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Combating ‘The Hack Attacks’: Why Public Wi-Fi Isn’t Secure Enough

People often search for Wi-Fi whenever they’re outwith the comfort of their homes and offices, or when they’re travelling for any particular reason. The trouble is that public Wi-Fi is often insecure, and this could allow someone to hack into their laptops, their...
Posted On 17 May 2019
Tom Kellermann
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Looking Over The Horizon: What Does Cyber Security Have in Store for 2019?

In every intelligence industry there’s often a central aim: predicting the future. We collect and analyse, dissect and interpret, looking for that essential nugget that will give us the edge over our adversaries by indicating what they’ll do next. While this activity goes on...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
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‘Island Hopping’: An Assessment of Growing Security Threats to the Aviation Sector

When we think about the industries that have the most to lose from a serious cyber attack, our minds probably immediately veer towards the finance, healthcare and energy sectors. That’s with good reason. As our own research here at Carbon Black highlights, 78% of investor...
Posted On 16 Nov 2018
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Institute of Risk Management commissions first-ever research project in China

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced a research partnership with the Hubei University of Economics in Wuhan, China. The risk management school at the university, which is led by Professor Ming-Che (Martin) Sung, will undertake a study of risk management education...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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F5 Labs research reveals Chinese hackers lead attacks on Internet of Things devices

Research from F5 Labs has shed light on the fact that Telnet brute force attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices have risen a staggering 249% year over year (2016-2017) and been dominated by traffic originating from China. Findings from the company’s latest Threat...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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RiskMap 2018: “Global fragility heightened by assertive political leadership” forecasts Control Risks

Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, has warned that businesses will face “profound uncertainty” next year because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders whose decisions are hard to predict. This outlook is detailed...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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IHMA urges more action in face of new anti-counterfeiting report on pharma industry

The commercial hologram industry has welcomed a new report predicting ‘impressive’ growth for pharmaceutical authentication technologies, but warns that more work still needs to be done to tackle global counterfeiting ‘hotspots’. The International Hologram Manufacturers...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
Richard Fenning: CEO at Control Risks
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2017 set to be “year of acute uncertainty for business” predicts Control Risks

Control Risks, the specialist risk consultancy, has published its annual RiskMap forecast, widely renowned as the leading guide to political and business risk and an important reference point for policy makers and business leaders alike. Speaking about the document, Richard...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyl FCMI: managing director at Esoteric
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International Espionage: Examining the Evidence

“The threat of espionage (spying) did not end with the collapse of Soviet communism in the early 1990s. Espionage against UK interests still continues and is potentially very damaging” (MI5, 2016) We have seen a continual rise in the threat to global business from...
Posted On 09 Dec 2016
Phillip Wood MBE
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Living in ‘The Ideal World’

Imagine an ideal and risk-free world in which everyone would be charitable and mutually supportive. Everyone would be compassionate and friendly towards each other and malice would be rare (if it existed at all). It would be a world without envy or competition for status and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2016