Entries by Mike Casey

IBM expands the role of its hybrid-cloud security package

IBM is expanding the role of its security-software package for hybrid-cloud deployments by improving the gathering of security data collected within customer networks and drawing on third-party threat-intelligence feeds, among other upgrades. IBM’s Cloud Pak for Security, which features open-source technology for hunting threats and automation capabilities to speed response to cyberattacks, can bring together […]

The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2021

The events of 2020 have turned most predictions for 2021 on their head. Top trends such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) will still define the ways in which tech reshapes our lives in the next year. However, the most significant use cases now involve helping us to adapt and survive […]

Marriott Hotels fined £18.4m for data breach that hit millions

The UK’s data privacy watchdog has fined the Marriott Hotels chain £18.4m for a major data breach that may have affected up to 339 million guests. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said names, contact information, and passport details may all have been compromised in a cyber-attack. The breach included seven million guest records for people […]

Cybersecurity: One in three attacks are coronavirus-related

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is ‘stepping up support’ for the National Health Service to help protect UK hospitals and other healthcare organisations against cyberattacks. The NCSC’s Annual Review 2020 reveals that the cyber arm of GCHQ has handled more 200 cyber incidents related to coronavirus during the course of this year – almost a […]

Defending Against the Dark Web – Dark Web Monitoring

Every year billions of identity records find their way onto the web through data breaches.  This represents hundreds of millions of compromised online accounts, with much of this data finding its way into the depths of the dark web. While good password management practices are crucial, they only go so far in terms of protecting […]

The Shady Side of the Internet – The Dark Web

You’ve probably come across the term “Dark Web” at some point, but what does this somewhat ominous term refer to? Dark Web refers to sites that are hosted behind several layers of encryption, and because of this encryption, the site operators and contributors remain hidden as it is very tricky to trace a Dark Web […]

How a remote workforce is shifting priorities

The pandemic has accelerated the move to digital transformation, forcing IT and cybersecurity teams to evaluate how they work to ensure that organizations remain secure. In particular, challenges have included the widespread adoption of hardware packages but also guaranteeing that employees have 24/7 access to their organizations’ IT infrastructure and files that are essential to work. When reflecting on […]

Huawei equipment must be removed from UK’s 5G networks by 2025

Stating there is clear evidence of collusion between Huawei and the Chinese state, the Parliament’s Defence Committee has recommended that Huawei-supplied equipment should be removed from the UK’s 5G networks by 2025 instead of 2027 which is the existing deadline. The Parliament’s Defence Committee is chaired by Conservative MP Tobias Elwood and other MPs in […]

BA GDPR Data Breach Fine Lowered to £20m Due to COVID-19

The fine against British Airways for GDPR failings has been reduced to £20m from the original £183m intent to fine issued last July. An ICO investigation found the airline was processing a significant amount of personal data without adequate security measures in place, leading to a cyber-attack during 2018, which it did not detect for more than two months. […]