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Embedded security a high priority for IoT designers

In early January, the FTC sued D-Link, a manufacturer of home wireless routers and webcams, for failing to adequately secure its devices, which led to several hundred thousand devices being compromised by cyberattacks. One of these botnet attacks resulted in a major DDoS attack on the internet service provider DYN and took down thousands of websites, costing businesses millions of ... Read More »

Ultima: 1/3 of UK companies failing to educate staff about Cyber Security

A recent survey by Ultima, a leading provider of on-premise and cloud IT infrastructure and managed service solutions, has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. The survey found that 65% of companies don’t have any security solutions deployed onto their mobile devices, and 68% of companies do not have an awareness ... Read More »

Ixia’s security report shows organizations still vulnerable to brute force attacks

Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, has announced the release of the first Ixia Security Report, a summation of 2016’s biggest security events including findings from Ixia’s Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center, which uses a global network of honeypots and web crawlers to actively identify known and unknown malware, attack vectors and application ... Read More »

63% of enterprises using cloud, big data, IoT and container environments without securing sensitive data

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces the results of its 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Advanced Technology Edition, issued in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research. According to the report, 93% of respondents will use sensitive data in an advanced technology (defined as cloud, SaaS, big data, IoT and container) environments this year. A ... Read More »

UK’s brightest cyber security talent come from Imperial College London

Students from Imperial College London have been declared the most talented university pupils in the UK for their cyber skills after beating competition from 11 other top universities, which have been designated as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, at the Inter-ACE competition. Over 100 students represented their universities at Inter-ACE, hosted by the University of Cambridge on ... Read More »

Financial fraud costing the UK millions a day

Official figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) stated that in 2016, the UK lost £2 million each day as a result of financial fraud. The amassed amount lost to financial fraud was a staggering £768.8 million, an increase on the £755 million lost in 2015. These figures were published in light of the Take Five campaign, which ... Read More »

Kaspersky Lab and Royal Holloway University host “Cyber Day” to raise awareness

The IT security sector is overlooking an entire generation of cyber-defenders, by basing key recruitment decisions on experience and expertise rather than enthusiasm, skills and core attributes, further deepening the European-wide security skills shortage crisis. This was a main talking point at yesterday’s one-day event organised by Kaspersky Lab and Royal Holloway University, designed to build interest and familiarity with ... Read More »

Focus on Cyber at Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017

The Security and Counter Terror Expo is returning to London in May and will include a dedicated program on cybersecurity . Writing recently in the Sunday Times, Ciaran Martin revealed that Britain’s security has been threatened by 188 high-level cyber attacks in the last three months, most of which threatened national security. The overall number of incidents the US experienced the previous ... Read More »

Hackers breach travel trade agency ABTA

A cyber attack on the website of the UK’s largest travel trade agency, ABTA, has affected 43,000 people including 1000 holidaymakers. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) claimed hackers had broken through the web servers that host the organisation’s website. Around 1,000 files are said to have been accessed by the hack which include personal identity data of people ... Read More »

Secure Cloudlink warns public sector must demonstrate extreme diligence when approaching the cyber threat landscape

The latest NHS hack has once again demonstrated the vulnerability of the public sector to cyber-crime. This is according to Secure Cloudlink, who argues that no organisation is immune to a data breach, but public sector organisations in particular must be endlessly diligent and maintain strict control over their digital information assets due to the highly sensitive nature of the ... Read More »