Need to catch up on the past week’s cybersecurity news?

This past week, news surrounding GDPR was everywhere. From what GDPR fines will really cost an organization to how your email archive will be affected, GDPR dominated the headlines. Predictions for 2018 cyberattacks and cyber resilience trends also made news this week.

Grab a cup of coffee and check out this week’s headlines.

  1. Cyberattacks Ranked 3rd Greatest Global Risk in 2018 Via CBR Online
    • Natural disasters and extreme weather events were the only risks to rank above cyberattacks in terms of likelihood in 2018. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018 has delivered this outlook for the year ahead, noting that concerns have jumped in comparison to previous years. Cyberattacks have also been joined in the top 5 risks by massive data fraud. 
  2. 2018 Cyber Resilience Business Trends Via TechFinancials
    • 2017 was the year ransomware attacks like WannaCry, Petya and Bad Rabbit wreaked havoc on some of the world’s largest businesses and most prominent organizations, forcing business decision makers to sit up and pay attention to cybersecurity.
  3. How GDPR Will Affect Your Email Archiving Via BetaNews
    • The arrival of GDPR is set to impact on many aspects of commercial operation, not least email. But what about old emails that are stored or archived? We spoke to Marc French, chief trust officer at cloud email specialist Mimecast to find out more about GDPR and an aspect that organizations may have overlooked.
  4. 4 Ways to Strengthen your Organisation through Cloud Archiving Via MyBroadband
    • Archiving records has been considered an uphill battle for organisations for decades. While the format of these records may have changed from paper to pixels, the battle is far from over. In fact, for many, the massive proliferation of records from sources such as email are making things even more difficult to manage in the digital age.
  5. Mimecast Hire Top Security Execs from RSA, Constant Contact Via Boston Business Journal
    • Mimecast Limited, a British email security company with its U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts, is filling out its executive ranks with top cybersecurity talent from RSA and Constant Contact.
  6. NCSC: UK Facing Category One Cyber-Attack Via Info Security Magazine
    • The UK is likely to be hit by a “category one” (C1) cyber-attack in the next couple of years, crippling key parts of its critical infrastructure, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
  7. Basic Algorithms Could “choke” the Internet, WEF Experts Warn Via NewStatesman Tech
    • World leaders must draw up new regulations to govern AI or risk low-level algorithms slowly choking the internet, experts surveyed by the World Economic Forum have warned.
  8. UK to Fine Critical Organizations up to $24M if They Fail to put in Strong Cyber Security  Via TechCrunch
    • In the UK, the government has announced that organizations working in critical services like energy, transport, water, and health can be fined up to £17 million ($24 million) as a “last resort” if they fail to demonstrate that their cybersecurity systems are equipped adequately against attacks. 


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