Tag Archives: cyber security

Targeted attacks on industrial companies using Snake ransomware

According to Kaspersky ICS CERT data, a number of industrial companies are currently experiencing targeted attacks involving the Snake encryption ransomware. On June 8, 2020 issues were reported which affected the computer networks of Honda, a Japanese motorcycle and auto manufacturer, in Europe and Japan. Specifically, it was announced that Honda Customer Service and …

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Government invests £10 million to help make future technologies more secure

The government will provide £10 million over four years to develop groundbreaking cyber security technologies, Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden will announce later today at London Tech Week Connects. Nine grant winners have been revealed as the latest recipients in the government’s Digital Security by Design programme, which aims to help …

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UK manufacturing most attacked industry as cyber criminals continue to innovate and automate attacks

Cyber criminals are evolving their tradecraft with new innovations and increasingly automating their attacks, according to the 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) launched today by NTT, a world-leading global technology services provider. In the UK and Ireland, Manufacturing became the most attacked sector representing almost a third of all …

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The countries most at risk of cyber-crime

The severity of cyber-breaches has become more and more intense in recent years. As a result, security experts at Specops Software sought to find out which (Western) European countries are the most cyber-insecure for citizens. To find out, Specops Software calculated which country is most likely to encounter cyber-crimes by …

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UK’s booming cyber security sector worth £8.3bn

The UK’s cyber security industry is now worth an estimated £8.3 billion, with total revenues in the sector up 46 per cent from £5.7 billion in 2017. The sector has seen significant growth in annual revenue and employment, as well as considerable investment in early-stage companies. The findings from the …

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Quiet please: two-thirds of industrial organisations do not report cybersecurity incidents to regulators

A recent Kaspersky survey has discovered that two-thirds of industrial organisations do not report cybersecurity incidents to regulators. Though remaining compliant in modern industrial business is a necessity and a driver for investment,there are many factors that influence how companies follow compliance rules. In a world where cybercriminals are using sophisticated attacks to breach industrial companies, …

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Industry urged to boost cyber defence investment

More than half of manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime, and a third of those have suffered some financial loss or disruption to business as a result, according to a new report. Manufacturing sector is the fifth most targeted for attack in 2019, behind government systems and finance. Yet …

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Rockwell Automation announced as founding member of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

Production facilities can contain thousands of technologies from different vendors. Cybersecurity threats only need to exploit one of them to steal trade secrets, stop production or even harm workers. To better secure today’s complex and often vulnerable production operations, the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance recently announced Rockwell Automation as a founding member. The …

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Emerson selects Dragos to collaborate on cyber security protection for power and water industries

Emerson and Dragos, developer of the Dragos Platform for industrial cyber security asset detection, threat detection and response, have signed a global agreement that will enable power producers and water utilities to further strengthen the security of their critical assets. Emerson will integrate threat detection technology from the Dragos Platform …

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From siloed assessment to a fully-blown radar for third-party risk

Jake Holloway from Crossword Cybersecurity PLC highlights the third-party assurance (3PA) challenges facing the industrial sector and its complex supply chains, outlining why technology has a big role to play in simplifying processes and managing risk. Businesses need to manage many risks, with their impact and complexity growing all the time, …

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