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Continual Cyber Assurance
Stuart Coulson

What to do When Plan-b Fails

Life has a habit of throwing curve balls at us. Unexpected events that change our daily lives. Businesses try to reduce the impact of these events and put in place contingency budgets, insurance and emergency planning documents. But what happens when those plans fail too?

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Malware
Assurance
Peter

Chubb Cyber Ransomware Attack

Chubb Cyber Ransomware Attack? Really? Well yes. It seem that, according the operations of Maze Ransomware, there really was a Chubb Cyber Ransomware Attack.

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General Electric Breach
Data Protection
Peter

General Electric Breach

In a surprising announcement Fortune 500 technology giant General Electric (GE), an organisation that should have this all sown up, disclosed that personally identifiable information of current and former employees, as well as beneficiaries, was exposed in a security incident experienced by one of GE’s service providers. Shock, Horror, Information Security in the supply chain yet again.

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News
Michael

Cisco’s recent update fixes high-severity flaws

Cisco has recently uncovered hidden flaws which if exploited could lead to privileged code execution. These flaws are found within Cisco’s SD-WAN devices which include their vBond and vSmart controllers along with their vManage Network Management system and vBond Orchestrator software. Other devices that are affected by this vulnerability are Cisco’s vEdge routers. “Cisco has

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Data Protection
Peter

NutriBullet Hack

NutriBullet has become the latest Magecart victim with skimmer code planted within their domain in order to steal customer financial data. RiskIQ published their research on Wednesday of this week, and it make very good reading.

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Data Protection
Peter

MCA Wizard Databreach

A large volume of what is most certainly sensitive and confidential information relating to two financial companies has been found exposed online in the latest case of sysadmin or developer mistake.

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News
Peter

Ecclesiastical issues cybercrime warning

Sat enjoying my early morning cup of coffee, as is my want most mornings, when I got an article alert through Linkedin that piqued my interest. “Too complacent,” is how specialist insurer Ecclesiastical describes charities when it comes to cybercrime risk. Thats a heck of a statement to make, but it is correct. According to the research

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Assurance
Michael

Intel Vulnerability Enables Multiple Issues

Intel is warning users of a high severity flaw found within their firmware of it’s ‘Converged Security and Management Engine’ (CSME) which is used to power Intel’s ‘Active Management System’ hardware for the purpose of remote out-of-band management to consumers. This flaw could enable an attacker to conduct Privilege Escalation, Information Disclosure and Denial of Service.

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Data Protection
Michael

Dell SupportAssist-ing Hackers

A recent vulnerability found in Dell’s SupportaAssist software found that if exploited correctly can lead to code execution for unprivileged users. This is known as an uncontrolled search path vulnerability (CVE-2020-5316).

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