Jan 16, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
New research has found that the Emotet malware strain has increasingly been targeting the United State's government and military. The malware that spreads via email has been infecting organizations across the globe since as far back as 2014, but researchers at Cisco Talos recently discovered that the US government is the latest victim to compromised. The discovery was made by closely examining the patterns of outbound email associated with the malware.
Jan 15, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
A Georgia court granted final approval for a settlement involving Equifax in a class-action lawsuit following the massive 2017 data breach. This week an Atlanta federal judge ruled this week that Equifax will pay $380.5 million to settle lawsuits relating to the 2017 data breach.
Jan 14, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
The Manor Independent School District is out $2.3 million after falling to an apparent phishing scam. Officials for the Texas school district claim that three separate fraudulent transactions took place in November 2019 following the phishing attack. The scammers carried out the attacks using a variety of tactics, including disguised email addresses, phone numbers, fake links, and more. The school district took to Facebook on January 10 to post that the incident was caused by a phishing email.
Jan 13, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
Travelex announced today it is restoring operations to process foreign exchange orders electronically, almost two weeks after cyber criminals took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services.
Jan 10, 2020   |  By New Net Technologies
Dixons Carphone has been issued the maximum possible fine amount under the pre-GDPR data protection regulation after the tills in its stores were compromised by a cyberattack back in 2017 that affected 14 million customers. The retailer discovered the breach last summer and an investigation into the incident by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) found that an attacker had installed POS malware on over 5,390 tills in the retailers' Currys PC World and Dixons Travel storefronts.
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users in over 150 countries, it’s vitally important that organizations fully understand the risks associated with using out-of-date systems and software.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”?
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.
Oct 31, 2019   |  By New Net Technologies
Commercial and open source system configurations generally lack all the necessary security measures needed before deploying into production. These configurations will often times have features and functionalities enabled by default, making them less secure and a prime target for today’s cyber criminals.