The UK has slipped backwards in the last year in terms of its overall cybersecurity rating and is now behind Germany, Austria and Finland among the G7. Belgium was the most noted country for cybersecurity in the G7. They are very focused on measurement and maintain public and private sector collaboration and efforts to inform the private sector of threats and issues.
Instead of blocking hackers, a new cybersecurity defense approach actually welcomes them. The method, called DEEP-Dig (DEcEPtion DIGging), ushers intruders into a decoy site so the computer can learn from hackers' tactics. The information is then used to train the computer to recognize and stop future attacks. DEEP-Dig advances a rapidly growing cybersecurity field known as deception technology, which involves setting traps for hackers.
The attack started because an employee clicked a spearphishing link, a fake link that opened the door to the hackers. They accessed the IT and then industrial networks. The immediate effect was that hackers encrypted data on the victim's networks. The company was unable to read real-time data, prompting a shutdown lasting two days. Both IT and industrial processes were attacked.
The ICO found Cathay Pacific’s systems were entered via a server connected to the internet and malware was installed to harvest data. A catalogue of errors were found during the ICO’s investigation including: back-up files that were not password protected; unpatched internet-facing servers; use of operating systems that were no longer supported by the developer and inadequate anti-virus protection.
People who believe in oneness — the idea that everything in the world is connected and interdependent — appear to have greater life satisfaction than those who don’t, regardless of whether they belong to a religion or don’t, according to research.
Having not just the capacity but the willingness to take into account someone else's perspective when forming moral judgments tends to promote cooperation.
Negative emotions reduce how much we trust others, even if these emotions were triggered by events that have nothing to do with the decision to trust.
Adults who had close contact with natural spaces during their childhood could have a better mental health than those who had less contact, according to a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa," involving four European cities.
Robotic vehicles like Amazon delivery drones or Mars rovers can be hacked more easily than people may think, new research suggests.
Sleep deprivation affects us much more than prior theories have suggested. Sleep-deprived individuals need to exercise caution in absolutely everything that they do, and simply can't trust that they won't make costly errors.
Researchers have collaborated to develop a means of storing extensive information in almost any object. The way of storing this information is the same as for living things: in DNA molecules. A further application of the technology would be to conceal information in everyday objects.
Whereas in the past attackers would send phishing scams from email accounts external to an organization, recently there’s been an explosion of email-borne scams in which an attackers compromise email accounts within organizations, and then uses those accounts to launch internal phishing emails to fellow employees – the kind of attacks known as lateral phishing. FBI data show that these cyberattacks caused more than $12 billion in losses between 2013-2018. And in the last two years, the attacks have resulted in an increase of 136 percent in losses.
The United Nations’ European headquarters in Geneva and Vienna were hacked last summer, putting thousands of staff records at miscreants' fingertips. Incredibly, the organization decided to cover it up without informing those affected nor the public. As to the miscreants' entry point, it was a known flaw in Microsoft SharePoint (CVE-2019-0604) for which a software patch had been available for months yet the UN had failed to apply it.
Whilst nearly half (48%) of all corporate data is stored in the cloud, only 32% of organizations believe protecting data in the cloud is their own responsibility. Furthermore, the research found that more than half (51%) of businesses and other organizations still do not use encryption or tokenization to protect sensitive data in the cloud.
Researchers have conducted a review of the security holes that exist in popular smart-light brands.
Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a fresh approach to cybersecurity modeled on the human central nervous system. The new method will aim to detect and neutralize cyber-threats in their earliest stages before they have a chance to do any serious damage. Inspiration for the project came from human biological responses; for example, how the body's immune system fights a virus and how a person will instinctively pull their fingers away from a burning hot surface before their brain has even received the message that the body is at risk of harm.
New research has found that only a quarter of Americans know that surfing the internet in private browsing mode only prevents other users of the same computer from seeing what you've been up to online.
Prime factors in the changing structure of the face include a growing brain and adaptations to respiratory and energy demands, but most importantly, changes in the jaw, teeth, and face responded to shifts in diet and feeding behavior. We are, or we evolved to be, what we eat.
The human brain can unconsciously respond to changes in Earth's magnetic fields, according to a team of geoscientists and neurobiologists.
Delivering bad news is already a difficult task, and being seen as unlikable only adds to that struggle. And because people aren’t keen on accepting advice from those they dislike, they might miss out on important help.