In recent weeks, a number of UK schools have been targeted by cybercriminals, with some serious incidents underlining the need for comprehensive cyber defenses. But what are the implications, and how worrying is the threat?
Instead of looking for malicious content, today’s advanced CDR (Content Disarm and Reconstruction) technologies treat all files as untrusted, validating, rebuilding and cleaning each one against their manufacturer’s ‘known-good’ specification.
In a wide ranging Executive Order signed by President Biden on May 12th, the US government put into place a set of activities designed to address the continuing cybersecurity attacks on U.S. technology infrastructure.
In the past few weeks, the likes of Microsoft, Google and Apple have each released updates to address new zero day vulnerabilities.
This week is National Coding Week, and I’m sure many people in the IT industry would agree that there's probably never been a more exciting time to create software
Ransomware has become one of the biggest threats to global cyber security.
New research from insurance company, Beazley, has revealed that cyber is the highest ranked concern across a broad range of technology risks for business leaders in 10 different industry sectors.
The recent White House Security Summit saw President Biden host CEOs from the tech, energy and finance, education and insurance sectors as part of the ongoing response to the cyberattacks that have impacted government networks and critical infrastructure.
Today, the 1st of October, marks the start of Cybersecurity Awareness Month and here at Glasswall we are looking forward to helping spread the word about how organizations can proactively protect against sophisticated file-based threats.
For week one of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the theme is to ‘Be Cyber Smart’ and in particular, keep a very close eye on cyber hygiene.
Phishing attacks and scams have been a ‘go to’ tactic for cybercriminals for years and have taken on an added dimension since the COVID pandemic began.
The third week of 2021’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on cybersecurity careers and encourages people to ‘Explore, Experience and Share’ the exciting and varied opportunities available.
To round off what’s been a thought-provoking and useful event, Cybersecurity Awareness Month wraps up by focusing on building security into products and processes in a ‘Cybersecurity First’ approach.
The complexity of today’s highly connected technologies and the growing sophistication of threats means that for many, just keeping up to date with basic ‘cyber hygiene’ essentials can be a challenge, leaving organisations vulnerable to attack.
Cryptocurrency as we know it first began with the creation of Bitcoin in 2009. As its popularity increased, and the appeal of a decentralised currency caught on, it launched the creation of other new cryptocurrencies. Today, there are over 6000 examples in existence.
The volume and sophistication of ransomware attacks has exploded and will only continue to increase next year, when we can expect more personalized attacks from criminals with a broader understanding of how organizations work on the inside.
Organisations today are faced with a multitude of vulnerabilities and must employ a variety of technologies and processes to protect themselves against constantly evolving threats.
The last 12 months has seen organisations around the world working hard to proactively address a wide range of cybersecurity challenges and opportunities. While we continue to see some worrying trends and headlines, there are also many networks that have remained safe from attack.
As part of our 2022 cybersecurity predictions series, Glasswall CPO, Paul Farrington shared his thoughts on the important issue of nation-state attacks.
In the third of our 2022 cybersecurity predictions, Glasswall CFO, Steve Roberts, explains how the ongoing shift to a hybrid and remote working model will require organisations to focus more heavily on security in the year ahead:
Three of the UK’s most well-known brands – the BBC, British Airways and Boots – have each been given an ultimatum by a cybercrime gang known as Cl0p, which claims to have stolen the personal details of over 100,000 people employed across at least six organizations in total.
Looking ahead to what 2022 might bring across the cybersecurity space, we’ve covered ransomware, nation-state attacks and the world of hybrid work. This time, Glasswall CEO, Danny Lopez, shares his thoughts on the ongoing challenges presented by the industry-wide skills gap:
As we’ve discussed previously on the Glasswall blog, the cybersecurity mindset seen at a boardroom level plays a crucial role in how well organisations can protect their networks and data. In the latest of our 2022 predictions series, our CEO, Danny Lopez, looks ahead to what executive teams will face going forwards:
During 2022, organisations will face a wide variety of serious cybersecurity challenges, but as Glasswall CEO, Danny Lopez, explains in our latest predictions post, there are some important geopolitical issues that will continue to impact the industry as a whole:
In the latest edition of Glasswall’s ‘Known Good’ podcast, we welcome John Noble CBE. John is an advisor to Glasswall and non-executive director at NHS Digital, where he is responsible for overseeing cybersecurity and information assurance
John Noble CBE is an advisor to Glasswall and non-executive director at NHS Digital, where he is responsible for overseeing cyber security and information assurance. Here, he shares insight and advice on how organizations should react when faced with a cybersecurity crisis.
Among the many difficult issues facing the global cybersecurity industry, a worldwide talent gap continues to cause serious concern. With ransomware and other attacks rising and data breaches becoming more prevalent, organizations are also grappling with a chronic skills shortage that makes finding the right talent increasingly challenging.
January 28th – Data Privacy Day – has become an annual focal point for individuals and businesses concerned about risk prevention and mitigation.
In common with many countries around the world, the UK Government has recently focused on updating its national cybersecurity objectives and strategies.
In the new edition of the Glasswall podcast, we talk to Josh Kennedy-White, a respected business strategist with a 25-year track record driving innovation in security and technology across numerous industries.
As the situation in Ukraine continues to develop, concerns have been raised about the potential for an escalation in cyber attacks emanating from Russia.
In our series of Q&A discussions with senior security leaders, we spoke to Chris Smith, Information Security Leader at MassMutual - a major life insurance specialist based in the U.S.
The nature of modern digital communication means that organizations create and share files in their billions on a daily basis
Given the prospect of war in Europe, a war that will be fought not just with guns and tanks but firewalls and hackers, we all need to be alive to the threat of ransomware.
Cybersecurity trends are regularly in the news, helping organizations understand the evolving nature and scale of the risks they face.
As speculation grows about the possibility of major cyberattacks from nation-state adversaries, authorities are focusing on the need for proactive preparation across public and private sectors.
Across the banking and financial services industry, Know Your Customer (KYC) processes play an increasingly essential role in risk management and compliance processes. In common with their bricks-and-mortar rivals, for example, the fast-growth Neobank sector faces a range of cybersecurity and data privacy risks.
The enormous cost associated with cyberattacks continues to cause major concern among businesses worldwide.
The UK government’s recently-published annual Cyber security Breaches Survey reveals a variety of emerging trends and risks across the constantly changing threat landscape.
Cybersecurity breaches are severe and continue to make the headlines. Governments the world over are accelerating the rollout of new rules and regulations in an effort to prevent and mitigate the damaging attacks seen on a regular basis.
When cybersecurity breaches come to light, there’s an understandable focus on the financial impact. The subsequent FAQs often include: How much will it cost to get systems back online and repair the damage? What is this costing on a global level? And more recently, how much cryptocurrency was stolen?
Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off with guidance on the importance of enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA).
During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re once again reminded about the importance of using strong passwords and password managers as the first line of defence against cybercriminals.
The importance of keeping software regularly updated is one of the key themes for Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2022. As the event organizers explain,“one of the easiest ways to keep your information secure is to keep your software and apps updated.”
According to threat intelligence research from IBM, phishing attacks were the top infection vector in 2021, with over 4 in 10 attacks initiated using this tactic – a 33% increase over the previous year. This helps explain why recognizing and reporting phishing has been chosen as one of the core themes for Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
A new federal report released just after Halloween revealed yet more frightening insight into the huge and growing cost of ransomware. In a record-breaking 12 months, U.S. banks processed more than $1 billion in potential ransomware-related payments during 2021 – up from $416 million the year before.
In providing a wide range of operational and mission-critical tech solutions, MSPs take on the role of keeping customer systems and data secure from cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities. For many, this is a major challenge – according to recent industry research, nearly 90% of MSPs say their customers have been affected by cyberattacks in the past two years.
Having first come to market in the late 2000s, Neobanks are now well established as a powerful and disruptive influence on the banking industry worldwide.
Last week Danny, our CEO attended the Innovate Finance Global Summit, now in its ninth year. It was his seventh in a row and it did not disappoint. Once again, it brought together a who’s who of global fintech. The City’s Guildhall, a magnificent building, hosted two days of insightful panels, inspiring presentations, and quality networking. Many important topics were discussed. From the current investment climate to the future of money, financial inclusion, and financial wellness.
The secure transfer of data across trust boundaries is vital for government agencies. Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) enable the exchange of information between isolated and external networks, but traditional detection-based antivirus and sandbox solutions fall short of protecting departments against new and existing file-based threats.
In its most recent in-depth report, the Anti-Phishing Working Group, which has produced reports of phishing activities and trends for nearly 20 years, said there were over 1.2 million recorded attacks in the third quarter of 2022.
The adoption of multi-cloud strategies is growing at a rapid pace across the public and private sectors. This approach allows organizations to use multiple cloud computing services within a heterogeneous architecture, providing them with flexibility, scale, and the ability to leverage the strengths of different cloud providers while avoiding vendor lock-in.
Although the global economy is facing difficulties, cybersecurity spending will continue to grow this year. As the frequency and severity of cyber attacks increase, organizations in both the public and private sectors will prioritize security...
Never far from the headlines, AI is front and center at the moment thanks to the huge impact being made by ChatGPT, which in its own words, is a “powerful AI-based language generation model.”
While this sounds simple, the range of potential ChatGPT applications is huge, from writing essays, code, poetry, movie scripts and even novels to offering ideas and insight into just about any conceivable subject on demand. It’s been touted as a major threat to Google and is attracting huge levels of investor interest. The list of possibilities is almost endless.
Organizations across the Managed Service Providers (MSP) ecosystem have become a target for cybercriminals in recent years due to their access to multiple networks and applications for various clients.
As vaccine rollouts continue across the world, employers are looking ahead to the opportunities and realities of a post-pandemic economy.
It has become evident in recent years that traditional cyber-security solutions alone can no longer adequately protect organizations in today’s threat landscape...
The recent cybersecurity alert issued by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has once again warned about the threat posed to critical national infrastructure (CNI) organizations by state-aligned groups, particularly those sympathetic to Russia's invasion of...