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NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases ‘likely on Monday’ – according to the BBC

NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases ‘likely on Monday’ – according to the BBC

The attack that hit our NHS Hospitals, GP’s and Pharmacies was part of a Global Untargetted Attack, that has impacted over 200,000 known victims spread across 150 Countries. BBC analysis of three accounts linked to the ransom demands suggest hackers have already been paid the equivalent of £22,080. If you have been affected by this Ransomware, […]


FBI Director sacked: are there any cyber implications?

FBI Director sacked: are there any cyber implications?

Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information Age The issue of cyber security has dominated discussions in the US over the last year. Mainly surrounding the rumoured state-sponsored hacking of the Presidential Election. News broke last night that President Trump sacked FBI Director Comey over allegations the intelligence agency investigated Trump’s campaign and it’s rumoured […]


The state of IT security in UK businesses

The state of IT security in UK businesses

Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information Age Businesses across the world are under a continuous stream of cyber attacks – how are UK businesses faring in this environment. Data loss prevention is highly utilised in the UK, ranking as the second-most-deployed capability for both web security (64%) and email security (62%), among the capabilities […]


Cyber security readiness study finds widespread shortcomings

Cyber security readiness study finds widespread shortcomings

International study of 3,000 businesses shows widespread variations in cyber security readiness. More than a third of businesses say they have changed nothing following a cyber security incident A study of 3,000 companies in the UK, US and Germany, conducted for specialist insurer Hiscox, reveals that more than half (53 per cent) of businesses in the […]


Cyber security: What small businesses need to know

Cyber security: What small businesses need to know

Here, Shaun McKay, managing director of LeadingEdge, discusses how businesses can improve their cyber security. Half of cyber attacks on businesses in the UK were targeted at smaller firms Did you know that 27 per cent of SMEs believe that they are too small to be of interest to cyber attack? Despite the fact that almost […]


Why the cyber security skills gap could mean trouble for your business

Why the cyber security skills gap could mean trouble for your business

 British businesses could be put at increased risk of cyber attack by the UK’s severe shortage of cyber security expertise. Britain’s cyber security skills gap is the second-worst in the world In a global study by Indeed of employer demand for cyber security expertise and the numbers of people searching for such roles, Britain’s cyber […]


UK SMEs targeted 230,000 times each by cyber criminals in 2016

UK SMEs targeted 230,000 times each by cyber criminals in 2016

Cyber criminals are focusing attention on connected devices and the Internet of Things UK businesses were, on average, subjected to almost 230,000 cyber attacks each during 2016, according to new analysis from Beaming. The volume of attacks hitting individual company firewalls passed the 1,000 per day mark, on average, for the first time in November […]


The most common cyber security mistakes, and how to avoid them

The most common cyber security mistakes, and how to avoid them

Here, Ben Rose gives a list of the most common cyber security mistakes we see small businesses make and, most importantly, how to avoid them. Online security is still not considered important by a significant number of SMEs Cyber attacks and data breaches are among the biggest risks currently facing small businesses, with a recent […]


Businesses turn to ex-hackers to improve cyber security

Businesses turn to ex-hackers to improve cyber security

A fifth (20 per cent) of UK businesses have already invited hackers to assess their cyber security and systems and a further 37 per cent are open to the idea. The report from Radware finds that three in five respondents experienced a cyber attack in the last 12 months. Concerns over the growing threat lead four in five respondents to […]