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£97 million in fines imposed by European authorities under terms of GDPR

Over 160,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the 28 European Union Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. According to DLA Piper’s latest GDPR Data Breach...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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BSI Global Centre of Excellence predicts cyber security trends in 2020

BSI’s Global Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and Information Resilience has forecast five key trends across the cyber security landscape for 2020. They focus on multi-factor authentication attacks, third party/supplier risk management, ongoing privacy assurance, advanced...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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Security breach numbers rise during 2019 despite increased protection spend

ServiceNow has released the results of its second sponsored study on cyber security vulnerability and patch management which was conducted alongside The Ponemon Institute. The study, entitled ‘Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response’, found that,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Finance firms warned on rise of ransomware gangs in wake of Travelex attack

The recent cyber attack on foreign exchange provider Travelex demonstrates the growing threat of ransomware and serves as a stark warning that financial services firms need to step up their security. That’s according to a leading cyber expert.  Tim Thurlings of bluedog...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Detailed Fortinet study provides telling insight on role of cyber security in OT

A Fortinet-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting has found that, due to increased digitalisation, industrial firms are more exposed to cyber threats than ever before. In addition, the lack of collaboration between Information Technology (IT) and Operational...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Kroll expands Cyber Risk practice in Asia Pacific with acquisition of RP Digital Security

Kroll, the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations, compliance, cyber resilience, security and incident response solutions, has expanded its cyber security offer with the acquisition of RP Digital Security, a Singapore-based specialist in computer forensic investigations,...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Cyber security sector welcomes “world first” with publication of unique guide

A guide which, for the first time, brings together knowledge from the world’s leading cyber security experts has been launched. The Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) provides a foundation for cyber security education, training and professional practice. It will be...
Posted On 09 Jan 2020
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25% of PCs “more vulnerable to ransomware from January 2020” warns Veritas

PCs still running Windows 7 when the operating system reaches end of life on Tuesday 14 January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Europol publishes SIRIUS EU Digital Evidence Situation Report 2019

A new report just issued by Europol aims to paint a detailed picture of the access status afforded to European Union (EU) Member States when it comes to electronic evidence held by foreign-based online service providers in 2018. The report presents data in relation to the volume...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Founding head of NCSC appointed CB and confirms plans to step down

Ciaran Martin, CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List and also affirmed long-standing plans to leave his post in the summer. Martin’s...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020