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
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Why Cyber Incidents are NOT high impact

In the second instalment of a three-part series for Risk UK exploring ‘cyber’, what it is and how to manage it, Colin Lobley examines how cyber-driven threats stack up against other forms of risk and asks the fundamental question: “Is ‘cyber’ really the biggest risk a corporation...
Posted On 10 Apr 2015
Francis Maude: Minister for the Cabinet Office with responsibility for cyber security
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UK universities awarded ‘Academic Centre of Excellence’ status in cyber security research

​Two further UK universities conducting world class research in the field of cyber security have been recognised as an ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’ by GCHQ in partnership with Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Department for Business...
Posted On 07 Apr 2015
The report entitled: ‘UK Cyber Security: The Role of Insurance in Managing and Mitigating the Risk’ is based on input from 13 London insurers and a number of large companies
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UK Government and insurance sector unveil joint initiatives to tackle cyber risk

Last year, 81% of large UK businesses and 60% of smaller companies suffered a cyber security breach. Now, a detailed report published on 23 March by Her Majesty’s Government and Marsh – one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers and risk advisors – announces new...
Posted On 25 Mar 2015
The increasing number of connected devices is multiplying the probability of cyber attacks on companies across sectors
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“Need for efficient cyber security innovations evident in every sector” asserts Frost & Sullivan

The increasing number of connected devices is multiplying the probability of cyber attacks on companies across sectors. This is compelling organisations to adopt cyber security solutions in order to secure computing resources, information, networks and applications. As such,...
Posted On 17 Mar 2015
BeyondTrust is assisting pan-European energy trading house RWE Supply & Trading to reduce its security risks and meet both budgetary and regulatory constraints
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Unauthorised download risks mitigated at RWE Supply & Trading thanks to BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust – the global cyber security company dedicated to proactively eliminating data breaches due to insider privilege abuse and external hacking attacks – has revealed the detail of a successful project that’s helping RWE Supply & Trading reduce its...
Posted On 11 Mar 2015
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Why Cyber Security is NOT a Boardroom issue

Given that the subject matter finds its way into the national news on a daily basis, it’s perhaps not surprising that many commentators suggest cyber security absolutely must be a Boardroom-focused issue. Is there any firm evidence to support these often strongly-worded...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015
Francis Maude MP: Minister for the Cabinet Office
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Cabinet Office tracks new pathways for UK’s future cyber security experts

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Francis Maude MP – the Minister for the Cabinet Office – has unveiled a raft of new initiatives designed to help young people kick-start a career in cyber security. Those initiatives include new apprenticeships, more civil...
Posted On 10 Mar 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