In a survey carried out for WGuard, 45% of resellers said they believed less than half of their customers would have the right tools and measures in place to fend off ransomware, which is now becoming a much more prevalent threat to businesses. The report also found that many resellers don’t believe their customers understand the difference between unified threat management (UTM) appliances and next-generation firewalls, both of which would be used to repel ransomware attacks.
A lack of readiness to counter external attacks seems to be a widespread problem. A report from the cyber-threat intelligence company, DomainTools, claimed that more than one in four organisations have been breached in the past 12 months, while 23% said they were unsure if their defences had been penetrated or not. When asked to rate their cybersecurity, 43% gave themselves a score of ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘F’, or ‘non-existent’, while only 15 percent gave themselves an ‘A. The latter minority share several, including high levels of automation, a threat intelligence framework, and a robust training for security staff.
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The Minister of State for Digital Matt Hancock said: “Our Cyber Schools programme aims to inspire the talent of tomorrow and give thousands of the brightest young minds the chance to learn cutting-edge cyber security skills alongside their secondary school studies. I encourage all those with the aptitude, enthusiasm and passion for a cyber security career to register for what will be a challenging and rewarding scheme.”
From those who register their interest, students (aged between 14-18) will be selected for the programme via a pre-entry assessment. Teachers and industry experts are also being encouraged to get involved and register their interest in working with the programme.
For more information and to register your interest please visit HERE
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"We have learnt that when children suffer from long-term illness, their corresponding isolation from friends makes it harder for them to recover and to come back to school when they feel better. We are also aware that developing speech and social skills is just as important as following the curriculum. When they are not a part of the social scene, children miss out on important learning through play and interaction.At No Isolation, the purpose of our technology is to help people alleviate the feeling of loneliness. We want to develop tools for the groups that need more than generic solutions. AV1 helps children with long-term illness to stay in touch with their friends, keep up with their education, and secure that crucial link to everyday life."
This fantastic concept's primary goal is to reduce loneliness amongst children suffering from long term health issues, however, the idea can only be a positive for their education and social skills. The AV-1 robot, which is controlled by the child through an app, allows the child to join in from a hospital bed or sofa at home. The robot acts as the 'eyes, ears and voice' of the child, with a blinking light ti signal when they want to say something and the ability to turn 360' to see and speak to the whole class.
For more information check out the No Isolation website.