The last two years have seen a rising cyber threat to the UK from states such as Russia and North Korea, the head of an agency tasked with protecting the country from hi-tech assaults has warned.And the chief executive of the UK National Cyber Security Centre, Ciaran Martin, said that organised criminals have created a market in techniques such as data mining, giving access to such tools to a wider range of nations.Targets for disruption by Russia have spread beyond the UK’s “hard infrastructure” such as energy networks to include democratic institutions and the media, he told the parliamentary Joint Committee on National Security Strategy.And senior Cabinet minister David Lidington said that last year’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which paralysed computers across the NHS, had brought home the need for UK authorities to “get a greater grip” on the vulnerabilility of critical infrastructure.Mr Martin told MPs and peers: “In the last two years, … [Read more...] about Cyber threat from Russia rising, British MPs warned
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Protectionism is the greatest threat to the UK’s economic growth, according to a survey of UK leaders and CEOs from around the world. The survey, carried out by big four auditor KPMG, asked 150 UK leaders and a further 1,150 global CEOs about their future investment plans and the challenges and opportunities facing their companies. Two thirds of UK leaders and more than half of international CEOs said isolationist and territorial policies are the greatest threat to their business growth. Read more: Visas could cost UK firms 300 per cent more after Brexit, warns report Bill Michael, chairman and senior partner at KPMG UK said: “Many governments and businesses are still grappling with unforeseen developments, such as Brexit and the rise of economic nationalism, which are having a seismic impact on their decision-making. “There is a pervasive sense of public frustration that globalisation is not working for broader society. “If world trade doors continue to close, … [Read more...] about UK CEOs warn ‘return to protectionism’ is greatest threat to business growth
The pace of change in cybersecurity is consistently gaining momentum. With the attackers constantly honing and refining their techniques, it remains extremely difficult to stay safe online. There hasn't –so far – been as many hard-hitting headlines about cybersecurity breaches in the first few months of 2018. But, Paul Harris, managing director of cybersecurity and ethical hacking firm Secarma, maintains that this doesn’t mean that they won’t occur. Have companies coped better with cybersecurity so far in 2018? There's always a steady, consistent level of activity happening that people aren't really aware of. Attacks like WannaCry, which affected the NHS in 2017, make headlines and raise awareness but malicious activity is happening behind the scenes all the time. This year started badly, with the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting any technology using Intel or AMD chips. It's a difficult vulnerability to exploit but caused a significant level of … [Read more...] about Ethical hacker explains the growing threat from cyber attacks in the UK
RUTHLESS despot Bashar al-Assad has killed nearly 100,000 of his own people and driven millions more out of Syria. However, despite mounting atrocities and international sanctions Vladimir Putin has put on a united front with the trouble tyrant. How did Russia and Putin get involved in Syria? The Soviet Union first gained influence in Syria during the 1970s by supplying aid and arms. In 2000, Vladimir Putin became president of Russia while Bashar al-Assad became president of Syria. For a decade the two countries had a fairly solid relationship but Moscow was always a lot closer to Libya. However, Russian support in Syria increased dramatically following the Arab Spring uprisings which began in 2011. When Gaddafi was overthrown in Libya, Russia saw the move as an attack on its influence in the middle east. Russia was particularly worried the US would soon start wielding more influence in the region. Putin had a long-term relationship with Gaddafi and had several billion dollars' … [Read more...] about Why does Russia support Syria and Bashar al-Assad and how has Vladimir Putin reacted to the UK airstrikes?