NIST Overhauls “Security and Privacy Controls” Publication – Here’s What You Need to Know- Tempemail

Back in 2005, the Computer Security Resource Center (CRSC) published NIST 800-53: the “Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations” publication. This “Special Publication,” or SP, has been downloaded millions of times. Its last iteration, Revision 4, was released in April 2013.  It was well past time for Continue Reading

Threat landscape for industrial automation systems. H1 2020 highlights- Tempemail

Overall downward trend for percentages of attacked computers globally Beginning in H2 2019 we have observed a tendency for decreases in the percentages of attacked computers, both in the ICS and in the corporate and personal environments. In H1 2020 the percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were Continue Reading

Looking for sophisticated malware in IoT devices- Tempemail

One of the motivations for this post is to encourage other researchers who are interested in this topic to join in, to share ideas and knowledge and to help build more capabilities in order to better protect our smart devices. Research background Smart watches, smart home devices and even smart Continue Reading

Introducing the 4th Annual Hacker-Powered Security Report- Tempemail

This is a time of unprecedented challenges. We face never-before- seen threats in the digital and physical worlds. If this past year has taught us anything, it is this: we need to leave behind our old tools, mindsets, and methods to create a path ahead. But what does that path Continue Reading

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security- Tempemail

Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he thought Continue Reading

Android 11 — 5 New Security and Privacy Features You Need to Know – Tempemail

After a long wait and months of beta testing, Google last week finally released Android 11, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system—with features offering billions of its users more control over their data security and privacy. Android security is always a hot topic and almost always for Continue Reading

New Report Explains COVID-19’s Impact on Cyber Security – Tempemail

Most cybersecurity professionals fully anticipated that cybercriminals would leverage the fear and confusion surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic in their cyberattacks. Of course, malicious emails would contain subjects relating to Covid-19, and malicious downloads would be Covid-19 related. This is how cybercriminals operate. Any opportunity to maximize effectiveness, no matter how Continue Reading

ZACR Launches Domain Security Feature – Tempemail

The ZA Central Registry NPC (ZACR) has revealed that has launched Registry Lock, a new feature that prevents ownership and other details of domain names (under its management) from being fraudulently changed. “Registry Lock is a function that can now be activated at the Registry level to prevent the unauthorised Continue Reading

An overview of targeted attacks and APTs on Linux- Tempemail

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot has been written about targeted attacks on Windows systems. Windows is, due to its popularity, the platform for which we discover most APT attack tools. At the same time, there’s a widely held opinion that Linux is a secure-by-default operating system that isn’t susceptible to malicious Continue Reading

Service NSW hack could have been prevented with simple security measures | New South Wales

A targeted phishing attack on staff at Service NSW that led to the theft of more than 500,000 documents containing personal information relating to 186,000 people could have been prevented if simple security measures were followed. Service NSW is the main customer service hub of the New South Wales government Continue Reading