Cyber security insurance is becoming a major issue for the corporates
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KPMG Survey: “Senior security professionals ‘don’t trust’ cyber insurance products”

New insurance products launched to protect businesses from suffering the losses caused by cyber attacks have apparently been met with great scepticism. A KPMG survey of senior information security professionals, whose organisations are members of KPMG’s International Information...
Posted On 05 May 2015
George Quigley: joining the Cyber Security Practice at KPMG
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George Quigley joins KPMG to bolster firm’s rapidly expanding Cyber Security Practice

George Quigley has joined KPMG as a partner to bolster the company’s rapidly-growing Cyber Security Practice. The appointment comes on the back of Ken Hall joining the Practice as a partner in February this year. Quigley takes up this role after moving from BDO where he was...
Posted On 27 Apr 2015
Ed Miliband: Leader of the Opposition
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Labour Party vows to create safer communities if General Election vote is won

Plans for policing, justice reform, tackling the extremist threat, national defence and security, the Armed Forces and cyber security are all covered in some detail within the Labour Party’s 84-page 2015 General Election Manifesto. Brian Sims reviews the main points to note...
Posted On 17 Apr 2015
ASIS International will hold its 15th European Security Conference and Exhibition in London on 6-8 April 2016
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London set to host 2016 ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition

ASIS International, the global organisation for security professionals, has announced that it will hold its 15th European Security Conference and Exhibition in the city of London on 6-8 April 2016. The 15th ASIS European Security Conference and Exhibition (or ASIS Europe 2016) is...
Posted On 16 Apr 2015
Malcolm Marshall: Malcolm Marshall, global head of KPMG’s cyber security practice
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“Institutional investors ‘shy away’ from hacked businesses” suggests KPMG survey

According to a new set of statistics, cyber attack episodes could cost a business its investor backing. A survey of global institutional investors conducted by KPMG has found that 79% of investors would be discouraged from investing in a business that has been hacked. The...
Posted On 15 Apr 2015
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk UK
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The Cyber Risk

Last year, over 80% of large-scale UK businesses suffered a cyber security breach. On the back of that rather alarming statistic, a detailed report just published by the Government and Marsh – the insurance broker and risk advisor – outlines new joint initiatives devised between...
Posted On 15 Apr 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
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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