Latest news from CybelAngel
Happy birthday Internet: why the web was built for shareability over security, and how we can one day have both
Aug 07, 2018
On 6 August 1991 - 27 years ago - British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee launched the world’s first web server from CERN in Switzerland. This soon led to the first HTML webpage being launched, which was arguably the birth of the world wide web.
The oversharing economy: how collaboration increases digital risk
Jul 25, 2018
So you’ve heard of the sharing economy. You know, the business model based on sharing access to goods amongst peers pioneered by AirBnb, Uber and Velib. This model offers numerous benefits for society, from democratizing markets - and driving down prices in the process - to maximizing the useability of assets, and even adding a more human touch to transactions.
AI in cybersecurity - more than just a buzzword?
Jul 16, 2018
Let’s talk real for a second: AI has become the buzzword of pretty much every domain, and we’re sure we’re not the only ones who have noticed. AI is apparently going to revolutionise such diverse industries as fashion and recruitment, and just last week the UK and French governments announced a joint work force on AI between the Alan Turing Institute and the DATAIA.
What Facebook has taught us about third party risk in the context of GDPR
Jul 10, 2018
The UK Information Commission Office has announced that Facebook will be handed out the maximum fine of £500,000 for allowing the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to harvest the data of millions of people without their consent in the lead-up to the Brexit referendum. The fine will be handed down under the jurisdiction of existing UK legislation which is completely independent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, the decision sets a sobering precedent that concretizes the risk of third-party data breaches.
The truth about the Chinese Dark web: Chinese threat actors on the Dark net
Jun 29, 2018
In our previous posts we have been talking about the Chinese dark activity that takes place in clear view on the visible web, in particular on the American codesharing site Github. Today we are delving into the more classic setting of Chinese cybercrime, the dark net, which remains as relevant as ever.
The truth about the Chinese Dark web: dark activity on Github
Jun 26, 2018
The truth about the Chinese Dark web is a series uncovering the findings we have made in the course of monitoring Chinese dark activity. There are lots of preconceptions surrounding Chinese threat actors, often involving industrial espionage, cyber-warfare and the so-called cyber-dragon. However we have built up a slightly different picture.
The truth about the Chinese Dark web: hiding in the crowd on the Clear web
Jun 21, 2018
The Information Security community is realizing that classic external malevolence is only part of the whole risk picture, which includes the negligence of internal actors and third parties. This doesn’t mean that external threat actors should be disregarded - cyber crime is as much a threat for businesses as ever - it simply means that they need to be taken into account as part of a broader cybersecurity strategy.
The physical risks of Connected Storage
Apr 30, 2018
The convergence between physical and digital security is a trend that the InfoSec community has been aware of for quite some time now, and with the rise of the Internet of Things, the line between physical and digital risks has never been more blurred. We know that if a driverless car were hacked, the risks would include theft, hijack, injury or even death. If the remote connection of a power plant were taken over, threat actors could unleash a deliberate outage, or even a nuclear meltdown. In all of these examples, the risks have physical implications.
Negligence: cybersecurity’s elephant in the room
Apr 10, 2018
The cybersecurity industry has historically focused on perimeter defence, developing expertise in criminal activity on the darkweb, recruiting ex-military personnel trained in government security networks, and building up protection against malware.
Connected Storage: the forgotten threat of IoT
Apr 05, 2018
When we talk about the security risks of IoT, we think of smart devices, driverless cars and PLCs. We don’t often think about Connected Storage - in fact many people are not even familiar with the term.
#AntiBackupDay: let’s rise up against the automatic backup
Mar 29, 2018
March 31 is World Backup Day, which is designed to raise awareness about backups and data-preservation.
#WomenInCyber: Constance Mougenot, Cyber Risk Analyst
Mar 12, 2018
#WomenInCyber is a series where we speak to some of the women who are instrumental to the success of CybelAngel. Today we are talking to Constance Mougenot, Cyber Risk Analyst.
#WomenInCyber: Marion Frécaut, Product Manager
Mar 09, 2018
#WomenInCyber is a series where we speak to some of the women who are instrumental to the success of CybelAngel. Today we are talking to Marion Frécaut, Product Manager.
#WomenInCyber: Mélanie Manguin, Data Scientist
Mar 08, 2018
#WomenInCyber is a series where we speak to some of the women who are instrumental to the success of CybelAngel. Today we are talking to Mélanie Manguin, Data Scientist.
#WomenInCyber: Apolline Aigueperse, Head of Cyber
Mar 07, 2018
#WomenInCyber is a series where we speak to some of the women who are instrumental to the success of CybelAngel. Today we are talking to Apolline Aigueperse, Head of Cyber.
#WomenInCyber: The women of CybelAngel
Mar 07, 2018
To celebrate International Women’s Day we are talking to some of the women who are instrumental to the success of CybelAngel. The four women come from a range of backgrounds, from data science, to cyber analysis, through to Product Management. We are talking frankly about what it is like to be a woman in cybersecurity, an industry which can be dominated by men: how it can be challenging; how it can be awesome; and what we can do to encourage more women to enter the field.
CybelAngel awarded Rothschild & Co 2018 Startup Award
Feb 09, 2018
French cyber security startup CybelAngel has been awarded the Rothschild & Co 2018 Startup Award, as part of the Rothschild & Co Tech Night held in Paris.
The financial sector in the digital era: a gold mine for cyber-thieves
May 16, 2017
In April 2017, the Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab identified a criminal hacker group operating under the names BlueNoroff and Lazarus. Probably hailing from North Korea, this group targets public and private financial institutions around the world – from Costa Rica to Thailand, India, Gabon and Poland.
How airports manage traffic and security thanks to Big Data
May 03, 2017
Dematerialised data will play a key role in the future of airports. Airports are hubs for both people and information and, as such, process large amounts of data. Handling aircraft from multiple countries, hundreds of thousands of passengers and luggage of all sorts, airports manage information from a multitude of sources.
Why you should never use the same password for different accounts
Apr 06, 2017
An estimated 25% of all Internet users choose weak passwords that are easy to remember. Around 60% use the same password for several or all of their accounts.(1) These dangerous habits are due to the growing number of websites requiring online authentication.
A major cyberattack targets the Polish banking industry
Feb 23, 2017
On 3 February 2017, the Polish news website Zaufana Trzecia Strona reported that Poland’s banking industry had been hit by what is considered its most serious security incident to date: a cyberattack on 20 of the country’s banking institutions, resulting in the loss of large amounts of data.
Top 10 passwords linked to love
Feb 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day is all about love – and Internet users are a romantic bunch. CybelAngel has come up with a list of the ten most popular love-themed passwords, based on millions of leaked credentials on the web.
CybelAngel defeats 1,700 startups to win the Slush Pitching Competition
Dec 02, 2016
CybelAngel represented La French Tech at Slush, one of Europe’s leading tech events along with the Web Summit in Lisbon. In Helsinki, CybelAngel defeated 99 other startups to win the Slush 100 Pitching Competition.
A French researcher demonstrates homographic phishing
Sep 01, 2016
Despite the widespread notoriety of the processes used in phishing campaigns, they continue to claim victims. In general, acts of fraud can be detected by paying close attention to the URL.