The number of major cyber incidents are increasing, according to the latest NCSC report. In the eight months since inception, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has recorded 480 major cyber incidents requiring its attention. To reduce this number, Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault states:
Some of you might remember from last year the big hustle that came when Salla announced to have an auction for the cars that refugees used to pass the border between Russia and Finland. Auction was held by the Finnish customs in cooperation with Salla municipality.
On 14th June, Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey, tower block of flats in North Kensington erupted into flames. Emergency services worked tirelessly to ensure as many people were rescued as quickly as possible. Once stabilised, the UK united with an influx of donations and volunteers. The aftermath was labelled “absolute chaos”, with little communication with residents regarding rehoming and a lack of coordination. As volunteers figure out how to communicate with residents and the councils’ involvement is criticised, Nick Hawkins, Managing Director EMEA at Everbridge will discuss how critical communications technology can streamline relief strategies and ensure action is timely.
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With the news of a drone causing chaos at Gatwick airport, hacking IoT devices has resurfaced as a topic of discussion especially regarding the security issues should a device be hacked. Cesare Garlati, chief security strategist at prpl Foundation believes “security by separation is vital within embedded connected devices.”
No doubt you have heard of the Petya ransomware attack that hit many computer systems around the World. That attack was spearheaded by the malware ESET products detect as DiskCoder.C (aka ExPetr, PetrWrap, Petya, or NotPetya). This malware masquerades as typical ransomware: it encrypts the data on the computer and demands $300 for recovery. In fact, the malware authors’ intention was to cause damage, so they did all that they could to make data decryption very unlikely.