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Crimeware as a Service - What you need to know to protect your company

Many years ago, hacking and cybercrime was often the work of skilled individuals - typically programmers and software engineers working in their own time to create the tools they needed to breach security systems.

While these attacks were often successful due to the lack of public awareness about cybercrime, they were limited in scale due being perpetrated by individuals or small groups. Today, headlines around the world have drawn attention to the fact that cyber attacks have grown in their size and scope, with thousands of private users and businesses being targeted every day by criminals attempting to disrupt services and steal data.

What WannCry taught us about the true nature of cyber threats

Once again, cyber security is front-page news. Dubbed WannaCry, the ransomware attack unleashed earlier this month has affected an estimated 200,000 (and counting) computers across the globe. The NHS, Scottish Power, Renault, O2 and the China National Petroleum Corporation are just a handful of the organisations affected.

Significant though the attack was, it wasn’t exactly surprising - and nor should it be thought of as a once-in-a-blue-moon event.

Prepare or repare? The risks and costs of cyber-attack compared

For any new service provider or proposed systems update, there’s one important question to consider: will the changes on the table bring added value to the business? Cyber security measures are no exception to this rule.

What risks are you faced with? What are the likely costs of being hit by a breach? How do the costs of prevention stack up against the cost of clear-up? We take a look…

Why you should care about Ransomware

There’s always a new cyber-threat looming large isn’t there? A new virus or malware with a suitably sinister name, lurking in malicious files, waiting to cause havoc on our systems and grab headlines in the media.

The latest such nasty to make its presence felt, causing chaos and attracting the attention of the news channels, is the threateningly named: Ransomware.

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