Posts Tagged ‘cybersecurity’

Cyber Security – Fake News Seminar

June 19th, 2017 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »

ilicomm held their first Cyber Security event last week at the Royal Bank of Scotland in St Philip’s Place, Birmingham. A special thank you to Natwest for hosting the event.  West Midlands police spoke, along with ilicomm’s Cyber Security Manager William Taaffe and our very own Security Consultant, Keith Hayes. We hope we helped demystify […]

Drone-hacking cybersecurity boot camp launched in UK

November 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Matt Hancock, the minister for digital and culture, said students would gain the skills needed to “fight cyber-attacks” and help keep the UK safe. The 10-week course has been “certified” by UK spy agency GCHQ Read more:

Russian Hacks Show Cybersecurity Limits

November 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

To break into William Rinehart’s email account, hackers used old-fashioned trickery rather than a sophisticated cyberattack. On March 22, Mr. Rinehart opened an email that appeared to be from Google, telling him that someone was trying to access his account from Ukraine. The email urged him to change his password immediately. Read more:

Ransomware: The Next Big Automotive Cybersecurity Threat?

October 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Dozens of researchers have now shown that it’s possible to hack in to a car and commandeer its controls. But in the real world, such dire automotive cyberattacks have yet to materialise. Read more:

How small businesses can improve their cybersecurity

September 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

it’s not only large companies that face cyber attacks – there are affordable steps small companies can take to protect their business data and IT systems. You can’t assume that your small business is not a target for hackers. As many as three-quarters of smaller businesses are at risk, according to the latest Government Security […]

Your Biggest Cybersecurity Weakness Is Your Phone

September 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Mobile devices are one of the weakest links in corporate security.  Executives are wrestling with managing a proliferation of devices, protecting data, securing networks, and training employees to take security seriously. In our Tech Pro Research survey of chief information officers, technology executives, and IT employees, 45% of respondents saw mobile devices as the weak spot […]

The Biggest Cybersecurity Threats Are Inside Your Company

September 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

When security breaches make headlines, they tend to be about nefarious actors in another country or the catastrophic failure of technology. These kinds of stories are exciting to read and easier for the hacked company to admit to. But the reality is that no matter the size or the scope of a breach, usually it’s […]

What’s The Risk? 3 Things To Know About Chatbots & Cybersecurity

September 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Fueled by the exponential growth in mobile messaging, chatbots — interactive messaging bots that harness recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning — are the hottest new technology going right now. Facebook opened up its Messenger platform to bot developers earlier this year; messaging app Telegram is offering developers up to $1 million in […]

National Cyber Security Centre to shift UK to ‘active’ defence

September 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The head of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has detailed plans to move the UK to “active cyber-defence”, to better protect government networks and improve the UK’s overall security. The strategy update by NCSC chief exec Ciaran Martin comes just weeks before the new centre is due to open next month and […]

Cyber security awareness growing within business sector, research shows

September 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

According to Marsh’s UK Cyber Risk Survey Report 2016, organisations are developing a keener awareness of cyber security risks, with 83.8% of respondents claiming to have a basic-to-complete understanding of the threats posed to their business. In the 2015 version of the report, this figure stood at 60.8%. The report cites the rise in attacks […]

Cybersecurity a new investment opportunity

September 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Spending on cybersecurity measures is expected to soon hit US$100 billion and soaring demand for online security has created a new growth industry that investors can tap into. With almost 3.5 billion internet users worldwide, the increasingly digital world has become a hunting ground for cyber criminals. Richard Byfield, managing director of cybersecurity company Datacom […]

UK’s national cyber security unit working on automated defenses

September 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

“If we’re to maintain confidence in the digital economy, we’ve got to tackle this end of the problem,” he continued. “I believe there’s a legitimate role for the Government in taking a lead… at least temporarily. This is the thinking behind our strategy.” The UK government named cyber security a priority area, back in November […]

NHS Digital set to enlarge its cyber security service

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Three new cyber security services will be rolled out to NHS health and care organisations by NHS Digital. According to Computer Weekly, the services have been developed by NHS Digital’s cyber security arm, CareCert, which was launched last year. The aim of the programme is to boost cyber resilience across health and social care through […]

Australia hardest hit globally by cyber security skills shortage

September 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The lack of cyber security professionals is felt more acutely in Australia than in other countries, according to a report by US think tank, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies. The survey, commissioned by Intel Security, found that 88 per cent of Aussie IT decision makers believe there is a shortage of cyber security […]

The biggest threat facing connected autonomous vehicles is cybersecurity

August 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Connected, autonomous vehicles are around the corner.  Many of the most innovative and deep-pocketed companies in the world are racing to bring them to market — and for good reason: the economic and social gains they will generate will be tremendous. But any transformative technology creates new challenges and risks in addition to benefits. This […]

Asian companies have world’s worst cybersecurity says study

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Many Asian organisations are badly defended against cyber-attacks, a year-long investigation by US security company Mandiant indicates. The median time between a breach and its discovery was 520 days, it says. That is three times the global average. Asia was also 80% more likely to be targeted by hackers than other parts of the world, […]

4 major email cyber security threats and how to tackle them

August 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Email is one of the most common routes in which a hacker can gain entry to your data and organisation. Organisations should be vigilant to this every-day tool, with constant reviews in how email security can be improved. Here are a few of the major email-related threats out there and how they can be mitigated.   […]

This cybersecurity company kills Pokemon

August 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Citing a concern that Pokemon Go players are wandering into private land and near electrical equipment, power utility companies in Florida have hired cyber-security company LookingGlass to pull Pokemon off the map. “We’re now in the business of killing Pokemon,” LookingGlass CEO Chris Coleman told CNNMoney on Thursday. He said eight companies have asked LookingGlass to alter the […]

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