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…

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…

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…

Looking for individuals with the right traits as opposed to skills in cyber security.

Employers must start broadening their search for experienced cyber security professionals to include people with the right traits rather than the right skills. The current skills gap is estimated to result in 3.5 million unfulfilled…

The UK cyber security skills gap can be closed by nurturing talent.

As a fast-moving sector that hinges on advancements in technology, it’s almost inevitable that the cyber security industry will be forever chasing a skills gap. This gap is significant, however, and due to the widespread adoption of popular…

The mobile security threats you should take seriously in 2019.

Mobile security is at the top of every company's worry list these days - and for good reason: Nearly all workers now routinely access corporate data from smartphones, and that means keeping sensitive information out of the wrong hands is…

Healthcare executives set to focus attention on cyber security in 2019.

Healthcare executives are focused on three areas of health IT in 2019 - cyber security, telehealth and interoperability - which they believe will have the greatest impact on the industry next year. Those are among the findings from a…

Damning report published regarding UK cyber security risks.

  The UK’s joint committee on the National Security Structure has published a damning report on Britain’s critical national infrastructure (CNI), saying that cyber threats range across a number of sectors including energy,…

Small businesses are being hit by more cyber attacks than ever.

Small businesses are being hit by more cyber attacks than ever before, according to new research that claimed data breaches have affected a majority of companies across the UK. A report from Kaspersky Lab found that almost half (42…

Cyber attacks ranked as the top business risk across the globe.

There are significant differences in risk perceptions across the eight regions covered in the World Economic Forum. Over 12,000 executives highlighted concerns ranging from economic to political, societal and technological. Unemployment,…

Firms lack responsible executive function for cyber security.

The narrow gap between CEO, CIO and CISO roles means no single executive function is stepping up to take responsibility for cyber security, a study shows. A lack of cohesion at the top means organisations are struggling to secure the most…

IT staff hires set to be dominated by cyber security in 2019.

Cyber security skills and talent in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate IT hires in 2019, a new survey suggests. According to the 2019 State of IT Careers released by Spiceworks, one in three organisations across…