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It’s never been more important for public-sector organisations to keep sensitive data safe, and education is no exception to this. The amount of data that is collected, stored and used is growing all the time, and end-users – from students and teachers to parents and governors – expect easy, stress-free access to the data they … SCC & Veeam: Why a Cloud Modern Data Management Assessment is vital Read More »
SCC & Veeam: Why a Cloud Modern Data Management Assessment is vital
Data is the core of modern-day policing in many ways. With easy, fast and ethical access to important information, police forces can improve their operational efficiencies, and get the outcomes they want and that the public expect. However, this efficiency has to be balanced with the strongest possible security. That’s because police forces naturally possess … A force to be reckoned with: keeping police data safe Read More »
A force to be reckoned with: keeping police data safe
With over 250,000 outpatient appointments each day across 1,229 hospitals in the UK, alongside everything from procurement receipts to HR documents, it’s safe to say that the NHS deals with a serious amount of data across its interconnected tech and systems. So what happens when a hacker decides to breach and seize that data? The … Ransomware and the NHS: Securing vital care Read More »
Ransomware and the NHS: Securing vital care
Ransomware attacks may have been around a while, but they’re still just as damaging – becoming increasingly sophisticated, and unfortunately, increasingly common. Further Education institutions are worryingly over-exposed to ransomware attacks. Although heavily reliant on data, including employee and student information, payment details and even course material, stretched budgets and a focus on student safety … Ransomware defence in Higher Education: how to safeguard your institution Read More »
Ransomware defence in Higher Education: how to safeguard your institution
Ransomware has emerged in recent years as one of the most common forms of cybercrime – and one of the most dangerous. More than ever before, businesses and organisations are finding themselves locked out of their most important databases and systems, where cybercriminals are holding their data and access hostage in exchange for their demands. … Digital defence: is your local authority truly protected? Read More »
Digital defence: is your local authority truly protected?
Cyber threats are a constant and rapidly growing threat. You’ve taken measures to detect and prevent attacks but still the possibility remains that an attacker could get through your defences. The IBM FlashSystem® Cyber Vault solution is designed to help accelerate cyberattack detection and recovery. IBM FlashSystem can deliver performance, cost efficiency, high availability, and … IBM FlashSystem – Shifting from Cybersecurity to Cyber Resilience Read More »
IBM FlashSystem – Shifting from Cybersecurity to Cyber Resilience
Every 14 seconds, somewhere in the world an organisation falls prey to a ransomware attack. That’s more than 250 attacks every hour, more than 6,000 per day, and precisely 43,200 each week. Considering that a single attack can target multiple organisations and users at once, the scale of the problem speaks for itself. That’s according … What is ransomware and how does it work? Read More »
What is ransomware and how does it work?
Just when you thought it was all over, WannaCry is still attempting to infect thousands of systems a month. Are you protected from this immortal cyber threat? The WannaCry ransomware attack will go down in history, thanks to the chaos it caused around the world, most notably with the NHS. There were 200,00 victims and … Cyber Security: Is WannaCry still a threat? Read More »
Cyber Security: Is WannaCry still a threat?
Healthcare organisations made up 37% of cyber attacks in Q3 according to cyber security insurance firm Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services. In recent months, the insurance company has seen the number of reported ransomware incidents climb. The number of notifications of ransomware attacks more than doubled in September, when compared with the previous month. In … Healthcare most targeted industry for ransomware attacks Read More »
Healthcare most targeted industry for ransomware attacks
Malicious software – dubbed malware – is any software that goes against the interest of the computer user. Ransomware is a type of malware and it’s particularly nasty. It takes your data hostage, encrypting it and thus making it inaccessible. The only way to access your data again is by entering the magic password. Unfortunately … The Death of Ransomware? Read More »
The Death of Ransomware?
For most companies and organisations, Ransomware is an omnipotent threat to their cyber security. From private businesses and banks to universities and hospitals, ransomware attacks are a daily occurrence somewhere in the world as organisations pay out millions of pounds to unlock encrypted files. These ransomware attacks have such a high success rate because the … Ransomware attacks – and how to avoid them Read More »