ransomware threat

5 August, 2019

Board preparation is key to fighting the ransomware threat

Ransomware is one of the most debilitating forms of cyber-attack, often catching companies unaware and ultimately causing them long-term financial and reputational harm. Unfortunately, in 2019 there h...
ransomware, Ryuk ransom note

29 July, 2019

Ransomware attacks: what to do when the worst happens

It can cause bankruptcy and feel like a “violation”: Ransomware attacks are on the rise, enabling cybercriminals around the globe to extort vast sums of money from businesses while indiscriminatel...
globe, world, magnifying glass

28 March, 2019

Taking control of cyber risk

When Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced the press after hackers stole data from up to 50 million social networking accounts last September, he said “we need to do more to prevent this f...
data security, data protection

25 February, 2019

Why poor cybersecurity is a ticking time bomb

Organisations of all sizes are failing to recognise cybersecurity as a serious issue and are missing vital opportunities to take a proactive approach in the face of significant online threats. The bad...
cybercrime, cybersecurity, data security

19 October, 2018

Boards increase their efforts on cybersecurity

In a noisy room at London’s Tobacco Dock this week, a team of German computer geeks outdid 16 other teams of tech whizz kids to be crowned winners of the
TSB

10 September, 2018

When an IT failure should mean ‘goodbye’ for a CEO

In August 2017, container shipping company Maersk was hit by a cyber-attack linked to NotPetya ransomware. The attack, which crippled the company and reportedly caused ships to be kept at sea, cost $3...
cyber security, hacking, cyber crime

10 April, 2018

Investors should push companies on cybersecurity, warns expert

One of the UK government's leading cybersecurity experts has warned that investors should play a greater role in forcing companies to counter cybercrime. Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the Natio...