Cyber Security

NHS Trusts still not ready for WannaCry-like cyber-attacks In 2019, based on information obtained via a series of Freedom of Information requests sent to 159 NHS trusts, security firm Redscan found that the NHS was grappling with an alarming rise in the exodus of IT leaders...

With cyber attacks on the rise, during this blog series we have explored the potentially catastrophic consequences of your Microsoft 365 account being breached, how to secure it to avoid this happening, and some of the security options, the risks they tackle, and how to...

Small business owners/managers have a lot to stay on top of, the pressures of which have only been accentuated by the unprecedented year we have all experienced due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, the security of your data should always be at the forefront of your concerns. Most...

The impact of 5G and COVID-19 on the security landscape Cybersecurity in a 5G, post-COVID future The threat from cybercriminals is omnipresent and unceasing. Their approach to cybercrime is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Their tools, techniques, and technologies are evolving at rapid speeds. And they need only expose...

Why do many organisations have a hard time keeping up with the evolving threat landscape and effectively managing their cyber-risks? Financial services companies have been a popular target for cybercriminals for a long time. Not without good reason, since beyond working with money, financial companies handle...

More than 1.5bn students around the world have been forced out of classrooms and seen their education disrupted by the Covid-led closure of schools and colleges. Yet while educational institutions shut their doors to comply with lockdown rules and ensure social distancing, many lessons have...

Ransomware surged by 150% in 2020 with the average extortion amount doubling, according to a new report from Group-IB. The Singapore-based security firm analyzed over 500 attacks last year to compile its Ransomware Uncovered 2020-2021 report, which maps for the first time the most common tactics, techniques and procedures...

Serious Linux Vulnerability Last month a newly discovered critical vulnerability in ‘sudo’, a fundamental program present in all Linux and Unix operating systems caught my eye. The sudo vulnerability aka CVE-2001-3156, seemed to go under the radar after it was announced and patches were released on...

Worldwide, spending on cloud computing services is expected to climb to $1073 billion. It’s reshaped our vernacular too. A cloud is no longer just an amorphous, gaseous blob in the sky. It’s an ever-present technology in our lives. Snap a photo and it’ll likely be...