CIRT News

US, UK and other Nato members team up to counter cyberattacks and fake news

25th January 2016

The US, UK and several other Nato members have come together to counter cyberattacks and fake news to stop the spread of misinformation and extremist propaganda. Nine nations — Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the US –have signed a memorandum to establish a special centre in Helsinki to conduct research

Hackers Blast Emergency Sirens in Dallas

25th January 2016

Screaming sirens serenaded Dallas residents in the early morning hours Saturday after a cyberattack set off the city’s emergency warning system. All of the city’s 156 sirens were set off more than a dozen times, The Dallas Morning News reported. Officials have not yet identified the perpetrator of the attack, the city’s Office of Emergency

Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise

22nd January 2016

Even as an overwhelming majority of large global enterprises feel vulnerable to data breaches and other security threats, too many organizations continue to approach cybersecurity as a compliance exercise, according to a new survey from the security vendor Vormetric. In a poll of more than 1,100 security executives around the world, 91 percent of respondents

Concrete steps to boost Moldova’s defence capacities

22nd January 2016

  Three projects aiming to build Moldova’s defence capacities were launched on 6 October 2016. Two projects concern cyber defence and the third seeks to promote the role of women. Developed within the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, the projects support implementation of the Defence and Related Security Capacity Building Initiative for Moldova.