Businesses can ensure they’re not affected by the next WannaCry

Businesses can ensure they’re not affected by the next WannaCry

WannaCry hit UK organisations hard. By equipping their people to defend against cyber crime, the same organisations can make WannaCry the last big attack they suffer. As I write this, on the afternoon of the 15th of May, 2017, several things are happening in response to the cyber attack WannaCry. First, Information Security Officers and IT personnel all over the world are rolling out updates and security patches, in an effort to prevent a WannaCry infection, fuelled no doubt by several more high-strength coffees than they’d otherwise drink in any given period. Second, affected businesses are...
3 common causes of cyber attacks that show we’re making things too easy for today’s cyber criminals

3 common causes of cyber attacks that show we’re making things too easy for today’s cyber criminals

While causes of cyber attacks vary, some are remarkably widespread. These 3 causes show how easy some criminals have it. Do you lock your front door when leaving the house unattended? There are criminals out there hoping you don’t. These people make a living out of lax security measures. They study their targets. They learn their routines. They break into houses without the use of force. Such people are the reason ordinary people lock their front doors when leaving their homes. So let’s talk about what happens when those same ordinary people boot up a laptop. Causes of cyber attacks You...