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Bouygues Group’s construction subsidiary hit by massive ransomware attack

The Bouygues Group’s construction subsidiary has advised that it was recently paralysed by a major cyberattack. The attack caused a huge amount of damage as the entire computer network was impacted and all of the company’s servers shut down. The company issued an update on the attack: “Following the virus attack on the Bouygues Construction […]

A Teesside council website down due to suspected cyberattack

An issue regarding the failure of a Teesside council’s IT systems is believed to be the result of a suspected cyberattack. Redcar and Cleveland Council has said that there is no evidence to suggest personal data has been lost and that it is still able to receive and answer limited calls and emails, prioritising urgent messages. […]

6.5 million eligible voters in Israel have personal data leaked

It has been reported that the personal data of 6.5 million voters in Israel has been leaked. The incident came as a result of a software flaw which meant full names, addresses and identity card numbers were exposed. The security fault was linked with an app used by the country’s Prime Minister and his party […]

APIs are now target of choice for cybercriminals attacking financial services organisations

Akamai Technologies, has published the Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Security: Financial Services – Hostile Takeover Attempts report. The research findings reveal that from May 2019 and continuing on until the end of the year, there was a dramatic shift by criminals who started targeting APIs, in an effort to bypass security controls. […]

Open University and Cisco team up with FutureLearn to launch new cybersecurity microcredential

The Open University has launched a new microcredential in Cyber Security Operations, endorsed by the Cisco Networking Academy and available now on Using up-to-date experience from the internationally recognised Cisco CCNA Cyber Security Operations certification, delivered by Senior Lecturer in Networking at The Open University, Andrew Smith, this course will allow students to develop […]

Middle East targeted by cyberattacks disguised as dating apps

Kaspersky has announced figures relating to the dangers posed by dating apps. Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that within 2019 the Middle East saw a circulation of 658 threats under the guise of over 20 popular dating applications, with 2,082 attacks on 1,352 users detected. The countries attacked most often were Egypt, accounting for 31% of […]

Noon enhances access management with OneLogin

OneLogin is an identity platform for secure, scalable and smart experiences that connect people to technology. With the OneLogin Trusted Experience Platform, customers can connect all of their applications, identify potential threats and act quickly. Peter Gesper, Senior Vice President of IT of Noon, tells us why OneLogin has become the company’s main control portal […]

Fortinet further expands integration with Amdocs for secure SD-WAN services

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the integration of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN with Amdocs’ extensible orchestration solution to empower service providers to deliver managed SD-WAN and security services across customer premises, data centres and the cloud, while reducing deployment and operational costs. The ability of service providers to […]

Securing Digital Transformation success: A four step guide

To think that Digital Transformation will mean avoiding cyber risks is naive and we need to turn our attention to how we manage the risks presented to us as a result. Chris Miller, Regional Director – UK & Ireland at RSA Security, suggests four strategic steps to help manage digital risk. Digital Transformation is impacting […]

How telcos can minimise the threat of cybercriminals

With an abundance of sensitive data in their possession, telecommunications companies are under attack by cybercriminals. David Higgins, EMEA Technical Director at CyberArk, argues there is a need for telecommunications companies to sharpen their cybersecurity but is confident that with the right approach they can minimise the threats. Connectivity as a concept has become an […]

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