Workers increasingly worried automation will make them redundant

Concerns among employees that automation might make their roles redundant have been exacerbated by the pandemic, a new report from TotalJobs and Boston Consulting Group claims. Polling more than 209,000 people in 190 countries, the pair found workers aged 31-40, especially those who were laid off during the pandemic, to be most fearful of AI and automation taking their jobs. …

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Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly targeted

Ransomware operators are losing interest in wide net attack strategies. Instead, they’re more inclined towards targeted attacks, in which they know exactly who they’re targeting, why and for how much money. This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which states that the number of ransomware attacks has been steadily declining over the years. Between 2019 and …

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Edge computing set to play an increasingly important role for businesses

Although just a quarter of businesses are harnessing edge computing today, almost all (89 percent) believe it will play an important role within the next decade.  This is according to a new report from Telehouse International Corporation of Europe, which suggests businesses want to “bring applications closer to data sources” by 2030. Besides edge, businesses also expect to shift further …

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Cybersecurity responsibility increasingly shifting to in-house legal teams

Here’s an interesting side-effect of the pandemic and transition to remote working: cybersecurity is increasingly becoming the responsibility of in-house legal teams. According to a new report, recently released by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Exterro, cybersecurity has now overtaken compliance as the most important business issue among Chief Legal Officers (CLO). Polling 1,000 CLOs across 21 industry …

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Web shell attacks becoming increasingly popular among cybercriminals

The volume of web shell attacks worldwide is on an upwards trend and gathered significant pace in 2020. This is according to a new report from Microsoft, based on data drawn down from its Microsoft 365 Defender antivirus suite. “A web shell is typically a small piece of malicious code written in typical web development programming languages (e.g., ASP, PHP, …

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British businesses increasingly prioritise data privacy and security

More and more British businesses have prioritised data privacy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, new research has found. A study by security firm Netwrix discovered that the majority of the UK organisations are concerned about security-related issues and plan to enforce cybersecurity awareness among employees. The pandemic appears to have helped engineer a major change in the IT …

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