Category Archives: Cyber Security

Security Alliance expands threat intelligence service provision in Asia

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Today, Security Alliance announces its growing commitment to the provision of cyber threat intelligence services in the Asia region by extending its current Europe, Middle East and Africa membership of CREST (www.crest-approved.org) to include Asia coverage.

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Friends or foes? Sino-American relations in Cyberspace

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It may seem to some that China and America are experiencing a rapprochement of sorts in the cyber realm. Compared to previous years, today there are are markedly fewer headlines about breaches of American public and private institutions by the hands of Chinese hackers. Overall, there are fewer indictments being thrown at members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the level of political and economic sanctions being prepared against Chinese organisations and individuals has fallen since 2014/2015.

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Event: Banking & Payments Federation Ireland – Cyber Conference

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Securty Alliance is attending and presenting at Cyber Conference. Cyber Conference is a half-day event held by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) in association with Deloitte.

This half day conference will cover various aspects of cybercrime and cybersecurity plus touching on existing legislative measures e.g. NIS Directive, GDPR and PSD 2, providing members with valuable global insights, including strategic approaches from key decision makers, cyber security experts, law enforcement and academia in order to try to better secure the digital assets and infrastructure of the entity, its customer base, stakeholders and staff.

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The Stacked Vulnerabilities Behind Mega-breaches

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On the 23rd October 2015, it became public knowledge that 156,959 TalkTalk customers had their personal data exposed due to the insecure retention of customer records.

The breach dealt a major reputational blow to the telecommunications provider, and for many, the company has joined a growing list of brands that are now synonymous with a major breach of personal data.

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Event: UK-NL Cyber Security Showcase 2017

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Securty Alliance is exhibiting and presenting at the second edition of the annual UK-NL Cyber Security Showcase.

The event has been organised by a partnership between the British Embassy, the Department for International Trade, and The Hague Cyber Security Week. It will bring together 45 of the most innovative UK & NL-based cyber security companies to showcase their knowledge, products and services.

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Event: ILTA – What Is Cyber Intelligence and How Is It Leveraged by Law Firms

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On September 28th, Rob Dartnall, Director of Cyber Intelligence, Security Alliance will be presenting to ITLA members at the London offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Join us for Away from the Hype: What Is Cyber Intelligence and How Is It Leveraged by Law Firms

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The dark reality of cyberspace: the case of CVE-2017-0199

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Threat actors do not exist in a cyber vacuum. Hackers, organised criminal gangs, and nation states all operate within the same cyberspace and have access to the same systems and vulnerabilities. Whilst the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) vary between different threat actor categories (in  terms of method, capability and sophistication), the infection vectors they target remain the same.

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Only Human: Protecting Against Unwitting Insider Threats

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Within the corporate world, the spectre of insider threat is one that is difficult to come to terms with. A malicious insider in an organisation has, by virtue of their position, access to privileged information and functionality that an outside attacker would be able to leverage only with great difficulty.

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Election Hacking: an old threat in new clothes

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There is a general consensus that Russia interfered in the 2016 US Presidential Elections. According to the US intelligence community, it has been assessed with ‘high confidence’ that Russia used nation state proxy groups to influence the outcome of the presidential election in favour of Donald Trump.

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