Much more must be done to shore up the U.K.'s national infrastructure. "It's partly austerity, and it's partly what's happening in the global economy, but we've really seen an underinvestment, specifically in the critical national infrastructure," says LogRhythm's Ross Brewer.
Old technology never dies, but rather fades "very slowly" away, as evidenced by there being 21 million FTP servers still in use, says Rapid7's Tod Beardsley. Rapid7's scans of the internet have also revealed a worrying number of internet-exposed databases, memcached servers and poorly secured VoIP devices.
Many models of security have their roots in older infrastructure. But older models don't fit the needs of modern businesses, and with the death of the network perimeter and the rapidly approaching end to passwords, we need security that will enable us now and into the future - especially with new devices coming in...
An attack spoofed internet routing information, resulting in anyone who visited MyEtherWallet.com - a free, open source web app for storing and sending ether-based tokens - instead being routed to an attacker-controlled site, leading to an estimated $320,000 in losses.
A report on security flaws found in mainframe computers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the tale of how a hacker launched his career; insights on new EU data protection regulations.