Geopolitics and ransomware attacks top cyberrisk concerns

Geopolitics and ransomware attacks lead the list of cyberrisk concerns for global businesses, according to Allianz. In addition, businesses say they are worried about government-backed attacks against companies, infrastructure and supply chains because of the war in Ukraine Read more

Cyberattack preparations may not be robust enough

Cyberattack preparations may not be robust enough to withstand real attacks at many organisations, according to a recent report.

The analyst IDC said that 85 per cent of organisations have playbooks for cyber intrusion detection, prevention and response. Read more

Ransomware attacks increased in 2021

Ransomware attacks increased by 80 per cent over the last 12 months, according to a Sophos white paper. That means that ransomware attacks hit two out of three organisations in 2021. This demonstrates “that adversaries have become Read more

Concern grows over risk of AI warfare

AI warfare is rapidly becoming a global threat and needs urgent control and regulation, according to UK AI expert Stuart Russell.

The University of California Professor is to warn in the BBC’s Reith Lectures that there should be an Read more

Right to repair gathers pace

The right to repair movement that seeks to enable consumers to mend broken technologies is gathering pace.

Apple recently became the latest technology business to say it will allow consumers to repair their own devices. That could reduce the Read more

WEF outlines three principles of cyber resilience

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently outlined its three principles of cyber resilience, which focus on governance, operating models and business outcomes.

While cyber attacks such as ransomware are steeply increasing, it said, too few business focus mitigation Read more

Cybersecurity “issue of the decade”

Cybersecurity is the “issue of the decade”, chief executive officer of IBM Arvind Krishna has said.

The company said it plans to train more than 150,000 people in cybersecurity over the next three years. In addition, it said it Read more

UK Government consultation on supply chain cyber risk

The UK government has launched a consultation on how how different organisations manage supply chain cyber risk. It aims to understand the potential barriers that could prevent effective supplier risk management.

“We know that relatively small proportions of organisations Read more