UK Cybersecurity

How Can You Protect What You Didn't Know Was Worth Stealing?

Gary Newe | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

If we want to get better at fighting against hackers, the focus needs to be on what businesses need to protect and in assessing whether they have data or assets that are worth hacking. Our research found that 66% of people believe hackers are motivated by financial gain, with just 9% believing it was disruptive political or religious aims.

Why Are We So Bad With Our Passwords?

Alastair Paterson | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

Criminals have known for years that people are the weakest link in any organizations' defenses, and that by cracking one person's account, they can effectively crack the multi-million dollar software and hardware investments.

Experts Warn Hackers Could Deliberately Crash Satellites In Future Attacks

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Tech

Experts have warned that in the future hackers will be turning their attention to the thousands of satellites in orbit, and the consequences could be ...

Is Your Webcam Or Baby Monitor Being Hacked? Find Out And Protect Yourself

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech

Imagine walking into your child’s bedroom and hearing a strange voice coming through your baby monitor. It’s a terrifying thought and yet accordin...

Don't Let Hackers Hold Your Business To Ransom

Jeremy Bergsman | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Tech
Jeremy Bergsman

However, neither approach is a guaranteed fail-safe. A recent study showed that two-thirds of companies falling victim to an attack have surrendered and paid up. But paying the ransom only leaves companies vulnerable to future attacks and perpetuates the threat cycle.

Smart Device Hacking Gets Real

Alastair Paterson | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

But news last week that car manufacturer Volkswagen has set up a special cybersecurity firm to protect smart connected vehicles from attack by hackers and other undesirables, would tend to suggest smart device security is getting "real" and is now part of business consciousness.

Is The Cloud Dying?

Nadav Israel | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Nadav Israel

We need to rethink what it means to move something to the server, cloud or otherwise. We can embrace the cloud, but we need to deal very carefully with what we send to it. People need more control when it comes to their personal information, and we have to stop this obsession with moving data around for the sake of it.

The Director Of The FBI Thinks You Should Cover Up Your Webcam

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Tech

The director of the FBI has urged people to cover up their webcams to prevent unauthorised snooping. Speaking at a conference in Washington, Director ...

Privacy Groups Say GCHQ's 'Great British Firewall' Could Threaten Civil Liberties

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech

Privacy groups have spoken out against GCHQ’s plans for a “Great British Firewall” to protect major businesses and their customers from hackers....

Are You Cyber Security Savvy? Tips And Tricks To Consider When Going Back Into Education

Carmina Lees | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech
Carmina Lees

In a world where everything is connected, 24/7 the key to keeping safe is constant vigilance and being aware of the places and circumstances where you could be most vulnerable. Here are a couple of examples of back to university scams.

Strong Structural Software Quality Is The Founding Pillar In The Digital Age

Vincent Delaroche | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Tech
Vincent Delaroche

To make matters worse, modern technological advancements have resulted in more complex security threats. Innovative cyber-criminals are ready to pounce on faulty code, and businesses need to ensure they employ software applications that are fully secure and robust.

Brazzers Porn Site Hack Exposes Personal Details Of 800,000 Users

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Tech

Hackers have exposed the email addresses, usernames and passwords of nearly 800,000 users of the porn site Brazzers. The data was stolen from an asso...

The Challenges Of Owning Our Data In Brazil

Angelica Mari | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Tech
Angelica Mari

These are only very simple instances of how our data is (mis)used in Brazil and how we often fail to ask some important questions to organisations: Who holds the data that I have to give you? Why are you storing it? What happens to my data after I give it to you?

Staying Safe Online And When Making Payments

Stephen Riddle | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Riddle

The digital world is evolving every day and, as a result, staying safe online is becoming more and more of a relevant issue. From seemingly secure and quite big companies, to individual people, no one is safe from being hacked online.

Your Mac Is Vulnerable To Terrifying Spyware Too – But There's a Fix

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech

Apple has quietly released an update to protect Macs from the same security flaw which enabled powerful spyware to assume control of iPhones. The thre...

How This Oxford Grad Is Changing Cyber Security

Danielle Dias Coutinho | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech
Danielle Dias Coutinho

Enter Irra Ariella Khi, an Oxford grad and serial entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of VChain, a tech startup that is changing the way data is protected, verified and authorized using blockchain technology.

28 NHS Trusts And 23 Universities Hit By Ransomware Attacks In Last Year, Surveys Find

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting British hospitals and universities with ransomware attacks, two new studies have found. NCC Group revealed ...

People Ignore Software Safety Warnings 90 Per Cent Of The Time, Which Is Really Bad

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Tech

You’re in the middle of doing something on your computer and suddenly a pop-up appears, warning you about some security issue. What do you do? Well ...

Want to Build a Pokémon GO Empire? Here's What You Need to Know

Gary Newe | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

But as we have seen over the last few weeks, a surge in popularity can leave a company more likely to be exposed to vulnerabilities. Here, we take a look at some of the challenges faced by Niantic Labs and Nintendo and what we can learn from them

Hackers Can Actually See What You're Typing On Some Wireless Keyboards

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech

The words being typed on a wireless keyboard can be easily seen and stolen by hackers, a cybersecurity firm has warned. The worrying revelation was ma...

The Data Game

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Sport
Nicholas Shaw

Like most kids, I spent many a day dream winning trophies and representing my country on various sporting battlefields. Like most adults, I spend many an hour shouting at or cheering on the men and women who actually made those dreams a reality.

This New Anti-Ransomware Tool Could Save You Hundreds Of Pounds

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech

Ransomware is the world’s fastest growing form of malware. The malicious software works by encrypting a victim’s files and requesting a ransom fee...

The Data Game

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Like most kids, I spent many a day dream winning trophies and representing my country on various sporting battlefields. Like most adults, I spend many an hour shouting at or cheering on the men and women who actually made those dreams a reality.

Putting Your Birthday On Facebook Increases Your Risk Of Identity Fraud

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech

Prolific sharers on social media might be putting themselves at increased risk of identity fraud, according to security experts. A new report from Ci...

Lies, Scams and Picture Leaks - The Risks of Online Dating

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Shaw

Rewind a decade and looking for love online was the dating equivalent of a rocker listening to Justin Bieber. Fast forward a few years, and the stigma around online dating has all but faded. In fact, for time-pressured millennials, online dating has all but become a norm, with people spending an average of 17 days a year looking for love online.