Cybersecurity training still neglected by many employers

While training employees will not guarantee complete cyber safety for companies, it could go a long way to making workers more cyber-aware. When it comes to wrapping a chain of defensives around an organization’s information systems and the valuable data that they process, it is often said that “employees are the weakest link” in that … More Cybersecurity training still neglected by many employers

Firms using WebEx at risk of poisoned Flash attacks

Companies should check they are running latest version of WebEx, and beware attacks via the road less travelled. A critical vulnerability has been found in Cisco’s WebEx conferencing software – widely used by businesses – that could be exploited by an attacker to spread malware directly to other meeting participants, tricking them into executing it … More Firms using WebEx at risk of poisoned Flash attacks

It’s time that companies became more cyber-resilient

This year, we have seen some of the most high-profile victims of cybercrime across the world, including the NHS in the UK, and the attack on Equifax that impacted millions of people in several countries. The damage has not only cost companies money, it has also hit their reputations hard. Yet despite the impending threats and, as cyberattacks only … More It’s time that companies became more cyber-resilient

Critical security flaw leaves Fortune 100 firms vulnerable

Fortune 100 companies could be open to hackers after a security vulnerability was discovered in widely used server software, security researchers have said. The discovered weakness would allow hackers to remotely run code on servers that utilize the REST plugin from Apache Struts, and it is reported that all versions since 2008 are affected. Due to the … More Critical security flaw leaves Fortune 100 firms vulnerable

Fines of £17m for unprotected UK firms

The UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyberattacks. The introduction of such financial penalties will be carried out by the data protection regulator, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), following … More Fines of £17m for unprotected UK firms

Organisations ‘concerned by cybersecurity skills gap’

The ongoing cybersecurity skills gap is dealing a significant blow to the confidence of organisations looking to defend themselves against potential attacks. Figures gathered by a new study from ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) found that 59% of surveyed organisations said they receive five or more applications for each cybersecurity role, while 13% said they received … More Organisations ‘concerned by cybersecurity skills gap’