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…

Why the time is now to refocus the cyber security hiring process.

Is there a cyber security skills gap? Plenty of surveys and anecdotal evidence seem to say that’s the case. For example, an end-of-year survey of IT professionals conducted by ESG found that 53 percent of organisations reported a shortage…

How big a role does IT play in implementing cyber security?

Business owners shoulder a significant portion of the responsibility of cyber security, but some components fall outside of the realm of management and into the world of IT. It's time to give IT the resources, support and guidance to move your…

Employees should be given more cyber security decision-making power.

The mere suggestion that employees should be given greater autonomy on cyber security decision-making would send a shiver down the spine of many C-suite executives. If anything, IT security procedures often revolve around keeping a close eye…

Course for young people in cyber security triples in number.

A GCHQ programme designed to encourage young people to develop their cyber security skills has trebled its intake since it launched in 2016. The CyberFirst programme is run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and offers a range of…

How to enhance your cyber security credentials in 2019.

There was a significant increase in the number of organisations utilising cyber security in 2018. This was particularly the case with larger, more established businesses. However, much more needs to be done in 2019, especially for SMEs looking…

The cyber security questions every board should be asking.

Cyber security has become a critical business continuity issue. There truly are only two types of companies: those that know they have been hacked, and those that do not. The operational, financial and reputational costs of breaches are rising…

The skills shortage in cyber security is worsening.

At the end of each year, ESG conducts a wide-ranging global survey of IT professionals, asking them about challenges, purchasing plans, strategies, etc. As part of this survey, respondents were asked to identify areas where their organisation…

How to stay safe following increase in data breach incidents.

Over the last few years, data breach incidents have grown in both frequency and severity. The most recent of these high-profile scandals is the Marriott data breach, where hackers stole private details from around 500 million customers. These…