In 1995, the film ‘Hackers’ was released, detailing ins and outs of the potential dangers of what was then an unknown quantity: the internet. The film is now a cult classic, probably because of its amusing predictions about how computers, the web and cyber hacking would work in the new age.
Nowadays, it’s not nearly as glamorous or far-fetched as they imagined, cyber security is a real, everyday threat that requires care and knowledge in everything we do as businesses. It’s an area we’re acutely aware of, which is why we’re headed to the 2014 Information Assurance (IA14) conference, ‘Cyber security underpinning a leading information economy’ to share our insights. It’s the government’s flagship event for cyber security and information assurance, and offers an interesting forum for discussion between central government, the wider public sector, industry and academics. The role of the conference is to examine how the UK can be a world leader in cyber security, which is something that BT plays a large role in. It’s the place to find out how these issues affect you and your business, and what things need to be done differently in order to mitigate threats. [Read more...]