City of London Police say Banks hide cyber crime losses

Share This: A rescent article on ComputerWeekly.com (1) state that “Banks assess the losses sustained from customers leaving, because of security fears, greater than covering the cost of cyber crime.” In this article they state that at a tech conference in the UK, the City of London commissioner, Adrian Leppard said that cyber criminals are […]

Certain Ransomware Victims may be able to decrypt files without paying ransomware

Share This: Certain Ransomware Victims may be able to decrypt files without paying ransomware It looks like one of the latest strains of ransomware may be flawed. Securelist.com explain the some facts about the Torlocker ransomware as follows “Our analysis has shown that Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Scraper was presumably written in assembler, which is unusual for this type […]

The FBI is investigating the hacks of a number of websites – including the site of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Share This: Police and FBI are investigating defacement attacks on a number of  websites including the site of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, where attackers placed an ISIS flag banner on website home pages and played an Arabic song in the background. The common ground for all of the websites is that they are using WordPress Content […]

AWS – users have the choice on what regions data is stored for EU approval

Share This: The European Union’s data protection authorities have approved Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) data processing agreement (DPA). According to the National Commission For Data Protection (Luxembourg) (1) “On 6 March 2015, the CNPD issued a letter, confirming that the Data Processing Addendum of AWS was in line with the Standard Contractual Clauses of Commission Decision […]

Obama foreign cyber attackers with sanctions

Share This: US president Barack Obama has signed an executive order establishing a framework for the US to impose sanctions on foreign cyber attackers. According to Computerweekly.com(1) “The order formalises an approach taken in January 2015 by the US when it imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea in response to the November 2014 cyber attack on […]

Europes Highest Court considering a case which could decide how Europeans data will be shared with US internet Firms

Share This: Europes Highest Court considering a case which could decide how Europeans data will be shared with US internet Firms ComputerWeekly (1) states that “The case against Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner was referred to the ECJ by the high court in Dublin for a ruling on whether the watchdog is bound by the safe harbour agreement.” […]

Router Emulators

Share This: Router Emulators Over the years whilst training – I have had to use a number of physical SOHO / WAP and Router Devices to facilitate labs, this is a resource which I previously put together listing a number of the device front ends for different devices, please note that these are all hosted […]

Toshiba’s new “Military-grade” 256-bit encryption USB Flash Drive

Share This: The Digital Products Division of Toshiba launched an encrypted USB flash drive which uses hardware based encryption to deliver robust and secure AES 256-bit military grade encryption. This flash drive is meant as an easy and affordable solution for companies, consumers and government agencies who want to safely carry sensitive data. The USB […]

Data Protection For Data Controllers

Share This: The Data Protection Commissioner and our responsibilities. As more and more data is held in digital form it is fundamental that the correct procedures are put in place for the complete data lifecycle to which it was initially collected. The role of insuring that there is a optimum level of protection is a […]