Companies not focusing on internal cyber security threats

Graham Cluley, an independent IT security researcher, has said that businesses need to take internal IT security threats more seriously, as not all cyber threats originate externally. Mr Cluley said that most companies focus on external cyber security, as they believe that hackers, cyber criminals and state-sponsored cyber attackers are the biggest threats. However, these […]

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UK companies overconfident about their cyber security

Although data breaches have increased in the UK, decision-makers in organisations believe that their cyber security is optimal, according to a recent survey conducted by Ovum, a research and consultancy organisation, for US-based analytics company FICO. The survey found that 75% of senior executives in the UK feel that their organisation’s cyber security is better […]

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Hackers increase attacks on manufacturing companies

Across the world, cyberattacks increased by 24 per cent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter, according to the latest threat intelligence report published by NTT Security. From the statistics, it appears that manufacturing companies are the biggest targets of cybercriminals. The research has found that the increase in cyberattacks is […]

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Focus shifts to endpoint security measures to tackle malware

IT security experts have slowly started shifting their attention to endpoint security measure, claims a survey conducted by Guidance Software, which is a security company based in the US. The survey was conducted among 400 participants. Out of these, 72 per cent acknowledged that they have plans to boost their budget for endpoint security in […]

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SMEs not taking cybersecurity seriously

Although businesses in the UK were recently affected by the WannaCry and Petya ransomware, research has found that many of the country’s SMEs are not taking cyberthreats seriously. Webroot, a security company, conducted a survey that offered astonishing results. It revealed that merely 42 per cent of IT decision makers in the US, Australia and […]

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UK Government urges students to enrol in cybersecurity programme

The UK Government has launched a £20 million cybersecurity schools programme and is urging students aged 14 to 18 years to enrol. The Government hopes that this scheme will help address the increasing skills shortage that the country is facing. The Cyber Schools Programme rolled out by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports […]

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