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88% of UK businesses “harbour security concerns” around 5G network roll-out

Carbon Black, the cloud-native endpoint protection company, has issued the results of its third UK Threat Report based on a survey of 250 CIOs, CTOs and CISOs across the UK. The results show that the threat environment is “sustained and sophisticated” with phishing...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
Steven Webb
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Digitalisation and Cyber Risk: The Key Questions for Today’s Organisations

It’s difficult to avoid discussions about digital trends, business models and the resulting benefits. The world’s most valued organisations provide digital services. Private investment in new digital start-ups is sky high, while the benefits to organisations of digitalising...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Saving Time, Saving Money: A Risk-Based Approach Towards Cyber Security

If you’ve glanced at the opinion columns of security industry publications of late, you’ve probably seen the term ‘risk-based’ floating around, as in ‘the time is now for a comprehensive, risk-based approach’ or ‘a risk-based approach to security is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Inaugural Women in Cyber Security Awards scheme introduced by NTT Security

NTT Security, the specialist security company and Centre of Excellence in security for the NTT Group, has launched its inaugural Women in Cyber Security Awards as part of an initiative to recognise and inspire talented female professionals and newcomers in the cyber security...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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(ISC)² adds four new courses to Professional Development Institute’s portfolio

(ISC)² – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has announced the availability of a range of new courses for its Professional Development Institute (PDI) portfolio. PDI course offerings are free to (ISC)² members and associates. Up to 35...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019
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ASIS Europe 2019: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ breaks attendance records in Rotterdam

ASIS International has just concluded its largest-ever European event. ASIS Europe 2019: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ took place in Rotterdam on 27-29 March, attracting over 900 registrants from more than 60 countries and 45 exhibitors. Once again, Risk Xtra served as an...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Carbon Black and Optiv pinpoint 160% upturn in destructive cyber attacks on financial sector

Carbon Black – the specialist in cloud-delivered next generation endpoint security – and Optiv Security (the security solutions integrator) have issued a threat report on the financial sector. Entitled ‘Modern Bank Heists: The Bank Robbery Shifts to Cyber...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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Convergence between physical and cyber environments “leaving businesses exposed”

More than half (59%, in fact) of respondents to the latest social media poll conducted by Infosecurity Europe 2019 believe that an attack on the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) is likely this year. As more devices, systems and infrastructure are connected to the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2019
Anthony Perridge
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Four Reasons Why CISOs Should Adopt The A.R.T. of Cyber Threat Intelligence

For today’s modern organisations, data has never been so valuable but, sadly, it’s also a valuable commodity for cyber criminals, asserts Anthony Perridge. The data held within your organisation is now more dynamic than ever. However, the bad news is that this truism...
Posted On 21 Feb 2019
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Carbon Black Threat Report: “88% of UK businesses surveyed suffer cyber breach during last 12 months”

Endpoint security specialist Carbon Black has just released the results of its second UK Threat Report. The research indicates that the UK’s cyber threat environment is intensifying. According to the report, attacks are growing in volume, while the average number of breaches has...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019