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“Reckless campaign” of cyber attacks by Russian military intelligence service exposed

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified that a number of cyber actors widely known to have been conducting cyber attacks around the world are, in fact, the GRU (the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). These...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
Professor Alastair Irons
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How Great is the Threat of Cyber War?

As diplomatic tensions run high between the UK and Russia while the investigation continues into the Salisbury nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, cyber security expert Professor Alastair Irons examines the threat of cyber war and what...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018
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
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“We’re All Doomed… Probably…”

The current and concerning issues that face us all are not confined to the big explosions and environmental disasters. In terms of the risks presented to societal security, not to mention the long-term economic and social structure of the Western World, Phillip Wood assesses why...
Posted On 28 Jun 2016
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‘More Walls, More Warming, Less Water’: World Economic Forum report pinpoints ‘A World at Risk in 2016’

An increased likelihood around all risks, from the environmental to society, the economy, geopolitics and technology looks set to shape the global agenda in the coming year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 has found. In this year’s annual survey, almost 750...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016