A record 657,790 new businesses were formed in the UK in 2016 and if you’ve taken the decision to go it alone it’s an exciting time. You’re probably looking forward to getting your first customers, your first premises and hopefully your first employees. But in all the excitement and planning, have you considered cybersecurity? With so much to think about, there’s a good chance that it has fallen through the cracks.
Posted on 13th July 2018
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Best Cyber Breakthrough Award at the Scottish Cyber Awards 2018! This flagship event will recognise Cyber Security innovators, pioneers and leaders and will bring Scottish cyber community together to celebrate its achievements for the third time.
Posted on 5th July 2018
“What you don’t know can't hurt you” - it’s an old saying and somewhat of a strange one. Of course what you don't know about can hurt you, especially if it's an unseen oncoming vehicle, for example, or if you work in cybersecurity.
Posted on 26th June 2018
When Donald Rumsfeld spoke about “known knowns”, “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns” he was widely mocked.
The comments by the then defence secretary for George W Bush, about evidence linking the Iraq government with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups, baffled many. But despite the convoluted syntax, the gist of what Rumsfeld was saying (that there are things we know we don’t know, and things we have no idea even exist) is a theory for assessing threats widely used in military intelligence and business.
Posted on 21st June 2018
Keeping up to date with the latest cybersecurity threats is an almost impossible task. The time between vulnerability disclosure and attack launch is getting shorter all the time, and it’s easy for a hacker to change a line of code in the program, and then fire off another (ever so slightly different) attack.
Posted on 13th June 2018
According to the Online Trust Alliance, 2017 was the ‘worst year ever’ in terms of data breaches, increasing from 82,000 incidents in 2016 to over 160,000.
Posted on 5th June 2018
Banking has always been a lucrative target for organised crime, whether it be through scamming customers out of their money, or directly targeting the financial institutions themselves.
Posted on 21st May 2018
Whether you’re a social media user or not, there’s no doubt that many of your staff will be. From communicating with friends to posting their latest holiday snaps, people are getting more comfortable with sharing every aspect of their lives with the online world.
But, by sharing so much of our personal and professional lives, are we potentially playing into the hands of hackers and cyber criminals? Providing them the information they need to target not only us as individuals, but the organisations we work for.
Posted on 15th May 2018
Cybersecurity responsibility should ultimately sit with the Board of Directors, and it’s great to see from a recent report that 54% of FTSE 350 Boards see cybersecurity as a top priority. However, concern doesn’t always turn into action and if you say cybersecurity is important, you need to do something about it.
Posted on 4th April 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just limited to the home or the office, connected devices are increasingly being used throughout Industrial Control Systems. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as it’s being called, is growing and is bringing a new world of connectivity to traditionally isolated ICS networks.