Michael Hill

UK Editor

Michael Hill is the UK editor of CSO Online. He has spent the past five-plus years covering various aspects of the cybersecurity industry, with particular interest in the ever-evolving role of the human-related elements of information security. A keen storyteller with a passion for the publishing process, he enjoys working creatively to produce media that has the biggest possible impact on the audience.

Cyberattack on NHS IT provider confirmed as ransomware

Cisco admits hack on IT network, links attacker to LAPSUS$ threat group

Cisco admits hack on IT network, links attacker to LAPSUS$ threat group

Cisco says an employee’s credentials were compromised after an attacker gained control of a personal Google account.

CrowdStrike adds AI-powered indicators of attack to Falcon platform

CrowdStrike adds AI-powered indicators of attack to Falcon platform

The new feature leverages millions of examples of malicious activity to more accurately identify signs of an attack.

OPSWAT launches new malware analysis capabilities for ICS, OT networks

OPSWAT launches new malware analysis capabilities for ICS, OT networks

Critical infrastructure cybersecurity vendor enhances its MetaDefender Malware Analyzer platform to map malware to the MITRE ATT&CK Industrial Control Systems framework.

7 best reasons to be a CISO

7 best reasons to be a CISO

The role of the CISO has its challenges, but these positives are what people in the role say make it all worthwhile.

Scottish government offers cyber resilience training to hundreds of organisations

Scottish government offers cyber resilience training to hundreds of organisations

Scottish Business Resilience Centre will run workshops for public services and third-sector health, housing and social care bodies to better prepare them for cyber threats.

Deep Instinct’s Prevention for Applications detects malicious files in transit

Deep Instinct’s Prevention for Applications detects malicious files in transit

The new antimalware software scans files in transit to protect organizations against malicious content in PDF and Word documents.

NCSC security warning delays UK’s Conservative Party leadership vote

NCSC security warning delays UK’s Conservative Party leadership vote

Voting for the next leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister has been delayed following warnings from the NCSC that voting processes could be exploited by malicious actors including foreign states.

Opsera’s GitCustodian detects vulnerable data in source code

Opsera’s GitCustodian detects vulnerable data in source code

The DevOps orchestration vendor’s new SaaS offering scans source code repositories for sensitive data and alerts teams to prevent that data leaking into production.

Why UnionDigital Bank invests in an AI-driven approach to cybersecurity

Why UnionDigital Bank invests in an AI-driven approach to cybersecurity

UnionDigital Bank’s CISO Dominic Grunden and CDO Dr. David R. Hardoon lift the lid on why the new digital bank has fully embraced an AI-focused approach to cybersecurity.

Traceable AI adds eBPF to security platform for deeper API observability and visibility

Traceable AI adds eBPF to security platform for deeper API observability and visibility

API security firm says eBPF will be used to map the API attack surface area of customers, addressing key API security challenges.

GitGuardian launches ggcanary project to help detect open-source software risks

GitGuardian launches ggcanary project to help detect open-source software risks

GitGuardian says its new open-source canary tokens project helps businesses detect breaches as they unfold.

UK NCSC announces Cyber Advisor service to help SMBs reach cybersecurity standards

UK NCSC announces Cyber Advisor service to help SMBs reach cybersecurity standards

The National Cyber Security Centre launches a proof-of-concept stage for its new Cyber Advisor scheme designed to offer a trusted source of cybersecurity advice to a wider range of organisations.

Perception Point launches managed security service to help eliminate web browser threats

Perception Point launches managed security service to help eliminate web browser threats

Prevention-as-a-service vendor says its new managed security service lets users browse the web or access SaaS applications without exposing enterprise data to risk.

10 industry-defining security incidents from the last decade

10 industry-defining security incidents from the last decade

From Heartbleed to Apache Struts to SolarWinds, these are the 10 watershed security incidents of the past 10 years.

Darktrace launches new PREVENT AI security products to pre-empt cyberthreats

Darktrace launches new PREVENT AI security products to pre-empt cyberthreats

Darktrace claims its AI-driven portfolio works together autonomously to optimize an organization’s security through a continuous feedback loop.

Exostar launches CMMC 2.0-compliant Microsoft 365, other solutions for SMBs

Exostar launches CMMC 2.0-compliant Microsoft 365, other solutions for SMBs

Updates aim to help small- and medium-sized business comply with the U.S. Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements.

Concentric launches new data privacy and cybersecurity solution Eclipse

Concentric launches new data privacy and cybersecurity solution Eclipse

Private risk consultancy firm says its new solution is designed to protect individuals, families, and teams from digital risks as cybercrime continues to plague organizations across the globe.

UK NCSC, ICO urge lawyers to stop clients paying cybercrime ransoms

UK NCSC, ICO urge lawyers to stop clients paying cybercrime ransoms

The UK National Cyber Security Centre and Information Commissioner’s Office warn the Law Society that paying ransoms will not protect data or lessen regulatory action.

5 social engineering assumptions that are wrong

5 social engineering assumptions that are wrong

Cybercriminals continue to launch creative social engineering attacks to trick users. Meanwhile, social engineering misconceptions are exacerbating the risks of falling victim.

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