EU’s first cyber sanctions

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The EU singled out perpetrators that attacked British hospitals, Ukranian infrastructure, and the Pyeongchang Olympics. The European Union, for the first time in its history, has levied sanctions in response to cyber attacks, naming six individuals and three groups associated with some of the biggest hits in recent years. EU officials imposed restrictions on North…

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Gallagher strengthens cyber focus

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New Zealand organisation, Gallagher strengthens cyber focus as authorised CVE Numbering Authority Global technology provider, Gallagher, has become the first New Zealand organisation across all industries to be authorised as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA). In becoming a CNA, Gallagher demonstrates a level of maturity in cyber security and a commitment to communicating vulnerability information…

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Be wary of ProLock ransomware

Businesses must be wary of ProLock ransomware and its faulty decryptor, according to SophosLabs research Business need to be wary of ProLock, a quirky, destructive ransomware with troubling aftershocks. SophosLabs has provided an in-depth look at this ransomware and its unusual file encryption: it skips files smaller than 8,192 bytes, and starts encrypting larger files after the…

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Twitter reveals true extent of hack

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Twitter has revealed the true extent of this week’s large-scale cyber-attack that saw the accounts of multiple celebrities compromised.  The social media giant said a total of 130 accounts were targeted as part of a major cybersecurity incident that took place two days ago. Following the attack, what appeared to be a Bitcoin scam was tweeted from the hijacked…

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VITEC launches Secure Gateway

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VITEC launches Secure Gateway for anytime, anywhere IP contribution and distribution. VITEC MGW ChannelLink provides broadcasters with a central IP channel hub for efficiently and reliably distributing live content from anywhere  VITEC, a provider of advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, announced its new MGW ChannelLink IP distribution gateway. Designed for broadcast, corporate, and government,…

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Bühler’s digital security now certified with ISO 27001


At the end of January 2020, Bühler’s information security management system has been certified with the most respected cyber security standard: ISO 27001:2013. With this certification, Bühler showcases how important information security is for the company. ISO 27001 protects key areas such as internal business IT, the automation solution Mercury MES, the Bühler Insights platform,…

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Pattonair gains cyber security accreditation


Global aerospace and defence supply chain specialist, Derby based Pattonair, has reinforced its data credentials after achieving an internationally recognised security standard. Pattonair has secured the ISO27001 certificate, an internationally recognised standard that helps organisations manage their information security processes while optimising costs. The achievement serves as a boost for Pattonair’s information security standing, following…

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Ideagen helps Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority avoid turbulence

Kuwait International Airport

UK based global provider of governance, risk and compliance software, Ideagen Plc, has signed a long-term contract with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Kuwait. This will see the Gulf state’s commercial aviation industry guardian adopt Ideagen’s flagship safety and risk management software, Q-Pulse, as well as its leading document review software, PleaseReview. Historically,…

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If your data is the new currency


A Kaspersky report recently found that over half of internet users (56%) feel that complete privacy in the modern digital world is impossible and it’s not hard to see why that view exists. With nine in ten (89%) consumers going online several times a day, the internet has become inextricably linked to everything we do…

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