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 to improve your cyber security hiring processes in 2019.

According to research by several major cyber security firms, the growing cyber security skills gap will reach one million positions by 2020. One million vacant jobs with nobody to fill them. Hundreds of thousands of organisations forced to…

Predictions for the cyber security industry in 2019.

Generally, predictions are tough, but even more so in the chaotic world of cyber security. The threat landscape is huge, offensive and defensive technologies are evolving rapidly, and nation-state attacks are increasing in terms of scope and…

Half of UK firms lack the correct cyber security insurance.

Over half of UK organisations wrongly assume their business insurance covers them for cyber attacks at a time when firms are being targeted by an attempted hack every two and a half minutes. Research by MoneySuperMarket has shone a…

Cyber crime poses a significant risk to mobile holiday shopping.

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, retailers and payment experts are increasingly concerned about heightened threats to e-commerce sites and the potential impact on mobile shopping activity. A recent study found payment…

The importance of cyber security culture in the workplace.

Successfully warding off cyber attacks requires a coordinated effort across all levels of a business. But what does workplace culture have to do with it? It's estimated that cyber crime damages could amount to as much as $6 trillion by…

The UK cyber security sector is under threat from Brexit.

With the final divorce date of March 29th 2019 looming ever closer, the UK and EU are still scrabbling to try and establish a deal that all parties find acceptable. In the meantime, citizens and businesses alike are waiting with bated breath…

Potential cyber security trends to look out for in 2019.

2018 was an interesting year for all things cyber. It was the year that brought major breaches pretty much every week. Most recently, the Marriott Hotel group suffered a significant data breach, while Quora fell foul to cyber criminals. Cyber…

Government must provide more cyber security support in 2019.

Government needs to provide more support around cyber security issues in 2019, according to the majority of UK IT leaders polled. UK businesses are looking for greater support from the government in the battle against cyber crime, a survey…

More CEO's are beginning to recognise the importance of cyber security.

The IT industry has undoubtedly shone a bright light on the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) this year; the increasing responsibility and heightened risks associated with the role and the fact that no organisation appears…

Hackers are no longer concerned about acting under the radar.

Stealth and secrecy used to be the hallmarks of cyber espionage and warfare, with spies and hackers sneaking in and out of target networks without leaving a trace or evidence that could be linked back to them. But increasingly, cyber…