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Robot Receptionists Aren’t The Answer: Why The Hotel Industry Should Rethink Its Approach To Smart Technology.

Luke Irwin, Copywriter at GRC International Group Plc and a finalist in the Cyber Writer category in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2019. The hospitality sector has been clamouring for technological innovation recently, with organisations eager to find novel ways to improve the customer experience. You might have heard about Connie, a Watson-enabled robot concierge that’s been introduced at the Hilton in McLean, Virginia. But that’s just one example of cutting-edge technology sweeping the...

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Fortune Favours The Bold.

By: Lisa Ventura, CEO & Founder, UK Cyber Security Association and a finalist in the Security Leader/ Mentor in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2019I have been in the cyber security industry for over ten years, and my career did not go in a straightforward linear line. It has had many twists and turns, false starts and failures but one thing is certain – I never gave up. Everything I’ve been through over the...

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To Pay Or Not To Pay – Security Pros Have Their Say.

The debate as to whether ransomware should be paid or not has been a bone of contention for many years. We all know that rewarding criminal behaviour is a bad idea, but when stakes are high, it can be difficult to take the high road. And cybercriminals seem to be capitalising on these grey areas. According to recent research by AT&T Cybersecurity, 58% of IT security professionals would refuse to pay following a ransomware attack,...

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10 Steps To Get Started In Cybersecurity Careers: What High-Achievers Do While Others Don’t.

By: Emin Caliskan, Cybersecurity Trainer, Career Mentor and a finalist in the Security Leader/Mentor category in the Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards 2019. When it comes to cybersecurity skills shortage discussions, I genuinely admire our colleagues & academics when they advise "companies" to stop looking for best-of-the-best and give opportunities to job seekers (internship, entry-level position etc.) But here's the blunt truth: that's NOT going to happen. I am sorry to say this, especially for...

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CSCUK Encourages Cyber Security Community To Respond To UK Government Review Of Post Brexit Cyber Security.

CSCUK - Cyber Security Connect UK - the industry’s leading forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO), has called for the cyber security community to respond to the Government policy paper published on 11 September 2019 about post-Brexit cyber security. The Government has asked for the Cyber Security Industry in the UK to provide views and opinions about the proposed approach to cyber security certification following the UK’s departure from the EU. Martin Smith, Cyber...

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Nearly One-Third Of Small And Medium Businesses Hit By Security Breach In Last Five Years.

Nearly one-third (32%) of IT group employees in SMBs and mid-market enterprises globally said their organisation had experienced a security breach in the past five years, with at least 10% of the total sample of respondents reporting that they were hit by a breach in the past year. That’s according to a new survey conducted by Kaseya which polled more than 400 global respondents. The study identified that just under half (42%) of respondents automate...

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BT To Deliver Cyber Security Services For icare.

T has signed a contract to deploy a cloud-based SIEM service for icare, a regional provider of insurance and care services to the businesses, people and communities of New South Wales, Australia. By selecting BT, icare will benefit from market-leading cyber security capabilities to protect its customer data and enable secure business operations. The solution has been designed to be scaleable and flexible to minimise icare’s risk exposure as business requirements change and security threats...

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Darktrace Cyber AI Analyst Investigates Threats At Machine Speed.

Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company, has today announced the launch of the Cyber AI Analyst, a new technology that emulates human thought processes to continuously investigate cyber-threats at machine speed. With the power to transform the security industry, early adopters of this technology reported a 92% reduction in the time required to investigate threats and provide conclusions to executives. This ground-breaking innovation is the culmination of over three years of research at the...

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CISOs Now Think Cloud Is Safer Than On-Premise, But Security Fears Remain.

Today, Nominet announces its Cyber Security and the Cloud research, finding that 61 percent of security professionals believe the risk of a security breach is the same or lower in cloud environments compared to on-premise. The research, surveying nearly 300 UK & US C-level security professionals, marks a major tipping point in the perception of security of the cloud. That said, the cloud’s perceived superiority over on-premise does not mean that respondents considered cloud systems...

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Urgent Call For Cyber Security Skills Gap To Be Addressed.

In the two years since the formation of the National Cyber Security Strategy (NCSS) there has been a significant increase in the threat of cyber-attacks from hostile nation states and cyber criminals. Despite this, studies consistently report that the skills gap in the Cyber Security sector is growing. In fact, the NCSS reports that more than half of all businesses and charities (54%) have a basic technical cyber security skills gap, falling to 18% in...

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