Cyber Security Skills Shortage Hampering Internet Of Things Development

New research from Experis explores the impact of Internet of Things on the cyber security jobs market  UK businesses are struggling to find the right blend of security skills to harness the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). This is according to the latest Experis Industry Insiders report, which examines how the growth of IoT is impacting the […]

2.7 Billion In Losses To Cybercrime In 2018

Software Management Standpoint

More than 351,936 complaints of Internet-related crimes and scams streamed into the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center in 2018 that resulted in $2.7 billion in losses.   #ICYMI, the 2018 Internet Crime Complaint Report–released yesterday–details current and historic reported internet-connected crime statistics. Reported crimes resulted in $2.7 billion in losses in just 2018! Click for more info: https://t.co/gUiZNWKqXI […]

Looking At The Current State Of Data Security

Three Questions about Online Security

3.35 billion – the number of data records that were compromised worldwide in the first half 2018 alone. 214 – the number of data records that are lost or stolen every second. 72% – the jump in the number of records compromised in 2018 in comparison to the same period in 2017. These staggering numbers […]

Apple iPhone Privacy

While Apple might be capitalizing on its privacy controls, some have criticized the company for such things as its identifiers for advertisers (IDFA).   Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust:  “The IDFA is simply one of several device identifiers. Even if Apple were to change the IDFA on a weekly basis it would be using another identifier […]

More Than Half Of British Firms ‘Report Cyber-Attacks In 2019’

The BBC reported this morning that the proportion of UK firms reporting a cyber-attack has jumped, despite most businesses admitting they are under-prepared for breaches, according to research from Hiscox. The insurer found 55% had faced an attack in 2019, up from 40% last year. But almost three quarters of firms were ranked as “novices” in terms of cyber […]

May Allows Huawei To Participate In ‘Non-Core’ Parts Of UK’s 5G Network

Following the leaked news that Theresa May and her senior ministers have approved the participation of Huawei in some non-core parts of Britain’s 5G data network, but have banned the Chinese company from more sensitive core parts of the project, please see below for comment from Malcolm Taylor, former senior British intelligence officer and current Director of Cyber […]