Virus Bulletin Blog – Posted on 22 May 2015 by Martijn Grooten, Editor, Virus Bulletin. Kevin Williams looks back at UK law enforcement successes at combating cybercrime. In a recent Throwback Thursday article, we looked back at the sentencing of self-confessed virus writer Christopher Pile almost 20 years ago. Pile was the first person in the...
In the News
Free to use telecommunications application software for video chat, instant messaging and voice calls
I was part of a discussion in a closed forum on use of “free to use” telecommunications application software for video chat, instant messaging, and voice calls for business use. The individual and their company were considering relaxing their policy to allow employees to use their BYO (Bring Your Own) personal devices for business calls. Consideration...
Kevin Williams, General Manager at TC-UK, presented at 44CON in London on the 28th April 2015 “One of the great things I’ve experienced in law enforcement is [the] collaboration that has taken place over the last couple of years with CERT-UK.”
Kevin Williams, general manager at TC-UK, previously worked for the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) under the National Crime Agency (NCA) and he says that the policing gap is keenly felt at the local level.
Our own Steve Santorelli comments on MacBook port security for Yahoo News
Our own Steve Santorelli on cybersecurity talent shortages: there are programs to boost specialist detectives pay, programs to enable internships in government programs and identify top talent to support in tertiary education.
Preparing for a breach should really become part of your response planning for all IT security events: just as best practice is to have a BCP plan, you need to have a triage, notification, communication and media strategy planned, circulated and updated as staff join and leave.
Yahoo News features Team Cymru's SOHO Pharming paper: Last February, security researchers Team Cymru discovered a security hole in more than 300,000 routers that could allow a remote attacker to hijack any home network and access all the machines attached to them. Again, the router maker’s website should have information on how to update firmware;...