“Evolution of IoT Attacks” study exposes the arms race between cybercriminals and cybersecurity

The number of devices connected to the internet is expected to reach 50 billion worldwide by the end of 2030 (1), posing dangerous risks to people, businesses, and critical systems. To illustrate the divide between cyberattacks on these devices and business preparedness, Sectigo, a leading provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions, today […]

UK businesses quick to spot cyber breaches but failing to stop cyberattacks, Accenture finds

Hackers are having more success in the UK than other countries, according to research from Accenture which reveals that UK organisations need more consistent cyber defences. Almost one fifth of attempted targeted cyberattacks in the UK successfully breach security, compared with just over a tenth as the global average. Accenture’s State of Cyber Resilience report […]

UK public sector remains highly vulnerable to ransomware attack

A lack of awareness among public sector employees around cyber security is leaving it vulnerable to ransomware and other forms of cyber-attack, according to new research today from data security provider Clearswift, a HelpSystems Company. The research with 1,000 public sector employees, revealed that almost half of respondents (47%) have either not heard of, or do […]

SMS phishing scam warning for Covid-19

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has revealed evidence of an SMS phishing scam, warning the victim that “Someone who came in contact with you tested positive or has shown symptoms for Covid-19 & recommends you self-isolate/get tested.” The message contains a link to a bogus website which asks for the personal details of the […]

UK’s employers and technologists divided on approaches to skill development

A new report released today revealed that although technology leaders understand the importance of continuous learning and upskilling, fundamental differences exist that can hinder skills development, and thus, company growth. The Upskilling report by the enterprise technology skills platform Pluralsight, compiled survey results from 1,500 enterprise technology leaders and learners in the United States and Europe. […]

April 2020’s Most Wanted Malware: Agent Tesla remote access trojan spreading widely in Coronavirus related spam campaigns

The latest Global Threat Index for April 2020 has revealed several coronavirus (COVID-19) related spam campaigns distributing a new variant of the Agent Tesla remote access trojan, moving it up to 3rd place in the Index, impacting 3% of organisations worldwide. The research was carried out by the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software […]