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PwC and CyLon launch programme in bid to support cyber security scale-ups

PwC is collaborating with CyLon to launch its first Scale | Cyber programme specifically designed to support high potential scale-up businesses focused on building a more secure and innovative digital economy. Eight of the brightest international scale-ups disrupting the cyber...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Orange signs agreement to acquire cyber security services provider SecureLink

Orange has entered into an agreement with Investcorp to acquire 100% of SecureLink on a €515 million Enterprise Value basis. Based in the Netherlands, SecureLink is one of the largest independent cyber security services providers in Europe with on-the-ground presences in the UK,...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Government unveils plans to introduce new laws for Internet-connected devices

Plans to ensure that millions of household items now connected to the Internet are better protected from cyber attacks have been launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Options upon which the Government will be consulting include a mandatory new...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Businesses “woefully unprepared” for cyber breaches due to lack of IT security and ops basics

1E, the endpoint management and security company, has published ‘Getting Your House in Order’. The document contains research findings that showcase the considerable scale of security breaches and the challenges businesses still face surrounding cyber attacks. The...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Cyber criminals “innovating faster than businesses” finds Infosecurity Europe poll

The majority (83%) of respondents to the latest Twitter poll conducted by the organisers of Infosecurity Europe 2019 – the information security event for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – believe that organisations are not innovating as quickly as the cyber criminals...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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“Removing admin rights mitigates 80%-plus of critical Microsoft vulnerabilities”

Beyond Trust has announced the release of its Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report. The research provides the latest insight into security vulnerabilities facing organisations today, as well as a five-year trends analysis designed to better equip organisations to increase their IT...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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Specific data breach roles outlined by heads of NCSC and ICO at key cyber conference

The victims of cyber incidents stand to benefit from an improved approach towards breaches between the UK’s technical authority for cyber threats (the National Cyber Security Centre) and its independent authority for data protection (the Information Commissioner’s Office)....
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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Most UK businesses left “unprepared to respond” as cyber attacks soar in Q1 2019

As we approach the first anniversary of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), cyber attacks are rocketing in 2019 with more than half of British firms reporting cyber attacks this year. Among firms reporting attacks, average losses associated with...
Posted On 24 Apr 2019
Jeremy Fleming speaking at CYBERUK 2019
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GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming delivers Keynote Speech at CYBERUK 2019

In his CYBERUK address to an audience of 2,500 people in Glasgow from across the tech community (including Government, academia and industry), GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming talked about the organisation’s cyber security mission in the third decade of the Internet age....
Posted On 24 Apr 2019
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Most hacked passwords revealed as UK Cyber Survey exposes gaps in online security

Brits have been urged to apply steps to stay safe online after results of the UK Cyber Survey exposed exploitable gaps in their personal security knowledge. The polling was independently carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) –...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019