IT Audit — Opinions

Would you know if you had been hacked?

Let's say I was a cybercriminal or Blackhat hacker (The idea of being a black hat hacker is humorous to me, it would be a stretch for me to even be a Grey hat but let's go with the story) and I am starting my week with considering my latest target to loot.

Craig Ford | 19 Dec | Read more

Staying safe this festive season

Scammers and cyber criminals are very adept at coming up with new and inventive ways of tricking us into clicking that link and supplying our credentials or credit card information. I have seen emails and websites recently that look just like the real thing.

Ashwin Pal | 12 Dec | Read more

The War on Encryption

Encryption has been around for a very long time and was used extensively in both world wars to transmit secret messages. The decoding by British Naval intelligence of the encrypted Zimmermann telegram in 1917 helped bring the United States into the war.

Jason Hilling | 02 Jun | Read more

Memcached DDoS: The new kid on the block

In the past month alone, the cyber security industry bore witness to a relatively new face of distributed denial of service (DDoS) amplification attacks in the form of Memcached DDoS that reached a peak of 1.35 Tbps – the largest attack ever mustered.

Robin Schmitt | 02 Jun | Read more

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