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The ‘cumulative effect’ of ransomware and the lessons for UK national infrastructure

Ransomware has quickly become one of the biggest threats to organisations, and business leaders must get a hold on their infrastructure and ensure they operate with the most stringent security procedures in place. Adam Enterkin, SVP, EMEA, BlackBerry, tells us what the UK should be learning from the recent Colonial Pipeline hack and how we […]


UK Cyber Security Council calls for recommitment to professional development

The UK Cyber Security Council – the self-regulatory body for the cybersecurity education and skills sector – has issued a rallying call for industries to recommit to investment in cybersecurity skills development as they transition back to regular working practices following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Research by the London School of Economics […]


INTERPOL says immediate action is required to avoid ransomware pandemic

INTERPOL Secretary General, Jürgen Stock, has called for police agencies worldwide to form a global coalition with industry partners to prevent a potential ransomware pandemic. Speaking at the INTERPOL High-Level Forum on Ransomware (July 12), Secretary General Stock said that while some solutions existed nationally or bi-laterally, effectively preventing and disrupting ransomware meant adopting the […]


Netskope achieves UK NCSC’s ‘Cyber Essentials’ certification

Netskope, a SASE leader, has announced it has attained the United Kingdom Government’s National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) core ‘Cyber Essentials’ certification. The NCSC was created in 2016 to support the most critical organisations in the UK; the public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public. When incidents occur, the NCSC provides effective incident […]


Veeam launches new US federal government-focused subsidiary

Veeam Software, a leader in backup solutions that delivers modern data protection, has launched a new, federal government-focused subsidiary, Veeam Government Solutions (VGS). As recent ransomware and cyberattacks are highlighting the potential impact of data loss to critical infrastructure, Veeam is strengthening its commitment to deliver modern data protection to the US government with additional industry […]


How we respond today impacts our security tomorrow

Lior Div, CEO and Co-founder, Cybereason, asks how the US government should respond to the threat of persistent and highly damaging cyberattacks and considers what strategies should be deployed to reverse the adversary advantage. In the past few months, we’ve faced massive attacks with SolarWinds and the HAFNIUM attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange, followed by the […]


Chinese threat group used new cyber espionage weapon on south-east Asian government

Check Point Research (CPR) has identified and blocked an ongoing surveillance operation targeting a south-east Asian government. The attackers, believed to be a Chinese threat group by CPR, systematically sent weaponised documents – that impersonated other entities within the same government – to multiple members of the target government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CPR suspects […]


Thales and Atos create a sovereign Big Data and Artificial Intelligence platform

Atos and Thales have announced the creation of Athea, a joint-venture that will develop a sovereign Big Data and Artificial Intelligence platform for public and private sector players in the defence, intelligence and internal state security communities. Athea will draw on the experience gained by both companies from the demonstration phase of the ARTEMIS programme, […]


Huawei highlights updated cybersecurity framework at GISEC 2021

Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, is at GISEC 2021 from May 31 to June 2, where it’s showcasing its capabilities in smart government, cloud and 5G, all built around a robust cybersecurity foundation. Huawei regional executives are also contributing to various plenary sessions during the event […]


FBI receives record-level of complaints for online scams

The FBI says that complaints concerning online scams and investment fraud have now reached a record-breaking level. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received its 6 millionth complaint on May 15, 2021. While it took close to seven years for the IC3 to register its first one million reports, it took only 14 months […]


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