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A Quick Tour Of Cybercrime’s Underground

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-27 02:26PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-Police, FREE TO VIEW

The evolution of cybercrime has hit a peak with ransomware and Bitcoin. One of the strange features of this is how much of it is in public.

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Flight Ban On Laptops 'sparked by IS threat'

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-24 12:25PM in NEWS-News Analysis, INTELLIGENCE-International, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Transport & Travel

Airplane Mode: Advances in electronics now mean that just about anything with a power source can be turned into an explosive.

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Tomorrow's Smart Cities Will Be Data Driven

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-23 07:20PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Transport & Travel, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities

Over 70% of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050 - but don't think that means you will be able to get lost in the crowd.

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Hack Headlines Cause Financial Damage

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-22 04:38PM in TECHNOLOGY-Hackers, NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW

Many large companies would prefer to pay ransom to avoid public shaming & other devastating consequences of a security breach.

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HSBC Appoints A Technology Advisory Board

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-22 12:54PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Financial

The banking giant wants to capitalise on opportunities in AI, biometrics, blockchain and data science, using its global reach to fight cybercrime.

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Healthcare Starts Spending Big On Cybersecurity

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-21 06:28PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Health & Welfare

Healthcare organisations are increasing information security spending, reflecting a rapid transition to electronic records & data digitisation.

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New Malware Hides In Memory

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-21 05:55PM in TECHNOLOGY-Forensics, NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms

DNSMessenger: Researchers at the Talos threat research group have published a report on a new form of malware that’s very difficult to detect.

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Is There A Positive Aspect To CIA Spying?

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-21 03:39PM in NEWS-News Analysis, INTELLIGENCE-US, FREE TO VIEW

US spy agencies have quite extraordinary secret hacking powers. Wikileaks might actually promote discussion about what people really think about that.

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A Common Language For Sharing Intelligence On Cybersecurity Threats

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-21 11:26AM in TECHNOLOGY-Forensics, NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms

Threat analysts need a more robust framework for characterizing suspicious activity on their endpoints and networks. By Jane Ginn

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The High Cost Of Politicising Intelligence

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-21 10:16AM in NEWS-News Analysis, INTELLIGENCE-International, FREE TO VIEW

Intelligence analysis is more an imperfect art than a science: Gaps in reporting, bad sources and politicisation all complicate the analyst’s task.

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