Data from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have shown a reduction in the percentage of businesses suffering a cyber breach or attack in the last year. The 2019 Cyber Security Breaches Survey shows that 32% of businesses identified a cyber security attack in the last 12 months – down from 43% the […]
Posted on 4th April 2019 in Cyber Security.
Newly released data shows that distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application attacks are on the rise once again, according to the Second Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report released by Akamai Technologies, Inc. Contributing to the rise was Bot DDoS malware, which re-emerged as the foundation for the strongest DDoS […]
Ransomware has dominated the headlines recently. The impact of the recent WannaCry and NotPetya attacks have served as an important warning to businesses – this risk is a global one, and no business is immune, says Graeme Newman, at CFC Underwriting.
Posted on 25th July 2017 in Cyber Security.
High profile cyber attacks devastated businesses in 2016 with costs to British firms hitting £34.1 billion. Headline-grabbing data breaches shattered confidence in national brands, but small businesses suffered the most with two-thirds falling victim to cyber crime in the past two years. Alex Bennett investigates.
Posted on 5th July 2017 in Cyber Security.
With the Petya ransomware attack creating headlines around the world, Matt Middleton-Leal, from CyberArk, looks at the Cybersecurity threat to the UK a year after the Brexit vote.
Posted on 28th June 2017 in Cyber Security.
A significant minority of publicly traded growth companies see cyber security as a “technical topic” not warranting board level consideration, according to a survey out one month after the NHS “ransomware” crisis.
In light of the WannaCry ransomware attack, this may be set to change, but according to a recent survey, 75 per cent of CISOs will be investing in data security and integrity, whilst 64 per cent are prioritising application security. However, according to new data from attendees of the Network Group Events’ Digital Transformation Network, less than […]
The blame game reached a new level this weekend, as the NHS was hurled up in the court of public opinion, but the critics miss the point.
The atom bomb of ransomware explodes, but what is ransomware and how can you avoid it happening to you?
Data from cyber insurance provider CFC Underwriting finds that 38 per cent of its claims in 2016 could have been avoided if better education and training processes were in place.
Posted on 30th March 2017 in Cyber Security.
“The internet brings huge business opportunities and benefits, but it also brings risks. Every day there are cyber attacks on UK companies like yours, attempting to steal your information and money, or disrupt your business. It is increasingly important to manage these risks to take advantage of the internet whilst protecting your business.” HM Government
The threat of a data breach is growing and irrelevant of size, all businesses need a plan to firstly respond, and then recover and reassure, says Jim Steven, data breach expert at Experian.
Posted on 9th February 2017 in Cyber Security.