Cloud security threats the most concerning external threat for security professionals

A newly available piece of research AlienVault carried out to determine what keeps security professionals on their toes and how cyber security is becoming entrenched in politics. The study, which took into account the opinions of over 900 security professionals and is authored by Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault, found:

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MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY SET FOR A SPECTACULAR WEEKEND OF CELEBRATIONS AT THRILL ON THE HILL TO HONOUR 50 YEARS OF THE PLUS 8

 

  • Oldest privately owned automotive manufacturer in the world, Morgan to bring 1000s of vehicles together across the weekend 11-12 August
  • Split across two days and two locations, Thrill on the Hill is set to be the biggest celebration of everything Morgan in 2018
  • 2018 marks 50 years of the iconic Morgan Plus 8 – an impressive lineup of 50 Plus 8s, spanning half a century of the model, will be on display throughout
  • The first ever Plus 8, known as OUY 200E, is being brought back from the USA specifically for the event
  • After much success last year, the Pickersleigh 3 run returns for 2018 and will witness a procession of 3 wheeled Morgans travel from the Morgan factory to Prescott Hill Climb on Sunday morning
  • A range of activities is planned for both days, making it the perfect event for families, as well as Morgan owners and enthusiasts alike
  • Tickets are on sale now at: https://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/toth2018/

Malvern, 18 June 2018 – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Morgan Plus 8, Morgan Motor Company will play host to the UK’s largest gathering of Morgan cars at their annual Thrill on the Hill event, on 11th and 12th August.

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12 BREAKDOWNS EXPECTED EVERY MINUTE AS BRITS BREAK FOR SUMMER

Green Flag  www.greenflag.com  report synopsis – follow links to full study

  • Green Flag predicts a total of 118,000 breakdowns (12 breakdowns every minute) will occur over the first week of the summer holidays
  • A total of 644,000 breakdowns will occur over the summer holidays in total (22nd July – 3rdSeptember)
  • Changeable weather will see 700 breakdowns per hour take place on Britain’s roads
  • Brits travelling to London, Southampton and Glasgow will spend the most on fuel this summer
  • To find out more visit www.greenflag.com

As families across the country get ready to embark on the start of their summer holidays, leading breakdown cover provider Green Flag predicts* that a staggering 12 breakdowns every minute are expected to occur over the first week of the school holidays alone, causing disruption on the roads of the UK.

The changeable weather forecasted for the end of July and August, with heatwaves and downpours expected, is set to cause problems for motorists across the country. 11,355 drivers are set to experience issues with their tyres, while 1,683 drivers will experience issues with their breaking systems. A further 839 will be delayed thanks to running out of fuel or misfueling.

The weather will also have an ill effect on other parts of the vehicle, with a further 12,328 motorists falling foul of flat or faulty batteries and 6,955 drivers set to face issues with their engine.

With the cost of fuel on the rise, drivers across the UK are also having to dig even deeper as they look to explore Britain this summer on their ‘staycations’.

While those travelling in London will experience the most expensive petrol top-ups (130.6 p for Unleaded and 134.1p for Diesel), those travelling to Liverpool will have the least to pay for Unleaded (124.9 p), and those travelling to Leeds will have the least to pay for Diesel (129.5p);

 

Unleaded Prices by City Price
London 130.6 p
Southampton 129.9 p
Glasgow 128 p
Sheffield 127.9 p
Birmingham 127.8 p
Nottingham 127.5 p
Newcastle 127.3 p
Manchester 126.9 p
Leeds 126.7 p
Liverpool 124.9 p

 

Diesel Prices by City Price
London 134.1 p
Southampton 133.4 p
Glasgow 131.4 p
Nottingham 131.3 p
Sheffield 131 p
Newcastle 130.7 p
Birmingham 130.6 p
Manchester 130.3 p
Liverpool 130.1 p
Leeds 129.5 p

 

Audrey Boyd, Head of Customer Solutions at Green Flag, commented: “As families across the country get ready for the start to the summer holidays, it’s anticipated that there will be a high number of vehicles on the roads, with Brits looking to get away during the first week of summer.”

“At Green Flag, we want to ensure that drivers stay safe and enjoy the perfect start to their summer holiday plans. While the changeable weather is expected to create issues, many of the problems that drivers are likely to encounter are avoidable if vehicles are checked before embarking on a long journey.”

In order to help motorists improve their fuel economy, Green Flag has put together the following top ten tips for drivers this summer;

 

1. SLOW DOWN

Keeping your speed down can reduce the fuel consumption of the engine. Your car’s handbook will tell you what the most fuel-efficient in-town and out-of-town speed is for you.

 

2. LOSE CAR WEIGHT

Avoid carrying any unnecessary weight in the car as heavy loads put more strain on the vehicle, leading to higher fuel consumption.

 

3. FIND THE SHORTEST ROUTE

Taking the trouble to find the shortest route to your destination can make the journey more economical.

 

4. CUT THE AIR CON

Running the air conditioning increases the car’s fuel consumption. So, if you want to save fuel and money, keep it to a minimum where possible.

 

5. CLOSE THE WINDOWS

Open windows and sunroofs create drag, which means that you won’t travel as far per litre of fuel.

 

6. SHARE JOURNEYS

By sharing journeys with friends and colleagues the overall fuel consumption can be reduced.

 

7. MULTI-TASKING SAVES MONEY

One long trip is more fuel-efficient than several short ones, as a cold engine uses more fuel than a warmed up one.

 

8. SHOP AROUND

Check out the difference in prices charged by garages in your local area. Prices can vary, especially if you’re a high mileage driver who fills up regularly. Avoid filling up at motorway service stations, as their prices tend to be higher.

 

9. CHECK YOUR PRESSURE

Checking tyre pressure regularly not only improves the safety and performance of the tyres, it also keeps the car running at the optimum fuel efficiency.

 

10. SMOOTHLY DOES IT

Try to drive as smoothly as possible and maintain a steady speed. Braking and then accelerating regularly will reduce the number of miles per litre the car can clock up.

 

Common Summer Breakdown Causes Total Percentage
Battery issues 12,328 10.4%
Tyre related issues 11,355 9.6%
Engine issues 6,955 5,8%
Clutch problems 3,839 3.3%
Alternator problems (e.g. car stalls or has difficulty starting) 3,644  

3%

Brake issues 1,683 1.4%
Keys (lost, broken, stolen) 1,528 1.3%
Running out of fuel or misfuel 839 0.7%

 

For more information about how to make sure your car is road-ready, visit www.greenflag.com.

 

12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election issued an indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday in the hacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee during the presidential election. The 12 Russians stole and leaked emails as part of a Russian government effort to interfere with the election. The indictment came only three days before President Trump was planning to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Helsinki, Finland.

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The fairytale of a single oil for all cars

LIQUI MOLY explains why there are so many different motor oils

 July 2018 – Many, many years ago it was easy: You did not have to worry about the right motor oil because the same oil was suitable for almost all cars. This is totally different today. Oliver Kuhn, deputy manager of the LIQUI MOLY oil laboratory, explains why there is no longer a universal motor oil.

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Companies must be clearer on consumer data usage to prevent further privacy scandals, says GlobalData

With new data privacy controversies continuing to emerge on a frequent basis, putting the issue front and center for US and European lawmakers, companies must do more to reassure consumers with clearer explanations about how their data is used, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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The changing nature of nation-state cyber attacks

Earlier today General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff, has said Russia will become ‘masters at exploiting the seams between peace and war’ and Britain needs to up its game or risk defeat. He also said the military needed to change ‘fundamentally’ in order to keep up with new threats – including fake news, cyber-attacks and assaults on the energy infrastructure.

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