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“Cyber readiness levels stall as attacks reach new heights of intensity” finds Hiscox study

A sharp increase in the number and cost of cyber attacks is the key finding in a study of more than 5,400 organisations across seven countries commissioned by commercial insurer Hiscox. More than three out of every five firms (ie 61%) report one or more attacks in the past year,...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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(ISC)² adds four new courses to Professional Development Institute’s portfolio

(ISC)² – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has announced the availability of a range of new courses for its Professional Development Institute (PDI) portfolio. PDI course offerings are free to (ISC)² members and associates. Up to 35...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019
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Dedicated Cyber Crime Units earn multi-million pound cash injection from Government

The National Police Chief’s Council’s (NPCC) National Cyber Crime Programme has announced that every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit in place thanks to a multi-million pound cash investment courtesy of the Conservative...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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“New wave of ATM ‘cash-out’-style cyber attacks hitting banks” warns Foregenix

A leading cyber security firm is advising financial institutions to take extra precautions to protect themselves against the growing threat of ATM ‘cash-out’-type attacks. Foregenix, which serves banks across the globe, warns the rise in these attacks can cause...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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53% of businesses increase cyber security spending in preparation for Brexit

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cyber security spending. In preparation for Britain leaving the EU, professional services and manufacturing organisations...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report: “Finance returns to top spot as most attacked sector in EMEA”

NTT Security has published its 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report, which reveals finance as being the most attacked sector in the EMEA (accounting for 30% of all cyber attacks compared to 17% globally). Finance knocks business and professional services off the top spot, which...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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Carbon Black’s Global Incident Response Threat Report details “notable rise” in Island Hopping episodes

Carbon Black – a specialist in the realms of cloud-delivered, next generation endpoint security – has just issued its latest Global Incident Response Threat Report, aggregating key findings from IR partner investigations during the last 90 days. The company’s...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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Infosecurity Europe 2019 puts ‘human factor’ firmly under the spotlight

Technology is only one part of the cyber security puzzle. People contribute significantly to risk, as well as to an organisation’s ability to protect itself against myriad threats. This is precisely why the ‘human factor’ will be a key focus at Infosecurity Europe...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Bitglass 2019 Insider Threat Report: “41% of organisations don’t monitor user behaviour across cloud footprints”

Bitglass has just released ‘Threatbusters’, the company’s 2019 Insider Threat Report. In partnership with a leading cyber security community, Bitglass surveyed IT professionals about insider threats and to ascertain what their host organisations are doing to...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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BSI expands cyber security and information resilience offer to US with AppSec Consulting acquisition

BSI has moved to acquire AppSec Consulting, the cyber security and information resilience (CSIR) company located in San Jose, California. The acquisition will see AppSec Consulting become a key part of BSI’s CSIR offer. The business will now operate under the name ‘AppSec...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019