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Nearly 50% of power and utility company CEOs concerned cyber attacks are “imminent”

Amid an environment wherein cyber security is under intense scrutiny, power and utilities company executives are feeling the pressure. According to KPMG’s 2018 Global CEO Study, 48% percent of CEOs interviewed showed concern that becoming the victim of a cyber attack is a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Nuvias Group outlines Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security at the Nuvias Group, has outlined the company’s Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019. Among them are an increase in crime, espionage and sabotage conducted by rogue Nation States, cloud insecurity, a shift in...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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NHS WannaCry attack findings “demonstrate improving awareness” of costs of IT downtime

The decision by the Department of Health and Social Care to assign real values to the ‘lost outputs’ experienced by the NHS during the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack is indicative of how organisations are taking a much more holistic view of the financial impact of IT downtime. This...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Paysafe Report: “Security ranks as Number One eCommerce priority for SMBs”

More than half (52%) of online small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) globally worry that the move to frictionless payments, such as transactions that take place behind the scenes in apps, is leaving them more open to fraud and will negatively impact revenues. That’s...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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WinMagic survey finds businesses “unprepared” for obligatory migration to Windows 10

A new study conducted by encryption and key management solutions provider WinMagic has found that organisations are largely unprepared for when support of older versions of Microsoft’s Windows Operating System (OS) will be withdrawn in January 2020. When questioned about their...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Fortinet moves to acquire cloud-based threat analytics company ZoneFox Limited

Fortinet, a specialist in the field of broad, integrated and automated cyber security solutions, has completed the acquisition of ZoneFox Limited, a privately-held cloud-based insider threat detection and response company headquartered in Edinburgh. The acquisition further...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018
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(ISC)2 report finds cyber security workforce gap has increased to more than 2.9 million globally

(ISC)² – the world’s largest non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals – has issued the findings of its 2018 Cyber Security Workforce Study. The research shows a widening of the global cyber security workforce gap to nearly three million across North...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Leading tech companies support Code of Practice to strengthen security of Internet-connected devices

In what’s described as a “world first”, the Government has published new measures specifically designed to help manufacturers boost the security of Internet-connected devices such as alarm systems.  There are expected to be more than 420 million such devices in...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018
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“Reckless campaign” of cyber attacks by Russian military intelligence service exposed

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified that a number of cyber actors widely known to have been conducting cyber attacks around the world are, in fact, the GRU (the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). These...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
Steven Wilson and Maria Vello sign the Memorandum of Understanding at Europol's headquarters
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Europol’s EC3 and Cyber Defence Alliance step up co-operation in fight against fraudsters

On Thursday 27 September, representatives of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cyber Defence Alliance Limited (CDA), a group of British-based banks and law enforcement agencies which work together to share intelligence...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018