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(ISC)² finds cyber security workforce must grow by 145% to close skills gap

(ISC)² – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has announced the findings of its 2019 Cyber Security Workforce Study, which for the first time estimates the current cyber security workforce (2.8 million professionals), as well as the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Shift in key security decision-makers creates risks as firms migrate to microservices

Radware, the provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, has released its 2019 State of Web Application Security Report which finds that, while organisations shift their applications to microservices environments, the responsibility for securing these...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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Top Management and Cyber Security: Searching for a Better Strategy

As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you’re likely to have put forward many plans designed to improve the overall security posture for the users of your organisation. Much of the time, you’ll receive executive sign-off and then roll out whatever initiative it...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Bitglass Report: “Leading companies failing to demonstrate commitment to cyber security”

Bitglass has published its latest report entitled ‘The Cloudfathers: An Analysis of Cyber Security in the Fortune 500’. To discover whether or not the world’s leading companies are committed to enhancing their cyber security initiatives, the company researched the...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Infonomics: Stating The Financial Case for Automated Security

What, exactly, is the value of the data held by your organisation and how does that value justify and inform your security spend? It’s a question that’s increasingly rising to the top of the practising Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) list, not to mention that of the Chief...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
Alan Calder
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Combating the Cyber Threat to the UK’s Legal Sector

Cyber crime remains one of the foremost risks posed to the legal sector. Targeted attacks against businesses are on the rise, with 60% of law firms reported to have suffered an information security incident during 2018. In 2017 alone, no less than £11 million of clients’...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
Josh Lefkowitz
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Bringing Security Intelligence to the Board

Data breaches are costly. According to a recent study conducted by The Ponemon Institute, the average breach costs an organisation $3.86 million. A separate study found that, although the share price of breach-affected companies shows its sharpest drop 14 days after the breach is...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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“UK Boards of Directors don’t understand cyber threat” suggests Government’s Cyber Governance Health Check

The latest Government Cyber Governance Health Check has revealed that the top UK Boards still don’t understand the impact of a cyber attack on their business. Fewer than one-in-five Boards can claim to understand the impact of loss or disruption associated with cyber...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Building Customer Trust: Cyber Security in Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes

In today’s evolving cyber risk landscape, Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly concerned about the security performance of their businesses. In fact, the National Association of Corporate Directors has found that 89% of public companies and 72% of private companies...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018
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“Continuous investment and activity essential for staying ahead in cyber arms race” states Databarracks

UK organisations are concerned about their abilities to keep pace with the persistent rise of new cyber security challenges. This assertion is mirrored by new data from business continuity and disaster recovery provider Databarracks revealing that only 56% of UK firms believe...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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