Professor Mark Button
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University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Counter Fraud Studies to host Economic and Industrial Espionage Conference

Economic and industrial espionage are significant issues for many organisations, with episodes causing billions of pounds of economic damage to countries around the world. Figures on the costs vary significantly, but it’s clear the losses are staggering and, in the US...
Posted On 02 May 2018
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PwC collaborates with public and private sector partners to uncover new sustained global cyber espionage campaign

PwC’s cyber security practice has worked closely with BAE Systems and other members of the security community – including the UK’s newly-established National Cyber Security Centre – to uncover and disrupt what’s thought to be one of the largest-ever sustained...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017
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Esoteric awarded Cyber Essentials certification by IASME in wake of audited review

Esoteric, the global counterespionage and electronic bug sweeping company, has just announced that, in the wake of a thorough and audited review of its information systems and processes, the business has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification by IASME. Accreditation...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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
Paul Heffernan: Principal Consultant (Cyber) at Unipart Security Solutions
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Targeted Attack Defence Mechanisms: How effective are your cyber solutions?

Scanning the latest Information Security Breaches Survey1, it would seem that 90% of large-scale organisations and 74% of smaller businesses have suffered some form of cyber security breach. On that basis, becoming a cyber security victim seems a near certainty for many. Paul...
Posted On 12 Aug 2015
The first SANS Cyber Academy runs in September 2015
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Cyber security boot camp creates “highly-skilled cyber defenders” in just eight weeks

The “world’s first intensive cyber boot camp” has been launched to quickly deliver a new band of highly-trained online defenders who can take up the growing number of cyber security roles organisations are struggling to fill. The SANS Cyber Academy has been created in...
Posted On 15 Apr 2015
Mike Denning: vice-president of global security for Verizon Enterprise Solutions
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Cyber threats “increasing in sophistication” yet many attacks use “decades-old techniques”

Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated. However, many cyber criminals are still relying on decades-old techniques such as phishing and hacking. According to this year’s report, the bulk of cyber attacks...
Posted On 14 Apr 2015
Recent high profile hacking attacks and data breaches, such as those affecting Sony, Netflix, health insurer Anthem and parking ticket website PaymyPCN.net have served to substantially increase public and business concerns about the real-world implications of cyber crime
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GFI survey reveals alarming 60% rise in UK fears over cyber security

GFI Software has released the findings of an independent study examining the business and social impacts of cyber security issues. The results reveal stark public concerns over the increasing personal and business risks posed by cyber crime, and the growing likelihood that acts...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015