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Personal Information from 500 Million Marriott Guests Exposed in Recent Hack
Personal Information from 500 Million Marriott Guests Exposed in Recent Hack
Marriott International, a hospitality company that oversees one of the largest hotel chains in the world, recently announced that its guest reservation system had been hacked. Marriott indicated that information from approximately 500 million of their guests had been exposed in the breach, making this one of the largest cyber-incidents in history.

Specifically, guests who have made bookings...

2018 Cyber Breaches Survey
2018 Cyber Breaches Survey
Digitising the Workplace 

In a world of continued technological advancement and increased dependence on the internet for organisational success, cyber-security has become a vital aspect of keeping businesses and charities safe from potential data disasters. 

Nearly all businesses (98 per cent) and charities (93 per cent) rely on some form of digital communication or technology...

How to Prevent a Cyber ‘Meltdown’
How to Prevent a Cyber ‘Meltdown’
Cyber-security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. They’re called Meltdown and Spectre, and they’re both caused by design flaws found in nearly all modern processors. 

Hackers can exploit these vulnerabilities to access all of the data found...

2016 Cyber Security Breaches Survey
2016 Cyber Security Breaches Survey
The internet promises big rewards for businesses but also big risks.
The threat is significant—24 per cent of all businesses detected one or more cyber security breaches in the last 12 months. But that number skyrockets when classifying businesses by size—jumping to 51 per cent of all medium firms and 65 per cent of all large firms. The same holds true for the cost of breaches—the...

Cyber Security – Have you left the back door open?
Cyber Security – Have you left the back door open?

In this age of connectivity and access, the easier it is for you to reach your customer, the easier it is for people to reach you. It is therefore important to protect your systems and valuable data.
The world of Cyber security is no longer the remit of your ‘IT Manager’ it is now reaching the boardroom. Cyber crime is on the rise and it is extremely profitable. In fact “70%...

Cyber Security is not a Priority for a Majority of Businesses
Cyber Security is not a Priority for a Majority of Businesses
According to a quarterly survey from the merchant banking group, Close Brothers, 63 per cent of UK companies have chosen not to invest in better cyber security over the next 12 months, despite the fact that nearly that same amount is concerned about being victims of cyber crime. The decision to forego cyber defences is especially surprising considering that 24 per cent of UK companies have experienced...

Cyber Risks, Cyber Insurance and 10 Tips for Cyber Security
Cyber Risks, Cyber Insurance and 10 Tips for Cyber Security
WHAT HAS CHANGED?

Cyber crime is the world’s fastest growing criminal activity and is the single biggest future risk to businesses. Whilst money is the primary motivational factor for cyber criminals, other factors such as ideology, sympathy, anger and espionage are also significant drivers of cyber crime.

“Cyber Crime has overtaken the drug trade as the most profitable form...