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Network Security: Protecting Against Digital Sabotage

Physical security systems have experienced a substantial shift from being a mechanical circuit to become electronically-circuited networks, with the first network-enabled surveillance camera being launched more than 20 years ago (in 1996, to be precise). Now, more and more...
Posted On 03 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
Tom Knierim
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Biometric Automation for Airports: Travelling Bliss or Privacy Nightmare?

Checkpoints at airports have always been an object of passenger discontent with both document and immigration checks consistently receiving the lowest scores in passenger satisfaction surveys. Biometric technology has long been hailed as the ‘silver bullet’ to solve...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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NPCC’s Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to UK marketplace

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber attack suffered in June. The ransomware attack – targeting parent company Eurofins Scientific – affected the IT...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
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Cyber attack on Lancaster University results in National Crime Agency investigation

Lancaster University has been subject to a sophisticated and malicious phishing attack which has resulted in breaches of student and applicant data. The matter has been reported to law enforcement agencies and staff at the renowned seat of learning are now working closely with...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
Steven Webb
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Digitalisation and Cyber Risk: The Key Questions for Today’s Organisations

It’s difficult to avoid discussions about digital trends, business models and the resulting benefits. The world’s most valued organisations provide digital services. Private investment in new digital start-ups is sky high, while the benefits to organisations of digitalising...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Saving Time, Saving Money: A Risk-Based Approach Towards Cyber Security

If you’ve glanced at the opinion columns of security industry publications of late, you’ve probably seen the term ‘risk-based’ floating around, as in ‘the time is now for a comprehensive, risk-based approach’ or ‘a risk-based approach to security is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
David Ferbrache
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KPMG CTO David Ferbrache highlights Top Ten cyber security trends for 2019

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, has highlighted the Top Ten cyber security trends we can expect to see in 2019. Those trends include a lack of consensus when it comes to cyber law, the proliferation of fake news (and the implications...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office fines Uber £385,000 over data protection failings

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined ride-sharing company Uber £385,000 for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber attack. A series of avoidable data security flaws allowed the personal details of around 2.7 million UK customers to be...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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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