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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
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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
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Whistle-blower reports submitted to FCA rise by 24% in 13 months to hit 1,755 mark

BDO LLP states that the total number of whistle-blower reports to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has risen by 24% in the last year to attain an overall figure of 1,755 for the year ending 31 December 2018. That’s up from 1,420 in 2017. There was a 105% increase in...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Retail sector “lagging behind in technology innovation and security” finds KCOM study

The retail industry is lagging behind other sectors in several key areas of technology innovation including security provision. That’s according to new research commissioned by KCOM, the IT services provider. The poll of business leaders and decision-makers in Government,...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Modern slavery ‘Week of Action’ proves successful for City of London Police

The City of London Police’s week of activity took place from 28 January to 1 February. A number of construction sites were visited during the course of the week. Officers engaged with construction workers to raise awareness about the latters’ rights and entitlements...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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UK medical practices determined to increase secure data protection measures

Information security company Shred-it has been helping GP practices, dental surgeries and other medical service providers in the UK ensure that confidential paperwork, such as medical records, is securely destroyed when no longer needed. This is essential in the medical sector...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards targeted at NHS organisations

Fighting fraud is important for any organisation. In the public sector, there must be confidence that money from taxpayer-funded services isn’t diverted illegally for purposes other than for what it’s originally intended. Minimising the loss from fraud is a hugely...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019