Cyber Security


  • Data breaches, cyberattacks are top global risks alongside natural disasters and climate change

    January 16, 2019

    Cyberattacks and their potential to cripple critical infrastructure remain one of the biggest risks facing the world today, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned. Both large-scale cyberattacks and mass incidents of data theft feature in the top five most likely risks in the WEF’s Global Risks Report 2019. The WEF is an international group that aims ...

  • GE sees digital ghost deployments in 2019

    January 15, 2019

    GE said it plans to make its digital ghost technology commercial available in late 2019 and expand it into oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Launched in 2017 out of GE’s research unit, digital ghost is a security spin on digital twin technology. Where the digital twin replicates physical equipment virtually for predictive maintenance and other ...

  • NHS Digital’s first cyber security chief to resign after three months in role

    January 9, 2019

    NHS Digital’s first chief information security officer, a role established after the WannaCry ransomware attack, has resigned after just three months in the role. In a memo to staff at NHS Digital, seen by Digital Health News, it was announced that Robert Coles would be stepping down from the role for personal reasons. Coles, the former security chief at ...

  • Dublin’s Luas tram system threatened with private data leak

    January 3, 2019

    Hackers have threatened Dublin’s tram system Luas with the leak of private data should the company fail to pay a ransom in Bitcoin. On Thursday, the tram service provider, operational in Ireland, informed customers of the security incident in a message posted to Twitter, saying that the website was “compromised” and a “malicious message was put on ...