just three months in the role. In a memo to staff at NHS Digital, seen by Digital Health News, it was announced that Robert Read More …

A SWIFT response to threats: how the global financial network safeguards itself against compromise and theft

In the digital era, cyber-security is – or should be – a prime concern for Australian organisations of all stripes and sizes. The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s 2017 Threat Report notes the existence of thousands of adversaries around the world, Read More …

Mattis establishes DOD task force to protect critical tech, information

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has established a task force whose sole purpose is to better secure the Department of Defense’s important technology and information. Mattis issued a memo dated Oct. 24 creating the Protecting Critical Technology Task Force (PCTTF) to report to the Read More …

Pentagon Wants Cloud Secure Enough to Hold Nuke Secrets

The Pentagon’s JEDI cloud will be designed to store the military’s most sensitive classified information. The Defense Department’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud will be designed to host the government’s most sensitive classified data, including critical nuclear weapon design information and Read More …

Botched upgrade at Belgian bank Argenta sparks phishing frenzy

Belgian bank Argenta has apologised for a botched tech plumbing upgrade that delayed transfers and confronted customers with incorrect balance data. The bank, which has 1.4 million Belgian customers, blamed the problems on post-upgrade issues with the data transfer mechanism Read More …

Can blockchain-enabled ID make travel more secure and efficient?

The technology that helps power bitcoin transactions could also help officials authenticate airport passengers, under a blockchain-enabled ID pilot that has the backing of Canada and the Netherlands. The effort seeks to test the efficiency of using blockchain for a Read More …

Cisco Patches Critical VPN Vulnerability

Cisco Systems released a patch Monday to fix a critical security vulnerability in its Secure Sockets Layer VPN solution called Adaptive Security Appliance. The vulnerability, according to a Cisco Security Advisory, could allow an unauthenticated and remote attacker to execute remote Read More …