Cognosec Weekly News Digest

Posted by Simon Bell on 04-Aug-2017

24 – 28 July 2017

Featuring news stories on the Amazon Echo hack, Apple removing VPN apps, Putin signing a new law and HBO being breached by a cyber attack. Read Cognosec’s round up of relevant news and happenings within the industry this week.

In the news this week… 

Amazon Echo Hacked

According to reports, the Amazon made Echo speaker system has been hacked to allow continuous eavesdropping. By accessing the internal systems, researcher Mark Barnes was able to watch the device boot up procedure. Through the use of software, Barnes created, he was able to send all of the sound data to an external server, allowing him to listen to anything happening around the device. Amazon said in a statement, "Customer trust is very important to us,” adding "To help ensure the latest safeguards are in place, as a general rule, we recommend customers purchase Amazon devices from Amazon or a trusted retailer and that they keep their software up-to-date."

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Expert Insights: GRC

Posted by Katie Sadler on 28-Jul-2017

An interview with Cognosec's Shirjeel Fahid, Legal Analyst

As part of our Expert Insight series, we speak to Cognosec’s Legal Analyst, Shirjeel Fahid, who explains the importance of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) for businesses of all sizes. He also highlights common GRC challenges facing organizations today.

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Cognosec Weekly News Digest

Posted by Katie Sadler on 28-Jul-2017

24 – 28 July 2017

Read Cognosec’s round up of relevant news and happenings within the industry this week.

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Cognosec Weekly News Digest

Posted by Katie Sadler on 21-Jul-2017

17 – 21 July 2017

Read Cognosec’s round up of relevant news and happenings within the industry this week.

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Infographic: Understanding the PCI Audit Process

Posted by Katie Sadler on 20-Jul-2017

Cognosec’s latest infographic provides a timeline of events in the audit process for PCI DSS compliance carried out by our dedicated services team.

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Cognosec Weekly News Digest

Posted by Katie Sadler on 14-Jul-2017

10 – 14 July 2017

Read Cognosec’s round up of relevant news and happenings within the industry this week.

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Infographic: 2017 Half-Year Cybersecurity Analysis

Posted by Katie Sadler on 13-Jul-2017

Cognosec provides a bite size analysis of key cybersecurity news and figures from the past six months.

The interactive infographic allows you to view the original news stories by clicking on each tile.

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Video: Cognosec’s Niera Jones - Cyber security risk presents trading opportunities

Posted by Katie Sadler on 11-Jul-2017

Neira Jones speaks with IG

With the EU directive on cyber security due for implementation next year, companies are under increasing pressure to ensure their systems are secure. Speaking to IG, Cognosec’s Neira Jones explains why data breaches present trading opportunities.

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Expert insights: Neira Jones - consultant, speaker & Non-Executive Director at Cognosec

Posted by Katie Sadler on 10-Jul-2017

As part of Cognosec’s half-year review of 2017, we speak to Neira Jones and question whether organizations have changed their approach to cybersecurity procedures following high profile ransomware attacks. Neira also provides her industry predictions for the next six months.

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Cognosec Weekly News Digest

Posted by Katie Sadler on 30-Jun-2017

Read Cognosec’s round up of relevant news and happenings within the industry this week.

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