Category: Information Security

The expert view: Securing the connected enterprise

Author: Shane Richmond

“What keeps me up at night? End users,” said one attendee at a recent Business Reporter breakfast briefing about the challenges of securing the connected enterprise. Whatever the technological challenges of the cloud, external attackers and recruitment, it is the... Read more

WikiLeaks publishes details of alleged CIA hacking tools

Author: Matt Smith

Whistleblowing group WikiLeaks has published what it claims are details of malware and cyber weapons used by the CIA – some developed in conjunction with MI5. According to documents uploaded yesterday, the agency holds tools that target flaws in popular... Read more

Ransomware increased by 750 per cent in 2016, figures show

Author: Matt Smith

The number of new ransomware families increased by 752 per cent in 2016, resulting in a $1 billion (£815 million) loss for businesses, according to a new report. Trend Micro’s latest analysis of cyber security trends showed that threats reached... Read more

#TEISS17 Cyber criminals targeting businesses with ransomware

Author: webeditor

Cyber criminals are using increasingly using ransomware to target businesses. Speaking at The European Information Security Summit, Rik Ferguson, vice president of security research at Trend Micro, says “there has been a surge in ransomware in 2016.” In 2015, there... Read more