Cybercrime is on the increase and this is becoming an increasingly serious issue for UK businesses. Research by the Business Continuity Institute has revealed that the top threat perceived by a business is a cyber-attack and in second place is the threat of data breach. Several high-profile businesses experienced cyber-attacks in 2016 and consequently, cyber-attacks […]
In February of this year security researchers proved that with a simple USB drop in a hospital it was possible to hack patient records, critical medical equipment and patient monitors. Vital signs could be manipulated, drug doses changed and medical equipment operated remotely. You can find the full whitepaper here by Bryan Lillie, QinetiQ’s Chief Technology Officer.
Cybersecurity is very much the topic of the day, with billions invested by the UK government in developing strategies to combat security concerns and regular news stories of attempted incursions into government, business and infrastructure, aimed at disrupting the lives of many. For governments, businesses and even everyday IT users, cybersecurity is the watchword that […]
Software Asset Management, or SAM, includes the management and optimisation of software within an organisation. It involves monitoring applications right from purchase, through to deployment, and then removal whilst tracking usage and maintenance. Part of the broader IT Asset Management (ITAM) discipline, SAM data underpins business decisions by assisting all departments with payment structures, contract […]
This malicious software will kidnap your data, hold a gun to its head and say: your move. Some attacks go even further and plant incriminating evidence on your computer to prevent the authorities getting involved. Ransomware exists in numerous forms and its methods are constantly evolving. Attackers employ this software to obtain leverage over you […]
Ten years ago in-car connectivity was almost non-existent. However, with advances in technology developing at an almost supersonic rate, the proliferation of connectivity in the automobile manufacturing process is set to increase dramatically. By current estimation it is thought that at the very least 75% of new cars will feature some form of connectivity by […]
Today, a joint report from the National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre revealed that the rise of interconnected devices is creating a new, aggressive breed of hacker who targets individuals instead of entire systems. The report has predicted that “ransomware” will begin to be utilised against connected devices which contain personal data […]
A poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds that almost 60% of organisations polled have faced increased exposure to cyber risk in the past 12 months, with 77% of boards now regarding it as a board issue. ‘Cyber crime is one of the fastest growing crimes in […]