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 […]

Cloud adoption in the UK jumps another 5 per cent

The overall cloud adoption rate in the UK now stands at 88 per cent, according to a new report by the Cloud Industry Forum. The report also states that there has been a 5 per cent increase year-on-year, and an 83 per cent increase since 2010, when the first stats were taken. Read about the […]

The retail industry steps up the fight against cyber-threats

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today launched a cyber-security “toolkit” that will provide retail businesses of all sizes with a practical, step-by-step guide to prevent and manage cyber-security threats and protect the customers they serve. Read how the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has stepped up its fight against cyber threats on SC Magazine.

Cybersecurity Breaches Cost UK Firms £30 Billion in 2016, Says New Research

According to a recent survey, more than half (52 percent) of UK-based businesses fell victims to some form of cybercrime in 2016. The survey – published by internet service provider Beaming and conducted by researchers at Opinium – revealed that a staggering 2.9 million British firms experienced a cybersecurity breach last year. Read more about the […]

The UK’s 16 most infamous data breaches

It’s tempting to believe that important data breaches only happen in the US and the figures tend to bear that out – the US accounts for the overwhelming majority of the really big data breaches that have been made public, some of them absolutely vast. But US laws and regulations force organisations to admit to […]

Cyber-security breaches cost British Businesses almost £30 billion in 2016

New research published Beaming, a business ISP, reveals that more than half (52 percent) of British businesses fell victim to some form of cyber-crime in 2016. Beaming’s study, which was conducted by researchers at Opinium, indicates that 2.9 million UK firms suffered cyber-security breaches nationwide last year, at a cost of £29.1 billion. Read about the […]

Industrial control systems top threat to UK cyber security

Vulnerabilities in industrial control systems commonly used by suppliers of critical national infrastructure are potentially the biggest threats to UK cyber security, according to a cyber defence expert. Read why Azeem Aleem of RSA says that industrial control systems are a top threat to United Kingdom cyber security on Computer Weekly.

Cyber attacks and data breaches remain top business concerns

Cyber attack is once again the top threat perceived by businesses, according to research published today by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in association with BSI (British Standards Institution). Eighty eight percent of organizations are either ‘extremely concerned’ or ‘concerned’ about the possibility of a cyber attack. Read about the new report by Business Continuity […]

65% of Large British Firms Suffered Cyber Attacks in 2016

Britain’s treasury chief has warned that cyber attacks are increasing in severity and sophistication as authorities open a new center devoted to thwarting such threats. Philip Hammond has urged businesses to “sharpen” their approach as the attacks intensify. Read why Philip Hammond says that a whopping 65% of large businesses in United Kingdom have suffered […]

UK Firms Fail the Cyber Readiness Test

UK firms are falling behind on cyber readiness, with over a third claiming to have changed nothing despite suffering a security incident in the past year, according to a leading insurer.  The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2017 is comprised of interviews with 3,000 executives, managers and IT specialists in charge of cybersecurity at businesses of […]