2023 - A Pivotal Year in Cyber Security
2023 has been a pivotal year in cybersecurity, marked by a series of high-profile cyber-attacks impacting everything from national postal services to libraries. This article shows 10 of the highest profile attacks, including the Royal Mail's massive financial losses and T-Mobile's data breach affecting 37 million customers. These incidents highlight the evolving threats and the urgent need for robust cybersecurity measures. Stay informed and protect your data!
Record cyber attacks on Small Businesses
A staggering 73% of US small businesses reported cyber-attacks last year, with the majority targeting employee and customer data. The Identity Theft Resource Center's 2023 report also reveals that despite an overwhelming 85% feeling equipped to handle such incidents, a mere 20-34% actually adopt essential cybersecurity measures like multi-factor authentication. Positively, 50% have taken proactive steps to prevent future breaches.
Evolution in Cyber Criminals Practices
A detailed report from #NCSC & #NCA highlights a worrisome evolution in cyber crime. Organized criminal groups are now deploying ‘ransomware as a service’ models, utilizing corporate-like strategies and adapting their attack methods for assured payments and maximized profits. Stay alert and safeguard your digital life with Keep Stick!
UK Online Safety Bill Update
The tug-of-war between privacy and child safety rages on. While immediate concerns may be relieved, the government's intent to intervene in private messaging in the future is clear. Keep Stick guarantees true end-to-end encryption, ensuring only you and the recipient have the keys.
UK Government Slammed for Encryption Mistruths
Recent talks on forced client-side scanning by messaging companies have raised alarms in the tech community. But with 'Keep Stick', your privacy remains uncompromised. Our portable OS guarantees security on-the-go, and our open-source encrypted email ensures your data stays YOURS. Protect your data, reject mass surveillance. 🔐✉️
Ransomware Gangs Adopting Business-like Practices to Boost Profits
Ransomware gangs are adopting business like practices, making it harder to differentiate between groups, according to WithSecure. This trend allows less skilled actors to access attack resources. The construction industry is heavily impacted, with the UK and US being among the most targeted countries.
Online Safety Bill
WhatsApp, Signal and other messaging services have signed a joint open letter criticizing the UK Government’s proposed Online Safety Bill (OSB) for posing risks to “everyone’s privacy and safety.” The letter signatories are concerned the requirement for monitoring these messaging platforms undermines end-to-end encryption. The OSB mandates that websites and apps must prevent harmful content in messaging services, and to do that, they would need to be able to scan all user content, which would "water down" encryption techniques. The concerns of the messaging companies are “completely valid” according to Paul Holland, CEO at Beyond Encryption. How do you feel about the OSB? If you are worried about your privacy and are looking for a simple way to stay safe, check out our product Keep Stick.
New Cyber Security Tools
The NCSC has released two new tools that individuals and small businesses can use to get detailed information about how they can improve their cyber security. With automatic security updates, two-factor authentication by default and encrypted emails we feel Keep stands up to the tests! How did your devices do?
NCSC and Check Cyber Security
NCSC and Check Cyber Security
Increases in Cyber Security Threats Over Last Year.
A report from Trend Micro has shown a 55% increase in cyber security threats in 2022 over the previous year. Keep Stick is driven to make protecting your data online and offline easy, visit our page to find out more about how we achieve this.
New Data for Online Censorship
VPN provider Surfshark released new data on the scale of censorship worldwide, Keep Stick empowers you to search the web without restriction.
2022 Global Crime Report
Interpol has reported that ransomware and phishing cyber attacks pose the biggest threat globally. With ransomware attacks forecast to increase most in the coming years. Keep Stick defends against attacks such as these. Two factor authentication, secure VPN and regular security updates that respond to emerging threats keeps more than just your data safe.
Keep Stick can't protect you against poor cybersecurity hygiene across your social media accounts. NCSC has some useful tips on securing them!