I recently binge watched the widely talked about Netflix original series “You”, a psychological thriller following a New York bookstore manager called Joe who becomes obsessed with a customer (Guinevere Beck, referred to as Beck) and begins stalking her.
Cyber-threats are one of the great risks to businesses of all sizes, across all locations. And this risk is going to increase ever more so as we head into the heart of 2017. Indeed, along with the uncertainty over Brexit, cyber-crime is seen as one of THE biggest threats facing UK business this year.
And yet, despite both recognition that the risk is real, the recent high profile attacks at Tesco Bank, Yahoo and others suggest that too many business leaders are not giving the threat the serious levels of consideration that it warrants. As perhaps highlighted by the fact that almost three-quarters of SME leaders admitted that they had no adequate cover in place to protect against a breach of their system.
As awareness about the many dangers and potentially devastating effects posed by cyber-attack increases, so many of the different names, phrases and terminologies gain greater prominence in the public lexicon. With malware, denial of service, ransomware and hacking all breaking out from the tech pages into mainstream consciousness thanks to some extremely high-profile incidences in recent years.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in little over a year’s time (25 May 2018). Among the many changes ushered in, GDPR introduces a new governance requirement: the duty on the part of certain organisations to appoint a data protection officer (DPO).
Will your organisation fall under this new requirement? Read on to find out…
Statistically, your organisation is likely to be targeted by cyber criminals at some point - and, of course, building the type of environment to protect you against that threat requires financial outlay. So how much should you be spending - and where should resources be allocated?
Concerns over network security have long since migrated from the IT department to the boardroom in many companies of all sizes and sectors.
A 2015 report jointly published by NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and Veracode showed that, of 200 directors interviewed, 80% said that cyber-security was a key agenda point for their business. More concerning perhaps, was that 66% suggested a lack of confidence that their networks had adequate protection.
So you have just got the latest and greatest mobile phone, only to have the buzz shift a week later to the new model that has just been announced.