Speaking at the EU cyber security Conference "Digital Single Market, Common Digital Security”,EU’s Commissioner for Security Union, Julian King, has expressed concern over the status of cyber security in Europe.
US credit company EQUIFAX has been victim of a massive security breach last week, which could impact 143 million consumers.
According to the company, cyber criminals violated a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files between May and July:
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released an updated edition of its “Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight.” The Handbook is part of the NACD’s Director Handbook series, which reports and comments on widespread governance practices to help directors discharge their duties appropriately.
The 2017 edition improves on the previous version by clarifying several points for board directors to help them understand the strategic importance of cyber risks and the complexity of threats.
UniCredit, Italy's largest bank has been hit by major cyber attacks in the past 10 months in which data of 400,000 customers have been impacted.
No passwords were stolen in the attacks, which first occurred in September and October of 2016 and again in June and July of this year, but personal and banking details could have been accessed, UniCredit said in a statement, although none of the data accessed by the attackers allowed any financial transaction to be carried out.
Data breaches can really harm modern-day companies, both big and small: business interruption and loss of customer or sensitive data are just some of the well known impact a cyber attack can bring.
A recent report from Comparitech has shown how a data breach can impact your stock price, sometimes for years to come.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is presenting 4 steps to improve basic cyber security across the public sector.
The measures are part of the Active Cyber Defence (ACD) programme which aims to make infrastructure, products and services automatically safer and easier to use safely by organisations and individuals.
1. Blocking bad things from being accessed from government systems (Protected DNS)
The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop state of the art cyber security regulation, practices & standards for the electricity transmission system.
ENCS will provide its expertise with technical information and support on cybersecurity issues, while share insights into the European transmission system and the challenges faced by its operators.
UK SMEs are becoming the primary targets for cyber attacks according to a new report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Smaller businesses are being hit with seven million cyber attacks a year, which is costing the UK economy an astonishing £5.3 billion annually.
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