Peter Barker
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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
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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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“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
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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
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Qualifications represent “a broad background of risk” and “help develop transferable skills” states the IRM

With the current business climate increasingly uncertain, the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) believes that organisations need competent, efficient and knowledgeable staff when it comes to managing threats. Focusing on cyber security, data breach, supply chain and people risk,...
Posted On 31 Oct 2017
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Majority of UK IT professionals “not confident” in their company’s ability to prevent data breaches

Professionals working in IT are marking their companies down when it comes to their ability to prevent, detect and manage the consequences of a data breach. That’s according to a detailed study on the impact of data breaches commissioned by Centrify and conducted by The...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
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Ransomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches “remain major cause of loss”

Ransomware attacks continued to burgeon in the first half of 2017, showing a rise of 50% over the first half of 2016. Hacking and malware attacks (of which ransomware attacks form a growing part) continue to be the leading cause of breaches, accounting for 32% of all cyber...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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DDoS could disrupt UK’s Brexit negotiations and “lead to outages worldwide”

IT security professionals predict that DDoS attacks will grow larger and more significant in the year ahead, and are already preparing for attacks that could disrupt the UK’s Brexit negotiations and cause outages worldwide. That’s according to new research from Corero...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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Organisations “leaving themselves vulnerable to data breaches by former employees”

A large proportion of businesses fail to adequately protect their networks from the potential threat posed by ex-employees. IT decision-makers surveyed as part of a study by OneLogin claim that over half (58%) of former employees can still access the corporate network. The study...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
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FFA UK’s latest industry statistics show financial fraud losses totalling £768.8 million in 2016

Financial fraud losses across payment cards, remote banking and cheques totalled £768.8 million in 2016, the latest figures from Financial Fraud Action (FFA) UK highlight. This represents an increase of 2% on the previous year. The new data also outlines the fact that banks and...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017