Cyber Attack

Hacked off: the rise of ransoms for ransomware

Norwegian conglomerate Norsk Hydro has spent £45 million GBP attempting to return to ‘business as normal’ following a devastating cyber-attack that has taken out over 20,000 devices in 170 countries worldwide. Far from being an isolated incident, this extreme application of bad-actor cyber techniques to cripple some of the biggest companies in the planet is …

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Honeypots

Russia: a difficult bear to lure

The laziness of hackers is making them smarter. Technological advance is offering new techniques to malign actors and honeypots provide the opportunity to observe how hackers operate. In new types of attack the “dirty work” is carried out by the machine drastically cutting human involvement and time. What it is worrying is not only that …

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The cyber threat: a matter of compliance

2018 is the year of cyber. In spring two important pieces of EU legislation will come into force: the Network Information System (NIS) Directive and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Failure to comply with the requirements will impose heavy fines on businesses. Therefore, the government is stepping up against the cyber threat in legal …

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Football Cyber

Play Up, Play Up, And Play The Great Game

The drones of today can be applied to many purposes. Surveillance footage of a suspected terrorist hideout? Certainly. Delivery of online shopping purchases? If you like. Finding out whether the big game formation will be 4-4-2 again? Hang about… At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, headlines were briefly made when the French national team …

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humans are often the weakest link in cyber security

Hide and Seek

It has been well reported that the human factor is often the weakest link in cyber security. Even the most advanced systems are susceptible to human error. According to Kaspersky, which utilised the B2B international market research company to scrutinise 5,000 companies across the globe, the results stated that \\\”Fifty-two percent of businesses admit that …

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