Insight into the myriad of risks challenging personnel security in 2019

Healix International, the global travel risk management and international medical and security assistance provider, has published a report outlining the potential security risks in 2019 facing businesses that have employees working and travelling abroad. James Pothecary, Regional Security Coordinator, believes the report underlines the need for organisations sending workers abroad to employ a wide-ranging scope when it comes to risk assessment and mitigation. “The range of risks now present for

Two thirds of SMEs are more concerned about cyber-attacks now than they were 12 months ago

Businesses in the UK are more concerned about cyber-attacks now than they were a year ago, according to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer research. Two thirds of SMEs (67%) said they were more worried about cyber security threats now, with a third of these (31%) reporting that they were significantly so. The figures were collected after several high-profile data breaches and other attacks were reported in 2018. Large and

Cryptojacking shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, says ESET

Cases of cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking will continue to grow in 2019, as attackers target smart devices and home assistants to build cryptomining farms, according to ESET’s latest trends report. Along with cryptomining, Cybersecurity Trends 2019: “Privacy and intrusion in the global village” details the predictions of top experts from the global cybersecurity firm, revealing the cybersecurity trends set to impact businesses in 2019.Trend 1: Cryptomining continues to rise Cryptocurrency

United Nations will enact a Cyber Security Treaty says WatchGuard

Escalations in state-sponsored cyber attacks will force the United Nations (UN) to tackle the issue with a multinational Cyber Security Treaty during 2019, predicts researchers at WatchGuard Technologies’ Threat Lab. “The growing number of commercial, government and civilian victims will cause the UN to more aggressively pursue a cyber security treaty that establishes rules of engagement and impactful consequences around nation-state cyber campaigns,” says Corey Nachreiner, CTO at WatchGuard Technologies.

Tenable Network Security reveal troubling lack of cyber security development in UK organisations

Newly released research from Tenable Network Security, Inc., has revealed that 65% of responding UK organisations were victims of a cyber attack in 2016, essentially unchanged from the previous year. Many information security professionals now seem resigned to the idea that their organisations will be the target of a cyber attack. 88% of respondents said they expect their organisations will be targeted in the next 12 months, up 12% from 2015.

Cyber attacks from US-based IP addresses highest in 3 years

The US serves as a major source of hostile activity, due to the ease of provisioning and low cost of US cloud hosting services Cyber attacks from US-based IP addresses have increased for the third consecutive year, making the US a major source of hostile cyber activity. That’s according to the NTT 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report published today. The annual Report contains security threats gathered during 2015 from 8,000

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