UK businesses need a minimum standard in cyber security protection, petition urges

A petition launched with the backing of IT and cyber security leaders has been launched by tech firm Evaris, to encourage the UK government to improve cyber security in British business. The petition is intended to increase pressure on Downing Street to make the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC’s) Cyber Essentials Scheme compulsory, so that […]

Scottish Business Resilience Centre appoints cyber security chief

Former Police Scotland detective inspector, Eamonn Keane is to become head of cyber security and innovation at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC). The appointment comes after management restructuring at the centre saw its chief executive Mandy Haeburn-Little leave her post. Mr Keane will now share Haeburn-Little’s responsibilities with current COO, Lynsae Tulloch. In a […]

People Inc. announces data breach exposing nearly 1,000 clients

In a statement, People Inc. announced that personal information had been exposed after two employee email accounts had been breached. The non-profit organisation discovered the breach on February 19, 2019 whereby an unknown individual had gained access to an email account belonging to an employee at People Inc. Once identified, People Inc. immediately reset the […]

Lack of skills considered to be one of the biggest challenges to OT security

An online survey conducted by security firm NTT Security has looked into the challenges facing organisations managing Operational Technology (OT). The report revealed that just under half of the respondents (46%) said a lack of skills was the biggest challenge companies face when managing OT, whilst 29% believed that the lack of visibility into OT […]

Research reveals organisations are overconfident in their ability to combat cyberthreats

A report by Centrify and Techvangelism surveyed 1,300 organisations across 11 industries in the US and Canada. The report identified that 79% of organisations do not have a mature approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM). It was revealed that 93% of organisations believe that they are somewhat prepared against threats that involved privileged credentials, however […]