Vinay Shrivastava
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Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 2)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a result of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asking its senior members what their risk predictions are for 2020. In Part 2 of Risk Xtra’s comprehensive round-up,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
Bernard Parsons
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Tackling the Cyber Risks of Obsolete Software Platforms

More than a decade after launching Windows 7, Microsoft finally ended support for its best-selling desktop operating system on 14 January, writes Bernard Parsons. As with all other end-of-life products, we should remind ourselves that the risks of using obsolete software like...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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“‘Silent’ cyber risk leaving millions of UK businesses underinsured” warns Gallagher

Of the 1,000 businesses recently surveyed by Gallagher (the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm), almost two-fifths (39%) of senior decision-makers in UK companies say cyber attacks are one of their biggest concerns, yet the majority of...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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72% of organisations planning to implement Zero Trust capabilities in 2020

As 72% of organisations plan to implement Zero Trust capabilities in 2020 to mitigate growing cyber risk, nearly half (47%, in fact) of cyber security professionals lack confidence applying a Zero Trust model to their Secure Access architecture. That’s according to the 2020...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
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Business Continuity Strategy Planning: The Six Mistakes to Avoid

Any organisation can face significant downtime, data loss and employee displacement if unprepared when a disaster strikes. All of these scenarios can have a serious and detrimental impact on the viability of a business. On that basis, detailed and thorough planning for them can...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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International guidance standard for auditing ISMS updated by ISO and IEC

Keeping sensitive company information and personal data safe and secure is not only essential for any business, but a legal imperative. Many organisations do this with the help of an information security management system (ISMS). Now, the international guidance standard for...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Protiviti advises organisations on guarding against possible Iranian cyber attacks

In light of the recent warnings around potential Iranian cyber attacks, global consulting firm Protiviti has laid out steps companies should take to protect themselves against cyber threats. Jonathan Wyatt, global head of Protiviti Digital, recommends that organisations determine...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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World Economic Forum develops Internet security principles to protect end users

While certain cyber attacks focus on specific organisations, the majority target the largest number of Internet users possible. Such attacks are often relatively easy for cyber criminals to undertake and can cause serious harm. The impact of indiscriminate malicious activity...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Site hosting stolen credentials taken down in wake of international operation

A website which provided access to more than 12 billion personal credentials to cyber criminals for as little as $2 per day has now been taken down following a detailed investigation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in collaboration with various international law...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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Retailer fined £500,000 for failing to secure data of “at least” 14 million individuals

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited the sum of £500,000 after a ‘Point of Sale’ computer system was compromised as the result of a cyber attack, in turn affecting at least 14 million people. An ICO investigation found that an attacker...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020