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Ransomware Advice – who needs it?

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) which is part of the Department of Homeland Security has recently issued guidance on the threat and response to Ransomware.  By the…

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GDPR – A Matter of Trust

In Europe and the UK, the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect on Saturday 25th May 2019. Unfortunately, it’s not too late to get caught for non-compliance with a…

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Why cyber security in the supply chain remains a hot topic

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) outlined in its ‘The Cyber Threat to UK Business Industry 2017-2018 report’ that the supply chain presents an increasing threat to organisations, no matter…

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Reviewing the EmuParadise Breach

We recently came across an article by Infosecurity magazine. Discussing the loss of 1 million gamers’ data in the April 2018 EmuParadise breach. Our view is that this just adds…

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The cost of a data breach

Another first. The first ever stock on the NYSE to suffer a long-term downgrade with the cause named as a cyber-attack. Previously, cyber-attacks wouldn’t move the needle past a day…

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Magecart attacks – the threat continues to rise

Background Back in November 2016 Blackfoot issued a press release relating to Magecart injecting key loggers into direct post and I-Frame e-commerce payment pages to harvest payment card details. Attackers…

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PCI DSS: Looking ahead to v4.0

Background As we know the PCI SSC has started work on PCI DSS version 4.0. From September to November 2017 the PCI SSC offered stakeholders the opportunity to provide comments…

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Blackfoot Newsflash – WPA2 Krack Vulnerability

Security researchers have publicised a serious vulnerability in WPA2, the encryption protocol relied on by most Wi-Fi networks.

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Blackfoot Newsflash – WannaCry

There has been extensive news coverage over the weekend about the WannaCry malware infection which has impacted computer systems at the NHS, FedEx (USA), Telefonica (Spain), in addition to literally…

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