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Organisations risk hefty government fines as new research shows continuing failure to prepare for cyber-attacks

Almost a third (31 per cent) of organisations have been affected by cyber-crime in the past 12 months, according to new research from Databarracks. In light of this, the business continuity expert suggests that organisations must look to invest in ongoing cyber awareness training, especially following the government’s proposed fines for firms who fall victim to cyber-attacks.   As part ... Read More »

Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Reveals Poor Security Hygiene and Risky Applications Enable Destructive Cyberattacks to Spread Infection at Record Pace

Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application usage enables destructive worm-like attacks to take advantage of hot exploits at record speed. Adversaries are spending less time developing ways to break in, and instead are focusing on leveraging automated and ... Read More »

New Patent Uses Circuit Boards to Protect Cryptographic Information

It’s everywhere. Seemingly everywhere you turn, there’s somesort of virtual attack happening. Ever since the invention of the computer hackers, have been around. But, it has only been in the last decade or so that hackers have come to the forefront of society. Today, attacks such as the WannaCry incident prove that online security is something that is of the ... Read More »

Majority of FTSE 350 boards lack cyber incident training

Cyber security is now firmly cemented as a key issue in the boardroom of FTSE 350 companies, but this isn’t reflected in the training that management receive in dealing with cyber incidents. In a survey carried out by KPMG as part of the Government’s Cyber Governance Health Check, over half (54 per cent) of businesses place cyber risk as a ... Read More »

Android new malware FakeToken steals user details of cab hailing-apps : Kaspersky

Moscow-based cybersecurity provider, Kaspersky detected an Android Malware FakeToken which is creating a serious security threat to all the users who are registered in Android cab-hailing applications by stealing their information, calls, and texts. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Facts Live Read More »

Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’

More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”.In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of “a third revolution in warfare”. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC.co.uk Read More »

Blockchain could have solved Dutch egg supply chain worries

As many as 15 European countries have been affected by the Dutch egg contamination, as well as others around the world. The Food Standard Authority (FSA)’s investigation is currently working hard to remove all contaminated products from UK supermarkets. Initially thought to have affected 21,000 eggs, this figure has now ballooned to over 700,000. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Information Age Read More »

Fujitsu’s Australian cloud suffers storage crash, outage

Fujitsu Australia has confirmed that its data centre in the Australian suburb of Homebush has experienced an outage.“A storage array in Fujitsu’s Homebush data centre became unavailable at 9.24PM on Saturday night and has affected services to customers,” a spokesperson told The Register. “We are treating this matter as a major incident and we have activated our internal crisis management processes.” ... Read More »

Two-thirds of FTSE 350 board members lack cyber hack training

The majority of board members at Britain’s biggest public companies have received no training in how to handle a cyber attack despite it rapidly rising up the business agenda, according to a new survey.   Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: CityAM Read More »

Ransomware Attacks ‘Double’ As Nation State Weapons Fall Into Hands Of Hackers

Security specialists Check Point has painted a fairly grim picture of the cyber security landscape in its latest ‘Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year‘ report. It revealed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the first six months of 2017; adware is mutating; and because of leaks, nation-state cyber weapons and exploits are falling into the hands of regular hackers. View Full Story ... Read More »