Ewen O'Brien
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What Today’s Boards of Directors Are Missing About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cyber security into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cyber security has increased, so Board members (even those without technical expertise) have had to become rapidly acquainted...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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“Cyber crime becoming bolder and shifting in focus” asserts Europol report

Europol’s 2019 cyber crime report provides insights into emerging threats and key developments. Cyber crime is continuing to mature and becoming more and more bold, shifting its focus to larger and more profitable targets as well as new technologies. Data is the key element in...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Top Management and Cyber Security: Searching for a Better Strategy

As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you’re likely to have put forward many plans designed to improve the overall security posture for the users of your organisation. Much of the time, you’ll receive executive sign-off and then roll out whatever initiative it...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
Anthony Perridge
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Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control these infrastructures, writes Anthony Perridge. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
Patrice Puichaud
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How Does Ransomware Work?: Beating the Cyber Criminals

Threats come and go, but one thing remains the same: the ability of cyber criminals to adapt to circumstances. A brief decline of interest in ransomware as criminals focused their attention on cryptojacking during the previous year appears to have come to an end and ransomware...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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High-profile GDPR fines “having greatest impact” on UK cyber security spend

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has highlighted that the recent large General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-centric fines levied against enterprise giants British Airways (BA) and Marriott International have had something of a ripple effect on...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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Egress Survey: “Human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches”

Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request and subsequently released by Egress, the provider of people-centric data security solutions, highlight rather concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches. The figures show that, of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Malwarebytes reports staggering 363% spike in business ransomware detections

Malwarebytes, the advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution developer, has issued its latest quarterly threat report. Entitled ‘Cyber Crime Techniques and Tactics: Ransomware Retrospective’, this in-depth ransomware edition explores the shift in ransomware...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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European Banking Federation joins Europol’s ‘No More Ransom’ campaign

The European Banking Federation together with its member bank associations has joined the ‘No More Ransom’ campaign, a public-private project launched in 2016 offering free decryption tools for ransomware victims and awareness material. Ransomware is a type of malware...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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From Firewalls to Fine Grain Permissions: Cyber Security Best Practice

Cyber crime is now so prevalent that guarding against it should be part of standard ‘business as usual’ company procedures, but many organisations have been – and continue to be – caught out. In parallel, the risk of physical attacks remains the same, which means that the risk...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019