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“Organisations now better prepared to predict and resist cyber attacks” asserts EY

Global organisations are now more confident than ever that they can predict and resist a sophisticated cyber attack, but at the same time they’re falling short in terms of investments and plans designed to recover from a breach in today’s expanding threat landscape....
Posted On 10 Jan 2017
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CSL’s tenth annual Insurers’ Forum at UBM plays host to record attendance figures

The tenth edition of CSL’s annual Insurers’ Forum, organised and run in association with Vodafone, witnessed a record attendance of over 60 senior insurers and fire and security sector consultants from leading companies at UBM EMEA’s headquarters in London’s Blackfriars. Expert...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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BSI Espion examines growing trend of Dark Web monitoring for leaked corporate data

BSI Espion believes the growth of legitimate service providers who trawl the hidden web for leaked corporate data further illustrates the complex and perplexing information security challenges organisations can face in today’s world.  The Dark Web (which is part of the Deep...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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Evolve IP study finds “significant disconnect” between C-Suite and disaster recovery professionals

When it comes to assessing an organisation’s ability to recover from a disaster, a significant disconnect appears to exist between C-Suite executives and IT professionals. While nearly seven in every ten CEOs, CFOs or COOs feel their organisation is very prepared to recover from...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016
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“Customers ‘turning away’ from breached organisations” reports Thales e-Security

Huge fines have been imposed on some organisations following a data breach, but what’s the long-term impact of such an event? A study conducted by Thales e-Security has shown that the majority of people would reduce or eliminate their use of an organisation’s products or...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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On The Network

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) dedicated CCTV Section have issued a stark warning that end users of IP-connected CCTV systems should be taking cyber security very seriously indeed. In an article recently published by The Times, Nigel Inkster (former...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016
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TalkTalk on receiving end of record £400,000 ICO fine for failing to prevent October 2015 cyber attack

Telecoms company TalkTalk has been issued with a record £400,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. The ICO’s in-depth investigation found that an attack on the...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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Lone wolf attacks, cyber threats and collaboration emerge as key themes at ASIS International 2016

Security professionals from over 100 countries gathered in Orlando between September 12-15 for ASIS International’s Annual Seminar and Exhibits (‘ASIS 2016’), recognised as one of the profession’s most comprehensive educational programmes. The event, which...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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500 million end users affected by suspected state-sponsored attack on Yahoo network

Multinational technology company Yahoo has reported that a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from no less than half a billion users. Yahoo, which confirmed details of the breach months after reports of a major hack, said its investigation had...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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PwC launches ‘Game of Threats’ interactive cyber breach challenge for senior executives

With nearly three quarters of UK CEOs regarding cyber security as one of the top three risks to their organisations, along with over-regulation and geopolitical uncertainty, it’s clear that increasing cyber threats and the number of recent public breaches is moving cyber security...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016