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Cyber strategy update from NCSC details how UK intelligence thwarts attacks

A scam designed to defraud thousands of UK citizens using a fake e-mail address spoofing a UK airport was one of a wide range of cyber attacks successfully prevented by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a new report has revealed. That criminal campaign is just one Case...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Security2Live digital safety skills initiative launched in bid to impact cyber crime

An international initiative orchestrated to provide digital safety skills has been launched by founder Sarb Sembhi CISM (CTO and CISO at Virtually Informed, the provider of online security information and courses) with the backing of founding partners Layer8, OutThink and Urban...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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LogMeIn study finds 92% of businesses experiencing significant identity challenges

LastPass by LogMeIn has announced the results of a new study conducted by Vanson Bourne to offer businesses insights into the state of identity and access management (IAM) and actionable steps to improve their IAM programme. The study, entitled ‘The Guide to Modern...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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“Use of Artificial Intelligence for fraud detection set to triple by 2021” asserts SAS

While only 13% of organisations use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to detect and deter fraud, another 25% plan to adopt such technologies in the next year or two. This represents a nigh on 200% increase. Fraud examiners reveal this and other anti-fraud tech...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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BA set to be fined £183 million-plus by ICO following 2018 customer data breach

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As reported by Risk Xtra in great detail at the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Palo Alto Networks study highlights preference for AI management of cyber security

An online study of more than 10,000 respondents in EMEA conducted by Palo Alto Networks and YouGov alongside Dr Jessica Barker, an expert in the human nature of cyber security, has explored attitudes towards new cyber security technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI),...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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NTT Report: “Cyber attacks ranked as top business issue across next 12 months”

UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cyber security and “facing paralysis” as cyber criminals become more advanced. These are the stark conclusions drawn from the findings of the 2019 Risk:Value Report – ‘Destination Standstill. Are You Asleep...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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De Montfort and Northumbria Universities recognised for cyber security excellence

Two UK universities have been added to the growing list of Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACEs-CSR), further enhancing the UK’s leading position in cyber security research. The two new centres at De Montfort University and Northumbria University have...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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Inaugural Women in Cyber Security Awards scheme introduced by NTT Security

NTT Security, the specialist security company and Centre of Excellence in security for the NTT Group, has launched its inaugural Women in Cyber Security Awards as part of an initiative to recognise and inspire talented female professionals and newcomers in the cyber security...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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BT enhances cyber capabilities in Europe with all-new Security Operations Centre

BT has announced the opening of a new Cyber Security Operations Centre in Paris, as well as upgraded facilities, new customer solutions and recruitment at its existing Security Operations Centres in Madrid and Frankfurt. These new investments in BT’s cyber security capabilities...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019