Why human nature leaves data vulnerable to hackers

We’re heading into the season where government organisations request details on VAT related issues. Unfortunately, cybercriminals know this and are ready to pounce on an obvious weak link – our distracted, emotive human nature. By Martin Walshaw, senior...

Are employees your greatest cybersecurity risk?

Your employees provide some of the most useful access points into your business for cybercriminals. Knowing who is most likely to be targeted, and it may not be the most obvious people, will help the organisation put the right security measures in place. By Simeon...

Crypto jacking and its effect on security

Crypto jacking is a new step in the evolution of malware monetisation methods, writes Simon Bryden, consulting system engineer at Fortinet. One of the first successful malware formulas was banking malware, where banking credentials were communicated back to cyber...

Protect your business against cybercrime

In the wake of last year’s surge of debilitating ransomware attacks, many businesses are investing heavily in cybersecurity technology, with Gartner predicting that worldwide security spending will reach unprecedented highs at an estimated $96-billion this year...

Goal! back of the botnet

By Keiron Shepherd, senior security specialit at F5 Networks, discusses why advanced application security is a match for today’s sophisticated cyber-attacks. Hackers across EMEA are warming up for the FIFA World Cup. As all eyes turn to the pitch, they’ll...

How data leaks can be avoided

The past two weeks have seen a number of high profile data leaks and cyber security breaches. In addition to these, a collection of 2 844 files containing passwords connected to 80 million email addresses has been discovered online. The latest cache of data was...