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Before you pay your ransomware read this
Speaking to Techerati, Naaman Hart, cloud services architect at cybersecurity company Digital Guardian, explores the pressures to pay ransoms and the rise of the trustworthy attacker Ransomware is such a popular means of attack that its almost becoming infeasible to report on every single breach. According to recent figures, ransomware accounts for nearly 24 percent... Read More

Are you prepared for the enterprise 2G/3G shutdown?
The looming 2G/3G shutdown represents an opportunity to deploy future-proof IoT solutions that prioritise network connectivity and security. By acting now, business leaders can enable a clear pathway to 5G in the coming years, says Donna Johnson, VP of product and solution marketing at Cradlepoint Mobile 2G/3G networks are going away. Some carriers’ shutoff dates... Read More

Comprehensive guide to preparing staff for a disaster recovery
Tom Kiblin, VP of strategic solutions at ServerCentral Turing Group, shares his top tips for getting  staff prepared for a disaster We all know that testing a disaster recovery (DR) plan is important. It’s the equivalent of testing your smoke detector twice a year – we know we should, but many of us (like, 23 percent... Read More

Two years on from WannaCry, are NHS trusts just as vulnerable?
Paucity of funding, shortage of cyber security skills and an enlarged attack surface means the NHS remains at risk, writes David Kay When the WannaCry ransomware struck in May 2017 many organisations were caught out by what was essentially a patching issue affecting users of various versions of the Microsoft OS. There was a certain... Read More

A holistic view on solving the cyber security skills gap
Organisations need to focus on development and diversity and target traits over skills Cyber attacks are increasing in prevalence and disruptive potential, and several high profile breaches and data leaks have acted as a major wake-up call as to just how vulnerable critical systems are to disruption and damage. Recent years have also seen the... Read More

World Backup Day 2019 how your business can backup better

In recognition of the important message World Backup Day conveys, a variety of IT experts give their advice on how businesses can protect the asset most essential to modern-day business success Today marks World Backup Day, a day that seeks to highlight the issue of data loss and encourage the proactive backing up of files…. Read More


Top three tips for safeguarding your network when deploying IoT

Ken Hosac, VP of IoT strategy and business development at Cradlepoint, identifies some of the most effective ways to capitalise on IoT’s benefits while mitigating the security risks Love it or loathe it, the Internet of things (IoT) is here to stay. Gartner’s latest predictions suggest the number of IoT devices will hit 14.2 billion… Read More


The Three P’s of Third-Party Risk – Prevention, Policies and Promises
By implementing a three-pronged approach that brings together prevention, policies and promises, companies can strengthen their security posture, mitigate risk and maintain trust with customers, says Mark Sangster, vice president and industry security strategies at eSentire  There is a significant disconnect happening between the third-party policies companies have on the books and the effectiveness of... Read More

Safer Internet Day: an opportunity for businesses to reflect
If you have kids in school, chances are they will spend a large portion of their day learning how to protect themselves online. Firms should take note and use today as an opportunity to take pause on the biggest cybersecurity threats facing enterprises in 2019. We asked IT industry experts to canvas the top enterprise... Read More

IoT Cybersecurity: Where we are and what needs to change
Threats are now emerging beyond home and medical devices towards IoT control systems connected to national infrastructures. It is no exaggeration to say that IoT vulnerabilities are a threat to our national and personal security - dangers brought into sharp relief by the growing weaponisation of cybersecurity on the world stage Cybersecurity agenda Over the... Read More

The blasé attitude of SMEs towards cybersecurity must end
Don’t bet your SME business on a hunch that the cybergangs will leave you alone. The overwhelming odds are that they have already attacked you at least once and that they will attack again in 2019, writes David Kay The 2018 CyberSecurity headlines were bold and gloomy. Some big names got the sort of publicity... Read More


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