With the festive period rapidly approaching, many people will no doubt be looking forward to an extended break and some well-earned time away from work. The run-in to Christmas can be a relatively peaceful time of the year for many people, with organisations reluctant to kick-off large projects, or make significant change at a time when their employees are taking leave.
Cyber News Summary
There have been several high profile data breaches over the past week.
Knowing the methods, sophistication and modus operandi of threat actors, and how this changes over time is fascinating. The Nettitude Global Honeypot network has been upgraded recently to capture more in-depth information and more interactions from attackers. This section gives you an overview of the trends and highlights from recently captured data.
It's no secret within the cyber security industry that finding the high calibre and skilled individuals required to deliver first class security services can be problematic. Ever determined to turn problems into opportunities, the big brains at Nettitude's HQ in Tancred Towers brainchilded the Accelerator Scheme.
Nettitude Wins Best Cyber Security Service Accolade at US Mutual Fund Services Awards
Nettitude has today released a new Cyber Threat Intelligence report, which details the recent findings of our threat activity monitoring during Q3 2016.
Nettitude, the global leader in the delivery of cyber assurance, and managed security services, has become a founding member of CREST’s new US Chapter, after the accreditation and certification body signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Security Agency (NSA) to take over the operation of its Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA) accreditation programme.
Nettitude, has identified a coordinated DDoS extortion and ransomware campaign, which has been targeting financial institutions over the past few days. Senior managers at the affected organisations received emails purporting to be from the Armada Collective, threatening DDoS attacks and demanding Bitcoin payments. The companies were also threatened with the powerful Cerber ransomware, should they fail to pay the initial ransom.
Many online merchants may be facing down the ‘wrong end of the barrel’ with their current online payment processes.
Currently, online merchants have aligned their eCommerce operations with Visa’s guidance to reduce the burden and complexity of PCI DSS . There are a number of ways of interacting a webpage for making payments and this range from the following: