Our Director of Intelligence – Rob Dartnall was on the panel of a recent webinar hosted by Add to discuss Cyber Security and Resilience. This webinar is the first of the Evolve Resilience webinars – Rethinking operational resilience for financial services.Continue reading
Our Director of Intelligence and CEO sat down with Josh Keeley from Trident Search to talk about the importance of CREST Certifications, the future of Cyber Threat Intelligence and more.Continue reading
Security Alliance is pleased to announce that we are accredited to provide the newly created STAR-FS Threat Intelligence Services. This is alongside many of our other accreditations, including CBEST, CREST STAR and TIBER.
STAR-FS has been created to meet the requirements of regulators by closely following the methodologies used in other engagements, but with less involvement from the regulator.
Undertaking a STAR-FS engagement will help organisations gain a better understanding of their threat landscape, attack surface and cyber resilience, enabling them to pinpoint security enhancements.Continue reading
On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) were alerted by Chinese officials of several flu-like cases in Wuhan, China. On 7 January 2020, the virus was identified as a coronavirus, and was named COVID-19. On 31 January 2020, the WHO declared a global emergency following the global spread of the disease. On 11 March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic.Continue reading
- In an industry first, the largest financial infrastructures in Europe will share information to protect the European economy against cyber risks
- As a strategic intelligence partner, Security Alliance will deliver cyber threat intelligence advisory, analysis, integration and technology services
27th February 2020: In an industry first, a group of Europe’s largest and most important financial infrastructures, the Euro Cyber Resilience Board for pan-European Financial Infrastructures (ECRB), has launched a programme to share vital cybersecurity threat information to help protect European citizens and financial institutions from cybercriminals.Continue reading
Ransomware has become a staple of Organised Criminal Groups’ (OCGs) revenue streams. Being able to affect a broad spectrum of targets, ranging from large businesses through to individual end users allows for a range of different monetisation models, from ‘spray-and-pray’ to targeted ‘big game hunting’. The sheer number of criminals focusing on ransomware, and the low barriers to entry, ensure that very large numbers of targets can be infected. The cost of launching an attack has reached the level where only a tiny proportion of victims need to pay in order for the criminals to reap significant returns on investment. It has become a very efficient, if illegal and unethical, way to earn a living these days.Continue reading
The history of encryption
The deployment of the Enigma Machine by Nazi forces in World War II, and the cracking of its cryptographic systems by allied codebreakers heralded an immense increase in international interest in encrypted systems. Since then there has been an exponential rise in the use of the internet for the communication and storage of data, resulting in growing investment in strong encryption techniques from major technology firms.Continue reading
Security Alliance is pleased to announce that Rob Dartnall our Director of Intelligence will be speaking about Cyber resiliency programmes in Healthcare at the Healthcare Cyber Security Conference in Manchester.
Date: 30th January 2019
Location: Salford University, MediaCity Campus, MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2HE Directions
Join us for the second annual Healthcare Cyber Security Conference where speakers from across the NHS and technology sectors will explain how to prepare, detect and protect their organisations data from cyber threats. You will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the very latest policies, security technologies and best practice case studies, as well as sharing your own experiences with the conference and contributing to wider thinking about cyber security and data in healthcareContinue reading
Since the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May, media reports of data breaches have skyrocketed. British Airways, Facebook, Ticketmaster, and Cathay Pacific are all organisations that have made headlines over the last months showing the breadth of sectors affected worldwide by data compromises.
Compliance-driven pieces have been a relatively common occurrence in the media since the application of GDPR. We however aim to look in this blog post at GDPR from a threat actors’ perspective. With GDPR bringing in major changes on the management and transfer of data, threat actors are likely to find innovative ways to exploit and benefit from these changes.Continue reading
Security Alliance is pleased to announce that Rob Dartnall our Director of Intelligence will be chairing the 5th Annual Financial Services Cyber Security Forum in London.
Date: 13th September 2018
Location: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel 45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP
With global cybercrime costs potentially reaching £5 trillion by 2021, the financial services industry remains the main target for cyber security criminals all over the world and especially in the UK, the leading international financial centre. Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority show that reported data hacking attacks against financial services companies quadrupled in 2017. The National Cyber Security Centre recorded over 1,100 reported attacks, with 590 regarded as significant last year. Thirty of these incidents required action by government bodies, a large number of which were targeted at financial sector organisations.Continue reading