Energise defences and fight data breach fatigue

Businesses need to face a new reality where they are under constant attack from cyber criminals.  With the “data breach of day” headlines constantly hitting the media, it’s easy for companies to get sucked into the data breach fatigue vortex and to bury their heads in the sand.  In this article, Todd Peterson, IAM Evangelist for One Identity, explains how now is more imperative than ever to be vigilant about security and ensuring identity hygiene in organisations to limit the damage the threats of late can inflict.  He will cover:

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Research shows mobile network infrastructure still vulnerable despite upgrade

An alert from Positive Technologies detailing its research into the SS7 network. The team have revealed that, despite investment upgrading the UK to diameter, many of the vulnerabilities still exist.

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Unaddressed, the flaws could allow hackers to intercept and divert SMS messages; eavesdrop on conversations and locate users via GPS.More pressingly, it highlights how DoS attacks on operator equipment could cause wide-scale network outages.

This is important given the central role mobile networks will play in connecting everything from cars to industrial devices.

This is despite Diameter being the next iteration of the underlying network protocol which powers mobile networks worldwide, superseding SS7 which has been around since the 70’s.

Earlier this year attackers stole funds from bank accounts, having redirected one time passcodes (OTPs)sent by banks in Germany, via text message (SMS).

5 BREAKDOWNS A SECOND – New data shows UK drivers set for disaster in soaring summer heat – Green Flag

DRIVERS SET TO GET HOT UNDER THE COLLAR AS IT GETS HOTTER UNDER THE BONNET

·      An alarming 700,000 breakdowns (one every 5 seconds) are predicted this summer holiday*, as temperatures soar and drivers hit the roads while the kids are off school

·      Trying to keep the car cool this summer is set to cause 6,680 breakdowns across the summer – while a spike in temperature next week** will see 122 coolant related breakdowns per day

·       Fuel-related issues will cause delays for 21,000 drivers across summer – with running out of fuel causing 3,330 breakdowns

·       Green Flag’s smarter network offers common sense tips on keeping the car cool in the summer

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IoT warning from FBI

The Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3), a division of the FBI, has issued a public service announcement about the improper security and privacy protections provided by manufacturers of Internet-connected smart toys, also known as IoT toys. The announcement comes after numerous issues were reported where smart toys had leaked the personal details of small children and vulnerabilities allowed hackers to spy on little kids. Commenting on the issue of IoT security is Cesare Garlati, chief security strategist at the prpl Foundation, who said:

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