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 […]

Awareness Training Can Help Quell Ransomware Attacks

A recent survey by KnowBe4 on prevention of ransomware attacks has revealed that antivirus deployment is not enough to ward these off and using a “human firewall” is more necessary. The 2017 Endpoint Protection Ransomware Effectiveness Report says that regular training and phishing attack testing of employees is necessary to counter ransomware, which in the […]

The power of knowledge in the fight against cyber security

Read why Jonathan Martin says that only increased cyber security skills can put up a fight against growing cyber attacks on IT Pro Portal : Not a day goes by without a news story on the topic of cyber security. It’s a subject which dominates digital forums frequented by IT professionals and the national media, rousing […]

Level up Your Security Training Through Engagement

Read the article about how employees can enhance their security training through engagement on Tripwire : We all can agree that security training is critical, but have you ever wondered why your organization does not share your same level of excitement when it comes training time? The majority of organizations struggle with getting employees motivated and […]

High-profile data breaches highlight need for a new generation of cybersecurity

Read Gianluca D’Antonio’s article about how big data breaches highlight the need for new generation of cyber security on Fast Company : Russian hackers. Julian Assange. The Target data theft. Edward Snowden. Clinton’s emails. This flurry of high-profile data breaches has put the issue of cybersecurity on everyone’s minds. As the world becomes increasingly digital and […]

You Can’t Hire Your Way Out of a Skills Shortage … Yet

Read why Jim Zimmermann says that there is still severe skill shortage in cyber security field on Dark Reading : In 2015, 89% of cybersecurity job postings went unfilled due to the high standards that companies imposed for entry and midlevel positions, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Not enough job applicants had the necessary skills and/or […]

Just Eight Percent of IT Pros Say Most of Their Staff Have the Skills They Need

A recent survey of 147 IT security decision makers and influencers found that only eight percent of respondents believe three-quarters or more of their staff have the specialized skills and training needed to handle complex issues, and fully 57 percent said finding and recruiting talented IT staff is a “significant” or “major” challenge. Read about […]

4 Reasons You Need Developers With Cybersecurity Skills in All Tech Teams

Read Istvan Lam list four reasons why companies need developers with cyber security skills in all their IT teams on Entrepreneur : According to a recent study, the global demand for cybersecurity professionals will create more than one million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2019, with one of the most desired skills being secure software development. […]

Enterprise information security and privacy reliant on culture

Studies continue to show that insider threats are a big risk to companies’ data protection efforts. But despite these well-known, highly publicized threats, corporate leadership often does not do enough to set the right information protection tone in their organizations, according to Grace Buckler, founder of privacy consulting firm The Privacy Advocate LLC. Read the […]

The 3 C’s Of Security Awareness

Read Lance Spitzner explain the three Ç’s of security awareness on Dark Reading : Over 80% of security awareness professionals have a background in either information security or information technology, according to SANS’s 2016 Security Awareness Report. Less than 15% have a background in soft skills such as training, marketing, or communications. The technical part of […]