Sean Sutton
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Sean Sutton appointed cyber security partner at PwC UK

Sean Sutton has been appointed as cyber security partner at PwC UK, and will be based at the firm’s new Birmingham home at One Chamberlain Square. A former managing director for Accenture’s UK and Ireland cyber security business, Sutton brings over 16 years’ direct...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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“Hackers believe technology industry is least secure” reveals HackerOne report 

HackerOne, the hacker-powered penetration testing and bug bounty platform, has revealed that hackers believe technology firms are the least secure with 18% saying they have the furthest to go to improve security. Government (16%) and finance (14%) are two other industries that...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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UK cyber entrepreneurs set to meet world’s security experts in Silicon Valley

An exciting mix of innovative start-ups are flying the flag for the UK at a prestigious conference on cyber security in California’s Silicon Valley. The seven companies (namely TrustStamp, Ohalo, Pixelpin, Secure Schools, The CyberFish Company, fraud.Net and Keybox) are supported...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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ICO consults on draft AI auditing framework guidance for organisations

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation focused on the organisation’s draft guidance on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) auditing framework. The guidance contains advice on how to understand data protection law in relation to AI and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
Jake Olcott
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Chief Information Security Officers: The Key Skills for 2020 and Beyond

Since the creation of the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role about 25 years ago, the job has changed dramatically. What was once an uncommon position has quickly become standard, writes Jake Olcott, with the majority of companies including a cyber...
Posted On 07 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 enthusiasm over emerging tech tempered by workforce concerns

Organisations in the UK identify innovation as a top business priority and are intrigued by the potential of emerging technologies. That’s according to a new report entitled ‘International Trends in Technology and Workforce’ produced by CompTIA, the Trade...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
Stewart Room
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DWF appoints Stewart Room as head of data protection and cyber security

DWF, the global legal business, has appointed Stewart Room as partner and global head of data protection and cyber security. Room joins DWF from PwC where, for the last five years, he was a partner and global head of cyber security and data protection legal services. He qualified...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
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Network Security: Protecting Against Digital Sabotage

Physical security systems have experienced a substantial shift from being a mechanical circuit to become electronically-circuited networks, with the first network-enabled surveillance camera being launched more than 20 years ago (in 1996, to be precise). Now, more and more...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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NCSC and KPMG introduce “major survey” on diversity in UK’s cyber sector

A drive to improve the diversity of talent working in cyber security has been launched with a mass survey of all staff currently operational in the sector. The survey, which is to be conducted on an annual basis by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and KPMG UK, is...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020