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Kevin Brown succeeds Mark Hughes as managing director of BT’s security business

BT has announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security, where he will be responsible for the company’s physical and cyber security activity around the world. Brown succeeds Mark Hughes, who’s stepping down from the role at the end of this year...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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New Eastern Region chairman Guy Mathias calls for increased business involvement in CSSC initiative

Security and risk management-focused professional Guy Mathias FSyI has been appointed chairman of the Eastern Region of the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC) initiative. Operating on a charitable basis and founded in June 2011 by a team of senior UK security...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018
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Secureworks finds majority of cyber crime damage “inflicted by powerful covert criminal threat groups”

Secureworks, a global cyber security company that protects organisations in the digitally connected world, has just released the findings of its State of Cyber Crime Report 2018 which is designed to illuminate the cyber crime trends and events that shaped the year. From July last...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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38th International East-West Security Conference features “intensive” two days of presentations

The 38th International East-West Security Conference organised by Capricorn Conferences and Exhibitions was held on 5-6 November at the Hotel West End on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Delegates representing private and public sector organisations from the Russian Federation...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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Mitie’s Professional Services business division launches new risk consultancy

Mitie’s Professional Services business has launched a new risk consultancy. Involving a team of seasoned professionals with more than 100 years of experience, the Threat Mitigation offer will be led by Ian Carter, former New Scotland Yard chief police officer and Ken...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018
Steven Wilson and Maria Vello sign the Memorandum of Understanding at Europol's headquarters
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Europol’s EC3 and Cyber Defence Alliance step up co-operation in fight against fraudsters

On Thursday 27 September, representatives of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cyber Defence Alliance Limited (CDA), a group of British-based banks and law enforcement agencies which work together to share intelligence...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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Global Cyber Academy launches #ProjectThankYou in bid to heighten UK’s cyber resilience

The London-based Global Cyber Academy specialising in cyber and tech-focused security has introduced #ProjectThankYou in a bid to make the UK more cyber resilient. The Academy will be providing a flat 40% course fee reduction for all applications received from UK Blue Light...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018
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Financial Conduct Authority fines Tesco Bank £16.4 million for failures in 2016 cyber attack

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Tesco Personal Finance plc (Tesco Bank) £16,400,000 for “failing to exercise due skill, care and diligence” in protecting its personal current account holders against a cyber attack that took place in November 2016....
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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Successful threat intelligence programmes save UK businesses £6 million on average in past 12 months

Security platform provider ThreatConnect’s latest survey, entitled ‘Building A Threat Intelligence Programme’, reports that cyber security decision-makers inside organisations with mature threat intelligence programs (70%) say their infrastructure has blocked...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Sophisticated criminals cause 350%-plus increase in Contact Centre fraud attacks from 2013-2017

Pindrop’s Voice Intelligence Report 2018 suggests that voice fraud has intensified and is on the up. Between 2016 (one in 937 calls) and 2017 (one in 638 calls), the overall voice channel fraud rate increased by 47%, continuing on the upward trend from last year’s 113%...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018