DR MALCOLM MURPHY

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dr-malcolm-murphyMalcolm leads a team of Infoblox consultants who help organisations large and small improve the robustness and security of their networks. In a previous life, he was responsible for the management and security of network infrastructure at one of the UK’s largest Internet Service Providers.



Articles by DR MALCOLM MURPHY

Infoblox On Anniversary Of DDoS Attack On Dyn

This Saturday marks a year since the DDoS attack on Dyn which disrupted internet services for hundreds of companies, including online giants Twitter, Amazon, AirBnB, and Spotify. Dr. Malcolm Murphy, Chief of Staff EMEA at Infoblox commented below. Dr. Malcolm Murphy, Chief of Staff EMEA at Infoblox: “Last year’s DDoS attack on Dyn underscored the fact that the domain name …

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Longest Ever Recorded DDoS Attack

Following the news from Kaspersky that DDoS attacks have risen exponentially in Q2 2017, Dr. Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director for Western Europe at Infoblox commented below.  Dr. Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director for Western Europe at Infoblox: “This news does not come as a surprise; DDoS attacks are extremely common and can be catastrophic to a business. The reality is …

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Energy Grid Vulnerability

UK Energy Grid

In light of the news from GCHQ this morning that hackers may have compromised the UK energy grid in June- please find a comment below from Dr. Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director for Western Europe at Infoblox on why this news should not come as a surprise. Dr. Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director for Western Europe at Infoblox:  “The news that …

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HMS Elizabeth May Be Operating On Windows XP

News broken that HMS Elizabeth May Be Operating On Windows XP, Dr. Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director at Infoblox commented below.  Dr. Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director at Infoblox:  “This is a good example of a situation where it’s not necessarily feasible or practical to be running the absolute latest software or patches.  The lifecycle of something like a …

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Infoblox On DDoS Attack On FCC Site

Following the news that the FCC site was subject to a DDoS attack last night, Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director at Infoblox commented below. Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director at Infoblox:  “We’re increasingly seeing cyberattacks used with political intent: from the release of emails from newly elected French President Macron’s party just two days before voters went …

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Hackers Targeted German Parliament Using A Malvertising Campaign

Following the news that hackers targeted German parliament using a malvertising campaign to direct a compromised Israeli news site to redirect users to a malicious site. Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director at Western Europe at Infoblox commented below.  Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director at Infoblox: “This recent attack adds to the growing trend for malvertising attacks, in …

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National Cyber Security Inquiry

Following the news that Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has launched an inquiry into the UK’s cyber security. Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director, Western Europe at Infoblox commented below. Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director, Western Europe at Infoblox: “The government made it clear in 2016 that it is committed to improving the nation’s cybersecurity. Further …

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Locky Ransomware Via Facebook

Following the news that spammers are using Facebook instant messaging to spread Locky ransomware, Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director, Western Europe at Infoblox commented below. Dr Malcolm Murphy, Technology Director, Western Europe at Infoblox: “Ransomware has certainly been a dominating trend in cyber in 2016, with the Infoblox DNS Threat Index reporting a 3,500 per cent increase in domains that …

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PerezHilton.com malvertising campaign

Malvertising campaign has hit the popular celebrity gossip website, PerezHilton.com, potentially affecting millions of users. Here to comment on this news is Dr Malcolm Murphy, systems engineering manager, Infoblox on the threat posed by these types of attacks, and what organisations can do to stop them. Dr Malcolm Murphy, systems engineering manager, Infoblox  “This attack is the latest in …

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