Research

RANSOMWARE INCREASED BY A STAGGERING 750 PER CENT IN 2016 LATEST FIGURES SHOW

The number of new ransomware families increased by 752 per cent in 2016, resulting in a $1 billion (£815 million) loss for businesses, according to a new report. Trend Micro’s latest analysis of cyber security trends showed that threats reached an all-time high last year, with business email compromise (BEC) scams another key area of […]

Research shows two in three workers have stolen from their employer

Commercial insurance broker, Gauntlet, is advising British businesses of the need to safeguard themselves against the impact of internal theft, following research in 2016 that showed 67 per cent of British workers have stolen from their employer. Whilst many thefts can be small and insignificant, with employees often stealing items such as stationery or a packet […]

The rise and rise of DevOps revealed in new survey

In its newly published State of Database DevOps survey, Redgate Software offers some fresh insights into who is adopting DevOps, and how many of them are including the database. 1,000 companies and organisations from around the world participated in the survey, over half of which employ 500 people or more. With an equal split of […]

New Accenture report highlights the evolving role of design as innovation takes centre stage

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that digital technologies and hyper-connectivity are bringing user-led innovation to market faster than ever. Successful organisations today are those that best adapt and respond to unceasing change. Against this backdrop, Accenture has released Fjord Trends 2017, its tenth and most provocative annual report examining the most significant […]

IT PROFESSIONALS CONCERNED ABOUT SECURITY OF SMART CITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Nearly all IT professionals believe smart cities are at risk of falling victim to cyber attacks, according to a report. In a survey by Tripwire, 98 per cent of respondents said smart city systems – including smart grids, transportation, surveillance cameras and water treatment – are at risk. 38 per cent believe smart grids have the greatest […]