UK gets ready for Security Serious Week to help UK businesses address skills shortage

Security Serious Week taking place next week as part of European Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Security Serious is an initiative set up by Eskenzi PR to make use of all of our contacts and connections within the IT security industry to give free and impartial advice to UK businesses about issues they are facing on a daily basis.

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Sonic Drive-In data breach puts millions of debit and credit cards at risk

It was reported overnight that Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food chain with nearly 3,600 locations across 45 U.S. states, has acknowledged a breach affecting an unknown number of store payment systems. The ongoing breach may have led to a fire sale on millions of stolen credit and debit card accounts that are now at risk of being sold on the dark web.

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Deloitte hit by cyberattack

Breaking news has revealed that Deloitte was the victim of a cybersecurity attack that went unnoticed for months. One of the largest private firms in the US, which reported a record $37bn (£27.3bn) revenue last year, Deloitte provides auditing, tax consultancy and high-end cybersecurity advice to some of the world’s biggest banks, multinational companies, media enterprises, pharmaceutical firms and government agencies. It is being reported that clients across these sectors had material in the company email system that was breached. The companies include household names as well as US government departments.

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Commenting on the news is Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault, who said:

“The unfortunate incident demonstrates that even the largest of organisations can sometimes overlook fundamental security practices such as not enabling two-factor authentication on administrative accounts.”

“It also highlights the importance of ongoing monitoring and threat detection so that any malicious activity can be detected and responded to in a timely manner.”