Cyber News Tag

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...

Although 3,800 security jobs were created, recruitment, expansion and financial growth slowed sharply against the previous year The number of UK cybersecurity businesses surged by 21% between 2019 and 2020 to number 1,483, with the industry as a whole bucking wider economic trends to create an...

At the end of January, a People in Law conference heard from Iain Harrison, a senior manager at EY about the difficulties and potential rewards of establishing a new hybrid working model once the pandemic has receded. Adam McCulloch listened in. Businesses must not confuse flexible...

Workers in the UK are happier working from home but also feel more pressure to be always available to bosses, according to new research published today. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a dramatic shift to remote working over the past year, with a large number of...

Peter says that the cyber-attacks on his company are relentless. "We see tens of different hacking attacks every single week. It is never ending." A senior computer network manager for a global financial services company, Peter (who did not want to give his surname, or the name...