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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
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IP CCTV surveillance system end users “must consider network security” warn BSIA member companies

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) 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 published by The Times, Nigel Inkster (former director of...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
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Duo of ‘Golden Ticket’ passes on offer for biggest cyber security competition of 2016

PwC has been unveiled as the lead sponsor for the “most sophisticated” Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass event to date, which is to be staged from 2-4 November in London. In addition, a competition organised by Cyber Security Challenge UK and PwC will see t...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
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“Employees’ security hygiene worsening as ransomware exposes insider negligence” warns Ponemon Institute report

At a time when ransomware and other attack techniques that exploit insider negligence are becoming rampant, only 39% of end users believe they take all of the appropriate steps needed to protect company data accessed and used in the course of their jobs. This represents a sharp...
Posted On 31 Aug 2016
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“Cyber criminals recruiting ‘insiders’ to attack telecoms providers” reports Kaspersky Lab

Cyber criminals are using insiders to gain access to telecommunications networks and subscriber data, recruiting disaffected employees through underground channels or blackmailing staff using compromising information gathered from open sources. That’s according to a...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016
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Coherent strategies to combat emerging threats outlined at Security IT Summit

The incessant growth of the Internet in recent years has completely transformed the world in which we now reside. Rapidly evolving into an interconnected global network of systems and information, the Internet has had an overwhelming impact on the business sector. With more and...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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Government Communications Headquarters certifies six more Masters degrees in cyber security

Ciaran Martin, director general for cyber security at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has announced that, as the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, GCHQ has now certified six more Masters degrees focused on the subject of cyber security. The...
Posted On 24 May 2016
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“Insurance against cyber attacks now vital” claim business leaders in NTT Com Security survey

While the majority of global organisations say that it’s now ‘vital’ their operations are insured against information security breaches, less than half (41%) are fully covered for both security breaches and data loss, while just over a third have dedicated cyber security...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016