Tech giants pressured to do more to counter terrorism on platforms

Are social media giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter doing enough to combat terrorism on their platforms? According to British lawmakers, no. In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, officials in the British government are talking tough about terrorist propaganda. Some want Silicon Valley not only to remove dangerous content, but also to give authorities […]

Dick Cheney on the state of global security and the biggest threats to trade

An elevated terror threat. An increasingly assertive China and Russia. The nuclear threat posed by North Korea and Iran. The current combination of global threats makes for a tense security situation, the most challenging since World War II, according to Dick Cheney. The former Vice President is particularly concerned by the prospect of a major […]

Why your business should be designing a workplace violence e-course

Workplace violence caused 12 percent of the total workplace deaths that occurred in 2014. In the same year, there were 15,980 cases of trauma reported. Given the prevalence and gravity of the problem, workplace violence e-courses are becoming more important. Key elements include an understanding of what workplace violence is, a knowledge of how to […]

UK businesses are responding to the threat of cyber attack too slowly

More than a third of businesses lack a formal strategy against cyber attack, according to a new report published by the Institute of Directors and Barclays.  There have been a number of high-profile attacks on the digital economy over the past year, including the hacking of 40,000 customer customer accounts at Tesco Bank in November. […]

The age of hacking brings a return to the physical key

Read Jungwoo Ryoo’s article about how physical key now makes a return due to growing hacking attacks on GCN : With all the news about Yahoo accounts being hacked and other breaches of digital security, it’s easy to wonder if there’s any real way to keep unauthorized users out of our email and social media […]

Why ethical hacking is the top job of 2017

Read Alex Bennett explain why ethical hacking is the top job of 2017 on Beta News : 61 percent of UK businesses believe they will suffer from cyber crime in 2017, according to new research from Mimecast. These anxieties are justified: two thirds of large UK businesses were targeted by cyber criminals last year. As […]

Media Sites Face Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks

We have been tracking trends of attacks against media sites for a decade now and are seeing a definate shift towards more sophisticated and capable attacks against the industry. Attackers range the full spectrum, from individuals with a grudge to criminals seeking financial information on subscribers or seeking ways to leverage media sites as malicious […]

No Quick Fixes for Small Business Cybersecurity

Small businesses are frequent targets for cyberattacks and their results can be devastating, but there’s no quick fix, advocates told lawmakers during a Wednesday hearing. There’s no uniform standard small businesses can adopt to ensure they won’t suffer a cyber breach, denial-of-service or ransomware attack or to ensure they won’t be pummeled with financial losses and […]

Who takes responsibility for cyber security in a hotel?

While hotels have a strong handle on the physical security of their guests, are they as dedicated to protecting these guests’ data? According to a recent Trustwave 2016 Global Security Report, the hospitality industry accounted for the second largest share of data compromises among any other last year. Read more about the new Trustwave 2016 Global Security […]

UK companies failing to educate their employees about cyber security

A recent survey by Ultima has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously.The survey finds that 65 per cent of companies don’t have any security solutions deployed onto their mobile devices, and 68 per cent of companies do not have an awareness programme aimed at employees of […]