Risks in Telecommunications IT

Telecommunications is just one aspect of a 200-year-old field of research in IT. In our latest report, “Islands of Telecoms: Risks in IT,” we liken this field to what seems to be separate islands that are in fact connected by Read More …

Utilities ‘Concerningly’ at Risk from Active Exploits

The amount of time that utility networks spend exposed to a known application exploit has spiked over the past two months — something analysts called out as a “concerning datapoint,” and an important reminder that ransomware isn’t the only threat Read More …

U.S. Critical Infrastructure: Addressing Cyber Threats and the Importance of Prevention

The critical infrastructure of the United States includes all those systems and assets that are essential to the proper functioning, economy, health, and safety of American society. The roads and railways that we travel on; the Internet and the mobile Read More …

Android apps exposed data of millions of users through cloud authentication failures

Researchers analyzing Android apps have discovered serious cloud misconfigurations leading to the potential exposure of data belonging to over 100 million users. In a report published on Thursday by Check Point Research, the cybersecurity firm said no less than 23 Read More …

Insurer AXA hit by ransomware after dropping support for ransom payments

Branches of insurance giant AXA based in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines have been struck by a ransomware cyber attack. As seen by BleepingComputer yesterday, the Avaddon ransomware group claimed on their leak site that they had stolen Read More …

Incremental improvements are not enough as Biden signs order boosting US cyber posture

United States President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday to boost the cyber posture of the federal government. The order points to recent incidents including the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, Exchange vulnerabilities that led to the FBI Read More …