Source: SC Magazine Imperva has released its annual DDoS Threat Landscape report which reveals attacks on UK targets have risen by 220 percent over the last year.
Source: Energy Voice What’s your motivation? That’s the common question asked of many an actor but it’s also a highly relevant one in the cyber security industry – particularly when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure. Understand the reasons for an attack and you’re more likely to be able to narrow down the field and focus […]
By James Parry, Technical Manager, Auriga Virtual Assistants are revolutionising the consumer experience as a point of contact for routine enquiries. We’ve seen chatbots in retail environments for some time, Siri and Cortana on our mobiles and now physical robots such as Nao and Pepper, both developed by Aldebaran Robotics, are helping consumers in person […]
By James Parry, Technical Manager, Auriga It’s happened before but no-one expected it to happen again quite so soon… and in the same sector. Last week it emerged that the Marriot, Hyatt, Starwood and IHG, all of which come under the HEI Hotels management business, were subjected to a hack attack via their Point of […]
By James Parry, Technical Manager, Auriga Is our data being held to ransom without us even knowing it? When Lincolnshire County Council fell victim to a ransomware attack at the beginning of the year, SOCITM Director of Policy and Research was quick to reassure that the attack was “the exception rather than the norm”. But […]
By James Parry, Technical Manager, Auriga When asked why he robbed banks, serial bank robber Willie Sutton is reported to have said “because that’s where the money is.” The same motivation is driving online fraud and saw UK businesses lose £1 billion last year. According to a report from Action Fraud and Get Safe Online […]
Is Cloud being misold? Cloud tends to be marketed as the solution for all ICT efficiency and delivery problems. This gives companies the impression that they simply sign up to a supplier and they’ll do the work. But on closer inspection you’ll find this simply isn’t the case and nor is it advisable. Take a […]
Source: Help Net Security It’s official – cybercrime now has a bigger impact than any other form of crime in the UK. That’s the conclusion drawn by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Strategic Cyber Industry Group after releasing the Cyber Crime Assessment 2016 report which found that businesses are unable to keep pace with the […]