From the cyber front line


Departmental Cyber Risk

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:05
Departmental Cyber Risk
Departmental Cyber Risk

There is a distinct overlap between the rapidly developing cyber security landscape and much -needed resources within varying company departments.  

However, it’s a little complicated. 

Traditional ‘high-security risk’ departments are evolving and so are the lower-risk ones. The major areas to re-evaluate are the who and how in access to personal data, top-down power over employees, users of tech communication as part of everyday business, communicators with banks and financial decision-makers.


The Internet of our Things- What’s happening in 2019?

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:37
The Internet of our Things- What’s happening in 2019?
The Internet of our Things- What’s happening in 2019?

Consumer demands drive the supply market and it seems demands are increasing for smart and safe city conveniences. 

Along with multitudes of very trendy gadgets, Northstar, the UK based research company confirmed from a survey of 2000 global consumers, that the majority of us are expecting to surround our homes, bodies and workplaces with the assistance of advanced IoT.  


The 1st Data breach of 2019

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:29
The 1st Data breach of 2019
The 1st Data breach of 2019

The ball barely dropped at Times Square and the first data breach of the new year was already reported. Thirty thousand state Austrailian civil servants had their details stolen when a directory was downloaded by an unlicensed 3rd party, thought to have been ‘phished’ in the state of Victoria.    

This political level breach including work emails, phone numbers and job descriptions, has been reported to law enforcement agencies, the Australian Cyber Security Center and obviously the press are having a field day. 


Top 5 New Year Prophecies in Cyber

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:22
Top 5 New Year Prophecies in Cyber
Top 5 New Year Prophecies in Cyber

Whilst many are focusing on how they will improve their cyber security in 2019, we are busy preaching the future. We have spent countless hours, analyzing 2018 trends, looking forward, predicting and generating an awareness of what is likely to occur and we have boiled it down to 5 very likely scenarios.

Prophecy 1

Facebook’s privacy issues will spread to other social media targets. 


Automation in Cybersecurity: 2019

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:08
Automation in Cybersecurity: 2019
Automation in Cybersecurity: 2019

The WannaCry and Petya ransomware really shook us all to the core. The cyber security community realized that hackers were on their way to perfecting automated cyber-attacks. They use machines and AI (artificial intelligence) to search through database and website vulnerabilities and automatically put in malicious code to locate their victim. 

The whole process could in fact, be automated to the point that hackers would be making serious money in their sleep. Cyber hacking is on the verge of becoming the cutting edge of the millennial entrepreneurship bubble. 


Certificates, registration and crypto-agility.

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:01
Certificates, registration and crypto-agility.
Certificates, registration and crypto-agility.

Remember the days when Internet Explorer was the browser? Feels like a long time ago.. and that’s because it was, in terms of technology. 

In 2008 Google launched Chrome and it changed everything, the world wide web, for a start looked a hell of a lot better. Fast forward to 2019 ad Statcounter, reported that Chrome has a 59% market share, four times more than any of its rivals. 


Cyber Security Insurance - Why You Need it in 2019

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:50
Cyber Security Insurance - Why You Need it in 2019
Cyber Security Insurance - Why You Need it in 2019

Businesses are finally catching on to cloud technology and pretty much every business that you have ever known about, has gone online. Your local plumber now uses a local server, and sends you an invoice in an encrypted email…and yes, you can pay with bitcoin. 

Maybe that’s going a little bit too far. 

Perhaps not everyone is as advanced in terms of their cybersecurity as the cybersecurity startups that we follow, but they should be, right? Or better yet, if they can’t be on top of their cyber game, they should at least protect their assets. 


Mobile Chaos – New Dangers

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Fri, 12/28/2018 - 11:11
Mobile Chaos – New Dangers
Mobile Chaos – New Dangers

Over the past week we have been exposed to the frightening reality that awaits us with the unprecedented and explosive growth in mobile usage. With two massive incidents that are very hard to ignore, the O2 outage and the Huawei fiasco, its hard not to start contemplating just how fraught with potential perils the mobile world actually is.

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Cybersecurity 2019: Connectivity

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Thu, 12/27/2018 - 11:23
Cybersecurity 2019: Connectivity
Cybersecurity 2019: Connectivity

We are now dependent on instant and constant connectivity in both our commercial and personal lives. From fiscal transactions to Facebook, being connected on the internet dictates the efficiency with which we run our business, social relationships and our personal households.

The problem is that if someone were to suddenly ‘pull the plug’ we have no idea where to go from here.


Getting scammed by getting in shape.

Submitted by CyberHub Summit on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:43
Getting scammed by getting in shape.
Getting scammed by getting in shape.

The next scandal with fitness apps has just hit the headlines. 

After the scandal concerning cyber vulnerabilities inherent in Strava, which inadvertently gave away the locations of our servicemen in locations across the Middle East through a heat map and the famous hack of 150 million Fitness Pal users – you may have thought it was all over.