The UK’s Minimum Cyber Security Standard: What You Need to Know

In June 2018, the UK Government, in collaboration with NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), produced a new security standard that all Government “Departments”, including organisations, agencies, arm’s length bodies, and contractors must ...

UK law enforcement: an uphill struggle to fight hackers

Reports claim that UK law enforcement are still struggling to get to grips with cybercrime. We take a look at what's going on, and why services aren't able to cope with all ...

How Foundational Controls Can Be Used to Help Fight Back Against Digital Security Challenges

On 26 March, the UK government unveiled its Cyber Security Export Strategy. The Department for International Trade (DIT) created this strategy to help the United Kingdom capitalize on the world’s ever-evolving digital ...

Perspectives on Russian hacking

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the ...
UK at growing risk of major cyber incidents, terrorist attacks, research suggests

UK at growing risk of major cyber incidents, terrorist attacks, research suggests

New data from a report on the UK threat landscape indicates the country’s emergency services are at risk of a major cyber-attack, which could open the door to terrorist attacks as well ...

Poor Security at the UK National Health Service

The Guardian is reporting that "every NHS trust assessed for cyber security vulnerabilities has failed to meet the standard required." This is the same NHS that was debilitated by WannaCry. EDITED TO ...
Hidden Costs of Cybersecurity Detection Really Add Up

Research Uncovers the Hidden Costs of Detection-based Cybersecurity [Infographic]

Our new research conducted by Vanson Bourne finds detect-to-protect security costs organizations more than $16 million per year. This is despite the fact that detection-based cybersecurity is failing to keep up with ...

UK Critical Infrastructure Firms Could Face £17m Fine for Inadequate Cybersecurity

Organizations operating critical infrastructure could face hefty fines of up to £17m if they lack adequate cybersecurity measures, the UK government announced over the weekend. The penalties would apply to energy, transport, ...
Swedes Under Surveillance as New Data Retention Law Proposed

Swedes Under Surveillance as New Data Retention Law Proposed

While the rest of the world has been embroiled in the cybersurveillance activities of the United States, China and Russia, Sweden may be about to adjust its data retention requirements of ISPs ...