Philip Lieberman On The Sony Hack: “This Scenario Will Play Out Again And In Even Worse Forms”

It’s been said often, and more so recently, that it’s a question of “when” not “if” a data breach will beset your company. Therefore, it could be argued that “information security is only as effective as the response it generates – A structured response ensures that an incident is recognised early and dealt with in the most […]

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Sony Hack: The ‘Finger We Are Pointing At North Korea Should Be Pointing At Ourselves’

Who hacked Sony? That’s the big question, and one that has been dominating my RSS reader and Twitter lists for some time now, almost to the exclusion of everything else ‘cyber’. The consensus, among mainstream media at least, points to North Korea but that isn’t my view and nor is it held by many in […]

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Consumers Dubious of Mobile Payment Security, Prefer Third Party Services Such As PayPal

Tripwire today announced the results of a consumer survey conducted on holiday shopping security practices by One Poll and Dimensional Research. Evaluating online cybersecurity awareness of 2,011 consumers from the U.S. and U.K., the survey revealed that more than 40 percent of respondents believe using a third party payer such as PayPal or Google Wallet […]

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Stop Using DDoS As A Weapon

Pat Benatar (sorry, no prizes if you worked out which one of her tracks I’m listening to while writing this) might be proud of such a title, but would she be proud of the tactics Sony is reportedly using in its fightback against web pirates? According to Re/Code, “The company is using hundreds of computers in […]

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Redcentric Survey: 43% Of Brits Believe Their Passwords Are Safe

Breaches, hacks and corporates possibly using ‘password’ as their, erm, password. It’s been a pretty bad week or two in the InfoSec world. Well, that is unless you’re one of the lucky ones being paid to clean up. So, with that in mind, it is hardly surprising to hear that savvy Brit computer users are […]

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