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ICO joins international signatories in raising Libra data protection concerns

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has joined data protection authorities from around the world in calling for more openness about the proposed Libra digital currency and infrastructure. A statement issued to Facebook and 28 other companies behind the project asks them...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Security contract with Accenture provides cyber protection boost for NHS estate

The NHS will now receive “free-to-adopt, world-class” perimeter security services thanks to NHS Digital signing a contract with Accenture. These new services will build on the current offer from the Data Security Centre so that NHS organisations will be able to better...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Carbon Black uncovers “significant evolution” of popular cryptomining campaign

Carbon Black, the cloud-native endpoint protection specialist, has issued a threat report outlining how a well-known cryptomining campaign has been enhanced to steal system access information for possible sale on The Dark Web. Dubbed ‘Access Mining’ by Carbon Black...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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White Paper on changing nature of retail banking industry published by Traka

Traka has launched a new downloadable White Paper to open a discussion on the changing nature of retail banking in the UK. The publication makes full use of the latest case examples to consider branch management and shifting customer expectations.  Entitled ‘Shaping the...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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PerpetuityARC Training launches Linxville interactive online learning simulation for security practitioners

PerpetuityARC Training – part of the Linx International Group – has unveiled its new interactive and virtual online learning platform designated Linxville. Visually reminiscent of classic computer games such as The Sims and Sim City, Linxville’s first bite-size course to be...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Reliance High-Tech unveils apprenticeship scheme for budding security professionals

Reliance High-Tech has just announced a new apprenticeship scheme that will provide several individuals with the chance to carve out a bright new future for themselves. For over 40 years now, the company has worked with leading public and private sector organisations alike to...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
Jonathan Schulten FSyI
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Jonathan Schulten FSyI appointed vice-chairman of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has confirmed that Jonathan Schulten FSyI now takes on the additional responsibilities of vice-chairman. This follows on from Schulten’s long-standing senior vice-chairman’s role within the Institute’s voluntary Validation Board (a group of...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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Malwarebytes reports staggering 363% spike in business ransomware detections

Malwarebytes, the advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution developer, has issued its latest quarterly threat report. Entitled ‘Cyber Crime Techniques and Tactics: Ransomware Retrospective’, this in-depth ransomware edition explores the shift in ransomware...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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Data-Driven Facilities Management: Realising Enhanced Security

Ever since the inception of the Internet, data has been used to improve processes across the globe. Since the turn of the millennium in particular, the storage and use of data has expanded considerably, writes Trevor Ball. A 2018 report by IBM found that 90% of the data in the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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CDEI and RUSI hold discussion groups to examine use of algorithms in policing

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is partnering with the defence and security-focused Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) to carry out research into the potential for algorithmic bias in policing and how to ensure adequate oversight of these...
Posted On 08 Aug 2019