Search Tag: Cyber Security

IT Management

IDC Forum: Staff Training Critical for IT Security

2016 30 Mar

The ‘good guys’ are much more organised and targeted than the ‘bad guys’ which is contributing to the rise in data breaches around the globe,   Paschalis Pissarides, of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association ( ISACA) said at the IDC IT Management Forum in Nicosia. “This is war and we must use military tactics and strategy to win... Read more

IT Management

How to Defend Against a Cyber Attack

2016 29 Feb

Recent malware attacks on a hospital in Hollywood and a second in Germany have highlighted the role of human error in paralysing the IT of healthcare and the urgent need to train staff to recognise a cyber-threat. Last month Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre was forced to pay ransom after malware froze its IT systems while Lucas Hospital reverted to... Read more

IT Management

New Cyber security Threat: 'Locky’

2016 29 Feb

Following the recent ransomware incident at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre, that saw the facility paying out $17, 000 in to regain access to IT systems, a new threat has been spotted. Named ‘Locky’, it is a virus that is delivered in an email attachment disguised as a Microsoft Word invoice. Once a user opens it and enables macros, it encrypts... Read more