St. Valentine’s name comes from ‘Valentinus’, which is taken from the Latin word for ‘worthy, strong or powerful’.
This is exactly how digital businesses should be in their approach to cyber security. And remember - cyber criminals are adept at targeting holidays and current events as bait for attacks.
St Valentine’s Day is no exception. Messages targeting this special day are expected to quadruple globally.
Cyber security challenges: what to expect in 2017.
Security experts predict that the number of ransomware attacks will continue to increase in 2017.
Apparently innocuous smart devices will play a role in massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
Business Email Compromise (BEC) are both cost-effective and relatively simple forms of corporate extortion, making them more and more attractive to cybercriminals.
But beware as these and other attacks will be subject to more stringent data review processes for enterprises as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) looms closer.
With data breaches hitting the headlines everyday, there's never been a better time to maximize cyber security awareness and translate it into pragmatic results.
And WISER played its part in contributing to the goals of the European Cyber Security Month last month: raising awareness to create a risk-management culture across EU businesses and public sector organisations.
Here's a snapshot of our contributions.
For the fourth consecutive year, the European Union (EU) declared October to be European Cyber Security Month (ECSM). October is European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), aimed at increasing awareness and capacity building across member states so European organisations are better prepared against cyberattacks.
As the European Innovation Action putting cyber risk management at the heart of every organisation, large and small, WISER is showcasing its services and tools at DSS ITSEC 2016 on 27 October in Riga, Latvia.
ECSM is the EU's annual advocacy campaign that takes place in October with the aim of raising awareness and promote cyber security among citizens and organisations.
On the 30th September will take place the kick-off event of the European Cyber Security Month 2016, where relevant themes will be addressed for opening the month.
Cyber crime poses a real and growing threat for small firms and should not be ignored.
However, many businesses find it hard to take proper measures due to a lack of time, money and information security skills.
Not any more. CyberWISER Light allows SMEs to not only improve their cyber risk management but also to detect vulnerabilities in their IT system - on a regular basis and for free.