It is hard to go online without seeing yet another report about an inappropriate disclosure of classified information and last week was no different.

From an undisclosed location in Canada, Chris Doyon — also known under the hacker handle of Commander X, who is an active member of the group known as Anonymous (and pictured in an FBI photo above) — recently told the Postmedia in Canada: “Right now we have access to every classified databases in the U.S. government. It’s a matter of when we leak the contents of those databases, not if.” Keep reading →

The Ministry of Defence Main Building in London.

Information became public last week about another successful cyber attack. While that has become the norm, what makes this different is that this successful attack hit the UK Ministry of Defence’s Top Secret System. Keep reading →

When it comes to cybersecurity and assurance measures designed to protect sensitive digital assets few people would argue that the risks of attack and compromise has increased sharply over the past few years.

For example, computer security giant McAfee released their 2010 Q3 Threats Report and in it they reported that on average 60,000 new malware threats were identified each day. In their 2011 Q1 Threat Report 6 million unique pieces of malware were recorded. This was the most active quarter in malware history. These figures clearly indicate the severity of the current cyber threat. Keep reading →