Top CyberSecurity News For 20th September 2016

  1. Over 90% of Euro Firms Hit by Data BreachFrom InfoSecurity Magazine. 

    Over 90% of European businesses have suffered a data breach in the past five years but fewer than half are concerned about it happening again, and awareness of the coming changes in European regulations is worryingly low, according to Lloyds.

    The insurance market claimed in a new report that of the 346 senior decision-makers it spoke to at large businesses, 92% had been breached and 42% were concerned about history repeating itself in the future.

    And while 97% said they’d heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), over half (57%) claimed they know “little” or “nothing” about it.

Top CyberSecurity News For 8th July 2016

  1. Wendy’s Says More Than 1,000 Restaurants Affected by HackFrom ABC News. 

    Wendy’s said hackers were able to steal customers’ credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought. The hamburger chain said Thursday hackers were able to obtain card numbers, names, expiration dates and codes on the card, beginning in late fall. Some customers’ cards were used to make fraudulent purchases at other stores.

  2. European Union’s First Cybersecurity Law Gets Green LightFrom Bloomberg News.   The European Parliament endorsed legislation that will impose security and reporting obligations on service operators in industries such as banking, energy, transport and health and on digital operators like search engines and online marketplaces. The law, voted through on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, also requires EU national governments to cooperate among themselves in the field of network security.

Top CyberSecurity News For 19th May 2016

  1. Thales to Build ‘Cyber Range’ – A Cybersecurity Training and Testing Facility for the Dutch Defence Cyber CommandFrom Newswire Today. Thales to set up a cybersecurity training and testing facility for the department of Defence Cyber Command of the Dutch Ministry of Defence. Realistic cyber-attacks and incidents can be simulated and cyber-defence tactics tested in the “Cyber Range”. This contract is a further extension of the collaboration between Thales, the Defence Cyber Command and the Dutch research organisation TNO.
  2. Europe adopts new cybersecurity rules for key players. From Register. The European Council has adopted new cybersecurity rules to make networks and information services across the European Union safer and more secure. The network and information security (NIS) directive [PDF] will require providers of essential services – such as energy, transport, health and finance – and “digital service providers” – such as online marketplaces, search engines and cloud services – to take steps to reduce the risk of cyber attacks and to report any major security incidents. Member states will specifically identify who they believe fits into the essential services group through criteria listed in the directive and they will be subject to stricter rules.
  3. Nigeria’s Cybersecurity Law Full of Potholes From AllAfrica.com.  The Nigerian cybersecurity law is full of potholes and contradictions which make it difficult to try and prosecute cybercriminals, a cybersecurity firm, Integrated Cybersecurity Solution Limited (ICSS), has said. ICSS’ president /CEO, Michael Oseji, who disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja yesterday, also said banks and other financial institutions in the country were vulnerable to cyber attacks as cybersecurity in Nigeria is next to nothing.