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Third of UK firms don’t have cyber security insurance

Thirty one percent of UK executives surveyed say their firm has no cybersecurity insurance, compared to 40 percent in other countries surveyed Only 28 percent of UK firms surveyed have cybersecurity insurance that covers all risks and 69 percent of respondents say insurers should do more to explain how they price risk.

Contributor: Steve Hadaway | Published: 2 June 2017

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Cyber attack – who’s to blame in your business?

Commenting on the ongoing issues caused by the WannaCry cyber-attack, Joe Hancock, cyber security expert at law firm Mishcon de Reya - the malicious software used in the attack infects systems and encrypts their contents - often known as ransomware.

Contributor: Joe Hancock | Published: 17 May 2017

UK workers trust web more than colleagues

UK workers are more likely to trust Google with their work worries than their colleagues. Common search queries, such as “My colleagues are racist”, “My colleagues are idiots”, “Someone I work with has bed bugs”, “My job kills my soul” range from funny, to worryingly depressing. Comment from Managing Director at DPG Plc., Paul Drew.

Contributor: Paul Drew | Published: 6 May 2017

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Cyber Security is a ‘people problem’ says IISP Survey

Over 80 percent of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge compared to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). Comment from Piers Wilson, author of the report and Director at the IISP.

Contributor: Piers Wilson | Published: 1 May 2017

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Level of Cyber attacks report seems low says experts

One in five actually seems incredibly low. I suspect most organisations will have had some kind of cyber risk issue, whether fraud or data theft and just may be deciding not to report it. Commenting on the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey, Mishcon de Reya Cyber Security Lead Joe Hancock.

Contributor: Joe Hancock | Published: 22 April 2017

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British retailers lead the way in mobile e-commerce

What impact is e-commerce having on retailers? This was the question that HR service provider, SD Worx, put to almost five hundred retailers with fifty to thousands of employees in Britain, Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Contributor: Dieter Messner | Published: 15 April 2017

Broadband prices penalise loyal customers

Research from the Citizens Advice Bureau that Broadband prices penalise loyal customers. With comment from Dave Millett of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox.

Contributor: Dave Millett | Published: 14 April 2017

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Top companies devoid of cyber-security at board level

Despite 87 percent of companies identifying cyber as a principal risk. Just a handful of FTSE 100 company boards disclose having a director with specialist technology or cyber security experience, according to an analysis of annual reports by Deloitte, the business advisory firm. Comment Phill Everson, Head of Cyber risk services - Deloitte UK.

Contributor: Phill Everson | Published: 11 February 2017

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UK Cyber security second worst in the world

British businesses could be put at increased risk of cyber attack by the UK’s severe shortage of cyber security expertise, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed. In a global study of employer demand for cyber security expertise and the numbers of people searching for such roles, Britain’s cyber security skills gap emerged as the second worst in the world. Comment from Mariano Mamertino, EMEA – Indeed.

Contributor: Mariano Mamertino | Published: 21 January 2017

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UK government ‘must take action’ on 5G

The Government must handle the rollout of 5G better than it did 4G and that the UK’s current 4G network ranks only 54th in the world in terms of coverage, so says independent telecoms expert Dave Millett from Equinox.

Contributor: Dave Millett | Published: 3 January 2017