Cyber Security

SASIG issues security alert to UK businesses


SASIG, the Security Awareness Special Interest Group, has issued a security alert to UK businesses, encouraging them to review and strengthen their security resilience procedures as a result of increasing cyber-attacks. The security alert follows the publication of the latest threat intelligence warnings about cyber attackers adapting and innovating in order to breach business systems and access valuable and sensitive digital assets. 

Last week the findings of the latest Mandiant M-Trends 2022 were released, an annual report that provides data and insights about high-impact cyber-attacks worldwide. The 2022 report––which tracks investigation metrics between October 2020 and December 2021—revealed that while significant progress has been made in threat detection and response, Mandiant continues to see adversaries innovate and adapt to achieve their mission in targeted environments. 

Martin Smith MBE, Founder and Chairman of SASIG said: “Cybersecurity resilience is at the forefront of the industry. For years we’ve talked about security, which is protection and stopping things from happening, but resilience is much more than that, it’s about understanding what the threats are.   

“Preparing to defend your business is essential but when an attack happens, recovering and getting back to business is critical. The M-Trends Report highlights the evolving cyber threat landscape. This is why UK businesses would benefit from regularly updating cybersecurity resilience policies and procedures to ensure that they are protected and futureproof firms.” 

The unique format of ‘Big SASIG’ allows delegates to engage directly with their peers, SASIG partners and other security vendors, which proved hugely successful in 2021. ‘Big SASIG 2’, which takes place on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 155 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3YD, is an exclusive event for CISOs and will bring the cyber security community together once again.  

‘Is Threat Intelligence the New Dental Dread’ workshop by Mandiant will feature at Big SASIG. There is no charge to attend Big SASIG and to register interest in attending as a delegate visit