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Most UK businesses left “unprepared to respond” as cyber attacks soar in Q1 2019

As we approach the first anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), cyber attacks are rocketing in 2019 with more than half of British firms reporting cyber attacks this year. Among firms reporting attacks, average losses associated with...
Posted On 24 Apr 2019
Jeremy Fleming speaking at CYBERUK 2019
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GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming delivers Keynote Speech at CYBERUK 2019

In his CYBERUK address to an audience of 2,500 people in Glasgow from across the tech community (including Government, academia and industry), GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming talked about the organisation’s cyber security mission in the third decade of the Internet age....
Posted On 24 Apr 2019
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Linx International Group introduces Approved Education Partner Programme

Linx International Group, the global provider of security, risk management, consultancy and training services, has announced the launch of its worldwide Linx Group Approved Education Partner Programme. Organisations can now apply to join and deliver award-winning, internationally...
Posted On 24 Apr 2019
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Screening business Verifile secures prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade

Verifile Limited, one of the UK’s leading providers of background screening services, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade. Based in Bedford, Verifile helps organisations make informed decisions regarding the candidates whom they recruit. The company offers...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Supply chain terrorism “remains significant global threat in 2019” asserts BSI report

BSI has identified five major themes that are most likely to impact the supply chain in 2019. The analysis of how these five themes will affect supply chains this year forms the business improvement company’s annual analysis of global supply chain risks. The five themes are as...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Government publishes 13-point Action Plan designed to improve police forensics

The Home Office has published a detailed 13-point Action Plan with a view towards improving police forensics. These commitments are designed to enhance public confidence, support the criminal justice system and ensure the quality and stability of forensics provision going...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Potential for “brain drain from UK economy” if concerted effort not made to attract skilled talent post-Brexit

No less than 41,510 Board-level directors of UK businesses are citizens of EU27 countries – over 6% of the total of more than 628,000 directors identifiable by nationality. BDO LLP suggests that the figures unearthed by its study “raise questions” over the potential...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
Tony Porter QPM LLB: the Surveillance Camera Commissioner
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner unveils detail of inaugural Surveillance Camera Day

As part of the National Surveillance Camera Strategy for England and Wales, Tony Porter QPM LLB – the Surveillance Camera Commissioner – is holding the world’s first Surveillance Camera Day as part of IFSEC International in London on Thursday 20 June. The purpose of...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Most hacked passwords revealed as UK Cyber Survey exposes gaps in online security

Brits have been urged to apply steps to stay safe online after results of the UK Cyber Survey exposed exploitable gaps in their personal security knowledge. The polling was independently carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) –...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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“Cyber readiness levels stall as attacks reach new heights of intensity” finds Hiscox study

A sharp increase in the number and cost of cyber attacks is the key finding in a study of more than 5,400 organisations across seven countries commissioned by commercial insurer Hiscox. More than three out of every five firms (ie 61%) report one or more attacks in the past year,...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019