NotPetya – Top 10 Security Brands in the Press

On June 27, less than two months after the WannaCry ransomware attack, a more sinister malware dubbed NotPetya was hitting the headlines. We reported here on which security firms were most frequently cited in coverage of WannaCry. Looking at coverage of NotPetya we see that Kaspersky and Symantec are once again the most prominent security brands. However, this time, Symantec was closely followed by Bitdefender. Some vendors, including Comae Technologies, Recorded Future, Digital Shadows are more highly ranked than in the WannaCry analysis. There are also a number of new entries in the Top 25 including Group-IB, Cybereason, Emisoft, Kryptos Logic and Anomali. Read More

GDPR in the News

Press coverage of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been building steadily over the last 12 months, with a notable uplift in volume in May and June of this year. GDPR will require organizations to report data breaches within 72 hours or face fines of up to four percent of annual revenues unless the organization can demonstrate that data was encrypted and the keys were protected. Read More

Top 10 Security Experts in the US news in May 2017

On the 12th May 2017, the world of cyber security was rocked by the WannaCry ransomware attack. It was the first time that a ransomware attack had probed the public’s consciousness on an international scale, with 24 hour mainstream news stories detailing the nature and subsequent fallout and analysis from the attack. This blanket coverage required comment from security experts who were asked what had happened, why it had happened, who was to blame, how it could be prevented in the future and the ramifications of the attack. Read More

WannaCry: The PR Winners

Bad news is often good news for security vendors. The media’s appetite for news about high profile hacks, security breaches and ransomware often benefits security vendors to whom the press turn for comment and insight. Read More

Who influences CISOs?

Who’d be a Chief Information Security Officer? You think you’ve got everything under control and then wham, another new threat emerges from left field which is even bigger and scarier than the one before. When the world’s top security blogger, Brian Krebs, is the target of a world record DDOS attack launched by botnets that hacked insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices, you know that no-one or no organisation can remove themselves from the ever-evolving nature of cyber-warfare. Read More