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Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 1)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a result of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asking its senior members what their risk predictions are for 2020. In Part 1 of Risk Xtra’s round-up,...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Testing Times: The CBEST Scheme and Simulated Cyber Attack Scenarios

CBEST is the Bank of England’s intelligence-led cyber adversary simulation framework, used for testing systemically critical financial organisations through simulated cyber attack scenarios based on real-world threats and risks. As Owen Wright explains, a CBEST exercise lasts...
Posted On 08 Jan 2020
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Bank of England, PRA and FCA look to bolster operational resilience in finance sector

The Bank of England, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have published a shared policy summary and co-ordinated consultation papers on new requirements designed to strengthen operational resilience in the financial services sector....
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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Julian Adams appointed deputy chair at Association of British Insurers

Julian Adams, director of public policy and regulation at M&G plc (the holding company of the Prudential Assurance Company) has been appointed deputy chair of the Association of British Insurers (ABI). Adams will now serve alongside chair Jon Dye until the summer of 2020. He...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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Mitie selected to provide technology-led nationwide security services for HMRC

Mitie has been chosen to provide technology-led security services to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Covering a five-year period, the contract marks the first time that HMRC has combined all of its security services under one national provider. The move to a single...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Data protection experts call on businesses to do more on EU GDPR compliance

Speakers at the European Data Protection Summit called on business leaders to take more preventative measures to avoid data breaches. Hosted by the Data Protection World Forum, the Summit took place in London on Monday 3 June and attracted over 700 attendees, 50 speakers and 30...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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GDPR anniversary “highlights need for businesses to change attitudes towards data protection”

With the first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now upon us, a prominent data expert is warning that companies need to change their attitude towards the legislation. Hellen Beveridge, privacy lead at Data Oversight, suggests that when it comes to the...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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BBC’s Kate Adie announced as opening Keynote Speaker at Infosecurity Europe 2019

As part of what is an already inspiring conference line-up, Infosecurity Europe’s organisers have now announced that renowned BBC broadcaster and author Kate Adie will be delivering the opening Keynote at this year’s event on Tuesday 4 June (from 10.15 am-11.05 am). Also...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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‘The Future of Cash’ Conference set to highlight inherent dangers of “cashless world”

People urgently need to wake up to the implications of the disappearance of cash as society faces the ‘dangers’ of a cashless world. That’s the view of the organisers behind the aptly-titled ‘The Future of Cash’ Conference. The event will see central bankers and...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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G4S plays major role in release of new security-centric 12-sided £1 coin to general public

According to the Bank of England, approximately one-in-30 £1 coins in circulation are counterfeits, so it was an absolute priority to introduce a new highly secure coin that’s much harder to copy. The Royal Mint is now producing 1.5 billion of the new 12-sided £1 coins,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017