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Kaspersky Lists Top Cyber Threats for 2018


Cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky Labs has listed the top four threats facing Governments, business and individuals for the next 12 months. The threats are:

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One year on from WannaCry ransomware outbreak - Lessons Learnt?


As the first anniversary of the Wannacry ransomware attack draws closer, a new report from global security company Trend Micro examines the areas of vulnerabilities and threats related to the healthcare industry. The report looks at ways to help healthcare organisations understand, measure and mitigate their information security risks.

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Cisco Highlights New Forms Of Cyberattacks


Global information technology company Cisco has warned organisations that cybercriminals have developed a more sophisticated approach to cyberattacks through the use of encryption. It has called on businesses to adopt security measures and take a comprehensive approach to protect their systems from hackers and cybercriminals.

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Cyberattack Threat To Middle East Oil


Media and software services giant Bloomberg believes that “cyberattacks pose a significant threat to oil and gas companies” supply chains, and in turn, could impact oil-based economies such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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Human Risk In Data Breaches Highlighted


The human risk behind data breaches has been highlighted in a report that says that phishing, insider theft, negligent staff, third party contractors and broken processes are key factors.

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Avast Highlights Cyber Threats For 2018


Leading anti-virus and Internet security specialist Avast has outlined nine threat trends for the coming year.In a report released last month (Janauary) Avast says cyberattacks are continuing to increase in number and severity every year, and 2018 will be no exception.

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NHS Struggling To Meet Cybersecurity Vulnerability Targets


In the wake of last year's Wannacry cyberattacks which affected a large part of the NHS network, including more than 600 GP surgeries, all 200 NHS trusts are still failing to meet cybersecurity vulnerability targets.

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NCSC Successfully Tackling Phishing Threats


The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published an in-depth report on its activities and successes in tacking online threats through its Active Cyber Defence project.

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UK Business Cybercrime up by 63%


Cybercrime attacks on UK businesses have soared by 65% figures crime figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal.

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Russia Probing UK Critical Infrastructure


Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths in Britain with an attack which would cripple the UK's infrastructure and energy supply UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned.

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UK Government To Launch Anti Fake News Unit


The UK Government is to set up a dedicated national security unit to tackle fake news and disinformation as part of a defence capability review.

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Category One Cyberattack, "When Not If" – Security Chief


Ciaran Martin, head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre NCSC has warned that a major cyber-attack on the UK is a matter of “when, not if”, raising the prospect of devastating disruption to British elections and critical infrastructure.

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