Stuart Wilkes

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Stuart J Wilkes is an IT industry professional with over 20 years experience working with companies, educational institutions and charities on how they can reap commercial benefit from the continued developments within the world of technology.

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The WannaCry global ransomeware attack exposed a collective cyber security failure. There was no escaping the cyber security apocalypse that struck the world at around 3pm last Friday when the so called WannaCry ransomware took hold of a tens of thousands of unpatched computers across the World, causing a cyber attack unprecedented in scale. All major news outlets ran the […]

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It was bound to happen that the insurance market would move on from providing cyber liability insurance to businesses onto providing it to individuals. Fortune magazine posted a story highlighting the recent personal cyber security insurance plans, being offered by American International Group (AIG). They suggest that many individuals have been taking out identify theft protection for a few years, […]

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Cyber People

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When I advise businesses on being protected against cyber-attacks, one of the first things I focus on is their desktop operating systems. Updates bring about improvements, and fix potential security flaws. It is free, and can easily be automated, but can also be forgotten. Old operating systems often cannot be updated, and from a security perspective this is dangerous. Organisations […]

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The news cycle over the weekend was dominated by reports of a worldwide spate of ransomware based Cyber Attacks. There is plenty of information covering the how, and the why, and the inevitable finger pointing has started with many looking to allocate blame to various governments and their associated agencies. Common questions following this type of event are how it […]

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Despite devastating cyber-attacks being reported daily in today’s media, most IT professionals believe that the true state of affairs is being significantly under-reported. A survey from Lieberman Software found that 87% of respondents think that large financial hacks are happening more often than reported, and right under the nose of security auditors. http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/it-pros-believe-cyberattacks-are/ Share:

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“Smaller companies are generally less protected and easier to breach, with nearly 44% already affected by cyber attacks. Statistically, many of them won’t survive the attack beyond six months.” Amnon Bar-Lev, president of Check Point Software Technologies http://www.microscope.co.uk/news/4500247457/InfoSec-The-threats-continue-to-multiply  Share:

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