Cybersecurity as big a challenge as counterterrorism, says spy chief

Defending against cyberattacks is as big a challenge for the UK as protecting against terrorism, according to the director of GCHQ. “If GCHQ is to continue to help keep the country safe, then protecting the digital homeland — keeping our citizens safe and free online — must become and remain as much part of our mission […]

Defending against cyber attacks is now just as important as the fight against terror – GCHQ

The front page of the Telegraph this morning reports that keeping the UK safe from cyber attacks is now as important as fighting terrorism, according to the head of the intelligence monitoring service GCHQ. Read why United Kingdom’s spy service, GCHQ says that defending against cyber attacks is now just as important as the fight […]

38% of small businesses spend next to nothing on cyber security

A survey conducted by Duo Security in partnership with YouGov has revealed that the readiness of small businesses in the UK to tackle cyber threats is alarmingly low. Read about the new report by Duo Security and YouGov which reveals that 38 percent of United Kingdom small and medium businesses dont have any cyber security […]

UK small businesses are flirting with the “security poverty line”

A third of UK small businesses are risking their online safety by operating at or below the “security poverty line,” according to new research from Duo Security. The cybersecurity company partnered with YouGov to survey 1,0009 senior decision makers across the UK to determine how much they are spending on cybersecurity. Read about the new report […]

Do UK organisations have the right skills to deal with cyber threats?

Findings from business continuity and disaster recovery provider, Databarracks, uncovered the security and business continuity practices of UK organisations over the last year, and what they expect to change in the next 12 months. Read about the new report by Databarracks which reveals that only 53% of organisations in United Kingdom feel confident in the abilities […]

Some U.K. pharma firms decline to report data breaches, survey

A survey of more than 400 U.K. IT professionals in the U.K. pharmaceutical business found many do not report data breaches, in many cases because they do not know how. Read about the new study by Crown Records Management which found 23 percent respondents purposefully chose not to disclose data breach to their senior management […]

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 […]

Calls for UK boards to be better educated on cyber threats

The latest government cyber governance health check and a survey of the UK’s top 350 companies have revealed that more than two-thirds of boards have not received training to deal with a cyber incident, but this is no surprise, according to security commentators. Read about the latest United Kingdom government cyber governance health check which […]

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 […]

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent their data to be processed; view what data is held on them for free; ask for their data to be deleted; and move […]