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

‘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