UK Cybersecurity

Data Protection - It Isn't Just For Businesses

Stuart Facey | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Tech
Stuart Facey

Data. We send and receive so much of it on a daily basis that we almost don't think about it anymore. As long as it reaches its destination, we don't think about what happens to it in-between, or even consider who may have access to it.

Security Does Not Equal Privacy

Yossi Atias | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

There's a misconception among trusting mobile and Wi-Fi network users that often leaves personal data dangling on a hook over a sea of ready hackers. This misguided belief gives consumers a sense of relief when they purchase software that supposedly serves as an ultimate protector of everything.

Knock Knock. Who's There?

Jenny Afia | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jenny Afia

You get home after a great night out. You're thinking you'll be a bit tired for tomorrow morning's meeting but it was worth it to see your friends. You're just about to put your keys into the lock, when the door opens. The lock's broken. You move from mellow to misery, via terror, in about half a second. You've been burgled, done over, invaded. Your deadlock's deadbeat.

Feeling Drained? These Are The Apps To Blame

Peter Turner | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Turner

For something we use so often, we certainly have a love/hate relationship with our smartphones. These devices, while endlessly useful, can often be the bane of our day-to-day lives when they give us the dreaded '1% battery' notification.

Why We All Need To Worry About The Dark Web

Javvad Malik | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Tech
Javvad Malik

Tor was originally set up in the mid-1990s and offers anonymous browsing to people across the world. It now hosts roughly 30,000 hidden sites. Users in countries with strict censorship laws can use it to access mainstream sites and exchange information securely.

Hackers Put Contact Details Of Over Six Million Instagram Accounts Up For Sale

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech

The hackers responsible for scraping the personal information from some six million Instagram accounts have now reportedly put the information up for ...

Brexit = No Exit From GDPR

Oliver Pinson-Roxburgh | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Tech
Oliver Pinson-Roxburgh

The list of things that will change when Brexit comes into effect is almost immeasurable. What will remain the same, however, is the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ruling on data regulations in the UK. Despite Brexit, GDPR will still have a seismic impact on businesses who use and store EU data.

Why Cyber Criminals Need Not Find Traditional Hospitality So Welcoming

Greg Sim | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Tech
Greg Sim

It is no surprise that Fancy Bear, the world's most infamous group of cyber criminals has turned its attention from major targets such as the World Anti-Doping Agency, the Democratic National Committee and the French presidential election to... hotel Wi-Fi systems.

Account Takeover: How A Combination Of Approaches Could Hold The Key To Protecting Our Cyber-Homes

Lisa Baergen | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Tech
Lisa Baergen

It is said that an Englishman's home is his castle. In today's connected, online-focused world, it may be more accurate to say that an Englishman's online accounts are his castle. They can hold anything from your life's savings to personal details about yourself, a loved one, or even information that could allow a malicious actor to steal your identity.

Amber Rudd 'Becomes Latest Victim Of Notorious Email Hoaxer'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK

Amber Rudd has apparently fallen victim to a notorious email hoaxer known for pranks hoodwinking US President Donald Trump’s advisors and the Bank o...

Find Out If Your Password Has Been Hacked Using This Website

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Tech

With hackers harvesting millions of login details every single year the likelihood that one of your accounts has been compromised is increasing expone...

The Rise Of The No-Frills Hacker

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

It looks innocent enough - a receipt from your favourite high street shop, a file to review from a colleague or an alert from your bank or gas company that you have a statement to review or bill to pay. But something rather more sinister could be sitting in your inbox, waiting to be clicked.

Staying Safe And Secure In The Cloud

Mike Hemes | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Hemes

The increased penalties which will be fines for groups of companies of up to €20m or 4% of annual worldwide turnover, whichever is greater - should focus the minds of executives on the challenges of implementing robust cyber defences, but too often this is not the case. Many companies still seem to be unprepared for this important upcoming legislation.

To Pay Or Not To Pay? What We Should Learn From The WannaCry And ExPetr Attacks

David Emm | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
David Emm

For many people, WannaCry was the first they had heard of ransomware. Many others had just a vague awareness of the problem and the potential damages that ransomware can inflict.

The Five Risks In Your Pocket

Rich Campagna | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Rich Campagna

If you saw someone walking down the street with their open wallet or purse in full view, you'd think they were being reckless. Who would just leave their personal belongs out for anyone to see or take? As individuals, we're conscious of the dangers of theft and conditioned to be careful with our belongings - but when it comes to our connected devices, any semblance of caution seems to disappear.

How Much Would Your Spotify Account Be Worth?

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

You can buy pretty much anything on the internet. You just need to know where to look. For most of us, the only times we'd venture off the beaten track would be to find a specialist birthday gift perhaps, or a niche item you spotted on Pinterest, Facebook or Reddit. But what might surprise you is that in some places, your digital belongings could also be listed for sale - all at rock bottom prices.

'Alexa, Should The Public Trust Virtual Assistants In The Connected Home?'

Colin Bull | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

To be in with a chance to 'own the home' providers must ensure that quality underpins not only the devices themselves - from conception right through to when the product enters our home - but also customer interactions, our personal data and ultimately our safety. Let the race begin.

How To Keep Yourself (And Your Company) Safe From Hackers

Jeremy Bergsman | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jeremy Bergsman

Co-authored by Daria Kirilenko, research consultant at CEB, now Gartner Cyberattacks feature prominently in the news almost every week. While externa...

Are Cyber Thieves And Snoopers Turning Your Smart Home Against You?

Peter Turner | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Turner

As our homes become jam-packed with smarter devices in the years to come, they may help to makes our lives easier. At the same time, if they are not secured, they also can make the lives of cyber criminals easier by giving access to our whole network and all the devices on it. To be truly safe in our smart homes then we need to start applying the same security principles we already do with our mobile phones and computers.

Are Teens Tech-Savvy But Security-Poor?

Vince Warrington | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech
Vince Warrington

Teenagers might have all the latest apps and a better understanding of the online world in general than many adults, but the fact remains that they are not good at protecting their data, whether by failing to back up their important files and photos or through over-sharing of personal information

Bees, Bears, And BotNets

Mike Ahmadi | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Ahmadi

I want to tell a story. Hang in there with me for a bit. Almost 2 years ago, I bought a home in Mariposa California, which sits in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is the home county for the spectacular Yosemite National Park. I fell in love with the area on my first visit over a decade ago, and longed for my own place in the serene setting for years.

Employees Behaving Badly: The Everyday Insider Threat

Matt Middleton-Leal | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Middleton-Leal

A lot of people are quite comfortable with this. However, a new survey we carried out found that over half (52%) of UK office workers would access sensitive company data if they knew they wouldn't get caught. In fact, far from being a moral issue, one in five (21%) cited a lack of technical skills as holding them back from attacking their employer.

Fast-Moving GoldenEye Ransomware Highlights Importance Of Eliminating Network Blind Spots

Duncan Hughes | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Tech
Duncan Hughes

A wave of ransomware swept across Europe at an incredibly rapid clip last Tuesday, grinding business to a halt at banks, airports, pharmaceutical companies, government offices, service providers, utilities and more, security researchers said.

Sobering Thoughts When a Connected Medical Device Is Connected to You

Jim Ivers | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jim Ivers

Security is pervasive in our scenario--both physical security and protection from external attack as a connected device. The software must authenticate the operator of the device to ensure that it cannot be improperly used by an unauthorized person. Since the device is protected, the software must also be protected against attacks that allow for remote operation of the device or exfiltration of patient data.

E-Cigarettes Could Be A Hacker's Latest Weapon

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Tech

E-cigarettes could become the latest weapon for hackers after a security researcher has show just how dangerous they can be. Speaking to Sky News, Ros...