Cyber Business ​Blog

7Safe's trusted cyber security experts share insights in this blog to help business executives understand, keep up-to-date and manage cyber security risks.

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    Computer Forensic Expert Reports – Interpretation Can Make or Break a Case

    Jul 30, 2013

    Computer forensic investigations often unearth a plethora of evidence that the analyst will collate in order to compile their report. This evidence often takes the forms of documents, pictures, Internet browsing history and communications data, both live and deleted, to name but a few. However, when the investigation finishes and the findings are scrutinised by the client or legal counsel, are the most crucial evidential artefacts actually being used to serve justice?
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    Lock Picking could be a pen tester’s best friend

    Jul 30, 2013

    By Alan Phillips Black Hat USA. Monday, July 30th 2013 and it's lunch time. Beyond my burger I notice Benjamin Vallens siting down alongside an impressive array of keys and interesting looking metal tools.  After enquiring about these objects, I soon learn that he is attending a two-day training workshop put on by The CORE Group [...]
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    Does PCI DSS Equal Security?

    Jul 25, 2013

    One of the first things you might hear when you start getting involved with PCI DSS is that PCI DSS does not equal security. That is a little strange when you think about it – after all, it is the Data Security Standard. So why do people say that, and is it true? It might [...]
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    Responding to the MS12-020 security vulnerability

    Mar 26, 2012

    On 13th March 2012, Microsoft released a security patch for the MS12-020 vulnerability relating to the remote desktop protocol (RDP). The identified vulnerability allowed attackers to execute arbitrary commands on systems running vulnerable RDP services over the network which could lead to denial of service attacks, or worse, to loss of sensitive data stored on [...]
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    Cyber experts share insights into why cyber security is no longer just a technical issue.

    Mar 08, 2012

    Cyber business is considered a main engine for future economic growth and the opportunity to use related technologies, such as the cloud, to reduce costs is a key part of the agenda for many organisations. Yet cyber crime is also increasing as are the indications that it is still not being treated seriously or is [...]
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    Cyber Security Skill Gap Highlights Training Needs

    Dec 20, 2011

    An alarming increase in cyber attacks have recently been seen in the UK, many incidents of which have been widely reported in the media. The issue has naturally drawn attention to the urgency for companies to improve their security measures. Ironically, the UK has seen a huge drop in the number of pupils undertaking computing [...]
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    Interview With 7Safe Pentester Reveals Latest Tools & Exploits in IT Security

    Dec 16, 2011

    Head of Penetration Testing at 7safe Sumit Siddharth (Sid), was recently interviewed by the Pentest Magazine to provide insights into his specialism in application and database security.
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    Youdetect Service Detects Illegal Acquisition of Multimedia

    Oct 05, 2011

    The illegal acquisition of multimedia by downloading streaming multimedia is one of the most common new developments in piracy but is yet to be responded to by the forensic community. YouTube Downloader (YTD) is currently the most prevalent software choice for illegally downloading multimedia content, assisting and supporting illegal downloading and multimedia piracy. YouDetect uses statistical [...]
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    Payment Security Event : Reducing PCI Risk with a New Approach

    Sep 01, 2011

    7Safe is excited to announce another eagerly anticipated technology-focused PCI security event in collaboration with leading card acquirer, Barclaycard, on 29th September 2011 in London. Over 200 attendees are predicted to attend to hear valuable insights into Barclaycard’s new Risk Reduction Programme, a valid alternative to the traditional PCI DSS methodology. Practical and interactive applications [...]
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    Relativity on iPad!

    Jan 28, 2011

    7Safe’s hosted eDiscovery lets you review documents via Relativity on mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone in addition to traditional PC web access.