Cyber Security News

NSF finance $4.4m grant to advance cybersecurity education

The NSF has revealed it will be providing a $4.4m federal grant to educate the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

EU financing to advance next-generation cyber security platform

EclecticIQ has obtained €15m worth of EU financing from the European Investment Bank to facilitate the development of a next-generation cyber security platform.

Only cyber-security investment can tackle the growing threat of cybercrime

Ian Thornton-Trump, the Chief Information Security Officer at Cyjax Ltd, discusses the necessity of widespread cyber-security investment. From 2015 onwards, the scourge of ransomware attacks on small,...

UK and US cyber security leaders discuss collective threats and opportunities

Cyber security leaders from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) meet in London.

$400,000 awarded to establish computer hardware cybersecurity course

A novel cybersecurity education programme has been awarded $400,000 by the NSF to train students to create more secure computer hardware.

UK cyber experts connect with tech startups to tackle security challenges

In a move to link UK cyber experts with the tech industry, the first companies to work with the National Cyber Security Centre for Startups have been chosen.

Ending cyberattacks with post-quantum cryptography computer chip

Scientists have made significant progress in combatting cyberattacks, developing a computer chip that utilises post-quantum cryptography.

UK cybercrime study reveals substantial financial losses for the public

A novel investigation into the prevalence of UK cybercrime has revealed a financial loss of £5.7m to British people and businesses in 2021.

US Army researchers enhance vehicle cybersecurity with machine-learning

Researchers have developed an innovative machine learning technique that provides significantly more robust cybersecurity for vehicles.

Cybercrime study reveals rise in incidents during COVID-19 pandemic

A study has discovered that cybercrime has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for robust cybersecurity.

UK government hold China responsible for Microsoft cyber-attack

The UK government has announced they and its allies are inculpating China for the cyber-attack experienced by Microsoft earlier in the year.

UK Cyber industry receives substantial government backing

UK cyber businesses have been provided a substantial investment of £700k by the UK government to significantly enhance the sector.

Cybersecurity

Cyber security consists of technologies, processes and controls designed to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber-attacks.

Implementing effective cyber security reduces the risk of cyber-attacks and protects against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.

Cyber security essentially focuses on protecting computer systems from unauthorised access or being otherwise damaged or made inaccessible.

Under the GDPR and DPA 2018, organisations must implement appropriate security measures to protect personal data – or risk substantial fines.