UK firms sleepwalking into cyber attack chaos

With the world still reeling from the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12th May, new research from Lockton, the world’s largest global independent insurance broker, today reveals the stark extent to which UK businesses are failing to keep pace with the rapidly evolving threat of cyber attacks, with just 8% checking for hacking activity daily. […]

Employees clueless about data breach procedure, Deloitte report

The employees of 43 per cent of top 100 brands have no idea whether or not their company has a data breach procedure, according to a Deloitte survey. The vast majority of those unaware about their business’ breach action plan worked in the education sector, closely followed by healthcare and retail. Read about the new survey […]

Symantec’s Internet Security Threats 2017 – it’s scary down the rabbit hole

Cyberspace became a much more dangerous place in 2016 as internet security threats mushroomed. Cyber criminals and state-sponsored saboteurs pursued aggressive capers that included multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, some of the biggest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on record. and an overt attempt to disrupt the U.S. electoral process. Read about the new  […]

Human-first approach key to tackling cybersecurity threats

Globally, we are experiencing a massive data sprawl that sees critical and sensitive data from corporations spread across public cloud systems, networks and BYOD devices. Read about the new survey by Forcepoint which reveals that only 7% of cybersecurity professionals feel they have extremely good visibility into how employees use these critical business data across […]

Healthcare IT pros believe data is safer in the cloud

Healthcare IT professionals and executives believe overwhelmingly that when facing hardware malfunctions and environmental disasters, their organization’s data is safer in the cloud than on premises, according to Evolve IP. Read about the new report by Evolve IP which reveals that most healthcare IT pros believe that data is safer in the cloud on Help […]

Human Error To Blame For Much Of Corporate Finance Scam, Says Verizon

The bad news keeps on coming for businesses facing cyberattacks. The FBI released new data last week warning businesses that the business email compromise scam has led to an uptick in wire fraud. The scam resulted in $5.3 billion in attempted fraud between October 2013 and 2016. Read about the latest Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report […]

95 per cent of organisations have employees seeking to bypass security controls

The insider threat issue is well understood and something that countless surveys have shown poses almost as big a risk to an organisation’s data security as external attackers. A report from Dtex last month offers a slightly different look at the problem by highlighting some of the clues that organisations should be looking for to detect […]

As the skills gap widens, IT teams will struggle even more

When it comes to meeting future demands, IT leaders in the UK are lagging behind those in Germany and the US. This is according to a new report by Brocade, entitled Global Digital Transformation Skills Study. The report is based on a survey of 630 IT leaders in the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia and […]

Majority of workers blindly open email attachments

The vast majority (82 percent) of users open email attachments if they appear to be from a known contact, despite the prevalence of well-known sophisticated social engineering attacks, according to Glasswall. Of these respondents, 44 percent open these email attachments consistently every time they receive one, leaving organizations vulnerable to data breaches sourced to malicious attachments. […]

People are still the biggest threat to cyber-security

People are the biggest threat when it comes to enterprise cyber-security, not technology or processes. This is according to a new report by The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), which says there are a couple of ways people are putting organisations at cyber risk. Read about the new report by The Institute of Information Security […]