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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
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Security breach numbers rise during 2019 despite increased protection spend

ServiceNow has released the results of its second sponsored study on cyber security vulnerability and patch management which was conducted alongside The Ponemon Institute. The study, entitled ‘Costs and Consequences of Gaps in Vulnerability Response’, found that,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Finance firms warned on rise of ransomware gangs in wake of Travelex attack

The recent cyber attack on foreign exchange provider Travelex demonstrates the growing threat of ransomware and serves as a stark warning that financial services firms need to step up their security. That’s according to a leading cyber expert.  Tim Thurlings of bluedog...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Leading academics focus on situation in Iran and potential for cyber attacks

Leading academics at Cranfield University have made comment on the present situation in Iran where tensions are rising in the Gulf region following the drone strike ordered by President Trump that killed General Qasem Soleimani. Iran has responded by vowing revenge and announcing...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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360 Vision’s popular Predator cameras now feature High Secure cyber protection

UK CCTV camera manufacturer 360 Vision Technology has announced that its Predator ‘all-in-one’ PTZ camera range is now an accredited Vision High Secure (HS) camera solution, certified to have completed the CAPSS approval process by the Centre for the Protection of National...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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Breaches more frequent despite record levels of spending on cyber security

The financial damage incurred by organisations due to cyber attacks over the past five years has grown by 72%, averaging $13 million per organisation. Across the same period, new analysis by cyber security firm Garrison of data from Microsoft & Marsh, Gartner and Accenture...
Posted On 12 Dec 2019
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Cyber warfare “poses greater threat than ever” in 2020 warns Control Risks

The proliferation of a wide variety of cyber threats will make a high impact, cyber-enabled assault on critical infrastructure almost certain in 2020. This is one of the key forecasts made in RiskMap 2020, the global outlook for political and security risks in the year ahead...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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Darktrace wins Lloyds Bank National Business Award for Artificial Intelligence

Darktrace, the specialist in cyber security solutions that use Artificial Intelligence to protect corporate computer networks from cyber attacks, has won the prestigious Artificial Intelligence Business of the Year category at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2019. The...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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Defender Confidence Rising in Maturing UK Cyber Threat Landscape

Looking at the headlines around cyber attacks and security breaches, anyone would be forgiven for thinking that organisations face an insurmountable cyber security task, asserts Rick McElroy. However, when we delve deeper into the UK cyber security landscape, a more nuanced...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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Fortinet forecasts advanced AI and counter threat intelligence to evolve in 2020

Fortinet, the automated cyber security solutions business, has unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team about the threat landscape for 2020 and beyond. These predictions reveal methods that Fortinet anticipates cyber criminals will employ in the near future, along with...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019