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77% of organisations “unprepared for cyber security incidents” states NTT Com Security’s Global Threat Intelligence Report

Organisations remain unprepared and without a formal plan to respond to cyber security incidents. That’s according to the annual Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) produced by NTT Com Security. Analysing global threat trends since 2013, the 2016 report reveals that...
Posted On 26 May 2016
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“93% of IT security leaders will maintain or increase Identity and Access Management spending” reports PAC

The results of a new study show that European CIOs, CISOs and IT security managers are looking at consumer identities, improving customer experience and operational efficiencies as part of their planning, but they believe digital transformation can only achieve any benefits if...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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“70% of UK employees use unauthorised cloud services at work” highlights Cloudstanding study

A comprehensive study of over 350 IT professionals reveals that 70% of employees in the UK are using cloud technologies that are not managed or supervised by their company. The media industry – with 83% of employees using unauthorised services – leads the rankings...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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Government Communications Headquarters certifies six more Masters degrees in cyber security

Ciaran Martin, director general for cyber security at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has announced that, as the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, GCHQ has now certified six more Masters degrees focused on the subject of cyber security. The...
Posted On 24 May 2016
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“Banking malware accounts for 41% of recorded cyber attacks” warns Action Fraud

In a recent report run by Action Fraud and the City of London Police, it has been found that banking malware now accounts for over 40% of recorded malware infections* in the UK. Banking malware is a type of software used by cyber criminals to target online bank account...
Posted On 24 May 2016
Left to Right: Flavio Cabral, Justin Bentley and Dr Martin Wright
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GICIS to partner with IPSA in forming new Security Education and Training Academy

The Global Institute of Cyber, Intelligence and Security (GICIS) and the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) have jointly announced a groundbreaking partnership which will see the birth of an “industry-leading” Security Education and Training...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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“Hacker skills in demand by British businesses” according to SecureData market research

Cyber security service provider SecureData has issued research statistics revealing that 34% of businesses would look towards the black hat community to compensate for any lack of in-house skills. Almost half (43%) of those surveyed at SecureData’s annual customer event in London...
Posted On 18 May 2016
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“75% of organisations globally experienced DDoS attacks in 2015” highlights Neustar study

During 2015, 73% of organisations across the globe experienced a DDoS attack, with 45% of those businesses reporting the installation of a virus or malware, according to a new study just published by Neustar. This is perhaps a sign that attackers are interested in causing ongoing...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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Simulated investigation staged at BT Tower in bid to unearth cyber recruits

Telecoms giant BT and the Cyber Security Challenge UK have staged a mock investigation into a cyber attack at London’s iconic BT Tower in a bid to find the country’s best hidden cyber security talent. No fewer than 24 of the brightest candidates from a series of online qualifying...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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Pervade Software CTO Jonathan Davies confirmed as latest speaker for Security IT Summit

The Security IT Summit is pleased to welcome speaker Jonathan Davies, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Pervade Software Ltd, to the event which takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London on Tuesday 5 July 2016. Pervade Software Ltd is a leading global supplier...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016