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
Defence giant and national security specialist Raytheon UK designed and hosted a simulated cyber terrorist strike on Saturday at London’s iconic BT Tower
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Defence giant Raytheon UK stages cyber battle at BT Tower to unearth future security talent

Last Saturday, defence giant and national security specialist Raytheon UK designed and hosted a simulated cyber terrorist strike at London’s iconic BT Tower in a bid to unearth new talent that can defend the UK against growing cyber threats. Part of the Government-backed Cyber...
Posted On 23 Feb 2015
The SANS SEC562: CyberCity Hands-On Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise will make its European debut in London during April
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SANS Institute course to help protect UK’s CNI against cyber attack set for April launch

April sees the birth of the UK’s first ever hands-on information security course designed specifically for IT professionals charged with securing our Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and related industries. The new educational vehicle, developed by the SANS Institute,...
Posted On 13 Feb 2015
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In The Learning Zone

Established and award-winning security education specialist Tavcom Training has recently completed major upgrades to its headquarters at Bishops Waltham in Hampshire. In tandem with this move, the business has just issued its 2015 Course Directory. Paul Tennent reviews some of...
Posted On 10 Feb 2015
Cyber Security Challenge UK runs a series of national inspirational competitions aimed at attracting talented people into the profession and informing them about cyber security careers and learning opportunities
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PwC hosts simulated national cyber forensic investigation to find future UK defenders

PwC’s UK headquarters has just hosted a unique cyber forensics investigation carried out by members of the public. The competition, which is the latest in the series from the Cabinet Office-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK, tasked a group of 22 amateur cyber defenders...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015