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(ISC)² finds cyber security workforce must grow by 145% to close skills gap

(ISC)² – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has announced the findings of its 2019 Cyber Security Workforce Study, which for the first time estimates the current cyber security workforce (2.8 million professionals), as well as the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Ewen O'Brien
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What Today’s Boards of Directors Are Missing About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cyber security into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cyber security has increased, so Board members (even those without technical expertise) have had to become rapidly acquainted...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Alan Calder
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Defending Against (and Recovering From) Cyber Attacks: Five Key Steps

Given how commonplace cyber attacks have become on a global basis, the topic of cyber security is moving increasingly up the Boardroom agenda, and rightly so. 72% of large businesses here in the UK have said that they’ve identified at least one cyber security breach in the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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National Cyber Security Centre defends nation against 600-plus cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has defended the UK against more than 600 cyber attacks in the past year alone, bringing the total number to almost 1,800 since the Centre’s formation back in 2016. These figures are contained in the NCSC’s third Annual Review,...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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CoESS and Euralarm publish joint brochure on key topic of cyber security

CoESS and Euralarm have published a joint education brochure for practising professionals on the subject of cyber security. The brochure, which is entitled ‘Cyber Security: Threat or Opportunity? It’s Up to You!’, was officially launched during the 2019 CoESS General Assembly...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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“Lack of basic security diligence around IoT” unearthed by ISE research

In a new follow-up cyber security study of network attached storage (NAS) systems and routers since 2013, consulting and research firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) found 125 vulnerabilities in 13 Internet of Things (IoT) devices, reaffirming an industry-wide problem of a...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Gallagher Security unveils Security Health Check tool to help end users identify system vulnerabilities

A free cyber audit tool has been released to its customers by a global technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection in what it believes is an ‘industry first’. Gallagher Security has unveiled its Security Health...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Hanwha Techwin launches “significantly updated” version of Wisenet WAVE VMS

Hanwha Techwin has now introduced what the company terms a “significantly updated” version of its Wisenet WAVE Video Management Software (VMS) platform. Packed with a long list of new features designed to improve the end user experience, interoperability and cyber...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
Anthony Webb
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Addressing the Talent Shortfall in Technology: What’s The Answer?

Whatever happens to Britain’s relationships with Europe and the wider world in the coming months, it seems certain that the shortage of talent in the UK’s technology industry is set to continue, and potentially worsen. 89% of employers in our sector expect to struggle with a...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
Dr Guy Bunker
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The GDPR and Boards of Directors: Paying Attention to Cyber Security

Cyber security is a topic that’s consistently dominating the mainstream press and we’re seeing an increase in global organisations being put in the spotlight because of targeted breaches, writes Guy Bunker. However, recent research conducted by Clearswift has found...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019