The personal details of around 150 million users of popular nutrition app MyFitnessPal have been hacked in the latest large scale breach, the third biggest in history in terms of the number of user accounts affected. US fitness brand Under Armour, which owns the MyFitnessPal software, has said that usernames, email addresses and passwords were potentially stolen.
If you are a CTO charged with maintaining the security of your organisation’s network, you will already be well aware of phishing attacks. Phishing represents a huge threat to the online security of individuals and organisations alike. In fact research suggests that 95% of all successful cyber-attacks start with phishing.
Given the scale of the threat, combating phishing attacks is one of the priorities of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, and they have just published new guidance for organisations on how to protect your organisation against email phishing threats. The guidance is aimed at organisations of all sizes, in all sectors and has been produced in collaboration with CPNI, government, academia and industry.
Innovative IT Services and Solutions company Transputec, based in West London, has been shortlisted for the first time in the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2018, in the category of Specialist Technology Company of the Year.
Once a week, I consider the irony of my situation. Every Saturday morning, I teach IT and digital skills to a group of girls and young women via Skype. During the course of the two-hour lesson, I sometimes find myself hoping that I’ve inspired them with my teaching as much as they inspire me with their drive and determination to change their circumstances.
In a sector where reputation is everything, hotel IT directors face a constant battle to keep guests and their assets safe. In 2015 the hospitality sector was named one of the top three industries most frequently targeted by cybercrime according to the Trustwave Global Security report.
I’m delighted to welcome Stuart Salt as Director of our expanding Services division.
Stuart takes full responsibility for the leadership and development of our Services team, where he will play a key role in meeting our ambitious growth goals as well as building on Transputec’s excellent reputation for service and delivery to our clients. He succeeds Shalen Sehgal who has taken up the role of Director of Business Development at our sister company, Crises Control.