IT Security and Compliance Blog

Read the latest news, developments and opinion pieces on IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

The White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report last Friday that sought to quantify “malicious cyber activity directed at private and public entities”, including denial of service attacks, data breaches, theft of intellectual property, and sensitive financial and strategic information.

The US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have joined forces with the UK by blaming Russia for the devastating NotPetya ransomware attack from last year.

Over 30 lawsuits have been filed by Intel customers and shareholders following the disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

New documents provided recently by Equifax to US senators revealed that the breach the company experienced last year may have involved types of data not mentioned in the initial disclosure of the incident.

A database on a third party computer server comprised of over 19.5 million Californians voter records was exposed to the public internet before being held for ransom by hackers.

Swiss telecom giant Swisscom has announced they suffered a data breach late in 2017, exposing the personal details of roughly 800,000 customers.

New research has found that out of the 160,000 reported cyber-attacks in 2017, 93 percent of them could have been avoided if basic security measures were in place.

Phishing attacks continue to wage war against organizations, with 76% of organizations reportedly experiencing phishing attacks in 2017.

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the global network of organizations working together to bring the world Wi-Fi, announced enhancements to their security measures yesterday that will be available later this year.

As we look back on the security events and trends that shaped 2017, let’s now reflect on what’s expected for the security industry in 2018.

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