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Third party risks ‘ a serious risk’

Third party risks to organizations has been described as a “serious threat”, a new study by the Ponemon Institute and Shared Assessments as revealed.

Authentication 101

Authentication may sound like a very complicated concept, but it’s quite simple: a way of showing that you are who you say you are, says ESET’s Lysa Myers.

Security Bulletin: Steps you should take to fix a Java SE security risk on your computer

Steps you should take to fix a Java SE security risk on your computer, a message from Oracle, broadcast by ESET, as requested by the FTC.

Cybercriminals ‘increasingly relying upon ransomware’

Ransomware is being increasingly relied upon in cyberattacks, according to Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report.

Ransomware is everywhere, but even black hats make mistakes

Ransomware is everywhere. At least that might be the impression left by a seemingly endless stream of news reports on recent cyberattacks, reports ESET’s Ondrej Kubovič.

Say goodbye to cyber stresses in the workplace

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we’ve put together a brief guide on potential cyber stresses to avoid in the workplace.

Malware found at a German nuclear power plant

Malware has been found on a computer at Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany, it has been revealed. RWE states that it is not considered a threat as the infected computer is not connected to the internet.

Malware ‘used as part of a wider toolkit’ in Bangladesh Bank attack

Malware used by cybercriminals to carry out one of the biggest cyberheists in history is thought to have been “part of a wider attack toolkit”, according to a BAE Systems’ security researcher.

The perimeter is everywhere (so where is your data really?)

It’s hard to protect what you don’t understand. It’s also hard to protect data if you don’t know where it is. ESET’s Cameron Camp looks explores the challenges of data security.

Companies fear data breaches caused by compromised credentials

Two thirds of security professionals rate the risk of a future data breach, due to compromised credentials, as medium or high.

Ransomware and the Internet of Things

A report from the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology warns that ransomware could be hitting more than just your regular computer in future…

BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach: 1m affected

The personal data of around 1.1 million people could be sold off on the black market after BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach.

Insider threats: A persistent and widespread problem

In this feature, we take a look at some of the key things you should be aware of to ensure that you are well-equipped to deal with insider threats.

Data privacy and data protection: US law and legislation white paper

This white paper on data privacy and data protection law and legislation in the US should prove to be a handy reference during ongoing privacy debates.

The security review: Dorkbot, encryption and buildings

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes Dorkbot, the importance of encryption and how buildings are at threat of cyberattacks.

SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

You would be wrong to think that this is just an attempt by the criminals to steal your Apple ID password – bad as that would be. It’s much worse than that.

Two-factor authentication coming to PlayStation Network

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is to be added to the PlayStation Network, offering members even greater security.

Australian government spends $230m on new cybercrime strategy

The Australian government has set aside $230 million in a new cybercrime strategy with a five-pronged plan of action.

Encrypt – or face a huge fine

The ICO, the UK’s independent authority that oversees data privacy, recently released a new guidance on encryption best practices. The key message – encrypt or face a big fine.

Dorkbot: 5 years since detection

In the half-decade that has lapsed since Dorkbot was first identified, millions of innocent victims, going about their everyday business, have been affected in over 190 countries. It has, quite literally, wormed its malicious way into computer systems throughout the world.

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