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Experts react to UK Government’s cybersecurity breach survey

The UK Government has released its latest Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024, revealing that UK businesses faced approximately £7.78 million worth of cybercrimes in the last 12 months. Notably, half of businesses (50%) experienced some form of cybersecurity breach or attack in 2023 – with the numbers even higher for medium sized businesses (70%) and […]

Mimecast calls on UK Parliament to have a proactive approach to cyberhygiene

Mimecast has urged the UK Parliament to adopt a proactive stance on cyberhygiene in response to a warning from politics news website Politico indicating that politicians are currently the targets of catphishers aiming to compromise their reputation. Carl Wearn, Head of Threat Intelligence Analysis and Future Ops at Mimecast, said: “In today’s digital age, any […]

Experts react to Leicester City Council cyberattack

Leicester City Council has confirmed it has been the victim of a cyberattack. “We have today been made aware that a small number of documents held on our servers have been published by a known ransomware group,” said Richard Sword, Leicester City Council’s Strategic Director of City Developments and Neighbourhoods. “This group is known to […]

Zscaler and BT announce partnership to strengthen BT’s Managed Security Services

Partnership will enable BT to offer the full suite of Zscaler’s AI-powered Zero Trust solutions to private and public sector customers. Zscaler and BT have announced an expanded partnership that will position BT as the first global service provider to offer a full suite of managed security services based on the Zscaler AI-driven Zero Trust […]

UK SMBs experiencing a tsunami of cybersecurity warnings, up 37% since 2023 

UK SMBs experienced a 37% surge in daily cybersecurity warnings over the last year, according to research from cybersecurity provider, Censornet. The volume of cybersecurity warnings rose from 597 in 2023, to 815 in 2024, leaving security professionals with just 87 seconds to review each security incident and decide what is a genuine threat. Private sector […]

NHS Dumfries and Galloway hit by on-going cyberattack

NHS Dumfries and Galloway has been the target of a focused and on-going cyberattack. The organisation says this has prompted a swift response in line with its established protocols, working with partner agencies including Police Scotland, the National Cyber Security Centre and the Scottish Government. In a statement, NHS Dumfries and Galloway said: “There may […]

Hornetsecurity Group adds French email cybersecurity leader for extensive offering

Hornetsecurity Group (Hornetsecurity), a leading international cloud security and compliance SaaS provider, has announced that Vade, a French leader in email cybersecurity with more than 2.5 billion messages analysed daily, has joined the group. With the rapidly increasing use of cloud business solutions and collaboration tools in combination with an evolving cybersecurity environment and sophisticated […]

Fortinet joins the European Commission’s Cybersecurity Skills Academy initiative

Building on the company’s mission to close the cyberskills gap globally, Fortinet participates in European Union pledge to upskill and reskill individuals. Fortinet has announced it has joined the European Commission’s Cybersecurity Skills Academy initiative. Through the Fortinet Training Institute, Fortinet pledges to offer its award-winning cybersecurity training and security awareness curriculum to up to […]

Expert urges universities to make cybersecurity a priority after attack on University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has been hit by a malicious denial of service attack. As a result, Internet access became intermittent and incoming connections to websites, the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and VPN were also impacted. Paul Holland, cybersecurity expert and CEO of Beyond Encryption, said: “Universities are not immune from on-going digitalisation, with the […]

HALO scores hat-trick with Chelsea, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City Football Clubs

Football clubs use award winning crowd safety and security tech to help protect stadia and training grounds and keep fans safe. Halo Solutions, the UK’s leading crowd safety and security operations platform, has scored a hat-trick after Premier League club Nottingham Forest FC, Championship club Birmingham City FC and Chelsea FC became the latest football […]

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