UK Cybersecurity

Don't Let Your Smart Home Become A Fool's Paradise

Yossi Atias | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

As a security expert, what freaks me out most about this creepy turn of events is that we appear to be sleepwalking into a culture of surveillance, without exercising our right to personal choice about the level of privacy we want in our lives.

Why Are We Still So Poor At Backing Up Our Personal Data?

Vince Warrington | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Vince Warrington

Of most concern, however, is the fact that the highest timeframe score for UK adults backing up their laptops or computers was 'NEVER', at roughly 25 per cent. This was consistently the highest time frame score across all ages, gender and geographical locations, and showed that people do not realise how important it is to back up on a regular basis.

The Unknown Known - How Employee Behaviour Can Ensure Cybersecurity Success

William Culbert | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
William Culbert

The average person today has become profoundly more technical, utilising a variety of devices, technologies and cloud solutions in their daily lives. Whether a person is backing up photos to iCloud or logging into social media from an iPad or smartphone, the average security perimeter of an individual has moved far beyond email address, laptops and a favourite website.

How To Prepare For A Cyber Attack

David Mytton | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
David Mytton

There's no predicting when a cyber attack might come, whether it be in the form of a DDoS, a virus, malware, or phishing. It's therefore important to be constantly vigilant, and prepared for incidents when they do occur.

Stand And Deliver: Your Money Or Your Files!

David Emm | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

In the eighteenth century, travellers could be waylaid by a highwayman - a thief who held up coaches on the public highway and demanded that those on board hand over their money and other valuables. The highwayman would typically issue the challenge - 'Stand and deliver: your money or your life!

April Fools' - Don't Let The Joke Be On You When It Comes To Digital Security

Carmina Lees | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Carmina Lees

As we open up to new and exciting technology that changes the world around us, we will of course encounter new threats. Whenever you are digitally connected, and whatever the form of content you are consuming, don't be fooled or caught out by something that's trending that you wouldn't normally trust under other circumstances.

The Next Generation Cyber Technologies Being Used To Defend Businesses

Bryan Lillie | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Bryan Lillie

The upcoming CyberUK should act as the starting point for this, bringing all aspects of industry, tech developers, cyber experts and OEM's together under the umbrella of the new strategy, ensuring the UK creates a safe cyberspace for everyone.

Cyber Defenders Of The Future Must Be Given The Opportunity To Put Theory Into Practice

Dr Frank Stajano | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Frank Stajano

Cyber security competitions give pupils the opportunity to implement the skills and theory they have been taught at university in a realistic environment, while learning new ones in the process, which will help grow them in to the cyber defenders of the future.

When Imitation Is Not The Sincerest Form Of Flattery

Alastair Paterson | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

Malicious actors have a range of motivations, including geopolitical, ideological and espionage purposes. However, it is the financially-motivated cybercriminals we commonly see targeting the organizations we work with. These actors will go wherever the money is. Pure and simple.

Decoding The Minds Of Hackers

Chris Pogue | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Pogue

Decoding the minds of hackers means we're developing the best solution to real life circumstances.

Why We Need To Make Smart Home Technology More Secure

Philip Woods | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

The government has already laid out specific security standards which need to be met as part of their plans to roll out smart meters in all homes by 2020. According to British Gas, their smart meters are protected by security techniques that are more complex than the ones used in online banking.

The Evolution Of Cyberspace

Bryan Lillie | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Bryan Lillie

When one compares cyber security today to what it was ten years ago, the two are almost unidentifiable as the same industry. The iPhone had only just launched; Facebook was still in it's infancy; the Internet of Things (IoT) was still a dream.

Just How Safe Are Our Mobile Apps?

Alastair Paterson | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

We live in a world dominated by smartphones and tablets, and by the applications that run on these mobile devices. These applications help us with everything, including expenses, mobile banking, the weather and access to your corporate and personal email

How To Ensure The Internet Is Your Family's Friend... Not An Enemy

David Emm | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

With online threats varying from personal data collected on devices to grooming on gaming platforms and trolling in social media forums, one in five children (21%) admit they worry that a stranger may bully them and 18% worry that a stranger might ask them to do something illegal.

Hacking; The Threat That Isn't Going Away

Thomas Fischer | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Tech
Thomas Fischer

We'll be OK, right? Wrong. Like it or not, the threat is all around us. And growing. It's no longer the isolated, odd geek in his bedroom who lives on a diet of pizza and computer code. Today, it's about power and money with both things driving an explosion in the number of active hackers.

The Secret Life Of Connected Homes

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Beauty and The Beast set me up with some unrealistic expectations of my household furnishings. Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) may not yet have given candelabras a quippy sentience, it has given standard home fixtures a secret life. However, this isn't quite the heart-warming picture Disney painted for us.

Traditional Security Is Dead - How Adaptive Security Is The Immune System Of The Modern Enterprise

Salvatore Sinno | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Salvatore Sinno

New challenges include the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE), the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) and the sudden proliferation of readily addressable end points

Everyone Should Be A Hacker - And This Is Why

Jacob Lindsay | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jacob Lindsay

Perhaps the question for everyone today is not 'why hack?' but rather what's your hack? In a time of extreme instability and change, perhaps the smartest place to be is one that welcomes interruption and self-review

Real CEO, Fake CEO: Who Is The Biggest Enterprise Threat?

Mike Foreman | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

With so much at stake and so much already invested in security systems to then allow cybercriminals a way into the organization that's completely beyond the IT department's control is the business equivalent of shooting yourself in the foot.

Two Million Parents' And Children's Messages 'Leaked In CloudPets Breach'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

Two million voice messages recorded by parents and their children via a “smart” cuddly toy have been leaked online, according to a cybersecurity r...

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

How Well Do You Want The Government To Know You?

Salvatore Sinno | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech
Salvatore Sinno

It is easy to see the benefits of biometrics as a supplement, and perhaps even a replacement, to traditional identification measures. Biometric factors of identity cannot be lost or forgotten, they are things that everyone carries around with them at all times

How To Protect Your Wifi Network From Hackers, According To Experts

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech

More than half of Brits don’t know how to set up a secure home wifi network, according to a damning survey of consumers’ cybersecurity habits. And...

Top Ten Investment Tech Trends Revealed at 2017 OurCrowd Global Investment Summit

Jon Medved | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Medved

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, made history today and hosted the biggest investment event in Israel, the Startup Nation. With 6,000 guests from 82 countries attending, including startups, venture capitalists and strategic investors, the event was packed

2017: The Year To Resist Ransomware

David Emm | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

Unfortunately, this is testimony to the success attackers have achieved with this type of malware and demonstrates the growing impact that that cybercrime can have on our everyday lives. The truth is that it can - and it might happen to you.