‘Ruthless’ cybercriminals pose a major threat to organisations

Organisations need to better understand how “ruthless and efficient” cybercriminals are, according to a new report from BT and KPMG. The paper, titled Taking the Offensive – Working together to disrupt digital crime, states that enterprises have to appreciate that the threat landscape has changed. One of the key developments has been the shift towards … More ‘Ruthless’ cybercriminals pose a major threat to organisations

The 5 most common reasons for corporate data loss

There is no doubt that one of the main assets of a company is the data it stores. Information about customers, employees and finances, among other types of records, should be adequately protected and available whenever they are needed. For this reason, companies that appreciate the value of their data, invest adequate resources into protecting them and recovering them … More The 5 most common reasons for corporate data loss

Businesses fail to prepare as cybercrime surges globally

Cybercrime is now the second most reported economic crime and has affected at least a third of organizations in the past 24 months, yet many businesses are still underprepared, a PWC report has found. According to the Global Economic Crime Survey, cybercrime has jumped from being the 4th to 2nd most reported kind of economic crime, behind … More Businesses fail to prepare as cybercrime surges globally

Biggest fears of EMEA companies? Malware ranks first

Can you guess the most pressing IT security issue faced by companies in Europe? If you were to put your money on malware infection, you’d be right. According to a series of surveys conducted by ESET at various EMEA security events throughout 2015, 58% of businesses have experienced this kind of incident in the last … More Biggest fears of EMEA companies? Malware ranks first

An Ashley Madison response plan: does your company have one?

Whatever your views on the AshleyMadison.com website, the data breach it suffered earlier this year has increased the cybersecurity threat level for all organizations. That’s because a large amount of information stolen from the site was published on the Internet last week, all of which can be assumed to be sensitive, given the site’s infamous slogan: … More An Ashley Madison response plan: does your company have one?