Workers in Europe showing signs of “security fatigue”

13 August 2018

While employees across the continent understand security risks, they are taking less action than their global counterparts.

While employees across the continent understand security risks, they are taking less action than their global counterparts.

European workers have the worst cyber security discipline in the world and are displaying signs of ‘security fatigue’.

That's despite being fully aware of security risks following the introduction of high-profile legislation like GDPR.

Those are some of the findings of a study released earlier today by Aruba.

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We’re now in the “terabit era” for DDoS attacks

13 August 2018

The frequency of global DDoS attacks during the first half of 2017 compared to the first half of 2018.

The frequency of global DDoS attacks during the first half of 2017 compared to the first half of 2018.

Distributed Denial of Service entered the “terabit attack era” in 2018, according to Netscout’s latest Threat Intelligence Report.

The study revealed that In the first half of 2018, there were 47 DDoS attacks greater than 300Gbps globally, versus only seven during the same period in 2017. 

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Four million UK businesses vulnerable to losing company data

13 August 2018

The survey asked 514 UK businesses about their approaches to data backups and storage. SOURCE: BEAMING & OPINIUM 2018

The survey asked 514 UK businesses about their approaches to data backups and storage. SOURCE: BEAMING & OPINIUM 2018

Almost a million UK businesses do not backup their company data, according to research commissioned by Beaming.

The business ISP also found that a further 2.8 million firms risk losing valuable information by storing electronic copies in the same location as the original data.

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Fear of data hacks leads to drop in use of unlicenced software

18 July 2018

Twenty one per cent of software installed on computers in the UK in 2017 was not properly licenced, according to the 2018 Global Software Survey from BSA: The Software Alliance.

This represents a one-percentage point decrease compared to the organisation’s previous study that was released in 2016.

The study reveals that the commercial value of unlicenced software installed in the UK was £1.05bn.

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