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Our hacking day with ITV News

Posted on 14th November 2017

Never underestimate the intelligence of your fellow colleagues. Coming home from Vegas as DEFCON winners in the IoT Village 0-day contest, our team  of ethical hackers more than proved their worth. As word spread, we had an overwhelming amount of interest from the media. Everybody wanted to know more about IoT, and its vulnerability to cyber-attacks.

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Do you believe in cybersecurity?

Posted on 7th November 2017

Time and again we see that a company “doing everything to safeguard their digital assets” means only that a pentest report has been created; a box has been ticked.  Money spent, but no action taken. Such a token nod to cybersecurity is actually the most dangerous mindset. Spending money on cybersecurity may make you feel safe, but the first and last line of defence is prepared leaders and employees.

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Data: the new pollution

Posted on 31st October 2017

Computers naturally produce data. Also, computers are everywhere - what we still call ‘a car’ is a computer with wheels and an engine - even more so as older ‘non-digital’ vehicles are being removed from our roads.

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The Secarma Halloween Hackathon!

Posted on 30th October 2017

On 31 October we're staging a hair-raising student hackathon here at our Manchester HQ, aimed at bridging the skills gap in the cybersecurity industry.

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Wi-Fi on KRACK

Posted on 20th October 2017

The InfoSec community held its breath as we were promised the end of days; an attack on Wi-Fi was promised to show fundamental flaws. I had visions of Wi-Fi routers melting and things being as bad as the Heartbleed attack of 2014.

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Equifax Autopsy: what have we learned?

Posted on 9th October 2017

On 7th September, Equifax announced a data breach impacting approximately 143 million U.S consumers. This is very likely to be the largest loss of personal data in history. On 8th September their share price plummeted 13.7%.

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Your business may be all 'IoT', but is it secure?

Posted on 4th October 2017

The Internet of Things ('IoT', as we're sure you know IT) has amazing potential for your business. It's all about collecting, sharing and interacting with data in innovative ways.

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What we learned by winning at DEFCON

Posted on 13th September 2017

We won! We went to DEFCON 25 and won the IoT Village 0-day contest.

We found eight serious, previously unknown vulnerabilities in big brand routers and storage devices, which is the highest number found by any team over the last four years. And we also found time to score maximum points in the IoT Capture the Flag (CTF) contest (which was running in parallel) – by doing CTF by day, and 0-day by night.

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Secarma scores big at global hacking convention

Posted on 9th August 2017

On 27-30 July 2017, a crack team of Secarma ethical hacking specialists went out to DEFCON 25 - this is the world's largest hacker convention, held annually in Las Vegas, with an estimated global attendance of 35,000 hackers.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Security Checklist

Posted on 3rd August 2017

The first industrial revolution was fuelled by steam. It powered factories and transport mechanisms, enabling us to move people and things further and faster than before [1]. The Internet revolution altered how we communicate. The fuel in this case being data: either sharing knowledge or gathering it from users. With data being referred to as the new oil [2], the rush is to gather more data, and to work with it in smarter ways than your competition.

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