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1st December 2021 Issue no. 584
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In fact, according to the 2020 Cyberthreat Defense Report, a lack of cybersecurity awareness was identified as the biggest detriment to an organisation's cyber-defences.
Another major step in the fightback against ransomware, but decryptors will slow the growth rather than stop it altogether.
In recent weeks, cybersecurity firms have released a host of new ransomware decryptors, offering victims the chance to recover their compromised data at no cost. While a significant development in the growing ransomware arms race, decryptors won't end the threat completely.
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Abloy UK has been awarded a 5-year contract with UK Power Networks valued at £2.5m to upgrade the current mechanical locking systems to a combined electromechanical and mechanical locking solution, for its high and low voltage distribution networks.
UK Power Networks own and maintain the electricity distribution network across South East England, the East of England and London.
CAPSLOCK, an online cyber security bootcamp provider, has completed a £1.04m pre-seed round to help adults re-skill and land high-paying jobs in cyber security, whilst simultaneously plugging the skills gap and deferring over £1m of up-front tuition fees.
The past two years have been challenging for most businesses, with the logistical problems that came with Brexit and not to mention Covid-19. Nevertheless, we have continued to provide the industry with the best service possible, not taking our foot off the gas. What became more apparent when our staff started to return to the office was the lack of space at our current location. Over the past nine years that we have been at our present site, we have expanded, repurposed rooms and even developed into next door's building.
We have always struggled with space, and since taking on new team members and a plan to take on more in the future, we have decided to make the leap and move to a better-suited site. We are excited to announce that we will soon establish our headquarters at a more accessible location in Sherwood Business Park, which you can find just off the M1 at junction 27.
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The UK Government Actuary's Department (GaD) has been hit by an average of 24,740 malicious emails a month. The data, obtained and analysed by a Parliament Street think tank via a Freedom of Information (FoI) act request, revealed that a total of 74,221 malicious emails, including phishing, malware and spam had been sent to the GaD over July, August and September 2021.
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