Data breaches continue to rise in the connected age

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Data|

Almost 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across industries - Gemalto. Gemalto’s Breach Level Index has revealed that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015. Identity theft was the leading type of data breach [...]

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Brexit risks ‘new dark phase’ of cyber crime, warns Britain’s most senior EU official

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

The warning comes as Theresa May prepares to start withdrawal from the EU. The most senior British EU official has spoken out to warn of the need for strong security cooperation in Europe, just days before Theresa May triggers Brexit. Writing exclusively for The Independent, EU commissioner Sir Julian King said it was vital for nations [...]

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A third of UK companies still failing to improve their cyber security

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Cyber security|

A recent survey has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. A recent survey has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. The survey, by Ultima, found that 65 percent of companies don’t have any security solutions deployed onto [...]

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The evolution of ransomware: How a nuisance turned into a business menace

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Ransomware|

As ransomware rapidly evolves, defenders look for help keeping up Promo To many Internet users it must look as if ransomware arrived out of the blue. Pioneers such as Cryzip started circulating at very low levels in the UK as early as 2006 and yet it wasn’t until 2013 that this type of malware suddenly [...]

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Cyber security company launches free scan offer

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Press Release|

Cyber security expert Phortress has launched a free website scan to help companies tackle the threat posed by cyber criminals. The company says that too many businesses are ignoring the dangers, particularly in the North East of England, where it is based. Now, companies can go to a page on the company’s website, to be [...]

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UK identity fraud reaches record levels

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Fraud|

The UK fraud prevention service is calling for better education about fraud and financial crime as identity fraud, which is often cyber-enabled, hits the highest levels ever recorded A record 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016, according to the latest figures released by UK fraud prevention service Cifas. That represents an increase of nearly [...]

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Nearly half of UK businesses lack a cyber security strategy

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Cyber security|

Commentators call on security industry to do more to help businesses understand the value of data and how best to protect it Most businesses consider cyber security to be important, yet 44% do not have a formal cyber security strategy, a report has revealed, highlighting a failure to understand the value of data. Small, medium [...]

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Businesses leave gaping holes in cyber security plans

By | 2017-04-04T14:07:01+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Cyber security|

Britain’s businesses are increasingly aware of the threat of cyber attacks, but often do not know how to combat digital crimes or how to report attacks. A total of 94pc of firms believe IT security is important, but only 56pc have a strategy in place to deal with it, according to a study from the [...]

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Cyber security company warns against complacency

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Cyber security, Press Release|

Cyber security expert Phortress has issued a warning about complacency following a spate of cyber crime incidents worldwide. The company issued its warning after a number of high profile incidents have hit the headlines in recent months, including attacks on big business and governments. The company, which is based in North East England, also pointed [...]

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Phishing Scams: How To Identify Fraudulent Emails That Want To Steal Your Money, Identity

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Hacking and fake news have been in the news a lot lately, what with the allegations of Russians using both those tools to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. And both those online risks come together in a seemingly innocuous but potentially dangerous form: phishing. Put simply, phishing is the attempt to steal [...]

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