DDoS cyber atacks could cost UK economy £1bn every year - report

16 April 2019

Almost half the companies surveyed said they had experienced an outage of 30 minutes or more

Almost half the companies surveyed said they had experienced an outage of 30 minutes or more

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attacks are having a bigger impact on UK businesses than ever before and could cost the UK economy more than £1 billion every year, according to a new study.

The 14th annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), published by US-headquartered security and assurance solutions specialist Netscout, revealed that in 2018, 91 per cent of the UK businesses surveyed said they had experienced a DDoS attack, which infects a network and blocks users from accessing it for often long periods of time.

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Telent’s new solution to save police millions each year

16 April 2019

Technology and network services giant Telent has launched a new digital evidence management product designed to save police services millions of pounds a year.

It provides 100 per cent UK sovereignty of the storage of digital evidence with all data encrypted - all held securely on Telent’s public services network (PSN) accredited and UK-based cloud platform.

 

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GDPR authors set out new rules for children's privacy

15 April 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has unveiled new guidelines for online services aimed at protecting minors online.

The new document, Age appropriate design: a code of practice for online services, sets out 16 ‘standards’ for age-appropriate design.

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Secarma buys stake in Shearwater

15 April 2019

Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones

Security specialist Secarma has bought 13.3 per cent stake in Shearwater Group, in a deal worth £7.4m, after selling the firm its Pentest subsidiary.

The assets that have been sold to Shearwater include the Databridge Software Division, which owns and operates a cloud-based platform-as-a-service software  (PaaS) package.

Secarma, owned by UKFast founder and chief executive officer Lawrence Jones, said that business would continue to employ a team of 40 charged with penetration testing.

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