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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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“Almost 50% of UK businesses hit by cyber breach or attack in past 12 months” state Government statistics

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime in the wake of new Government statistics stating that nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyber breach or attack episode in the past 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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BCI Horizon Scan: “Cyber attacks and data breaches remain top threats posed to business continuity”

According to research results published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in association with the British Standards Institution (BSI), cyber attack is once again the top threat posed to organisations’ security as perceived by business continui...
Posted On 21 Feb 2017
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Cranfield University’s research on cyber security set to “step up a level” with Atkins collaboration

Reports on the UK’s ability to protect its technology, data and networks from the threat of cyber crime are frequently in the news. With electronic systems increasingly relying on the Internet to manage everyday things like electricity, air traffic control or food supplies,...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
Eric O'Neill
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Ransomware: The Fastest Growing Threat in 2016

Carbon Black’s data shows that ransomware instances grew by more than 50% in 2016 compared to 2015. In fact, ransomware emerged as the fastest-growing malware across all industries in 2016, with major increases seen at technology companies, energy and utility companies and...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017
Philip Wood MBE
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UK must not forget “soft underbelly” of the public when confronted by cyber attacks

A specialist academic at Buckinghamshire New University has warned that the general public are the “soft underbelly” in terms of UK cyber protection and need to be better educated on the subject of online threats. Philip Wood MBE (Head of the School for Management and...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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“Organisations now better prepared to predict and resist cyber attacks” asserts EY

Global organisations are now more confident than ever that they can predict and resist a sophisticated cyber attack, but at the same time they’re falling short in terms of investments and plans designed to recover from a breach in today’s expanding threat landscape....
Posted On 10 Jan 2017
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CSL’s tenth annual Insurers’ Forum at UBM plays host to record attendance figures

The tenth edition of CSL’s annual Insurers’ Forum, organised and run in association with Vodafone, witnessed a record attendance of over 60 senior insurers and fire and security sector consultants from leading companies at UBM EMEA’s headquarters in London’s Blackfriars. Expert...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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BSI Espion examines growing trend of Dark Web monitoring for leaked corporate data

BSI Espion believes the growth of legitimate service providers who trawl the hidden web for leaked corporate data further illustrates the complex and perplexing information security challenges organisations can face in today’s world.  The Dark Web (which is part of the Deep...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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Evolve IP study finds “significant disconnect” between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

When it comes to assessing an organisation’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect appears to exist between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly seven in every ten CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organisation is very prepared to recover from...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016