Deloitte Cyber Risk Services has benefitted from a number of Armed Forces leavers. Ex-military personnel are at all levels and working in all sectors of our team. With an intrinsic understanding of security, strong communication skills and practiced problem-solving capabilities, many Armed Forces leavers naturally have a number of key skills and experience relevant to this industry. The Deloitte UK Cyber Risk Services practice is growing and on the lookout for talented individuals.
Since the public announcement of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, vendors have been scrambling to release patches. It is yet unclear whether the vulnerabilities have been successfully exploited by hackers, however, well over 100 strains of malware are known to target Spectre and Meltdown, at least in proof-of-concept code (1).
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Following on from the success of previous competitions, the Deloitte Cyber Risk practice ran their third annual Capture the Flag competition on Monday 26th February. To reach the live final in London, each team had to compete in an online qualifier in January and finish in one of the top eight spots.
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the Deloitte EMEA Women in Cyber team are proud of the steps we are taking to make gender parity a core part of the cyber security industry agenda. As a team with diverse backgrounds, we are working to engage our colleagues and clients to be part of the journey to gender inclusivity.
2018 will be an important year for the regulation of cyber resilience in banks. Indeed, almost three quarters of the G20 Financial Stability Board’s members recently indicated that they intend to release new standards or supervisory initiatives on cyber security in the year ahead.
Despite the red weather warning from Storm Emma, a group of cyber security leaders and start-ups gathered to a roundtable evening amidst the snowy scenes. It’s safe to say that there has always been a degree of healthy friction, both culturally and operationally, between large organisations and start-ups and the two don’t always see eye-to-eye.
In an era of computing dominated by software, the hardware is striking back with a vengeance via vulnerabilities named Meltdown and Spectre. Together they affect the central processing units (CPUs) in the majority of computers and devices manufactured in the past decade, from the largest servers down to the smallest mobile devices.
When thinking about Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT), what may first come to mind is the critical national infrastructure that we all rely on every day. From power stations and water treatment plants, to surface and subsurface transportation networks – the cyber security of these systems is vital and, without them, our society would cease to function as it does today.
The Deloitte Women in Cyber (WiC) initiative is a network of professionals dedicated to addressing a range of issues, including the need for diversity in cyber security (e.g. research suggests that women account for only 11% of the global cyber security workforce1). Activities include engagement with schools and universities and holding events across Europe to promote greater diversity.