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Words That Can Steal Your Data


Phishing - assessing an organisation's system by malware planted in emails - is a very common way that companies can find their data integrity threatened. The hackers behind phishing attacks are well aware their the recipients of their emails probably have to act on hundreds of emails a day, so need to choose a subject line that will make them click on any link within that email.

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UK Government Criticised Over Cybersecurity Initiative


The UK Government's Cabinet Office has received a broadside from The National Audit Office (NAO) which has sharply criticised it over failings in how it set up the National Cyber Security Programme that mean it may struggle to meet its goals

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Mobile Malware Attacks Nearly Double In 2018 - Kaspersky


According to a new report, Kaspersky Lab researchers have seen the number of attacks using malicious mobile software nearly double in just one year, with 116.5 million attacks observed in 2018, compared to 66.4 million in 2017. Despite more devices being attacked, the number of unique malware files has decreased, leading researchers to conclude that the quality of mobile malware has become more impactful and precise.

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Social Media Used As Back Door For Cyberattacks


While you take that first shot of Monday morning coffee, do yourself a big favour and undertake a quick cybersecurity audit. Why? A new report reveals that fraudsters have made billions of dollars thanks to cryptomining and malware spread through various social media platforms.

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Employees Seen As Biggest Cybersecurity Risk


A global research project which targeted 350 companies worldwide revealed that 83 per cent expressed fears over cybersecurity issues. KnowBe4's What Keeps You Up at Night – The 2019 Report shows increases in the frequency of ransomware, phishing and crypto jacking attacks were experienced by businesses of nearly every size.

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"Inevitable" Cyberattack Threat Putting CISOs Under Pressure


All is not well in the world of corporate cybersecurity experts who, according to a new report, are under increasing pressure because of the inevitability of a cyberattack. Nominet commissioned a survey of 408 CISOs in the UK and US responsible for the cybersecurity of businesses that have an average of just under 9,000 employees.

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Corporate Cybersecurity Starts At Home


It is an established fact that one of the biggest corporate cybersecurity risks is a company's employees. If employees are lax at work, what is their home cybersecurity like and what can be done to tighten up domestic risk prevention and take it into the workplace? Cybersecurity writer Rebecca Sommer has 10 tips writing on the blog of Boxcyptor, one of the world's leading encryption specialists which is based in Germany and which has some of the toughest data protection legislation in the world.

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Joint Malware Attack Could Cause Major Economic Disruption


A hypothetical scenario developed as a stress test for risk management has revealed that a potential co-ordinated global cyber attack could cause major economic damages. According to the report which was produced by insurance market Lloyd’s of London and Aon, a global malware attack that could spread through malicious email, could cause economic damages worth $85 billion to $193 billion.

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Cybercriminals Targeting High Value Individuals


Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals and their family businesses. Lewis Henderson, vice president of threat intelligence at the UK-based Glasswall Solutions, says some attackers find it increasingly challenging to get into large corporations and are putting more of their efforts into attacking the super-rich and their estates and businesses.

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Cybercrime Could Cost Companies Trillions


New research from global management consultancy Accenture has revealed that companies could incur $5.2tn in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cyberattacks. The company surveyed more than 1,700 senior level executives for its Securing the Digital Economy: Reinventing the Internet for Trust report which looks at the internet-related challenges facing businesses.

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Board Level Cyber Risk Management Standard Needed


Calls for boards of directors to be active governance partners in “collaborative cyber defence” have been made in the Advanced Cyber Security Center's (ACSC) first effective practice report, “Leveraging Board Governance for Cybersecurity, The CISO / CIO Perspective."

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Cities' Economy Under Threat From Cyberattacks


The possible impact of cyberattacks on the world’s largest cities has risen by nearly nine per cent in the last year, according to the 2019 update of the Global Risk Index from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. This has pushed the risk from seventh to sixth place among global threats in the index.

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