Category Archives: Security

Cybercrime in the Retail and Hospitality Industries

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Some industries are more likely to attract particular kinds of threat actors than others. The retail and hospitality industries for instance are very attractive targets for cyber criminals as both collect and process large quantities of personal and financial data. This is similar to the banking industry but, whereas major bank breaches are now considered to require sophisticated operational procedures and have become the preserve of highly specialised groups, the retail and hospitality industries remain prime targets for criminals of all capabilities.

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Everyone Hacks Everyone

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If you examine the history of cyber breaches, you will find that the most newsworthy are usually attributed to Russia, China, Iran, and more recently North Korea. This may, or may not be true, but to echo the words of Eugene Kaspersky: the reality is that everyone hacks everyone. Friends attack foes, but friends also attack friends… secretly of course.

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EVENT: SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2018

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Security Alliance is again attending and presenting at the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2018 in Washington.

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training brings together top experts and practitioners for in-depth threat intelligence talks, world-class SANS training, DFIR NetWars, and networking opportunities.

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Regional Conflict and the Establishment of Cyber Warfare Testing Grounds

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Regional conflict almost invariably brings with it consequences beyond its initial cause. The surrounding countries and regions suffer in a multitude of ways – from the massive and immediate human misery to ongoing political, economic and civil instability, and more long term diplomatic tensions and wounds that take time to heal.

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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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Press release: Security Alliance launch cyber threat intelligence platform ThreatMatch at the official opening of the UK Cyber Demonstration Centre

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ThreatMatch launch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ThreatMatch is a cyber threat intelligence platform that provides users with relevant, actionable and timely threat intelligence that can be tailored to their unique environments. Using a diverse and extensive range of sources, ThreatMatch provides continuous alerts on how an organisation’s attack surface correlates with the threat posed by the malicious actors targeting it.

John Beale, founder of Security Alliance comments: “We were delighted to be invited to launch ThreatMatch at the official opening of the UK Cyber Demonstration Centre.

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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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