IT Security and Compliance Blog

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

Phishing attacks continue to wage war against organizations, with 76% of organizations reportedly experiencing phishing attacks in 2017.

The Wi-Fi Alliance, the global network of organizations working together to bring the world Wi-Fi, announced enhancements to their security measures yesterday that will be available later this year.

As we look back on the security events and trends that shaped 2017, let’s now reflect on what’s expected for the security industry in 2018.

According to new research from UK business ISP, Beaming, UK firms were hit by over 230,000 cyber-attacks each in 2017.

Microsoft issued an emergency fix for the recently discovered Meltdown vulnerability found in Intel CPUs, but warn that it may cause compatibility problems with some AV tools.

Details emerged this week on two major processor security flaws, leaving firms scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed a major privacy incident affecting almost a quarter million employees and individuals associated with DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations.

Further investigation into Forever 21’s November breach has revealed that encryption was not turned on at some of the point of sale (POS) systems in Forever 21 stores.

As expected, bombshell hacks were revealed one after another in 2017. From the devastating Equifax breach to the dozens of ransomware campaigns, these cyber-attacks highlight the increased vulnerability of our personal information.

The Trump administration publicly blamed North Korea for the recent WannaCry cyber-attack that infected over 300,000 computer in 150 countries.

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