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Cranfield University’s research on cyber security set to “step up a level” with Atkins collaboration

Reports on the UK’s ability to protect its technology, data and networks from the threat of cyber crime are frequently in the news. With electronic systems increasingly relying on the Internet to manage everyday things like electricity, air traffic control or food supplies,...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
Eric O'Neill
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Ransomware: The Fastest Growing Threat in 2016

Carbon Black’s data shows that ransomware instances grew by more than 50% in 2016 compared to 2015. In fact, ransomware emerged as the fastest-growing malware across all industries in 2016, with major increases seen at technology companies, energy and utility companies and...
Posted On 10 Feb 2017
Philip Wood MBE
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UK must not forget “soft underbelly” of the public when confronted by cyber attacks

A specialist academic at Buckinghamshire New University has warned that the general public are the “soft underbelly” in terms of UK cyber protection and need to be better educated on the subject of online threats. Philip Wood MBE (Head of the School for Management and...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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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