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UK and USA universities confirm cyber attack

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31 July, 2020

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The Blackbaud data breach, which has affected universities and charities on both sides of the Atlantic, is dominating the cyber security landscape this week. You can find out what you need to about that incident in our latest Weekly Round-up, where we also discuss a potentially critical WordPress vulnerability and provide expert cyber security advice to protect your organisation.






Universities across the UK and North America confirm cyber attack

A software supplier used by some of the UK’s biggest universities has confirmed that it suffered a cyber attack in May. Blackbaud, which provides education administration, fundraising and financial management software, was infected with ransomware, giving cyber criminals access to a wealth of sensitive information. Continue reading >>

ISO 27001: The 14 control sets of Annex A explained

Annex A of ISO 27001 lists 114 controls that organisations must consider when building their ISMS (information security management system). In this blog, we provide an overview of these controls, explaining how they are categorised within ISO 27001, the risks that they cover, and how the controls fit into your organisation. Continue reading >>






Can and should employers monitor remote workers’ toilet breaks?

PwC has faced heavy criticism after developing a tool to track the habits of staff working from home. The accounting giant is in talks with other financial companies about the technology, which uses facial recognition software to determine when staff leave their desks and how long for. Continue reading >>

Thousands of websites at risk from critical WordPress plugin vulnerability

A critical vulnerability in a third-party plugin installed on over 70,000 websites running WordPress could allow hackers to execute malicious code remotely. The vulnerability, discovered by security researchers at Wordfence, hides in a vulnerable version of the wpDiscuz commenting plugin and enables hackers to upload arbitrary files to targeted websites, including executable PHP files. Continue reading >>

It's been five years since Windows 10 hit: So... how's that working out for you all?

Five years ago, following the disappointment of Windows 8, Microsoft was desperate to get its customers to upgrade their operating system. Thus Windows 10 was released, for free, to anyone who wanted it – and many who didn’t. The Register takes an in-depth look into the world’s most-used operating system, and asks whether it’s complicated history has ultimately been a good or bad thing for its customers. Continue reading >>

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