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Education sector bombarded by breaches and attacks
News | May 2022
University College London faced almost 60 million malicious email attacks in the first three months of 2022, it is reported – prompting a stark warning
Colonial Pipeline hack remembered
News | May 2022
Saturday 7 May – first anniversary of infamous ransomware attack.
Endace EndaceProbe 9200 G4
Review | May 2022
Packet capture is an essential tool for SecOps and NetOps teams, but full visibility into network activity demands a solution that records with zero packet loss.
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Finger on the Pulse
News | May 2022
New advanced malware prevention software launched by SecureAge Technology
NHS breaches - just a fact of life now?
Feature | May 2022
What will it take to stop the countless hacks on the NHS from happening... or have we reached the point where nothing can be protected anymore?
Ransomware now a global menace
Feature | May 2022
With many organisations using outdated and ineffective technology and corporate strategies, the fear is they could soon be victims of an all-out attack
New malware needs 30 minutes to steal your details
News | May 2022
Qbot has returned with a vengeance delivering speed-of-light attacks
Governments are 'ransomware's next big victim'
News | May 2022
A sustained meteoric rise in ransomware is identified in a new report, with 623.3 million attacks occurring globally.
Cloudflare swoops in to buy up Vectrix
News | May 2022
Cloudflare has acquired Vectrix, a provider of one-click visibility and control across their SaaS applications.
Adarma research findings reveal ransomware disconnect
News | May 2022
UK independent cyber threat management company Adarma has released research findings into how organisations perceive today's threats and how...


Computing Security Awards hit all the right notes!
Awards | May 2022
UK'Back in the room' live to great fanfare - and an opera singer's performance is amongst the night's big winners!
The Computing Security Awards 2021 – Mobile Security Solution of the Year
Awards | May 2022
Winner: Jamf - Jamf Threat Defense
Runner-up: Kaspersky - Internet Security (For Android)
The Computing Security Awards 2021 – Penetration Testing Solution of the Year
Awards | May 2022
Winner: Edgescan - Edgescan Professional Services
Runner-up: Pentest Limited - Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment
The Computing Security Awards 2021 – Breach and Attack Simulation Solution of the Year
Awards | May 2022
Winner: Picus Security - Picus Complete Security Control Validation Platform
Runner-up: XM Cyber - XM Cyber
The Computing Security Awards 2021 – Remote Monitoring Security Solution of the Year
Awards | May 2022
Winner: StorageCraft an Arcserve Company - OneSystem
Runner-up: Kroll - Kroll Responder

Welcome to the May 2022 issue of your Computing Security Newsletter.

Welcome to the May 2022 issue of yourComputing Security Newsletter. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with malicious cyber activityheavily ramped up, along with the shift to hybrid working, fears of a data breach have soared. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that 72% of business leaders view cyber risk as a significant concern for their organisation, with 58% believing the risk of a cyber-attack has increased.
In its poll of nearly 600 directors, the IoD also found that:

  • 54% believe that every board member has enough expertise to understand the potential impact and value of cyber security in respect of their organisation
  • 61% say their organisation has appropriate controls and monitoring mechanisms in place that assure them their cyber security measures are effective
  • 46% state that their organisation ensures that cyber security is considered in every business decision
  • 54% say their organisation has an incident management plan in place for cyber attacks
  • 46% comment that their organisation is able to access cyber insurance cover.

  • "The results of our survey provide evidence that many businesses are taking cyber security seriously," says Dr Roger Barker, the Institute's director of policy. "However, a higher level of awareness and expertise is needed on boards of directors, in view of the unprecedented shift to home working and heightened geopolitical tensions.

    "Hybrid working is here to stay. However, a remote workforce brings with it enhanced cyber risks, with employees relying on their home networks – and sometimes their own devices - to complete tasks. Companies have not yet fully adjusted to this reality.Furthermore, cybersecurity authorities have warned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exposes organisations both within and beyond the region to increased malicious cyber activity."

    Brian Wall, Editor
    Computing Security

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