Over 40% of UK businesses are risking a potential data breach by not adequately securing their server

New research has revealed that businesses are risking a potential data breach due to a lack of adequate server security. The survey of 1,050 UK workers in full or part-time employment carried out by Probrand  revealed that a shocking 44% of businesses are failing to properly protect their client and employee data by not adequately […]

The Brexit Backlash: 53% of Businesses Increase Cyber Security Spending in Preparation for Leaving the EU

New research from the data security company, Clearswift, has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cybersecurity spending. In preparation for leaving the EU, Professional Services and Manufacturing organisations were revealed as making the biggest change to security spending, with 60% and 53% of organisations in […]

Nokia data breach prompts regulator probe in Finland

Nokia may be in breach of data laws after a software “glitch” inadvertently directed user data to China without consumer knowledge, reports reveal. According to Reuters, an investigation was announced on Thursday into whether the data handling of Nokia smartphones, which are developed by Finnish firm, HMD Global, has violated official rules. HMD Global maintains […]

SMEs under attack as cyber-thieves target payment data

Online criminals are placing hidden code into thousands of websites to obtain pay card details, new studies conclude. A technique known as “form-jacking” was discovered to be affecting up to 4,800 unique websites every month by security firm, Symantec, with BA and Ticketmaster among the high-profile organisations coming under attack. Symantec’s research reveals small and […]

Australian political parties hacked

The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has revealed that computer networks of political parties and parliament were infiltrated by malicious software recently. Just months before the Australian nation heads into an election, the PM said that the intrusion was caused by a sophisticated “state actor” and explained that no electoral interference had taken place as […]

CEO’s still risk being the weakest link as security measures struggle to keep pace with innovation

A new report from The Bunker, the UK’s most secure cloud, managed services and data centre provider, has highlighted that senior executives are still often the weakest link in the corporate cybersecurity chain and that cybercriminals target this vulnerability to commit serious data breaches.   According to the white paper, Are You the Weakest Link? How Senior Executives […]