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UK companies remain vulnerable to cyber attack despite CEOs ranking cyber as top threat for businesses

PwC’s Cyber Security practice has warned that UK companies and institutions remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite many CEOs now ranking cyber as one of the top threats to their business going forward. PwC’s cyber security partner Richard Horne was commenting on...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016
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‘More Walls, More Warming, Less Water’: World Economic Forum report pinpoints ‘A World at Risk in 2016’

An increased likelihood around all risks, from the environmental to society, the economy, geopolitics and technology looks set to shape the global agenda in the coming year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 has found. In this year’s annual survey, almost 750...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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QA survey reveals how UK businesses plan to tackle 2016 cyber security threats

A comprehensive survey conducted by training company QA reveals that eight out of ten (81%) UK IT decision-makers experienced some sort of data or cyber security breach in their organisation during 2015. 66% said that the breach had led to a loss of data, 45% that it had resulted...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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‘Silver Shadow’ international cyber crime exercise tests multi-agency response capabilities

Cyber crime specialists from across Europe have converged on the UK to take part in a groundbreaking exercise designed to test the international response to serious cyber crime. ‘Silver Shadow’ – a multinational exercise run by the National Crime Agency’s (NCA)...
Posted On 11 Dec 2015
Cyber security risk is dominating the thoughts of senior professionals within the banking community
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Cyber crime fears dominate UK banking sector’s ‘Banana Skins’ threat rankings

UK bankers and market watchers now place fears about cyber crime at the top of a list of 24 possible security-related and other risks posed to banks – a view slightly at odds with many countries around the world which rate the economic environment as posing the greatest...
Posted On 08 Dec 2015
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First SANS Cyber Academy unearths top ‘hidden’ security talent in the UK

The first SANS Cyber Academy – an initiative designed to close the skills gap in cyber security expertise across the UK – has just been completed. The end result is a cohort of graduates who rank in the world’s Top 10%, with the top scorer being a clerk wh...
Posted On 12 Nov 2015
The shared vision for the Cyber Security Academy is for it to become an internationally-recognised hub for cyber security activity
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Roke becomes founding member of GCHQ-supported Cyber Security Academy

Today, the University of Southampton launched a new Cyber Security Academy at the IA15 event in London hosted by GCHQ. Roke Manor Research (Roke) is one of three founding members from world-leading cyber and defence organisations which aim to make the UK more resilient to cyber...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015
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Ensuring Physical Security in Data Centres

With more and more systems being hosted online and the increasing move towards The Internet of Things, the demand for space in data centres has never been greater, asserts John Davies. Organisations and individuals alike are embracing the promise of flexibility, greater...
Posted On 26 Oct 2015
CSARN is warning of the present threat being posed to companies through criminals' social engineering tactics
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“Hostile activity by Iranian-linked group reflects threat from social engineering” warns CSARN

CSARN (City Security and Resilience Networks) reports that Iranian cyber espionage groups have been linked to a large-scale and sophisticated campaign targeting members of the nation’s diaspora and at least one Western-based activist, with the tactics used reflecting the threat...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Hatstand believes that cyber security management ought to be treated as an iterative and organic process
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Hatstand launches Risk Assessment Model to strengthen business’ cyber security governance

Global capital markets specialist Hatstand has announced the launch of its Cyber Security Risk Assessment Model, specifically designed to enable businesses to better understand the current state of their preparedness against the risk of cyber attack and identify any shortfalls...
Posted On 01 Sep 2015