Entries by Secure Recruitment

The Cyber Security Threat or Risk of Human Error

Risk No.1 – Human Nature Whether with intent or without, people are the biggest threats to cyber security. These vulnerabilities come from employees, vendors, or anyone else who has access to your network or IT related systems. On one hand, a cyber attack or data breach can occur simply because of human error or a […]

Why ransomware is still so successful?

Organisations are paying an average of £1m to cyber criminals to restore their networks after falling victim to ransomware. A study based on responses from thousands of information security professionals and IT decision makers across the globe found that 27% said their organisation had paid the ransom after their network got encrypted with ransomware. While […]

Election Security

As a highly publicized event, every 4 years the U.S presidential election comes with inevitable security risks and interest from high level hackers and sophisticated cybercriminals looking to sway its results. The upcoming election ups the stakes it has captured the attention of everyone across the globe, and is seen as one of the most […]

Unemployment surges to the highest level in three years.

The UK unemployment rate has surged to its highest level in more than three years, as the coronavirus crisis continues to hit jobs. The unemployment rate for all people in the UK was 4.5 per cent for June to August 0.4 percentage points higher than the previous quarter, and 0.6 percentage points higher than a year […]

Cyber Security Trends 2020 And 2021

Cyber security is like the chessboard where hackers are searching to checkmate the defenders. Hackers are outplaying the defenders by launching an attack in every 39 seconds. Cases of cyberattacks are increasing and these cybercriminals have become more creative by finding new ways to exploit the users and technology to access passwords, networks, and also […]

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UK Department For Education fails to meet UK, GDPR data protection standards with flying colors!

A compulsory audit at the UK Department For Education (DFE) has exposed a quagmire of confusion and failures in managing and protecting data.  When a government’s world-beating COVID-19 test-and-trace system seems to fall at each hurdle and Excel Spreadsheets are blamed for the loss of close to 16,000 confirmed coronavirus case registrations, perhaps it should […]

How Coronavirus is Impacting on Cybersecurity

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has now officially been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As well as causing unexpected health problems, it is also impacting the economies. Hackers are already knocking on virtual gateways, looking for new entry points to be exploited, leading to more cybersecurity challenges for both organizations and […]

The World’s Worst Passwords List: How Many Do You Have?

When it comes to password hygiene, many of us are still ignoring the basics. It’s estimated that 10 percent of internet users are guilty of using at least one of the top 25 most popular passwords. 3 percent of people use the very worst password: ‘123456’. The whole point of a password is to put […]

Only Three Out of Top 100 Airports Pass Cybersecurity Checks!

Ninety-seven percent of airport sites were being operated by outdated web software, with 24% of them containing known and exploitable vulnerabilities. Two-thirds of airports were exposed to the Dark Web. In one of the recent hacks in the aviation sector, hackers obtained access to the personal information of around 10 million flyers, including credit card […]