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Yahoo! fined £250,000 by ICO after “systemic failures” placed customer data at risk

Yahoo! UK Services Limited has been fined £250,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a cyber attack in November 2014. The incident was publicly disclosed in September 2016, almost two years after it had taken place. Due to when the breach happened,...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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Boards ramp up data privacy and security spending in rush to become GDPR compliant

Boards of Directors are ramping up investments in data security and privacy in the rush to become General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant and avoid highly damaging data breaches which have reached an all-time high, reports the 2018 Harvey Nash Group/KPMG CIO Survey....
Posted On 08 Jun 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
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Global Threat Landscape Report reveals “major cyber security inertia infecting organisations worldwide”

According to CyberArk’s Global Advanced Threat Landscape Report 2018, nearly half (46%) of those IT security professionals questioned stated that they rarely change their security strategy substantially even after the business has experienced a cyber attack. This level of...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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UK’s Emergency Services “at risk of major cyber attack” warns Anomali in landscape analysis

The UK’s Emergency Services are at risk of a major cyber attack. That’s the key finding of a new landscape analysis issued by threat intelligence provider Anomali. The detailed UK Threat Landscape Report, which explores the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure against...
Posted On 27 Feb 2018
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“Local authorities facing 19 million cyber attacks per year” reveals Big Brother Watch

UK councils have been subjected to over 98 million cyber attacks in the past five years, an investigation by privacy campaigner Big Brother Watch has revealed. The report exposes the extraordinary extent of cyber security threats faced by local authorities – amounting to 37 cyber...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
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Cyber attacks top list of key business threats for third year running in BCI’s Horizon Scan

The large-scale cyber attacks that took place last year have reaffirmed the need to build cyber resilient organisations. That’s according to the seventh edition of the Business Continuity Institute’s (BCI) Horizon Scan 2018, released in association with the BSI. For...
Posted On 12 Feb 2018
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Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after “serious failures” placed customer and employee data at risk

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after one of the company’s computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber attack in 2015. The business’ failure to secure the system...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
Duncan Cooke
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Mission-Critical Security: The ‘Availability’ Jargon Buster

Does it really matter if the software applications supporting your security systems are only available for 99% of the time? Well, it probably doesn’t if you’ve installed a video surveillance system primarily to deter shoplifters, but the loss of what equates to more than 90...
Posted On 03 Jan 2018
Duncan Cooke
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Compliance: It’s About Knowing Your Options

In recent years, one of the reasons why there has been significant growth in the deployment of enterprise level access control systems is that advances in technology have enabled the delivery of significant benefits over and above the basic provision of access control to a...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017