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Security contract with Accenture provides cyber protection boost for NHS estate

The NHS will now receive “free-to-adopt, world-class” perimeter security services thanks to NHS Digital signing a contract with Accenture. These new services will build on the current offer from the Data Security Centre so that NHS organisations will be able to better...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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European Banking Federation joins Europol’s ‘No More Ransom’ campaign

The European Banking Federation together with its member bank associations has joined the ‘No More Ransom’ campaign, a public-private project launched in 2016 offering free decryption tools for ransomware victims and awareness material. Ransomware is a type of malware...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Government makes plans to safeguard future security of UK’s telecoms sector

Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright has set out plans to improve security standards and practices across the UK’s telecoms sector, including in new 5G and full-fibre broadband networks. The Government’s proposals include new legislation to enforce stronger security requirements...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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22% of banks in UK “not taking advantage” of FCA-approved background checks

BDO has stated that banks are concerned any failures during their due diligence process may potentially expose them to huge Anti-Money Laundering (AML) fines even if the process is fully compliant. Concerns over money laundering penalties mean that 22% of banks in the UK are...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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ARC Training International focuses on oil and gas sector security training

There are few industries that require an in-depth understanding of security management as much as the oil and gas sector. Personal safety aside, the risks of theft, terrorism, environmental damage and reputational impact are some very real problems which can have devastating...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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NHS Counter Fraud Authority outlines four priority action areas for 2019-2020

Each year, the NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) sets a number of priority areas for action based on the organisation’s latest evaluation of available intelligence on the fraud risks facing the NHS. The Authority’s strategic intelligence assessment based on data for the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Global study of financial sector shows deep concern about third party cyber risk

BitSight and the Centre for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) have released a joint study shedding light on how financial institutions are addressing challenges associated with third party cyber risk. Based on a survey of financial services professionals from around the world, the...
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
Adam Vincent
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Cyber Security in the Manufacturing Sector: The Post-Brexit Outlook

We’re all very well aware of the potential economic impacts of Brexit, but the impending political and regulatory upheaval goes deeper than that. Cyber security could also be affected by a disorderly exit from the EU as the UK’s information exchange with partners around the world...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Financial services sector risks data security breaches with insecure instant messaging

As more people in the financial services sector work from home or remotely, the use of free instant messaging apps (such as WhatsApp) is rising to enable remote employees to communicate with their colleagues around the world. However, data from a recent survey commissioned by...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Carbon Black and Optiv pinpoint 160% upturn in destructive cyber attacks on financial sector

Carbon Black – the specialist in cloud-delivered next generation endpoint security – and Optiv Security (the security solutions integrator) have issued a threat report on the financial sector. Entitled ‘Modern Bank Heists: The Bank Robbery Shifts to Cyber...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019