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Cyber security threats should make you scared, so be prepared.

The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated. As a result, it is becoming harder and harder to prevent attacks. This is highlighted by the fact that nearly 1.4 billion records were exposed across 686 total…

Why salaries are increasing for cyber security professionals.

Over the last 12 months, salaries for those working in cyber security have increased by 6%. The UK national average is 2.9% for the past year, highlighting a marked difference. Within the industry, there has been a significant 20% increase in…

Is ageism really a problem in the cyber security industry?

Demand for cyber security talent is often seen to be for young, relatively recent graduates. Many view the cyber security industry as a modern field, and expect that the majority of the workforce will reflect that. Despite there being an increase…

The challenges within cyber security recruitment, and how to overcome them.

Recruitment can be difficult at the best of times, and working within the cyber security space is no different. After all, it does involve working with people, and the host of external factors that come with that. What makes the cyber security…

Business executives are mistaken with their views on security ROI.

A new digital trust report has revealed that 27% of business executives view investment in security as having a negative return on investment (ROI). Astonishingly, of the respondents, over three-quarters admitted that they had been involved…

Why now is a great time to begin your career in cyber security.

By 2019, there will be a global shortage of 2 million cyber security professionals, it has been predicted. Despite this figure clearly emphasising the challenges being faced in the cyber industry currently, it also offers a great opportunity…

SMEs must stop waiting for a breach to take action.

A common myth which continues to be believed by many SME owners is that their business is unlikely to suffer from a data breach. The reasoning behind that is that they are of the opinion that their company is too small to be targeted by…

Too many businesses are losing the cyber security battle.

The cyber security threat landscape is evolving at lightening speed. Attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and businesses are finding it difficult to respond. Even large organisations, with significant budgets, are being targeted.…

Why is cyber security still not a priority for businesses?

Most businesses, both large and small, do not have the luxury of unlimited financial resources. This is even more true for those working within IT projects. There is often a tight budget to be adhered to, and such restrictions make it difficult…

Cyber insurance must be purchased, not only considered.

Cyber insurance products are predicted to experience the most rapid growth in premiums over the next three years, following the trend of the previous five years. Since 2013, cyber premiums have seen the most significant growth at 23% annually,…