The hacking of the Democratic National Committee by possible Russian state operatives may have dominated the news cycle over the past week or two. But the reality is that organisations of all size and in every sector are at risk from advanced malware. And there’s certainly no company out there that is completely safe from ransomware. Luckily the tools do exist to mitigate these risks, but how do you cut through the marketing hype to find the right ones?
This week, Europol launched No More Ransom – a new initiative designed to slow down the huge rise in ransomware we’ve seen over the past year. In the US, meanwhile, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned her position as more damaging private emails from DNC members surfaced online. Hillary Clinton’s camp has even gone as far as to accuse Russian spies of the hack.
These are just two major stories from the past few days which remind us that when it comes to cyber security, we’re facing an unprecedented set of challenges. That’s why the theme of this year’s CLOUDSEC London show in September is “Take Control”. We’ve already got a fantastic line-up of some of the industry’s biggest names to help you do just that – so book your place today. Continue reading →
Last week we spent three jam-packed days at Infosecurity Europe 2016: one of the largest events of its kind in the world. As always, it was a great opportunity to share our expertise with some of the 12,000+ attendees who came along. But the show also offered a valuable chance to find out what really matters to information security professionals here in the UK.
It might not surprise you to learn that ransomware and data breaches were two of the hottest topics at the show this year. Continue reading →