Cybersecurity lessons for 2020 and beyond

We need to pause and take stock after a year of big breaches Image: Avi Richards on Unsplash 08 Nov 2017 William H. Saito, Special Advisor, Cabinet Office (Government of Japan) for World Economic Forum   Good cyber-security has tremendous potential to improve society, business and services we use every day. Because of its very nature, though, […]

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NHS ‘could have prevented’ WannaCry ransomware attack

 Written by BBC GETTY IMAGES (C)WannaCry was the biggest cyber-attack that has affected the NHS to date NHS trusts were left vulnerable in a major ransomware attack in May because cyber-security recommendations were not followed, a government report has said. More than a third of trusts in England were disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware, according to the […]

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Wi-Fi Encryption Vulnerable

WPA2 isn’t Secure. By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect Recent research has uncovered several major vulnerabilities in the centre of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II). The vulnerability allows crafty criminals to sit on your network and listen to internet communications (record passwords, gather information from messages, etc.). In the thirteen years that WPA2 has existed, […]

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[Video] Mobile users need to wake up and smell the coffee…

Watch Samsung Knox’s video on mobile security By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect With an estimate of 43,000,000 mobile phones being in circulation by 2018, UK mobile users need to wake up and smell the coffee when it comes to mobile security. Nick Dawson from Samsung says “The most dangerous [threats to security] are the […]

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Cyber threat ‘as serious as terrorism’ says GCHQ

And they’re not wrong. By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect With cyber attacks and breaches of data on the rise in the United Kingdom, GCHQ has stated that the cyber-security threat to the UK is ‘as serious as terrorism’. Jeremy Flemming, head of GCHQ has said that increased funding for the Government Communications Headquarters is […]

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