Security

How to combat ransomware extortion

Lower your guard for one second, and you’re hit by a ransomware attack which blocks access to your files and apps and extorts money from you. Prevention solutions and measures, useful tips in the event of an incident: here’s what you need to know to fight this plague. According to Symantec, 3 million new malware appear each day, i.e. three times as many as two years ago. According to the French Ministry of Defence, 24,000 cyber-attacks were fended off in France in 2016. After FIC 2017, a forum on cyber-security which recently took place in Lille, it’s red alert...

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#IoT and security: we’re getting there!

Still in a random fashion, the number of measures to improve the security of connected objects and systems is increasing. The first contests, labels, CERTtm and measures are leading the way. “A webcam or a DVD player can now be a part of a zombie cyber-army’s arsenal which exploits the Internet of Things,” say Digital Security in their 2016 report on IoT attacks. Attacks have become more diverse and more frequent, targeting critical sites such as nuclear power plants, industrial structures such as dams, and there will most likely be more attacks in 2017. These cyber-threats can come from...

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Millions invested in open source security

Linux, Android, Mozilla and their partners are rallying to secure the open source ecosystem. The community doesn’t want to be responsible for all the problems and is well aware that its model is the cornerstone of the entire digital sector. Maximum awareness and vigilance have become essential key factors. And combatting system flaws requires several million dollar budgets. aspect of the digital era is safe from security threats. Vulnerabilities and attacks of varying degrees of seriousness are discovered almost every day, and many of them affect infrastructures and open source software development.  Open source: a victim of its own...

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Why the tech giants are coming to Europe

What has prompted tech giants such as Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce, Google, Facebook and Apple to open more data centres in Europe? We looked at the latest announcements and the new European law on data protection, which is one of the reasons behind this development. The strategy of the leading cloud and digital service players is very clear: to land and retain customers (companies and public organisations) in the EU. In 2018, data hosting will come under stricter legislation and be harmonised across all member states. American companies who will have to comply with these requirements are...

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#cybersecurity: Big Data to the rescue

With the traces left by users on their company’s IT infrastructure and by monitoring traffic on the company network, internal and cloud-based IT security can be considerably tightened. By using this data, machine learning, analysing user and network behaviour, IT departments have new tools to add to their anti-cybercrime arsenal. Hundreds of millions of DropBox, Myspace and LinkedIn IDs and passwords have been stolen, and hosting company OVH recently suffered a massive DDoS attack in which hackers disabled a network of internet of things (IoT) devices: even the biggest companies are increasingly at the mercy of cybercrime.  To step-up...

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