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British Teenagers to be Given Online Cybersecurity Training

Posted on May 16, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The UK is doing a lot to bridge the cybersecurity skills gap and the workforce has grown 163% over the last five years, but could and should young people be trained to help bolster the industry in years to come?

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Why You Should Always Lie When Answering Password Security Questions

Posted on May 16, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

We all know that security questions are present for our protection – they provide an extra layer of defence to ensure the safety of our personal accounts and sensitive data.

However, with requests to set up these security questions becoming more common in a bid to make us safer online, it could be having the reverse effect.

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The 10 Most Notorious Data Breaches That Have Hit the UK

Posted on May 05, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

There are thousands of data breaches and millions of records stolen each year, but some cyberattacks are larger and more newsworthy than others.

Here we take a look at some of the most infamous data breaches in recent UK cyber history.

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The Latest in Encryption: What's New?

Posted on April 26, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The world of cybersecurity is fast paced and ever-evolving and a lot can change in a year or two. Here we take a look at some of the latest developments in encryption technology.

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Have You Encountered 'Security Fatigue'?

Posted on April 19, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Many people today have a love hate relationship with technology. The convenience and knowledge it provides is highly useful, but some people are now getting bored with the many security precautions they must take.

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Fear Sees UK Cyber Insurance Demand Skyrocket

Posted on April 18, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The number of cyber threats is at an all-time high, as is awareness from business leaders and IT professionals of the risks that could compromise their companies. It now seems that the state of the current cybersecurity industry has resulted in a popularity boom for UK cyber insurance.

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The Largest Cyberattacks to Hit the UK in Q1 2017

Posted on April 04, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

In 2016 3.1 billion private records were leaked – 1,086,820,000 of which in just one month – from thousands of cyberattacks across the world. With predictions that these figuers are set to grow even further in 2017, here we list the largest attacks to hit the UK during Q1 2017 so far.

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Is the US Power Grid Vulnerable to Online Attack?

Posted on March 27, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

 

At the end of 2016, it was reported that Russian hackers, who had been linked with the previous Democratic National Committee breach, were responsible for a cyberattack on Ukraine’s national utilities, as well as a number of attacks against the US energy sector in 2014.

The Wall Street Journal also reported that a Russian hacking association’s code was detected with in a Vermont utility computer which had penetrated the grid.

However, after being read thousands of times, the story was later revised to clarify that a mistake had been made and the computer in question was not attached to the grid.

Despite this, there are now growing concerns that the US power grid could become a high-profile target for cybercriminals.

 

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Everything You Need to Know About DDoS Attacks

Posted on March 27, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

 

 
In Q3 2016, 67 countries were targeted by DDoS attacks, the longest of which lasted 184 hours – and one Chinese search engine fell victim 19 times between July and September (Kaspersky, DDOS intelligence report for Q3 2016).

DDoS attacks are clearly a considerable threat to online security, but what exactly are they and what can be done to protect your networks and servers? I take a look:

 

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How to Use e-Signatures to Decrease the Risks of Document File Sharing

Posted on March 03, 2017 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Cirius has reported that 97% of organisations still think that file sharing can risk information loss and 75% believe they are currently in jeopardy. So, how can companies improve their processes to minimise threats?

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