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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after “serious failures” placed customer and employee data at risk

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after one of the company’s computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber attack in 2015. The business’ failure to secure the system...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
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Code of Practice for CCTV installations updated by National Security Inspectorate

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has launched a new edition of its CCTV Code of Practice for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems: NCP 104 Issue 3. This edition includes guidance on protecting systems from cyber risks, and also emphasises...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
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Former GCHQ director Robert Hannigan appointed Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced the appointment of Robert Hannigan CMG as Senior Associate Fellow. Hannigan has spent much of his career in the sphere of national security, having recently been director of GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence and...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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Joint Committee on National Security Strategy launches CNI inquiry focused around cyber

In January last year, the previous Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) launched an inquiry entitled ‘Cyber Security: UK National Security in a Digital World’, focusing in the main on the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy. That inquiry was halted by the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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Endpoint security “still challenging” for many organisations in face of escalating cyber threat

Ivanti has announced the results of its annual survey on the main endpoint security challenges faced by IT professionals. More than 130 IT professionals at VMworld Europe 2017, held in Barcelona, participated in the extensive survey. 80% of those IT professionals have had to...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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KPMG agrees to acquire global Identity and Access Management business of Cyberinc

KPMG LLP has agreed to acquire the Identity and Access Management (IAM) business of Silicon Valley-based Cyberinc, which provides cyber security solutions globally. Cyberinc, the largest independent IAM technology provider in the world, will enhance KPMG’s existing capabilities...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018
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Gartner forecasts worldwide security spending to reach $96 billion mark in 2018

Market analyst Gartner is forecasting worldwide enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, representing an 8% uptick from 2017. Organisations are now spending more on security regimes as a direct result of regulations, a shifting buyer mindset, the growing...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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University of Plymouth helps lead the way for cyber security degree apprenticeships

University of Plymouth students who have successfully completed the cyber security analyst degree apprenticeship pathway will now gain automatic associate membership of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), the not-for-profit body dedicated to raising the...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017
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ASIS International’s Annual Seminar and Exhibits rebranded as Global Security Exchange

ASIS International has changed the name of its annual security conference from the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits to the Global Security Exchange (GSX). Building on a 60-plus year legacy of security event distinction, the newly-branded GSX will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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“UK must not risk sacrificing security on altar of innovation” warns (ISC)² EMEA md Adrian Davis

Business Secretary Greg Clark has launched the Government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017