Overview of The Shadow Brokers, SWIFT And The NSA Leaks 1

I should have spent the Easter weekend decorating, but ended up reading up about the Shadow Brokers, SWIFT, EastNets and the NSA leak. In this post i thought i would explain what it all means for corporates that use SWIFT, and in particular for those that connect to SWIFT using a SWIFT Service Bureau. Shadow ...

7 Cyber Security Points That’ll Impress Your Boss 3

Last week inadvertently ended up being a cyber security focused week. It started off with the post 8 Cybersecurity Payment Threats Highlighted by the EPC and on Thursday i went to the SWIFT Institute Cyber Security 3.0 – Better Together conference in London. I found it to be a fascinating day with cyber security insights from ...

8 Cybersecurity Payment Threats Highlighted by the EPC 3

Last week the European Payments Council released a report – 2016 Payment Threats Trends Report – which highlights some current cybersecurity threats resulting in fraudulent payments. In this post, i summarise those key payment threats: 1. Denial of Service (DoS) Attack A Denial of Service (DoS) attack involves resetting or overwhelming the targets resources to ...

Digital Forensics EXPLAINED In a Kick-Ass Infographic

In the post How YOU Can Be Hacked in 7 Cybersecurity Infographics the infographics nicely capture cyber threats that are clear and present dangers. Following on from that the team at Maryville University have put together an informative infographic all about digital forensics. The infographic explains digital forensics, the role digital forensic investigators play in resolving ...

What the Heck is Cyber Security Hygiene? 3

This year i have attended quite a few sessions about cyber security, and noticed a recurring medical analogy about practicing good “cyber security hygiene”. I get the gist of the cyber security hygiene point but was intrigued by the origins and history behind it. Here is what i found: Washing Your Hands Saves Lives: To ...

The SWIFT Customer Security Programme EXPLAINED! 2

Anybody that uses SWIFT will have heard about the SWIFT Customer Security Programme, and in this post i will cover the main things you need to know. Right now, the SWIFT Customer Security Programme (CSP) is being validated and SWIFT are inviting the SWIFT community to give their feedback on the programme with a view ...

Two Factor Authentication Explained in About 5 Minutes 5

When it comes to cybersecurity best practice, Two Factor Authentication is widely viewed as a must-have. Two factor authentication adds an additional step to signing into any application which many feel is a bit of a headache, but more importanly it helps to safeguard and protect your online identity which is increasingly becoming central to ...

31 Really Simple Kick-Ass Things I Learnt About Cybersecurity 6

Okay, so you may have noticed that I’m writing up my notes from Sibos 2016. Given the SWIFT related hacks, cybersecurity was obviously hot, and there were plenty of sessions covering the topic. I know that this is a couple of weeks late, but I think the following cybersecurity list is really useful and simple ...

A News Bulletin Overview of the SWIFT Related Hacks 6

By now most people are aware of the reports of a second third SWIFT related hack. I was reading about the various reactions to the hacks and it is pretty alarming stuff. The Vietnam hack involves a SWIFT Service Bureau which for many corporates is a scary prospect, because many of them are also using SWIFT ...

7 Step Guide to Covering Up SWIFT Payment Fraud 1

In the post SWIFT, Hackers, Casinos and a Billion Dollar Bank Job i gave an overview of what happened and some of the lessons learnt from the Bangladesh Bank heist in February 2016. Interestingly BAE Systems released technical details around how they think the hackers managed to cover their tracks. The Two bytes to $951m is ...