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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Full Story Here: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/25/deloitte-hit-by-cyber-attack-revealing-clients-secret-emails

 

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.”

 

Bittium exhibits SafeMove® Security Solutions that meet the cyber security challenges in healthcare at HETT Show 2017 exhibition

Free for release on September 26, 2017 at 10am (CET +1)

Bittium exhibits SafeMove® Security Solutions that meet the cyber security challenges in healthcare at HETT Show 2017 exhibition

Cyber security is in a key theme at HETT Show 2017 in London as healthcare organizations enter the digital era

Oulu, Finland, September 26, 2017 – Bittium SafeMove® security solutions help healthcare organizations to meet current cyber security challenges. The software will be exhibited at HETT Show (Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology) to be held at Olympia Exhibition Centre in London, United Kingdom on 27th September 2017. The HETT Show is a part of the larger UK Health Show, which is the UK’s largest one day healthcare event. The key theme at the event is a wide variety of technology, including cyber security and data analytics solutions, as the healthcare organizations embrace the digital era. At the event Bittium will present its SafeMove® solutions, and demonstrate how they help protect the confidentiality of healthcare records; build strong cyber defense environments; and increase the efficiency of healthcare processes whilst providing an excellent end user experience.

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DDoS attacks have quadrupled between 2015 and 2017

News has surfaced that the number of DDoS attacks, with an average size over 50 Gbps, have quadrupled in the last two years. The study also found the gargantuan 1 Tbps attacks that started last year with the Mirai botnet have begun to leave their mark, with 42% of organizations reporting an average size of DDoS attacks greater than 50 Gbps, a significant increase from 2015, when only 10% of attacks were above that size.

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