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In the Boxing Ring 2024

Global security issues and technical news from Network Box CTO, Mark Webb-Johnson.

Generative AI in Cybersecurity: Balancing Risks and Rewards

May 2024

In this edition, we are talking about Generative AI in Cybersecurity: Balancing Risks and Rewards. Artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized various domains, and cybersecurity is no exception. Generative AI, a subset of AI that focuses on creating new content, presents both significant opportunities and challenges for securing our digital world. On pages 2 to 3, we discuss the potential dangers and benefits of generative AI in cybersecurity.

In other news, Network Box Hong Kong was at InnoEx 2024 to exhibit our award-winning security technologies and managed services. Additionally, Network Box Hong Kong welcomed the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) to discuss how Hong Kong could enhance its cybersecurity in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats. And in this month’s Technology Focus, we are spotlighting NBSIEM+. Did you know Network Box offers existing customers FREE 90 days of storage of non-audit event logs with NBSIEM+?

CVE-2024-3094: Planting a trojan horse in a library to go after a bigger target

April 2024

This month, we are talking about CVE-2024-3094, which has the open source community and news wires buzzing. RedHat has classified the flaw as 10.0 (most critical). If successful, it would allow a trojan horse to be planted in a library to go after a bigger target. So what exactly is the problem, and what is its impact on the open source community? On pages 2 to 3, we break it down and discuss in greater detail.

In other news, Network Box Singapore won the Best Value Cyber Security Solutions Company award at the APAC Business Client Service Excellence Award 2024. Additionally, Network Box Hong Kong assisted the Police Force in performing Red Teaming on the Police’s Scameter+ App. And in this month’s Technology Focus, we are spotlighting the Network Box Mobile SIEM+ App. Available for both Apple iOS and Android-based mobile devices, the App provides secure access to administer Network Box managed services.

Seeing Red… Network Box Red Team Services

March 2024

This month, Network Box Red Team’s Managing Consultant, Richard Stagg, introduces Network Box Red Team Services. Businesses understand the need for “defensive security” very well. They will spend wisely on firewalls, endpoint protection, SIEM, MDM, and whatever else they need to deter attacks, detect breaches, respond and recover. However, it is far less common for an organization to actively hunt for weaknesses that a skilled threat actor could exploit. This is why Network Box is now offering “offensive security” services. On pages 2 to 3, we discuss this in greater detail.

In other news, Network Box Germany has been awarded the TeleTrusT – IT Security made in Germany trust seal. Additionally, Network Box’s ISO/IEC 27001 certification has been audited and upgraded to the latest standard. And finally, starting this month, Network Box is introducing a new feature titled Technology Focus. This monthly feature will highlight a different aspect of Network Box services. For this month, we will be turning the spotlight on External View Security Scans.

Ransomware Delivery Protocol (RDP) and others

February 2024

This month, we are talking about Ransomware Delivery Protocol (RDP) and others. Whilst this is a play on words for Remote Desktop Protocol, the security risks that it represents cannot be overlooked. Among every ransomware case that Network Box has been called in to assist with over the past five years, RDP has been the #1 mechanism for network infiltration and eventual ransomware delivery. Whilst being the worst offender, RDP is far from the only problematic such service. On pages 2 to 3, we discuss this in greater detail and provide a few best practices to alleviate these threats.

In other news, Network Box’s Managing Director, Michael Gazeley, participated in a cybersecurity panel discussion titled, Building Network Security Barriers Together – Creating a New Chapter for Smart Cities. Additionally, as a special end-of-year summary, Network Box has compiled all the key events of the last year in the 2023 edition of Year in Focus. And in this month’s Global Security Headlines, there were security issues with Cisco, TeamViewer, Ivanti, and Cloudflare.

January 2024 enhancements of NBSIEM+

January 2024

Happy New Year! This month, we discuss the upcoming January 2024 enhancements of NBSIEM+ and our plans for this unifying platform in 2024 and beyond. As you may be aware, our goal is to unify all Network Box reporting and user/administrative interfaces into one single system called NBSIEM+. This allows for seamless overview, administration, and management of Network Box services no matter how they are delivered (physical devices, virtual devices, or multi-tenanted cloud). On pages 2 to 3, we discuss these enhancements in greater detail.

In this month’s Global Security Headlines, there were security issues with Google, 23andMe, and Apple iPhones, and authorities seized $300m from 3,500 cyber scammers. Additionally, Network Box Germany’s Dariush Ansari had an article about AI in cybercrime published in Connect-Professional, and the latest HPCC Hackpod Club episode is now available. And finally, Network Box has compiled key In the Boxing Ring articles in the 2023 Network Box Technology Review.

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