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

Enterprises switch focus to digital innovation

Enterprises IT teams have chosen digital innovation as their main focus following the pandemic, according to a survey by the analyst Gartner.

Although IT budgets only inched up by 2 per cent this year, chief information officers have Read more

Business interruption tops worry list for 2021

Business interruption has topped the executive worry list for 2021, according to Allianz’s annual Risk barometer. But three key risks are almost level pegging in first place in the survey: business interruption (41 per cent), pandemic outbreak (40 Read more