It was recently reported that hackers posed as Microsoft staff to obtain passwords from MPs. Blamed on human error, and the result of “weak passwords”, the Parliament attack showed humans can often be the weakest link in cyber security.
Our history is filled with cyber risk incidents, stretching back to the HMRC CD-ROM debacle, through to software vulnerabilities like Heartbleed and WannaCry. If anything, it highlights the need for companies to take serious steps to mitigate the impact of future attacks.
Cloud infrastructure – it’s been the talk of the town amongst industry insiders, businesses and pretty much anyone who knows how to use a computer.
Mergers and acquisitions are complicated. No matter how similar the two parties are, joining them together is always an intricate, complex task – so cyber security due diligence is required.
A simple solution for improving the day-to-day activities of the workforce could be by taking a sensible approach to technology innovation.
The internet is ablaze with news about a cyber attack on Parliament, placing heavy emphasis on the need for secure emails and better passwords.
When it comes to business cyber attacks, we have found that organisations are often confident in the defences they have in place.
The UK government launched its five year National Cyber Security Strategy in November 2016, investing £1.9bn to protect UK businesses from cyber attacks and make the country the safest place to live and do business online.
Organisations are only as strong as their weakest link. The National Cyber Security Centre must ensure companies develop a strategy to equip their IT teams.
It may seem overwhelming, but tackling the EU GDPR strategically and logically will make the task more manageable for businesses.
The IPSA breach saw private and confidential details regarding MPs – including salaries, working patterns and holiday entitlements – exposed to the public. But it wasn’t a criminal conspiracy. It was an accident.
The government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 has found fraudulent emails are the most common form of cyber crime in the UK, and warned businesses make protection a “top priority”.