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The ever changing cyber threat landscape is driving organisations to consider cybersecurity at a strategic level now. Board Directors are ethically, if not always legally accountable for data breaches, as well as often being personally the target of cyber attacks.
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" There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked, and those that will be. "
Robert Muller, FBI Director
" The Cyber Threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. "
" The potential for a cyber pearl harbor exists. Security professionals and the U.S. government have predicted it. The question is, will businesses take the threat of cyber warfare seriously and make it a priority in their budgets? Fair warning...”
Graham Mann, managing director of Encode UK told SC that "events like these merely highlight how security is everyone's business. Organisations need to implement policies from the top down, “that are articulated throughout the workforce, with clear responsibilities for triggering and managing individual processes”.
Graham Mann, managing director of Encode UK told SC Media UK: “Legislative bodies have been lax in addressing specific types of cyber-attacks, preferring to rely on laws designed for transgressions from previous eras."
Graham Mann, Managing Director of Encode UK points out that, "Finding the needle in the needle stack used to be an offline process, sometimes taking place many days after the logs were generated. We can now undertake complex analysis on huge datasets in real-time, and this provides an edge of advantage."
“The important point is its magnetism, not only to attract people to respond to the lure but also to circulate the lure amongs their contacts,” Graham Mann, managing director of Encode UK told SC. “Fake news can more often be better as the more extreme the subject matter the more likely the reader is to forget all they have been told and click on it.”
Graham Mann, MD of Encode UK told SCMagazineUK.com that he largely concurs with the reports conclusions, saying, “this is a seed change in the way that Mirai provides a platform from which potentially devastating DDoS attacks can be initiated. Mirai and its derivatives will, I believe, be one of the defining threats in 2017.”
The client is a government department within an EU country that handles some of the most sensitive data for defining and enacting national policy. The department is situated within two sites; both highly secure from physical attacks and regularly welcome some of the most senior national and international governmental figures for meetings and presentations. The department has a small IT team that are all security cleared to deal with routine systems and application management but are not considered a dedicated InfoSec team. Following a change of senior leadership within the department, it was decided that information security processes needed to be strengthened and the department contacted Encode to instigate a review and then strengthen both technological controls and processes.
To test its security posture against targeted cyber-attacks, a retail Bank contracted Encode to attempt to breach its network and gain control over their critical IT systems, through an Extrusion Testing™ engagement. The project resulted in the Encode Red Team establishing multiple entry points into the Bank’s network and gaining domain administrator access privileges through a combination of social engineering, vulnerability exploitation and enterprise account takeover techniques, commonly used in Advanced Persistent Threat type of attacks. The subsequent detailed report of the active attack simulation has allowed the Bank to mitigate critical vulnerabilities, improve security process and helped raise situational awareness among C-level executives on the Bank’s exposure against such threats.
Ranked consistently among the top 1% of the world's universities, Aberdeen is also one of Scotland’s largest with 16,500 students from a community of 120 nationalities. Teaching and research is primarily based at its Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill campuses which include the majority of Life Sciences and Medicine, Arts, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences.
Aberdeen is also named as Scotland's safest University City according to the influential ‘Complete University Guide’ and that record also extends to secure IT Services that supports tens of thousands of users as well as spinout companies that have commercialising research of which it is the 6th most successful university in the UK. IT services also delivers and protects one of the largest wireless campuses in Europe as part of a strategy to continually improve student accommodation and facilities.