Responding to cyber security incidents “still a major challenge for businesses” asserts IBM

IBM Security has announced the results of a global study exploring the factors and challenges of being a cyber resilient organisation. The study was conducted by The Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Resilient and found that 77% of respondents admit they don’t have a...
Posted On 14 Mar 2018

Cyber attacks top list of key business threats for third year running in BCI’s Horizon Scan

The large-scale cyber attacks that took place last year have reaffirmed the need to build cyber resilient organisations. That’s according to the seventh edition of the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Horizon Scan 2018, released in association with the BSI. For...
Posted On 12 Feb 2018

Ward Security gains Cyber Essentials accreditation in wake of IT systems assessment

Ward Security has achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation following an independent assessment of the company’s IT network and systems. The quality mark, which was created by the National Cyber Security Centre, is a national Government standard that demonstrates a given...
Posted On 07 Feb 2018

“Fines for data breaches and spam soar by 69% as ICO signals crackdown” reports The SMS Works

Since August 2015, the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) has fined 104 organisations a total of £8.7 million for breaches in data security and of anti-spam regulations. The organisation has the power to fine companies up to £500,000 for breaking the rules and is now...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Financial services sector’s cyber security regimes “in need of urgent reform” suggests VMware study

VMware, the virtualisation and cloud infrastructure specialist, has revealed how IT security professionals within financial services firms are losing the battle to keep vital data safe against what is now a rising tide of cyber threats. In a new study*, 67% of respondents admit...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Cyber terrorism and data breaches emerge as top threats for law firms in new survey

Over 70% of large law firms perceive cyber terrorism and data breaches as the foremost threats to their business. That’s according to the results of a new survey – the 2018 Legal Business Continuity Survey – conducted by The Instant Group (the flexible workspace...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Are You Ready for Data Privacy Day?

Sunday 28 January is international Data Privacy Day (also known in Europe as Data Protection Day). First initiated by the Council of Europe back in 2007 and passed in the US House of Representatives two years later, it has become an established point in the calendar at which to...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018

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

“Business continuity remains essential in building supply chain resilience” asserts BCI

Almost three-quarters of organisations have reported having business continuity arrangements related to supply chain management. That’s according to a new report published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and supported by Zurich Insurance Group. The report shows...
Posted On 13 Nov 2017

Research uncovers gap between confidence and reality of business readiness for EU GDPR

Endpoint security specialist Carbon Black has conducted research in conjunction with Computing Magazine that uncovers “significant discrepancies” between the levels of confidence in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness reported by organisations and the...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017