IT Security and Compliance Blog

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

New research from Forescout found that healthcare organizations are increasingly at risk from legacy platforms, device complexity, and the use of frequently exploited protocols. 

Equifax has incurred losses of over $1.35bn so far following the devasting 2017 data breach involving the breach of 145 million customers personal financial data.

It’s been two years since the initial WannaCry ransomware outbreak, but researchers are warning that hundreds of thousands of incidents are still being detected globally.  

Canada's fourth largest mobile network operator, Freedom Mobile, announced this week that they have suffered a data breach through a third party service provider. 

MegaCortex is described by security researchers as a new, highly targeted ransomware variant that contains numerous references to the '90s cult film The Matrix.

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Security researchers are warning ICS managers that a Russian hacking group linked to an attempt to blow up a Saudi oil plant has been found inside a second critical infrastructure (CNI) facility.

Security researchers at Bormium recently discovered over a dozen US-based servers being used to host and distribute 10 different strains on malware through large scale phishing campaigns. 

DLA Piper was recently denied a multimillion-dollar cyber insurance claim following the devastating NotPetya ransomware campaign of 2017.

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.

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