The UK is a digitally dependent economy, with a digital sector worth an estimated £118bn per year. A loss of confidence in this key driver of national wealth would be catastrophic.
Technology headlines this year are dominated by cybersecurity. The need to protect the UK and its businesses from online threats has become a top priority in the private and public spheres alike. From educating users on commonly occurring cyber-attacks to delving into the future of security and emerging technology.
UKFast is teaming up with leading industry security experts from HPE, VMware and Secarma to bring you the UK’s most influential security event. Unlocked will delve into business’s top security fears, tackling the burning issues in cybersecurity, from the rise in cyber-terrorism and ransomware to the advantages of ethical hacking and the future of AI and the IoT.
The cyber-threat landscape is thriving in volume, sophistication and severity. No matter the size or sector your business operates, implementing the right security measures and being in the know with the most recent and rising cyber threats has never been more important as cybercriminals create new ways to exploit and damage your business. What are the latest cybersecurity trends and how can you protect against them?
How can you keep updated on future cyber-threats and what can you do to mitigate them? It’s vital to understand the latest security trends and emerging cyber-threats to ensure you are protected at every corner. Your business cannot afford not to. From the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across Europe to cyber-breaches becoming more frequent than a burglary, your online security is crucial.
With 56% of organisations suffering a cyber-breach due to a third party, this aspect of cybersecurity cannot be overlooked. With implementation of the GDPR, ensuring due diligence with your third parties is crucial. Whether you’re a data processor or data controller, or both, ensuring you know how your data is stored, shared, accessed, including with your third parties is crucial. The rising level of risk from your supply chains, vendors and contractors is an increasing problem, with attackers looking to exploit your weakest link. How can you protect against cyber-breaches through your supply chains? Ironing out the chinks in your supply chains must become a top priority in 2019 and beyond.
As the modern threat landscape continues to grow in intensity and intelligence, the power of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things is being used by attackers and businesses alike. Due to the speed and complexity of modern cyber-attacks and the current cybersecurity skills gap, it has never been more vital for security teams to utilise machine learning and AI-based capabilities to defend their organisation. However, cybercriminals are also bolstering their efforts with the use of AI-based attacks, allowing them to exploit vulnerable IoT devices and achieve a greater reach across weak networks. Are you aware of the advances of AI-based attack and defence methods?
Among the 32% of businesses and 22% of charities that faced a cyber-breach or attack in the last 12 months, phishing attacks were identified by 80% and 81%, respectively. Phishing attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and intelligent. Common sense alone is no longer enough to defend against attacks, but the first line of defence in your business is still the workforce – the human firewall. Is your business implementing effective security awareness training at every organisational level?
In light of last year’s GDPR regulations and the UK’s impending exit from the EU, protecting your business data has never been more vital. A top priority for your organisation should be understanding where and how your data is stored and, with the majority of businesses migrating to cloud hosting services, this is even more crucial.
Viruses, spyware and malware, including ransomware attacks, are identified as the most common type of attack by 27% of cybercrime victims in the last year. Our experts discuss how to keep your business data secure and protect your organisation from these malicious attacks.
With political and ideological disputes representing the third greatest motivation for launching DDoS attacks, the UK’s economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit has provided a fertile ground for attackers to exploit. The threat of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks is increasing and evolving in an ever-changing landscape of advancing cybercrime. Back in the mid-1990s, sites under a DDoS attack received around 150 requests per minute; today attacks can exceed 250,000 requests per second. With hackers using extremely large and more frequent DDoS attacks to disrupt Brexit negotiations and business preparedness, discover how you can protect your business against rising DDoS threats during Brexit uncertainty and beyond.
Of the businesses for whom cybersecurity was listed as a high priority over the past year, only 35% have made changes to their cybersecurity measures after GDPR, but does your organisation understand the importance of making defence part of your infrastructure plan? Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility in a business, from the bottom up. From creating a human firewall to monitoring your network’s activity, having an effective security defence in place is vital to ensuring your business remains secure and business can continue as usual. Join the experts as they discuss UKFast’s top suite of security offerings, including DDoSX®, VM Encryption and Threat Monitoring.
What would happen if your business suffered a data breach? Data breaches can have a devastating and damaging impact on your business if you don’t have the correct security measures in place, don’t report to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) within 72 hours or have a contingency plan.
Our data breach workshop gives you practical in depth advice and guidance from the cybersecurity experts. The security specialists will take you through a range of possible, real-life scanios and how your business should respond. Attend to help get you GDPR compliant, protect against data breaches and create a robust plan to protect the most valuable asset to your business – your data.