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Over 50% of companies experience cyber attacks

51% of all companies have now exerienced some form of cyber crime, with 93% of all large enterprises becoming targets last year.  

The rise in these figures is in part due to the business community relying on cloud and more mobile working techniques. 

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WatchGuard TDR Webinar

NetThreat to co-host Threat Detection and Response demonstration webinar with WatchGuard.  To include:

Malware classification
The challenges and approaches to advanced malware detection
WatchGuard's unique Threat Detection and Response Service (TDR)

You'll also get a practical overview of the TDR platform and Advanced Threat Triage with APT Blocker.

Join us on 7 November at 2pm

 

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Cyber Security Centre: 1,000+ attacks in first year.

GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre has just released its first annual report.

Of the 1,000+ attacks reported nearly 600 were categorised as significant and 30 (including the WannaCry attacks) required a committed cross governmental response.

Talking about the work of the specialised Government unit NCSC head Ciaran Martin warned that it was not a case of it a company was affected by cybercrime but when.  Mr Martin explained, "Cyber-security is crucial to our national security and to our prosperity. We're incredibly proud of what we have achieved in our first year at the National Cyber Security Centre, bringing together some of the best cyber-security brains in the country in a single place.  But the threat remains very real and growing - further attacks will happen and there is much more for us to do to make the UK the safest place in the world to live and do business online."

 

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Major Accountancy Firm counts cost of Cyber Crime

The London registered accountancy firm Deloitte, one of the world's largest accountancy firms has become the latest victim of cyber crime.

According to reports by the Guardian newspaper the confidential email addresses and reports of some of its blue-chip clients have been compromised via the firm's worldwide email server system. There are claims that entry to the system was gained via a single password and that the compay did not have "two-step" verification in place.

An internal enquiry is ongoing from the events thought to have started in March.  Embarrasingly, just 5 years ago, Deloitte was ranked as the best cybersecurity consultant in the world.

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British Universities latest victims of cyber attacks

A freedom of information report obtained by the The TImes newspaper shows that there were nearly 1,200 successful cyber attacks between 2016 and 2017.

Ransomware, phishing and denial of service attacks had all been directed at the seemingly soft targets of the UK education system.  Open networks, challenging budgets and lack of staff awareness are all cited as a cause for concern. With some organisations being hot with more than 1,000 attacks a month.

 

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44 million Brits affected by US data breach

US credit rating firm Equifax has admitted that hackers have exposed the personal data of 143 million customers in the US and 44 million customes in the UK.  Caused by a website vulnerability the data was stolen between May and July this year.

Many large companies in the UK use Equifax services including BT, Capital One and British Gas.

 

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