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Caught in the Crossfire of Cyber Warfare

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review for 2019 doesn’t shy away from naming the four key protagonists when it comes to state-based cyber threats against our country. The comprehensive document sites China, Russia, North Korea and Iran as being actively...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
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The Human Cost of Disruption on Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

It’s great to see many high-profile figures speaking out about the mental health issues they’ve faced in 2019, writes John Young. What’s highly encouraging to hear, too, is that many companies are actively educating their employees on the signs of stress and mental illness at...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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“Lack of automation” revealed as underlying security challenge in digital transformation initiatives

FireMon has released its 2019 State of the Firewall report, which is seen as the annual benchmark of current issues in firewall management. The latest report finds that enterprises are slow to abandon manual processes, despite being short staffed, as the lack of automation,...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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C-Suite involvement in business continuity planning “growing”, but progress “still too slow”

New research conducted by Databarracks has found that senior leadership (ie CEOs, CFOs, managing directors and/or finance directors) are in charge of business continuity plans at 25% of UK organisations, which is up from 21% in 2015. IT is in charge of business continuity plans...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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“Not enough time” for business leaders to focus on cyber risk management

Amid a wider range of issues to handle, a majority of Board members and senior executives responsible for their organisation’s cyber risk management had less than a day in the last year to spend focused on cyber risk issues. The findings form part of a new report published by...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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67% of UK-based firms feel cyber security worries prevent new tech adoption

Over two-thirds (67%) of British companies feel that cyber security concerns prevent them from adopting new technology to grow their business faster. That’s according to a new report from EY based on a survey of 175 C-Suite executives at UK-based organisations. Cloud...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Reputation and brand damage top current risk agenda for global business leaders

More than three-quarters of global business leaders believe their organisation is being influenced by ‘hype cycles’. That’s according to the latest Global Risk Landscape Report published by accountancy and advisory firm BDO LLP. The survey of 500 global C-Suite...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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NTT Report: “Cyber attacks ranked as top business issue across next 12 months”

UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cyber security and “facing paralysis” as cyber criminals become more advanced. These are the stark conclusions drawn from the findings of the 2019 Risk:Value Report – ‘Destination Standstill. Are You Asleep...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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Businesses boost diversity in IT/ICT and cyber security to attract and retain top staff

(ISC)² – the world’s largest non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals – has released the headline findings from its forthcoming study into workplace and hiring diversity in IT/ICT and cyber security roles. The independent ‘blind’ study of...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report outlines scale of current cyber threat

C-Level executives with access to a company’s most sensitive information are now the major focus for social engineering attacks. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, senior executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents...
Posted On 09 May 2019