Which countries have been most targeted by cyber attacks?
The prevalence and severity of cyber attacks are increasing at an alarming rate every year. So much so, that statistics from Cybersecurity Ventures estimate that cyber crime will cost the global economy a colossal $6 trillion per year by 2021. Specops Software analysed the latest data from Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to discover which countries across the world have experienced the most cyber att...
Identity, access governance and data breach risks
While nearly three quarters of cyber security professionals grade their organisation's ability to identify and mitigate a cyber attack as above average or superior, nearly half say their organisation has been targeted by a spear-phishing attack in the last year, and a third say their company was hit by a malware incident.
Unstable network connections remain a major concern
Almost half (46%) of businesses reported feeling let down by WAN (Wide Area Network) connectivity which may make them more vulnerable to cyber attacks, a new survey shows.
Cyber attacks on UK businesses surged during lockdown
The volume of cyber attacks on UK businesses increased after the country went into lockdown and reached unprecedented levels in the second quarter of 2020, according to analysis from Beaming, a specialist business ISP.
Sternum blocks exploitation of critical Ripple20 vulnerabilities
Multilayered cyber security company providing real time embedded protection and visibility for IoT devices, Sternum has successfully blocked the exploitation of multiple critical Ripple20 vulnerabilities. Embedding Sternum’s Embedded Integrity Verification (EIV) into firmware containing the vulnerable TCP/IP stack led to EIV automatically blocking the exploit attempts of the vulnerabilities and reported the attempts in real t...
Fake news detection engine seeks to combat online harms
A fake news detection engine is aiming to combat cyber bullying and other online harms. It is being developed at the University of Exeter Business School. 'LOLA' uses sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect emotional undertones in language, such as anger, fear, joy, love, optimism, pessimism and trust.
Partnership to record agricultural data using blockchain
Finboot, the company behind the enterprise-grade blockchain middleware MARCO, has announced that it has partnered with Fidesterra, a Spain-based AgriTech group that is aiming to make agriculture more sustainable with the help of emerging technologies and to securely record agricultural data using blockchain. The partnership is one example of the way in which MARCO can be applied to AgriTech.
The 'mobius strip' of cyber security
Over the last few years, cyber security criminals have become more agile and possess a higher quality of skill than ever before. However, these skills come at a cost to industries worldwide. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2020, companies now see cybercrime as the biggest threat to their business, taking the top spot for the first time and ranking above threats such as climate change, natural disasters and market developments. By Miles T...
BlackBerry solutions address 96% of enterprise threat landscape
BlackBerry has announced findings from an independent Frost & Sullivan report which concludes that BlackBerry can secure all IoT endpoints, and upwards of 96% of all cyber threats. The report reviews the cyber threat landscape and the proportion of risks that BlackBerry’s suite of solutions protect enterprises against.
Business security not fit for home working
Almost half (48%) of business decision makers have admitted that their existing cyber security policies are currently not suitable for maintaining a 100% remote working model. This increased risk has led to nearly two thirds (65%) anticipating an increase in phishing and breach attempts, according to a new survey from Centrify, provider of Identity-Centric Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions.