More commentary on the news that the police force are to get more Cyber Security Training. Stephen Burke see's this as a positive step but more needs to be done.
Following the news about the UK police forces offering 120,000 police officers cyber security training, Stephen Burke, founder & CEO at Cyber Risk Aware explains why that is such an important initiative.
This latest incident in the Airline industry highlights again the weaknesses in the current security setup and response plans of major companies. Stephen Burke comments on the nature of the exposures we are seeing in these companies and highlights the need for better security protocols to be followed and more awareness and training for staff.
Stephen Burke highlights how the 'cyber-scum' among us see decent humans beings looking to helps as an opportunity for fraud. Unfortunately disaster related phishing scams are all too frequent
Pharmaceutical Technology talks about smishing with some help from Stephen Burke Cyber Risk Aware CEO.
An earlier Mimecast survey revealed that 54 percent of organisations in the UK reported an increase in email-based phishing attacks and that 92 percent of ransomware attacks globally were delivered by email.
SC Media are reporting that the number of incidents being reported to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has increased by 75 percent over the last two years. This is not good or maybe even new news but the more important fact for business leaders - the data also shows the vast majority of reported incidents (2,124 reports) could be attributed to human error, compared to just 292 that were deliberate cyber incidents.
The latest figures show that Business email Compromise attacks have spiked enormously recently. In this context Stephen Burke talking to SC Media, explains why the main focus for companies must be to help their staff know what to look for which can be done through email security awareness training but more importantly, through regularly testing staff with mock phishing tests.
Stephen Burke contributes to a recent article in SC Media on No-link CEO fraud scams and how they target junior staff who are the least likely people with a question back to the CEO 'Do you really want me to do that ?'
Smishing is becoming a growing threat with the frequent use of mobile phones and devices by perpetrators of malware, viruses and scams.