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27 April 2015

Attacks against Israeli & Palestinian interests

By Tom Lancaster Follow @tlansec Executive Summary This short report details the techniques being used in a series of attacks mostly against Israel-based organisations. The decoy documents and filenames used in the attacks suggest the intended targets include organisations with political interests or influence in Israel and Palestine. Although we...

20 April 2015

The Sofacy plot thickens

By Tom Lancaster and Chris Doman Follow @tlansec Follow @chrisdoman Background There has been some recent news regarding further activities of a group variously described as Sofacy[1]. We are releasing this flash bulletin containing network indicators to aid security professionals in detecting this activity. Please contact us on threatintelligence@uk.pwc.com and...

15 April 2015

Dear Mr Lemon, someone has stolen your data

By Fergus Lemon Follow @FergusLemon ‘On Wednesday night, law enforcement officials contacted our offices and alerted us that hackers had sought and gained unauthorised access to some of our customers' data. Accessed information included usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. As a precaution, we strongly recommend...

02 April 2015

Transport & logistics companies – cyber security is relevant to you too!

By Dan Stevens Follow @stevensdanj The modern world is effectively a massive logistics network enabled by ultra-efficient, digitally-directed “just-in-time” supply chains. Global megatrends, such as urbanisation and demographic change, have resulted in transport and logistics companies playing an increasingly pivotal role in sustaining societies worldwide. Technology has been a significant...

01 April 2015

Private equity and cyber Part 3: Defence measures

By James Rashleigh Follow @james_rashleigh Private equity firms face cyber security threats across their entire organisation as explained in our latest 'Guide to Cyber Security'. At fund manager level, financial data held on investors and portfolio companies is a high value target for hackers, as is intelligence on upcoming deals....

18 March 2015

Are your operational control systems fully protected against cyber threats – or a potential blind-spot?

By Gill Williams When industrial product and services companies look at the threats they face from potential cyber attackers, they generally focus on their back-office systems – such as Enterprise Resource Planning – that they use to run their day to day business. This is because the received wisdom is...

16 March 2015

The cyber insurance multi-year plan

By Daljitt Barn Follow @daljbarn Cyber insurance is clearly a subject matter that is gaining recognition globally. What is worth discussing are the market drivers, the key trends, and the potential challenges. It all started to take shape in the UK in 2011, and for the purists out there, I...

13 March 2015

Private equity and cyber Part 2: Identifying risk in the portfolio

By James Rashleigh Follow @james_rashleigh Identifying cyber security threats to a private equity portfolio is a wide-ranging and challenging task. However, with losses to corporates in the UK running to £27 billion annually according to the Cabinet Office, it is a task worth undertaking for private equity firms. A cyber...

10 March 2015

Putting cyber security at the forefront in the 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey

By Andrew Miller, Andrew Colloby and Mark Baker Cyber security is at the forefront of everyone’s agenda as we reach the end of the final quarter of 2014/15 financial year. The UK government has made it clear how seriously they take the risk of cyber attacks, with CESG re-releasing their...

27 February 2015

Private equity and cyber: 3 weak points of the general partner

By James Rashleigh Follow @james_rashleigh If you are a private equity general partner, and not directly involved in cyber security, you may well be astonished by how frequent, how persistent and how well organised cyber attacks are. You may well also be surprised that a private equity general partner –...