Vulnerabilities

September 7, 2018

Red player one: learning the right security lessons from a red team exercise

A red team exercise can be a valuable way of testing how effective your security controls are. Having your internal security team, or an external consultant, […]
July 20, 2018

Pen testing: why do you need it, and five steps to doing it right

Penetration testing can contribute a lot to an organisation’s security by helping to identify potential weaknesses. But for it to be truly valuable, it needs to […]
July 12, 2018
USB storage keys

Is banning USB drives the key to better security behaviour?

Convenience often beats security where users are concerned. Take USB keys, for example. They’re a very handy way to transfer files between computers, but they’re also […]
March 7, 2018
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Security newsround: March 2018

We round up reporting and research from across the web about the latest security news. This month: cryptomining attacks increase, data breaches rise in Ireland, the […]
January 5, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability guidance

On January 3rd 2018, researchers at Google’s Project Zero team announced vulnerabilities, dubbed Spectre and Meltdown, in modern computer processors (CPUs) which could allow an attacker […]
July 8, 2015

Adobe Set To Tackle Hacking Team Flash Threat

There has been much said about the Hacking Team story over the last few days, ranging from the ethics of the company’s business through to concerned […]
June 22, 2015

Computer Issues Ground Polish Planes But Was It A Hack?

I’ve often seen it said that flying is the safest form of travel (don’t believe it myself, damn phobia) but, according to recent events, it also […]
October 22, 2014

Microsoft Warns Users Over PowerPoint Zero Day, Releases Fixit

Microsoft has warned Windows users that cyber criminals are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability using malicious PowerPoint documents. The vulnerability affects all versions of Windows except Windows […]