Post date: 15/10/2021 - 09:49

A study conducted by threat intelligence agency Check Point Research has concluded that during 2021 there has been a 40% increase in weekly cyberattacks that have severely affected almost every industry and region.

According to the research, Europe and America have seen the largest increase in cybercrime between 2020 and 2021, with Africa-based organisations seeing the highest volume of attacks overall.

Post date: 14/10/2021 - 09:59

Ransomware has been the talk of the cybersecurity sector for well over a year, with 2021 bringing a significantly increased level of attack frequency and intensity. Ransomware attackers look to exploit a networks’ weaknesses for financial gain, with one group amassing over $100,000,000 during the first half of 2021 alone. But what happens when the desired impact of the attack is more sinister?

Post date: 12/10/2021 - 10:36

The first botnet traces back to the EarthLink spammer in 2000. Created by Khan K. Smith, this botnet sent 1.25 million emails and gleaned $3 million before eventually being sued for $25 million by the owners of the network he was abusing, EarthLink.

Post date: 12/10/2021 - 10:27

Ransomware is now a global crisis, with its effects rippling throughout every sector from private business to governments to schools - there isn’t an industry that has gone untouched by cybercrime. 

Post date: 12/10/2021 - 10:00

‘‘A little bit of ransomware, a little bit of DDoS extortion, and a whole lot of trouble.’’ – NETSCOUT

Post date: 21/09/2021 - 10:45

First revealing themselves in 2018, Spectre-style attacks have been quietly exploiting security flaws in Chromium-based browsers (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Brave) to gain access to private and confidential information. Much like its counterpart, Meltdown, the Spectre vulnerability utilises a flaw in CPU optimization to breach security mechanisms and access a devices memory space - allowing hackers to obtain information all over the internet.

Post date: 15/09/2021 - 16:48
‘’Security teams face too many alerts, too many tools, and too many missed attacks; today’s siloed security solutions can’t keep up with evolving threats. Even when security teams deploy dozens of tools, they still lack the enterprise-wide visibility and deep analytics they need to stop attacks.’’ – PaloAlto

Post date: 15/09/2021 - 16:41
With the increase in cybercrime, it’s unfair to expect cyber security specialists to operate alone in mitigating them. Artificial intelligence is the perfect solution to the growth not only in the frequency of cyber-attacks, but also their proficiency in disarming networks and stealing data.

Post date: 15/09/2021 - 16:27
Machine learning describes the use and development of computerised systems that can adapt without following explicit instructions or code. These machines typically learn from algorithms and user data to conclude data patterns and can be combined with deep learning and artificial intelligence to create automated solutions to data management and distribution.

Post date: 15/09/2021 - 16:22
Deep learning describes a form of machine learning and artificial intelligence that utilises neural networks to imitate the way a human brain would learn data using complex abstraction and hierarchy.