IT Security and Compliance Blog Archive

Read the news, developments and opinion pieces from years gone by about IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

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Change Management is blind. It is a key IT Service Management process and, undeniably, it's beneficial to plan and schedule changes. But Change Management’s ‘dirty little secret’ is that, despite the comfort blanket of documentation and approvals, you never know what’s really going on.

A new vulnerability was recently discovered that could potentially allow attackers to obtain sensitive information from over one billion Wi-Fi-capable devices. 

According to CyberMDX, medical devices pose a serious threat to healthcare organizations (HCOs) and are twice as likely as general network devices to be vulnerable to Bluekeep. 

A local authority in northeastern England has suffered a major ransomware attack, leaving online public services unavailable for over 135,000 residents for over a week. 

The government of Puerto Rico has publicly announced that its Industrial Development Company has fallen victim to an email phishing scam.

A new study from The Ponemon Institue found that organizations are spending nearly 60% more to recover from insider threats compared to three years ago. 

Researchers at TrapX Security recently discovered three of the world's largest manufacturers with IoT devices running Windows 7 infected with malware in an alleged supply chain attack. 

New research from Recorded Future claims that hackers are exploiting many of the same security vulnerabilities as last year, demonstrating how failure to apply security updates is leaving organizations vulnerable to attack. 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released a set of new guidelines to help organizations better protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. 

Australian transportation giant Toll Group was forced to shut down some of its online services after experiencing a cybersecurity incident last Friday. 

A US government contractor is the latest victim to be taken down by a ransomware attack. 

Hackers are selling the payment card details of more than 30 million Americans and over 1 million foreigners on Joker's Stash, the internets largest payment card forum. 

As we enter a new year and a new decade, 2020 will be a critical year for businesses and governments around the globe as they deal with a more complex and evolving cyber threat landscape. NNT’s cybersecurity evangelists, CEO Mark Kerrison and CTO Mark Kedgley, have investigated the current state of the industry and identified key cybersecurity predictions and recommendations to help you improve your cybersecurity defenses in 2020.

Detailed information about the job performance of more than 900 Regus employees was accidentally published online after the co-working space provider conducted a review of its sales staff. 

Last week the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced version 1.0 of its new Privacy Framework, a resource designed to help organizations manage privacy risks. 

Data protection regulators have issues €114 million in fines so far under the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. 

New research has found that the Emotet malware strain has increasingly been targeting the United State's government and military. 

A Georgia court granted final approval for a settlement involving Equifax in a class-action lawsuit following the massive 2017 data breach.

The Manor Independent School District is out $2.3 million after falling to an apparent phishing scam. 

Travelex announced today it is restoring operations to process foreign exchange orders electronically, almost two weeks after cyber criminals took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services. 

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