FOI reveals NHS Trusts spend as little as £250 on cyber security

Reports have surfaced this morning that one in four National Health Service trusts in England and Wales spent as little as £250 on specialist cyber-security training or expertise in the past year, according to new figures compiled by cyber-security company Redscan.  Redscan submitted freedom of information requests to 226 NHS trusts, 43 of which confirmed they had not allocated any funding for cyber security.

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New android Trojan targets PayPal users

News has broken that security researchers at Slovakia’s ESET have identified a new banking Trojan that bypasses PayPal’s two-factor authentication (2FA) to steal funds – waiting until users have fully logged in before enabling its exploit. The multifaceted malware also has a secondary function, downloading HTML-based phishing overlay screens for five apps – Google Play, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and Gmail – an initial list that can be dynamically updated. ESET discovered the malicious software in November.

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US Readying Charges Against Chinese Hackers

It is being reported that the US Government is preparing to charge a number of Chinese hackers with large scale attacks against US companies. From Dustin Volz’s WSJ article last week. ‘ In public and private, senior U.S. officials have described the hacking campaign targeting technology service providers as perhaps the most serious of any of Beijing’s cyber theft operations, potentially impacting hundreds or thousands of companies in total.’

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION BUSINESSES ARE RISKING GDPR PENALTIES BY NOT WIPING THE MEMORY FROM OLD IT EQUIPMENT

  • In the two months following the introduction of GDPR, 39% of information and communication businesses have failed to wipe the memory off redundant IT equipment before disposal

DESPITE GDPR legislation having come into effect over four months ago, the majority of UK information and communication businesses are now risking penalties by failing to adhere to some of the rules.

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eHealth Ventures Invests in “Engineering for All” – Disruptive Lab-on-a-Chip Diagnostic Device

TEL-AVIV, Israel, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — eHealth Ventures (www.ehv.health), the leading Digital Health technological incubator in Israel, has announced the acceptance of its 8th portfolio company – Engineering for All (“EfA“), managed by Yoel Ezra, an elite IDF technology unit veteran with many years of R&D management experience. eHealth Ventures has invested $900,000 in the company’s seed financing round.

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Verisure’s New Partnership with Victim Support Seeks to Help Burglary Victims & Increase Crime Prevention Awareness

Tommy Ward after being attacked by burglars at his home. Photograph: Family handou

Verisure to make a donation per each new alarm installed

11 December 2018: Verisure, Europe’s leading provider of monitored security solutions and the UK’s leader in smart alarms, has today announced a partnership with Victim Support, the leading independent charity in England and Wales for people affected by crime and major incidents. The partnership aims to raise awareness of burglary risks and educate the public about ways to prevent this type of crime.

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