Almost half of companies do not have a proper security policy in place

Cybercrime is on the rise, yet almost half of all organizations don’t have a cybersecurity policy, leaving employees without guidelines on how to defend against attack. According to a new report from the British Assessment Bureau, called “The Invisible Digital Threat: Why hackers aren’t the greatest threat to your cybersecurity”, 46 percent of firms don’t have a cybersecurity policy. A …

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If retail’s in-store experience wants a place in the next normal it must look towards omnichannel

Covid-19 has accelerated the dominance of online customer engagement both in practice and in preference. Eerie scenes of empty high streets are the corollary of huge spikes in the number of people transferring much of their consumer behavior online. And this looks likely to be a shift that’s here to stay: for example, ForgeRock research showed that in the UK, …

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A record number of DDoS attacks took place in 2020

In 2020, for the first time ever, more than 10 million Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks were recorded in a single year. This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Netscout, whose ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) observed a total of 10,089,687 attacks last year. Compared to 8.5 million attacks in 2019, that’s a 17 …

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More businesses willing to place trust in cloud since start of pandemic

A new report from cloud storage provider pCloud shows just how important cloud solutions have been during the pandemic. Polling 1,500 businesses in the UK, France and Germany, pCloud found that two thirds have more trust in the ability of cloud to keep their business running than before the pandemic. Further, 69 percent expect home working to be the default …

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Barely any SMBs have proper security protection in place

Cyberattacks against large enterprises usually provide the material for headlines, but that doesn’t mean small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) are any less vulnerable. As a matter of fact, a new report from NordVPN suggests SMBs are the “sweet spot” for criminals, for a number of reasons. For one, SMBs don’t often believe they are an attractive target. Many SMB decision-makers …

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