Criminals come in many guises, but it appears that they are increasingly swapping a crowbar and a swag bag for a laptop and smartphone.
As Richard Blanford increases his use of social media for business he’s learnt the benefits of a controversial post and perils of social engineering.
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”.
Reports last week that data hacks grew by more than 600 per cent in 2016 have raised concerns with individuals and businesses alike. The threats posed by such developments are to be expected with the increase in the pervasiveness and inclusivity of technology in our daily lives.
Complex passwords are more of a hindrance than a help, according to the NCSC, but the onus should already be on IT departments to build an all-encompassing and secure IT infrastructure
When it comes to company secrets and the risks of them leaking, it’s time to raise awareness of device security to protect business networks, says HP UK’s MD George Brasher.
Ransomware was the big cyber security news story of 2016, and so far this year the malicious software threat hasn’t reduced.
If last year is anything to go by regarding the rate and sophistication of cyber attacks, 2017 is set to see a marked increase in both.
As businesses worldwide embark on a digital transformation, they should be aware that there is a very dark side shadowing the movement, which should be prepared for.
There are numerous examples of banking Trojans from Dridex to Lurk, Kronos, Gootkit, Vawtrak, and Zeus and they continue to claim millions of victims despite the clear message to avoid opening suspicious files. So what can be done?
The use of both mobile and cloud applications has become increasingly common in the workplace. Where once applications were firmly in the realm of the consumer, the collaboration, flexibility and productivity boost on offer means businesses have adopted them wholeheartedly. But with great benefit, also comes great risk.
As 2015 is left behind, it’s clear it was not the best year for cyber security. Thomas Fischer, principal threat researcher for Digital Guardian, looks at the highest profile hacks of 2015 and how cyber security will evolve in 2016.