Eleven charities are fined for misusing millions of past donors information

Eleven charities including, include Oxfam, Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion and Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home have been fined for the misuse of millions of past donors. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said offences included secretly piecing together data from various sources and trading personal details to target new and lapsed donors. This […]

Universities across the UK are to become centre of excellence for cyber security research

Universities across the UK have become government-approved Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research in the UK. Chosen from more than 20 applicants from across the UK, the 14 selected universities include The University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol and Imperial College London. As announced in the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy last year, Academic Centres of Excellence will […]

Making sense of big data to improve the nation’s defence, security and prosperity

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has today announced the launch of the Data Science Challenge. The challenge is designed to bring the brightest minds in data science together to solve real-world problems. The first challenges – detecting and classifying vehicles from aerial imagery and the classification of documents by themes– are now open […]

Intelligence experts warn UK airports and nuclear power stations to increase security measures due terrorist cyber threat

Intelligence experts have warned Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations to increase their defence measures. This is due to a warning that terrorists may have developed ways to plant explosives in laptops and mobile devices, which bypass airport security screening methods. Intelligence agencies fear that that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and […]

The importance of World Backup Day

World Backup Day is held every year on the 31st March to alert people to the importance of backing up their documents and photos to protect their memories. Whilst the comical slogan warns people “Don’t be an April Fool,” the message behind the day is a lot more serious. It is equally important for businesses […]

Quarter of Businesses Cancel Preparations for GDPR, but Experts Warn it’s a Mistake

Almost a quarter of UK firms have cancelled all preparation for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), misunderstanding that it will not apply after Brexit. The regulation, which has been years in the pipeline, is designed to harmonise data protection regulation throughout Europe and provide citizens with more control over their personal data. It […]

New research reveals that 30% of malware attacks are zero day exploits

New research reveals that 30% of malware can be classified as new or zero-day because it cannot be caught by legacy antivirus solutions. The WatchGuard’s first Quarterly Internet Security Report explores the latest computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises. The results from Q4 2016, confirm that cyber criminals’ capability to automatically […]