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Ransomware on the rise: how to prevent an attack

Karl Simpson, CSO,
Calligo

If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that enterprises clearly need to take a long hard look at the cyber security they have in place.  One thing is clear – cyber threats now present a bigger risk to organisations than ever before.  Considering the huge growth in the number of new ransomware families (an increase of 752% ... Read More »

As many as 875,000 UK SMEs suffer cyber security breach in the last 12 months

Results from the latest Zurich SME Risk Index have revealed that almost one in six (16%) SMEs have fallen victim to a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, equating to more than 875,000 nationwide.* Businesses in London are the worst affected with almost a quarter (23%) reporting that they have suffered a breach within this period.   Of businesses that ... Read More »

Malwarebytes international ransomware study reveals UK most likely to pay the ransom

Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention, and remediation solution released its “Second Annual State of Ransomware Report” today, conducted by Osterman Research. The multi-country study surveyed 1,054 companies across the United States, France, U.K., Germany, Australia, and Singapore and revealed that almost half (49 per cent) of UK businesses believe the ransom demanded should be paid following a ransomware attack, compared ... Read More »

Mimecast Report: 45 Million Emails Passed by Incumbent Email Security Systems, Nearly 25% are “Unsafe”

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation attacks, as well ... Read More »

What are universities doing to defend their cyberspace?

Hacking is a growing problem globally and attacks on all organisations, UK universities included, continue to increase. So, what is the higher education sector doing to combat the problem? A new survey* indicates that universities’ cyber security budgets are increasing rapidly, but investment alone is not enough to tackle the problem. Raising awareness of threats, what they look like and ... Read More »

Most Companies Worldwide Failing to Measure Cybersecurity Effectiveness and Performance

Thycotic, a provider of privileged account management (PAM) and endpoint privilege management solutions for more than 7,500 organizations worldwide, today announced the release of its first annual 2017 State of Cybersecurity Metrics Report which analyzes key findings from a Security Measurement Index (SMI) benchmark Survey of more than 400 global business and security executives around the world. Based on internationally ... Read More »

Over 28,000 devices decrypted and 100+ global partners – No More Ransom celebrates its first year

One year ago, on 25 July 2016, the No More Ransom initiative was launched by the Dutch National Police, Europol, McAfee and Kaspersky Lab. Today there are more than 100 partners, as major ransomware attacks continue to dominate the news, hitting businesses, governments and individuals all over the world. The threat of ransomware is escalating The number of ransomware incidents ... Read More »

Cyber awareness training within the legal industry must be the first-line of defence against online scammers, warns Databarracks

For the legal industry to effectively address the rising threat of online scams, cyber awareness training amongst staff must act as its first-line of defence, according to business continuity and disaster recovery service provider Databarracks. This follows recent findings from the Law Society, which revealed that more than a quarter of law firms in England and Wales were targeted by ... Read More »

IT Security Professionals Foresee an Escalation in DDoS Attacks Throughout the Rest of 2017

IT security professionals have predicted that DDoS attacks will become more frequent and devastating in the year ahead, with many already preparing for attacks that could disrupt the UK’s Brexit negotiations and cause outages worldwide, according to new research from Corero Network Security, a leading provider of real-time DDoS defence solutions. More than half (57%) of respondents to the survey, which ... Read More »

Security Serious Interview with Katie Sanderson: Social Media Saviour 2016

Katie Sanderson, Cyber Security Social Media Manager for Lockcode Limited and South East Cyber, was last year’s Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards Social Media Saviour, so I wanted to see how life has changed in the realm of cyber a year on from her achievement. Katie has been fantastic in helping amplify the Security Serious message and encourages everyone of all ages to ... Read More »