Bernard Parsons
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Tackling the Cyber Risks of Obsolete Software Platforms

More than a decade after launching Windows 7, Microsoft finally ended support for its best-selling desktop operating system on 14 January, writes Bernard Parsons. As with all other end-of-life products, we should remind ourselves that the risks of using obsolete software like...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Data privacy “needs to become part of everyday conversations”

Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international event that occurs every year on 28 January, with its purpose being to raise awareness of and promote privacy and data protection Best Practice. While great strides have been taken, there’s a...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
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Cyber crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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From Firewalls to Fine Grain Permissions: Cyber Security Best Practice

Cyber crime is now so prevalent that guarding against it should be part of standard ‘business as usual’ company procedures, but many organisations have been – and continue to be – caught out. In parallel, the risk of physical attacks remains the same, which means that the risk...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Physical Information Security: Neglect It At Your Peril

Mark Harper discusses how the continual mainstream media focus on cyber attacks and digital data breaches means that organisations could be in danger of neglecting their physical information security, duly highlighting the potential risks to paper-based security and how to negate...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Genetec partners with BlackBerry Cylance for AI-based anti-virus developments

Unified security and business intelligence solutions company Genetec is partnering with Cylance, a business unit of BlackBerry Limited, in order to bring Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based anti-virus protection to its appliances customers. Through this partnership, Genetec will...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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Security IT Summit offers Best Practice advice on cyber security regimes

The Security IT Summit – taking place on 2 July at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf in London and for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – is a ‘must attend’ for senior professionals responsible for protecting their organisations from cyber attacks and for the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
Jon Abbott (left) and Steve Thomson (Photo: Simon Jacobs)
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ThreatAware platform “aims to transform cyber security” for risk-focused managers

A new software platform aims to “transform cyber security” by allowing practising risk and security-focused managers to monitor the whole of their cyber security realm from one single screen. ThreatAware brings together cyber security tools and company-wide compliance...
Posted On 12 Feb 2019
Mike Hemes
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Don’t Spend Your Information On Black Friday

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to bag the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday alone. Over the whole week period the...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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BT and KPMG warn businesses against “cyber security traps” in wake of WannaCry

In the wake of the recent high-profile WannaCry and Petya global ransomware attacks, BT and KPMG have published a new cyber security report offering practical advice to businesses of all sizes on how best to manage their security journey and turn it into a business opportunity....
Posted On 10 Jul 2017
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