Millions of UK SMBs are worried about cyberattacks

The vast majority (73 percent) of UK-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t believe they are equipped to survive a cyberattack. This is according to a new report from security operations firm Arctic Wolf, based on a poll of 505 SMB leaders. On average, SMBs receive around 75 cybersecurity alerts a day, which two in five (39 percent) describe as …

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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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UK firms worried about upcoming Digital Services Act

Some UK businesses may be “cautiously optimistic” about the upcoming Digital Services Act (DSA), but almost all of them are also worried about the implications for their operations. This is according to a new report from online content moderation firm Besedo, which surveyed 200 businesses on the upcoming changes. The DSA is a new set of rules and regulations submitted …

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Employees are worried about the cleanliness of offices

The pandemic has made UK workers more mindful about their health and, by extension, the cleanliness of office spaces. This is according to a new report from smart building designer Infogrid, based on a poll of 2,000 UK employees, which states that the vast majority (73 percent) claim regular cleaning has the greatest impact on how safe they feel returning …

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New ransomware trend will have executives worried

Ransomware attacks have evolved once again, giving C-suite executives a serious cause for concern. According to a new report from ZDNet, some ransomware operators are no longer casting a wide net across an organization in the hopes of finding sensitive data to encrypt. Instead, they’re specifically targeting computers and other devices used by managers and top executives. They hope that …

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