• UKFast CEO calls on organisations to accelerate collaboration in face of cyber-terror threat

        • Lawrence Jones, Founder and CEO of UKFast and Founder of Secarma, is calling on the industry and the government to urgently engage in a more collaborative approach to cyber-defence in the face of growing cyber-terror threats. 

          Following the recent WannaCry cyber-attack, which affected parts of the NHS, as well as schools, businesses and organisations across the world, Lawrence’s team of IT and cybersecurity experts are working to identify solutions for the most at-risk areas. Organisations most at risk are said to include the Cabinet Office and National Cyber Security Centre. The team is also collaborating with Manchester City Council to inventory the city’s IT estate.

          Lawrence Jones said, “Microsoft managed to produce a patch within a matter of hours after the WannaCry malware wreaked havoc on the global IT community. I believe they could be considerably more pro-active in helping their users defend against threats.”

          Lawrence will address the Unlocked Cybersecurity Conference at London Tech Week today (14th June.

          Lawrence added, “global success in cybersecurity is only achievable through greater collaboration. Recent attacks have had a real-world impact on real people and are a huge wakeup call for everyone; we have to remain vigilant at all times to this threat. Businesses with security expertise have a responsibility to support government and public sector organisations. All of us rely on the services they operate and we have seen the catastrophic damage that occurs in the event of an attack.”  

           Cybersecurity and ethical hacking specialist, Secarma, last week uncovered an exploit capable of infiltrating fully patched Windows 2003 servers offering IIS 6.0. The ‘ExplodingCan’ exploit came from the same ‘dump’ of leaked National Security Association (NSA) cyber tools which also contained the virus responsible for the global ransomware attacks last month.

          Lawrence added, “Secarma has the finest minds working on independent, not-for-profit research, which has already helped the likes of Apple, Dell, eBay, Oracle and Apache to stay safe online. We have to take the same approach to intel sharing with governments to keep our critical national infrastructure safe from attackers.

          “The uncovering of the ExplodingCan exploit is already saving organisations a great deal of pain, and we’ll continue to work with governments and the business community to try and mitigate risks.”

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