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EY brings in experienced professional Chris Gould to lead fight against cyber criminals in UK plc

EY has appointed a new partner, Chris Gould, specifically to head up its cyber crime team in the UK. He will now lead a group of dedicated professionals that helps organisations tackle the threat of cyber crime by pro-actively identifying threats, responding to data breaches and...
Posted On 24 Jun 2015
British Army soldiers taking part in a training exercise
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PwC report pinpoints modern terrorism and cyber threats as “most concerning” for UK public

A new report published by PwC on perceptions around the role of the Armed Forces finds that members of the public are increasingly concerned by ‘modern threats’. More than ten times as many people (65%) believe that terrorist and non-state groups and cyber attacks pose the...
Posted On 23 Jun 2015
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Investigatory Powers Review highlights law that’s “fragmented, obscure and under constant challenge”

This morning in Parliament, Prime Minister David Cameron published the much-anticipated report of the Investigatory Powers Review. Entitled ‘A Question of Trust’, the document was submitted by David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and a debate...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015
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Government urges businesses to take action as cyber security breaches double

The average cost of the most severe online security breach for big business now starts at a staggering £1.46 million – up from £600,000 in 2014. That’s according to UK Government research findings issued to raise awareness of the growing cyber threat.  The Information...
Posted On 04 Jun 2015
Unipart Security Solutions has launched its Cyber Assurance services for SMEs
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Unipart Security Solutions unveils “industrial strength” service to protect SMEs from cyber attack

Unipart Security Solutions, a business division within the Unipart Group, has introduced a new range of bespoke services designed specifically to protect SMEs from attacks perpetrated by cyber criminals. While cyber security issues have long been a concern for larger businesses,...
Posted On 13 May 2015
Supply chain disruption is believed to be the fastest-growing threat to businesses
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Supply chain disruption viewed as fastest-rising threat in BCI’s fourth annual Horizon Scan survey

According to the fourth annual Horizon Scan survey published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in association with BSI, cyber attack is presently the top threat vector as perceived by today’s businesses. Supply chain disruption is reported as being the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015
US Secretary of State John F Kerry at the World Economic Forum
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“Civilised world will not bow to the threat of terrorism” urges US Secretary of State Kerry

Speaking at the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, US Secretary of State John F Kerry has vowed that the civilised world will never bow to the threat of terrorism. “The 20th Century was defined by the civilised struggle to uphold the values...
Posted On 26 Jan 2015
The World Economic Forum estimates a $3 trillion cost to the global economy if the issue of cyber security is not taken seriously
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Cyber attack risk framework for businesses developed by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum has developed a new method by which organisations might calculate the potential impact of cyber threats. The framework, designated Cyber Value-at-Risk, sees the light of day at a juncture when cyber attacks are increasing in velocity and intensity and no...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015
In 2015, tensions between business and politics will increase as Governments around the world pursue short-term populist measures, often to the detriment of foreign companies, in order to shore up domestic power bases
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Control Risks publishes RiskMap 2015: ‘The New World Disorder’

Control Risks, the global business risk consultancy, has just published its annual RiskMap report, an established authoritative guide and a key reference point for policy makers and business leaders seeking to plot global trends over the coming year. RiskMap highlights the most...
Posted On 19 Dec 2014
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Changing the culture of ‘cyber’

There are magnificent examples of organisations succeeding at cyber security in an environment where most others are failing – and they have done so without any extra investment. The $64,000 question is: How? As Martin Smith states, it’s all about culture change from within...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014