Internet security – we were worried about the wrong things

After twenty years worrying about our online security it turns out we were worried about the wrong things.

Aircraft can be hacked in flight says researcher

Ruben Santamarta, a cyber security expert, highlights problems with satellite communication systems that open up planes to hacking.

US requests $5b in extra funding to bolster cybercrime defences

The request has been made by the Department of Defence and it means that the country’s cyber operations budget will be worth 8.5 per cent of total defence spending.

HP Releases New Cyber Risk Report

HP has released their latest Cyber Risk Report 2013 and it’s worth taking a look at. While the report states that the overall number of high-risk attacks has diminished somewhat in the past year and that mobile vulnerabilities might not be as dire as some experts have reported, it also shows that there is are serious risks in the areas of hybrid application development, Java, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. We won’t try to summarize the entire 48 page report here (you can download the entire report or the executive summary here ) but there were a few interesting...