Spam email remains a potent threat tool for hackers

Online criminals are keeping the faith with spam email campaigns, with more and more nuisance messages being sent today than ever before. Figures from IBM have shown that spam email remains a key tool for hackers, with the volume of such messages increasing 400 per cent in the past year. Read about the latest report by […]

Gartner Predicts Information Security Spending To Reach $93 Billion In 2018

If you’ve been online or turned on a TV in the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that there is a persistent and apparently endless stream of malware attacks and data breaches. Read about the new report by Gartner which reveals that cyber security spending by companies to reach $93 billion in 2018 on Forbes.

Accenture Security identifies top cybersecurity threats of 2017

Hackers are increasing their capabilities due to the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools available for their use, says a new report by IDefense, part of Accenture Security. Read more about the new report by IDefense of Accenture Security which identifies ransomware and hacking as top cyber threats for 2017 on Insurance Journal.

Nearly 70% of UK firms have no staff training for cyber attacks, figures show

More than two-thirds of Britain’s biggest businesses have admitted staff lack training to deal with the growing threat of cyber attacks, new research has shown. Top companies and charities have been told to do more to protect themselves from online threats after a Government survey of leading firms found one in 10 FTSE 350 companies had […]

UK Retail Data Breach Incidents Double in a Year

The number of UK retailers experiencing data breaches has doubled over the past year, according to new stats shared by law firm RPC. The City-based firm claimed that the number of breaches reported to data protection watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) increased from just 19 in 2015/16 to 38 in 2016/17. Read about the new […]

Global Cloud Security Market to Grow at a CAGR of +20%, 2017-2022 with Cisco, IBM, McAfee, Symantec & Trend Micro Dominating

Cloud computing security refers to the set of procedures, processes and standards designed to provide information security assurance in a cloud computing environment. Cloud computing security addresses both physical and logical security issues across all the different service models of software, platform and infrastructure. Read about the new report by which reveals that global […]

2017 Data Breaches Total Continues Climb, Up 24% Year Over Year

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is that there have been 917 data breaches recorded this year through August 16 and that nearly 17 million records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The incident total is 24% higher than at the same time last year. Read about the […]

Phishing is the top threat faced by organizations

Both users and their endpoint devices are the primary target for cyber criminals with phishing being the most prevalent threat according to a new report. The study from research and education specialist the SANS Institute finds security professionals rate phishing at 72 percent, spyware at 50 percent, ransomware at 49 percent, and Trojans at 47 percent […]

Small and medium-sized businesses are not investing in cyber protection despite spate of attacks

Small and medium-sized businesses are not earmarking significant amounts of cash to bolster their cyber-security defences, despite almost one-sixth of all companies suffering an attack within the last year. Read about the new report by Zurich which reveals that small and medium businesses are still not received prepared for cyber attacks on Independent.

Healthcare data breaches caused by hacks are on the rise

Data breaches caused by hacking, so-called IT incidents and unauthorized access are on the rise, with 162% more incidents at healthcare organizations so far in 2017 as there were in all of 2016, according to data from HHS’ Office for Civil Rights. Read about the new report by HHS’ Office for Civil Rights which reveals that […]