The WannaCry attack: takeaways for C-level executives

What does the WannaCry attack mean from the point of view of the organizations’ overall risk? In principle, ransomware is far from new. However, this attack has shown that the scale of a ransomware attack can be really massive. Using new attack vectors, the crooks behind the attack managed to deliver the malicious payload to … More The WannaCry attack: takeaways for C-level executives

Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

The number of women working within the infosec industry “continues to remain low”, and could be exacerbating the skills gap within the industry. This is one of the main findings of the Biennial Women in Cybersecurity Report from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, which found that women currently occupy just 11% of positions … More Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

Strategic cybersecurity will stymie ‘expanding threat landscape’

Companies need to implement strategic cybersecurity processes to stay better protected against the increasing threat of cyberattacks, a new survey has suggested. Cisco’s recent Annual Cybersecurity Report highlighted that over one-third of organizations that suffered a breach of security in 2016 reported a revenue loss of over 20%, which underlines how devastating such attacks can be. … More Strategic cybersecurity will stymie ‘expanding threat landscape’

Cybersecurity: 5 basic lessons for everyone

Recently we’ve had the opportunity  – quite a fun and interesting opportunity – to visit a number of information security and cybersecurity conferences. These conferences were flooded with relatively ‘new’ developments such as NextGen, the Internet of Things (IoT), IoT DDoS attacks, security intelligence platform, etc. The fact that some of these terms have become … More Cybersecurity: 5 basic lessons for everyone

Why you should hire good, skilled cybersecurity professionals

We all know about the various cyberthreats that organizations face today; the highly-sophisticated cybercriminal groups in operation; the new and old variants of malware that are deployed; the well-worn mistakes of the past that we continue to make (like opening phishing emails and insertinginfected USB sticks into our computers). Some of the solutions to these … More Why you should hire good, skilled cybersecurity professionals