Just Paid the Ransom? Here’s How to Prevent It From Happening Again

Hackers can be relentless with their cyberattacks. While organizations can be vulnerable to many security threats, ransomware is especially ruthless since its attacks are completely automated. It doesn’t matter what industry or business you…

Cyber-Attack Grounds Flights in Alaska

RavnAir Group was forced to ground flights on Saturday following a cyber-attack on the Alaskan company's computer network. In a statement released on Saturday morning, RavnAir wrote: On Friday, December 20th, RavnAir Group…

Data Leak Exposes 267 Million Facebook Users

A database of 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers, and names was left exposed online for a fortnight thanks to another cloud misconfiguration, according to researchers. The trove was likely to have been the result of an illegal…

Citrix Vulnerability Puts 80K Companies at Risk

A critical flaw has been discovered in two Citrix products, placing 80,000 companies in 158 countries at risk.  The easily exploitable vulnerability could allow attackers to obtain direct access to a company's local network and to access…

How Vulnerable are Bluetooth Devices?

The issue with Bluetooth Devices? The flaw is said to be in the way Bluetooth low energy devices communicate with the mobile applications that control them. Every device communicates with the mobile device that manages it by broadcasting…

The 10 highest-paying cybersecurity jobs

Demand for cybersecurity roles jumped over 7% in the last year, leading to increasing salaries, according to Indeed. In the wake of a number of high-profile breaches that leaked the personal information of millions, demand for…

Big Tech can't be trusted. It's time for regulation

Big Tech is under the spotlight, and for good reason. In the past couple of years, an onslaught of incidents have shook public confidence in major technology firms. Facebook apologized for allowing Cambridge Analytica to harvest…

Stereotypes are exacerbating the UK cyber security skills shortage.

Negative stereotypes about computer hackers are contributing to a skills shortage in the cyber security sector, according to industry experts. High-profile cyber specialists today warned the industry’s hackneyed reputation as a breeding ground…

54% of companies plan to increase cyber security spending in 2019.

More than half (54%) of companies plan on increasing IT security spending in 2019, according to a report released on Wednesday, and 30% of companies aim to increase spending by 10-20%. Despite the flood of new funding, the report highlights…

Which countries are performing best in relation to cyber security?

Ireland is in the top 10 in the world when it comes to cyber security, a report by a tech consumer website has found. The survey by British firm Comparitech examined a number of factors in 60 countries relating to keeping data secure, such…

More businesses must reconsider cyber security as a business priority.

A PwC study last year revealed that about 62% of global CEO's worry cyber threats will affect their company’s growth prospects. As a result, it is not surprising that potential cyber security risks will pressure CIO's at companies to increase…

Less than 30% of businesses are currently utilising encryption.

Despite a wealth of recent high profile data breaches, fewer than 30 percent of enterprises encrypt data across their on-premises data environments, within their cloud providers or on their mobile devices. That’s according to French aerospace…

UK businesses more concerned about cyber attacks than a year ago.

Businesses in the UK are more concerned about cyber attacks now than they were a year ago, according to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer research. Two thirds of SMEs (67 per cent) said they were more worried about cyber security threats…

UK set to become a world leader in cyber security.

The UK is set to become a world leader in the race to eradicate some of the most damaging cyber security threats facing businesses and better protect consumers. Businesses and consumers will benefit from increased security and protections built…

UK businesses are still failing to see the strategic value of cyber security.

UK businesses are failing to get value out of cyber security because they fail to see its strategic importance and often have a negative attitude towards security professionals, a study has revealed. The majority of UK IT security professionals…