The Humber Business Resilience Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Withers from Agenda Screening Services as the new Chair of the Humber Business Resilience Forum.
The Humber Business Resilience Forum ran an excellent ‘Are you prepared for a Cyber Attack’ event today. Led by Detective Sergeant Steven Dennison from the Cybercrime Investigation Team, Humberside Police, he was joined by one of the UKs top data security consultants, Tom Chappelow from Data Protection People.
For the fifth year in a row, Europol has produced the Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA). The aim of this Assessment is to provide a comprehensive overview of the current, as well as anticipated future threats and trends of crimes conducted and/or facilitated online. While current events demonstrate how cybercrime continues to evolve, this year’s IOCTA shows us how law enforcement has to battle both innovative as well as persistent forms of cybercrime.
If anyone still harboured doubts aboutthe severity of the threat, the events of the past year should have dispelled them. From the WannaCry ransomware attack to the hacking of one of the world’s largest credit agencies, 2017 produced numerous reminders that operating in a connected world has fearsome perils.
Large amounts of personal data are stored and transmitted across IT systems and there is increasing awareness of how this data is both used and misused, particularly in the light of recently large scale data breaches, such as the recent cyber-attack on the NHS IT system in 2017.