Feb 26, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
A new vulnerability was recently discovered that could potentially allow attackers to obtain sensitive information from over one billion Wi-Fi-capable devices. Kr00k (CVE-2019-15126) is the latest vulnerability that's been shown to caused devices to use an all-zero encryption key to encrypt part of a user's communications, allowing hackers to decrypt some wireless network packets transmitted by impacted devices.
Feb 19, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
According to CyberMDX, medical devices pose a serious threat to healthcare organizations (HCOs) and are twice as likely as general network devices to be vulnerable to Bluekeep. The 2020 Healthcare Security Vision Report found that thirty percent of US healthcare organizations have experienced a cyber-attack over the last 12 months. These breaches reportedly cost an average of $6.45 million - a figure sixty-five percent higher than that of the cross-industry average.
Feb 18, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
A local authority in northeastern England has suffered a major ransomware attack, leaving online public services unavailable for over 135,000 residents for over a week. As of now, the website for Redcar Cleveland Borough Council is still down. An update was published on Monday February 17, stating we are experiencing issues with our IT systems and are still able to receive and answer limited calls and emails. The company is currently having to prioritize messages based on urgency.
Feb 14, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
The government of Puerto Rico has publicly announced that its Industrial Development Company has fallen victim to an email phishing scam. The government-owned corporation transferred $2.6 million to a fraudulent account after reportedly receiving an email that alleged a change to a bank account tied to remittance payments. The transfer was made on January 17, 2019, but officials only found out about the incident earlier this week.
Feb 11, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
A new study from The Ponemon Institue found that organizations are spending nearly 60% more to recover from insider threats compared to three years ago. The study involved companies located in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. The report found that cybersecurity events caused by insider threats have increased by almost 50% since 2018.
Jan 21, 2019   |  By New Net Technologies
Given the latest WannaCry Ransomware epidemic, which infected more than 230,000 users in over 150 countries, it’s vitally important that organizations fully understand the risks associated with using out-of-date systems and software.
Jan 1, 2019   |  By New Net Technologies
Without our help, controlling changes can be one of the biggest challenges facing multi-functional IT Teams. The size of task, process, and coordination of effort often means that changes continue to occur outside of any planned change approvals and the IT team is unable to prevent this from continuing. The solution? NNT’s Managed Change Control Program.
Dec 1, 2018   |  By New Net Technologies
In early 2017, NNT assembled a panel of experts to discuss the increased importance of applying the Center for Internet Security Controls as part of a modern approach to cyber security. The session also highlighted the benefits of combining the CIS Controls with ongoing, real-time compliance monitoring.
Nov 1, 2018   |  By New Net Technologies
Some of us will need therapy during and after an audit - that’s not unusual - but can a Compliance Audit really bring about the same feelings as other forms of grief? Furthermore, if this really is the case then, by extension, could we coach ourselves through the compliance audit process to become more effective at dealing with future audit situations?
Oct 1, 2018   |  By New Net Technologies
Right now, Ransomware is the Great White Shark of cyber-attacks, the most feared malware of all, and both corporate and home users are running scared. And rightly so - Anyone who has had experience with Ransomware, will attest to the agony and disruption. But instead of worrying about an attack, what action can be taken to safely venture back into the water and not necessarily “with a bigger Boat”?
Feb 26, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
Mark Kerrison, NNT CEO, and Mark Kedgley, NNT CTO, talk about SecureOps and why it is a genuinely effective strategy for cyber security.
Dec 18, 2019   |  By New Net Technologies
Change Control is not the same as Change Management. While Change Management focuses on the justification and planning of any changes, Change Control majors on the verification and approval of actual changes made.
Nov 28, 2019   |  By New Net Technologies
What is a vulnerability scanner and how does it work?
Nov 14, 2019   |  By New Net Technologies
Guide to integrate NNT Change Tracker Gen 7 R2 with MicroFocus (HP) ArcSight Logger.
Nov 1, 2019   |  By New Net Technologies
System Hardening increases protection against cyber attacks. The PCI DSS mandates System hardening as their requirement 2, specifically recommending the Center for Internet Security.