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First Central Group’s rapid growth is enabled by proactive risk management

First Central Group (FCG) is a fast-growing retail motor insurance company with around 1.3 million customers in the UK through brands including 1st Central and Skyfire, with roughly 1,200 employees across four sites within the UK, Guernsey and Gibraltar. The company is committed to restoring and maintaining trust through technology and data to reduce risk, […]

11 steps to develop effective ransomware response

Anthony Giandomenico, VP Global Security Consulting, Proactive & Reactive Services, Fortinet, and Aamir Lakhani, Global Security Strategist and Researcher, Fortinet, offer a checklist which suggests how organisations can effectively deal with a ransomware attack.  FortiGuard Labs’ research shows that organisations in almost all areas around the world are possible targets for ransomware attacks. Therefore, it is […]

IBM and Cohesity announce new data security and resiliency collaboration

IBM and Cohesity have announced a new collaboration to address the critical need organisations have for increased data security and resiliency in hybrid cloud environments. Combining data protection, cyber-resilience and data management capabilities from both companies, IBM will launch its new IBM Storage Defender solution which will include Cohesity’s data protection as an integral part […]

How far is threat intelligence data vital to a successful and well-rounded cyber strategy?  

As technology progresses, data breaches continue to skyrocket and this isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. It is predicted that by the end of 2023 the cost of cybercrime is going to hit just under £6.5 trillion. Acquiring threat intelligence data is a primary step in preventing cyberattacks and web scraping should be the […]

Confronting the rising tide of ransomware

Ransomware is now commonly referred to as a ‘pandemic’ due to its widespread disruptive nature and its critical capabilities in causing harm to an organisation. Andy Swift, Technical Director of Offensive Security at Six Degrees, discusses practical steps organisations can take to mitigate this growing threat.  The ransomware market is changing fast as established cybercriminals commercialise and […]

Trellix finds LockBit ransomware gang most apt to leak stolen data

Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), has released The Threat Report: February 2023 from its Advanced Research Center, examining cybersecurity trends from the final quarter of 2022. Trellix combines telemetry collected from its extensive network of endpoint protection installs and its complete XDR product line with data gathered from open […]

FortiGuard Labs reports destructive wiper malware increases over 50%

Fortinet, a global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, has announced the latest semi-annual Global Threat Landscape Report from FortiGuard Labs. The threat landscape and organisations’ attack surface are constantly transforming and cybercriminals’ ability to design and adapt their techniques to suit this evolving environment continues to pose significant risk to businesses of […]

Realising the true value of threat intelligence with Recorded Future

Threat intelligence provides valuable information to organisations about potential threats to their network and helps to identify vulnerabilities that may be exploited by attackers. Emad Faraj, Senior Sales Director – META, Recorded Future, discusses the importance of threat intelligence and how it provides valuable information about potential threats as well as how it is key […]

How Data Privacy/Protection Day highlights importance of re-establishing business practices to safeguard customer data

The 17th Annual Data Protection Day took place recently (January 28) but is relevant all year round. It is a day marked by the ‘gloom’ and ‘uncertainties’ of international crises by the war, the climate crisis and the economic crisis, according to the Council of Europe. Data Protection Day is an annual event, celebrated across […]

Yahoo most impersonated brand in Q4 2022 phishing attacks

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its Brand Phishing Report for Q4 2022. The report highlights the brands that were most frequently imitated by cybercriminals in their attempts to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials during October, November and […]

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