IT Security and Compliance Blog

Read the latest news, developments and opinion pieces on IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

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.

Each year in the US, over 5,000 people are poisoned by eating wild mushrooms. Many cases result in permanent damage to vital organs and in 2016, two fatalities were recorded (source: American Assoc. Poison Control Centers). Many of the victims were actually experienced in the identification of toxic species but still got caught out. The differences between the deadly and the delicious are often subtle.

US fast-food chain Wendy’s recently announced that it has reached a settlement with the thousands of banks and credit unions whose payment cards were compromised as a result of the data breach the company suffered in 2015 and 2016.

Huddle House, an Atlanta-based restaurant chain with over 300 locations across the United States, has become the latest restaurant chain to suffer a Point-of-Sale (POS) data breach.

A US energy company, identified by some media sources as Duke Energy, recently received a $10 million fine from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. for repeated violations of critical infrastructure protection (CIP) reliability standards.

Airbus has revealed they recently experienced a cyber-attack that resulted in compromised employee information.

Security control scans every 30 days leave vulnerability blindspots between scans, Change Control is critical for forensic visibility of changes, automatically distinguishing between planned, & unplanned change.

Officials based out of the City of Del Rio, Texas, were forced to abandon all electronic services and go back to the days of pen and paper after a ransomware attack rendered City Hall servers useless.

In the cybersecurity world, testing for the existence of exploitable vulnerabilities isn’t always an exact science.

US food giant Mondelez is suing its insurance company, Zurich after the insurer refused to pay out over $100 million in damages incurred during the NotPetya ransomware campaign.

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