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Financial Conduct Authority fines Tesco Bank £16.4 million for failures in 2016 cyber attack

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Tesco Personal Finance plc (Tesco Bank) £16,400,000 for “failing to exercise due skill, care and diligence” in protecting its personal current account holders against a cyber attack that took place in November 2016....
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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Why Today’s CEOs Must Pay Attention to Security Programmes

There are various questions CEOs should be asking their teams when it comes to cyber security. Some of them concentrate on how organisations are managing risks, the evolution of the budget and understanding the Top Five risks (or high-risk areas) within the business. Here, Rick...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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North Korean programmer linked by US authorities to WannaCry cyber attack on UK

A man has been named by US authorities as being involved in the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack, which affected the NHS and many other organisations across the UK. Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean programmer, has been charged by the US as a participant and member of the group which...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
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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
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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