Almost half of UK business has NO cyber security plan

Almost half of UK businesses do not have a formal cyber security strategy implemented, despite the perilous nature of the current threat landscape. Read more about the new  IoD report titled Cyber security: Ensuring business is ready for the 21st century which reveals that only 57 percent of United Kingdom businesses have a cyber security […]

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. […]

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 […]

New York data breaches rise by 60% due to hacking and insiders

New York data breaches have reached new heights according to the state’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Security breaches skyrocketed by 60 percent in 2016. Firms reported 1,300 breach incidents involving the data of 1.6 million New York state residents. Hacking was the prime cause, appearing in 40 percent of reports. Read about the latest report by […]

Physical Security Continues to Move to the Cloud as Concerns Wane

Physical security applications, like video surveillance and badge scanning, continue to migrate to the cloud, with 57% of respondents believing the cloud is a cyber-safe environment for these kinds of operations. Read about the new study by Schneider Electric which reveals that nearly half of respondents indicated that they already run security applications in the […]

New Yorkers See 60% Rise in Data Breaches in 2016

An analysis conducted by the New York Attorney General’s (AG) office reveals a 60% increase in data breaches in New York in 2016. This resulted in 1.6 million personal records exposed, three times the amount exposed in 2015. Main causes of the 1,300 reported breaches included hacking (40%) and negligence (37%). Read about the analysis […]

Insider threat health data breaches doubled in February, Protenus says

The number of healthcare security breaches caused by insiders doubled from January to February, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer. While both January and February had the same number of total breaches — 31 apiece, February saw a 47 percent drop in affected patient records. Read about the new Protenus Breach Barometer report which reveals […]

Insiders responsible for 58% of healthcare data breaches in February: 5 insights

February saw 31 healthcare breach incidents, representing 206,151 impacted patient records, according to a Protenus report. The report, which is part of the Protenus Breach Barometer monthly series, analyzes healthcare breaches reported to HHS or disclosed to the media during February 2017. Read about the new report by Protenus which reveals that insiders were responsible for […]

Ransomware Cost Businesses $1bn in 2016

According to KnowBe4’s 2017 Endpoint Protection Ransomware Effectiveness Report, antivirus solutions have a marked inability to protect against ransomware. About 33% of respondents have experienced a ransomware attack in the past 12 months; out of those, 53% had deployed multiple solutions against ransomware but still became victim to it. Read more about the new report […]