Cyber Security

The smart buildings report 2017: installed base, benefits and challenges, cyber threat and barriers to adoption

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2.5 million annual hacks are just the “tip of the iceberg”

The number of UK businesses attacked by cybercriminals last year is actually much higher than the 2.5 million disclosed in a recent survey, according to an information security expert. Read More

If you can’t beat them, recruit them: enlist young hackers to fight cybercrime, says infosec chief

Young hackers should be encouraged to use their skills to tackle, not carry out, cybercrime, a cybersecurity chief has suggested. Read More

“The ‘security of security’ is our top priority in the IoT era”

Cybersecurity is a pressing priority for Genetec, just announced as sponsor of the Borders & Infrastructure Expo at IFSEC 2017. We spoke to their sales engineering manager, EMEA and APAC, Simon Cook, about their efforts to stiffen cyber resilience not just in their own systems, but connected third-party devices too. Read More

US regulator and healthcare sector fear medical device hacks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and medical device makers are expecting more hacking attacks, according to an in-depth piece published by The Hill. Read More

One in five UK firms hacked in 2016

Large firms are most at risk from cybercrime, with British businesses lacking even the most basic security measures to keep […] Read More

Organisations braced for surge in industrial cyber attacks

Most organisations expect Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployment to lead to more cybersecurity attacks in 2017, according to a study by Tripwire Inc. Read More

Jailbreaking tractors and what it tells us about ineffective security. No, really

Tractor manufacturer John Deere's war on music-pirating farmers has inadvertently created another problem: the proliferation of rogue Ukrainian jailbreak software among farmers, writes Advent IM's Ellie Hurst. Read More

Healthcare sector is prime target for ransomware attacks, says white paper

The healthcare sector is the most vulnerable and least equipped to defend against hackers with hospitals becoming the prime target of ransomware attacks, a new white paper concludes. Read More

The 10 most costly cybercrimes and data breaches of all time

This infographic, which was put together by The Best VPN, details the 10 most notable cybercrimes by size or significance to occur in the US. Read More

Atos and Siemens to offer cybersecurity tools and services to US utilities and oil and gas sectors

IT services provider Atos is expanding its partnership with Siemens to provide US-based utilities and oil and gas companies with integrated cybersecurity solutions. Read More