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Graham Cluley
  • How CISOs should respond to the cybersecurity crisis

    Graham Cluley
    Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at CloudShare. Thanks to the great team there for their support!
    As cyber hacks, ransomware, and other breaches continue to rise, companies are quickly realizing the need for increasing their cybersecurity staff. Current data however indicates that the cybersecurity manpower shortage continues to grow, with over 1,000,000 cybersecurity positions unfilled in the U.S. alone.
    The relationship between this shortage of cyber security skills and hacking exposure can’t be ignored, with many companies feeling that their lack of employees with cybersecurity skills make for more desirable targets for cyber criminals. It’s imperative therefore that these employees are sufficiently trained to receive the promised benefits from products and solutions, and able to sell and support them as well.
    The challenges facing the cyber industry today can be overcome in a variety of ways such as:

    Replicating complicated products with complex networking features.
    Running complex training scenarios (for example, injecting scripts).
    Providing templates of complex related structures.
    Offering timed environments.
    Creating replication of complex environments in seconds.

    Securing the enterprise is a people problem that needs immediate attention!
    Download the free eBook “Under Attack!”, and get a comprehensive examination of the skill-building strategies needed to strengthen lines of defense across the organization including:

    An examination of today’s urgent cybersecurity skills crisis
    The top ten actions organizations can take to become more cyber resilient
    Insights into the most effective cybersecurity training options
    Tips for creating a corporate cybersecurity culture

    “People impact security outcomes much more than any technology, policy or process.”
    Joanna G. Huisman, Analyst at Gartner
    Since 2007, CloudShare has been the leading supplier of virtual IT labs in the cloud, with specialized solutions designed to meet a wide variety of business needs – including training, sales enablement, and sandboxing for testing and support.
    CloudShare customers include leading software and cybersecurity companies, such as Palo Alto Networks, Atlassian, ForgeRock, Sophos, Fortinet and Check Point Software Technologies.

    If you’re interested in sponsoring my site for a week, and reaching an IT-savvy audience that cares about computer security, you can find more information here.
  • Unpatched D-Link routers targeted in malicious DNS hijacking campaign

    Graham Cluley
    Cybercriminals have been hacking into home routers for the last three months, meddling with DNS settings to redirect users surfing the web towards malicious websites.
    Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.
  • Ticketmaster is hit by a £5 million legal action after online payment card theft

    Graham Cluley
    A British firm of solicitors, which specialises in helping victims of cybercrime claim compensation, has launched a £5 million (US $6.5 million) legal action against Ticketmaster.
  • Unsecured databases found leaking half a billion resumes onto the net, no password required

    Graham Cluley
    A staggering 590,497 million resumes have leaked from poorly-secured Chinese companies in just the last three months.
    Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
  • Smashing Security #122: The big fat con at Office Depot

    Graham Cluley
    Office Depot and OfficeMax are fined millions for tricking customers into thinking their computers were infected with malware, car alarms can make your vehicle less secure, and facial recognition in apartment blocks comes under the microscope.
    All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.
  • 540 million Facebook users left exposed due to sloppy third-party developer security

    Graham Cluley
    Security researchers have discovered a huge amount of data containing information about millions of Facebook users, left available for anyone to access - no password required.
    The culprits? Third-party developers.
  • In its ransomware response, Norsk Hydro is an example for us all

    Graham Cluley
    It’s been over two weeks now since Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest producers of aluminium, was hit by a ransomware attack that hit 160 of its plants worldwide, forcing many of its sites to switch to manual operations.
    And they’re handling things really rather well…
  • Don’t be foolish when it comes to data security

    Graham Cluley
    Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at SafeToGo Solutions. Thanks to the great team there for their support!
    It doesn’t matter how big or small your business, or what industry you operate in, data breaches pose a real threat to all of us. In addition to monetary fines, a data breach can result in long-term reputational damage, business disruption, staff and customer churn.
    Whilst businesses are busy investing huge amounts of money in the latest high-tech information security products, we shouldn’t forget the importance of bolstering internal security through staff training and security measures such as encryption and access management. After all the second largest contributor to data breaches globally is human error.
    Find out now how SafeToGo Solutions can help businesses of all sizes reduce the risk of a data breach due to human error, with their range of data security products.
    Find out more now!
    Better SafeToGo than Sorry.

    If you’re interested in sponsoring my site for a week, and reaching an IT-savvy audience that cares about computer security, you can find more information here.
  • New Zealand shooter’s manifesto used to spread disk-wiping malware

    Graham Cluley
    Someone has taken a copy of the shooter’s Word document and weaponised it to download malicious code from the internet.
  • Office Depot fined millions for tricking customers into believing their PCs were infected with malware

    Graham Cluley
    Office Depot, and its partner, have been fined $35 million for using the PC Health Check tune-up service to dupe people into buying unnecessary computer repair and technical services.
    Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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