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What is double extortion ransomware?

Double extortion attacks are a type of ransomware attack with higher stakes. In a regular ransomware attack, a hacker will infiltrate a company’s network, encrypt the data and demand a ransom to release it. This causes disruption as, whilst their systems and data are...

Why phishing is becoming a growing threat

Phishing attacks are nothing new, in fact they’re one of the most typical social engineering techniques cyber criminals use to get confidential information from people. And these types of attacks have been on the rise. In Q3 2023, more than 493.2m phishing emails were...

Deepfakes: A threat to democracy?

2024 is a record year for elections, with more than 40 countries, representing more than 40% of the world’s population (and a much higher proportion of global GDP), going to vote. At any time, elections can be at risk of interference - either from internal malicious...

Have you checked your cybersecurity processes lately?

You may take it for granted that your organisation has cybersecurity systems and processes in place, but have you checked them recently to make sure everything is up to date? Because even the most diligent businesses and organisations - including government agencies -...

4 cybersecurity predictions for 2024

2023 was the year of generative AI and its impacts were felt across the cybersecurity landscape. Not only because of the threat it poses when in the hands of malicious actors, but also because of the way it can be used to tackle them. And realistically, generative AI...

Recent Bite-Size Posts

Rhysida: A new high-profile ransomware gang

A recent ransomware attack on the British Library, where personal data was stolen and has appeared online for sale, has revealed a new ransomware gang to be aware of. Its name is Rhysida.  Here’s more about who they are and how they operate.  Who is Rhysida?...

4 ways to embed a cybersecurity culture into your organisation

As the risk of cyber attacks and their impact grows, cybersecurity has now become a core pillar within the organisation. But, whilst it’s easy to say that it’s important, demonstrating this in practice can be difficult. For this, it requires cybersecurity to be...

How can a data breach impact your share price?

Discovering your company has experienced a data breach can have severe consequences. Not only does it impact those directly affected by the leak - such as your customers and employees whose data has been stolen - and your business, if confidential information is...

Ethical principles for AI in cybersecurity

The use of AI and machine learning (ML) is increasing across many industries, including cybersecurity. And whilst it can bring many benefits in helping professionals do their job of tackling increasingly complex cybersecurity threats, there are several problems that...

Retailers: Protect yourself (and customers) against cybercrime

As the holiday season approaches, people are beginning to think about shopping for gifts, so it’s a good time of year for retailers to consider how prepared they are for cybersecurity threats. Because, with more people spending money during this period - in 2022...

5 ways to recruit top cybersecurity talent

Having a good cybersecurity team is more essential than ever as cyber threats continue to increase. And, according to a recent ISACA report, 62% of businesses have understaffed cybersecurity teams. But, recruiting skilled cybersecurity professionals isn’t cheap,...

Disinformation and election interference in 2024

Next year is set to be a big year for elections, with 65 national-level ones taking place across 50 countries. In fact, between October 2023 and the end of 2024, 71% of people living in democracies will vote in an election. This has raised some concerns around how...

5 dangers of using generative AI

Generative AI, such as ChatGPT or Google's Bard, has revolutionised the way we work and use the internet. However there are some dangers that you need to be aware of to prevent it having a negative impact on your business.  1. Privacy Most generative AI tools are...

European Cybersecurity Month focuses on social engineering

Throughout the month of October, the EU holds their annual cybersecurity campaign which focuses on promoting cybersecurity among EU citizens and organisations. This is done through various activities including conferences, workshops, training and webinars.  This...

Are governments prepared for cyber attacks?

Private companies aren’t the only target for cyber criminals. As we’ve seen in the past with attacks to major public infrastructure, such as the Colonial Pipeline in the US in May 2021, and public services, like the Wannacry attack on the NHS in 2017, threat actors...

The latest browser-based social engineering trend

As governments and companies become aware of cyber threats and close the door on certain methods, cyber criminals are constantly evolving to find a new way to attack.  The latest example, according to a recent report by WatchGuard, is a new type of browser-based...

How is management prioritising cybersecurity in 2023?

Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important function within organisations, because the risk of not being prepared for an attack is now too high. Not only is there a higher likelihood of certain types of cyber attacks, but these types of threats are now seen as...

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