A Defense Ministry email to more than 250 Afghans who are eligible for relocation and still remain in Afghanistan was mistakenly copied to all applicants Monday instead of blind copied. British media reports said the people whose email addresses were distributed included some individuals who are in hiding from the Taliban. “It is an unacceptable…

New research has found that 42% of organizations are taking disciplinary action against staff who make cybersecurity errors. To examine the prevalence of punishment in businesses and the impact of this on staff, a team of researchers led by Dr John Blythe, Head of Behavioral Science at CybSafe, conducted a survey of cybersecurity awareness professionals…

Employees in the UK expressed greater understanding of privacy laws, and better training opportunities, than those in the U.S., the ObserveIT survey reveals. The survey polled 1,000 full-time employees in the United States and United Kingdom to determine their understanding of their organizations’ current privacy regulations. New policies and regulations dictating organizations’ handling of sensitive…

GDPR’s impact: The first six months

GDPR is now six months old – it’s time to take an assessment of the regulation’s impact so far. At first blush it would appear very little has changed. There are no well-publicized actions being taken against offenders. No large fines levied. So does this mean its yet another regulation that will be ignored? Actually…

Organisations across the UK are still struggling with ransomware

A year after the WannaCry ransomware attack impacted an estimated 200,000 victims, new research has revealed that organizations across the UK are still struggling to deal with ransomware. Webroot surveyed over 400 IT decision makers at UK businesses and found that 45 percent of those surveyed had suffered a ransomware attack, with nearly a quarter (23 percent) actually paying the ransom….

UK Spy Agency Warns of State-sponsored Hackers Targeting Critical Infrastructure

The U.K. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain’s secret eavesdropping agency, warns that ‘a number of [UK] Industrial Control System engineering and services organisations are likely to have been compromised’ following the discovery of ‘connections from multiple UK IP addresses to infrastructure associated with advanced state-sponsored hostile threat actors.’ The warning comes from a National Cyber Security Centre…