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.

According to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the UK government has had to fight off at least 188 major cyber-attacks in the last three months, with increased Russian aggression particularly noticeable.

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), confirmed Friday that a credit card breach affected at least 12 of its properties in the United States.

The Michigan State Department of Technology has announced a potential exposure of personal identifiable information (PII) of nearly 2 million Michigan state employees.

Romantik Seehotel Jägerwirt, a luxury lakeside hotel in the Austrian Alps, experienced a ransomware attack last week that was said to have left hotel guests locked in their bedrooms until the ransom was paid.

A new whitepaper released by the World Economic Forum Future of Digital Economy and Society System Initiative intends to help boards understand the cyber risks they are facing in 2017.

Lloyds Bank was forced to go offline after a 48-hour Denial of Service (DDOS) attack crippled their systems and blocked access to 20 million UK accounts.

According to a new report, the number of breaches disclosed by organizations in the United States increased by 40 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year. 

As we enter the New Year, organizations globally are accessing the biggest security threats set to impact their organization and developing risk management strategies to help ward off cyber threats.

Barts Health was forced to take key IT systems offline on Friday after being hit by a cyber-attack.

Donald Trump announced this morning that Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City Mayor, will lead a task force on cyber security during the Republicans upcoming presidency.

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, introduced new cybersecurity proposals in his January State of the State address following the recent DNC hack and Russia’s attempt to influence the 2016 election in favor of Republican Donald Trump.

Payment service providers (PSPs) have been issued new guidelines to adhere to in the event of a security incident in a new consultation paper delivered by the European Banking Authority (EBA) working with the European Central Bank.

Los Angeles County has begun notifying 756,000 individuals that may have had their personal information compromised during a phishing attack on LA County employees in mid-May this year.

Researchers have confirmed that a Russian hacker successfully broke into the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) systems.

CESG is challenging the information security community by asking them to deliver security controls that will effectively help business users achieve their goals securely.

New Net Technologies is pleased to announce that it has been granted the Certification of Networthiness (CoN #201620478) by the United States Army Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) for NNT’s Change Tracker Generation7.

A new study released by Dimensional Research has found that nearly half of IT pros are more concerned with threats coming from inside their organization than from cyber criminals attacking from the outside.

Yahoo has admitted that its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon could potentially not go through, as new details regarding the breach of 500 million Yahoo users have emerged.

The U.S. National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released a new guide that observes methods of making email more secure.

The UK’s new National Cyber Security Strategy was announced on Tuesday by Chancellor Philip Hammond, a £1.9 billion investment plan over the next five years with the goal of making the UK the safest place to do business.

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