Scottish Parliament targeted in ‘brute force’ cyber attack
“External sources with similar tactics to Westminster incident”
Officials have now stated that the attack on the Scottish Parliament was part of a ‘Brute Force’ cyber operation. Sir Paul Grice confirmed the attack in a message to the MSP’s and staff with statedomain email addresses, urging caution and security practices. “Robust cyber security measures” identified the attack early, and systems “remain fully operational”.
USB Ports Could Be Silently Leaking Your Personal Data To A Malicious Device
“An unfortunately convenient way to steal data”
External hard drives and USB sticks are seen as the most common and often reliable way to securely store and move data. However, an Australian research team has shown that this may not be as secure as we previously thought. Many ports that individuals plug devices in can be leaking personal data remotely, giving criminals access to sensitive information.
Cost of insider threats vs. investment in proactive education and technology
“Which is more important”
Security education is becoming incredibly more important in the increasingly digital age. Technology based defense solutions are incredibly important in preventing attacks and saving organizations significant sums of money.
“Will permeate all of life”
The Internet of Things promises to make life significantly easier, but possibly more complicated at the same time. Security concerns grow everyday over the inter-connectivity of all of these devices. This leads many experts to advocate for organized and proper regulations, with harsh penalties that apply to those who do not comply.
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