Steven Webb
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Digitalisation and Cyber Risk: The Key Questions for Today’s Organisations

It’s difficult to avoid discussions about digital trends, business models and the resulting benefits. The world’s most valued organisations provide digital services. Private investment in new digital start-ups is sky high, while the benefits to organisations of digitalising...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
Alan Calder
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Combating the Cyber Threat to the UK’s Legal Sector

Cyber crime remains one of the foremost risks posed to the legal sector. Targeted attacks against businesses are on the rise, with 60% of law firms reported to have suffered an information security incident during 2018. In 2017 alone, no less than £11 million of clients’...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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Europol hosts joint meeting of EC3 Advisory Groups in bid to combat phishing threat

On 26-27 March, Europol hosted a joint meeting of the EC3 Advisory Groups on Financial Services, Internet Security and Communication Providers, gathering 70 industry representatives to discuss the cyber threat of phishing. Over the course of the two days, global financial...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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“Customers ‘turning away’ from breached organisations” reports Thales e-Security

Huge fines have been imposed on some organisations following a data breach, but what’s the long-term impact of such an event? A study conducted by Thales e-Security has shown that the majority of people would reduce or eliminate their use of an organisation’s products or...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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“Employees’ security hygiene worsening as ransomware exposes insider negligence” warns Ponemon Institute report

At a time when ransomware and other attack techniques that exploit insider negligence are becoming rampant, only 39% of end users believe they take all of the appropriate steps needed to protect company data accessed and used in the course of their jobs. This represents a sharp...
Posted On 31 Aug 2016
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“Cyber criminals recruiting ‘insiders’ to attack telecoms providers” reports Kaspersky Lab

Cyber criminals are using insiders to gain access to telecommunications networks and subscriber data, recruiting disaffected employees through underground channels or blackmailing staff using compromising information gathered from open sources. That’s according to a...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016
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Survey shows almost two-thirds of companies in UK suffered from data breach in past 24 months

Given that information is the very foundation of every modern company, so it follows that any loss of business data can be a real disaster. In the latest data security research commissioned by GFI Software and Infinigate UK, almost two-thirds of surveyed companies (58% of them,...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Bigger Picture

While the majority of global organisations say that it’s now ‘vital’ their operations are insured against information security breaches, less than half (41%) are fully covered for both security breaches and data loss, while just over a third have dedicated cyber security...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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“75% of organisations globally experienced DDoS attacks in 2015” highlights Neustar study

During 2015, 73% of organisations across the globe experienced a DDoS attack, with 45% of those businesses reporting the installation of a virus or malware, according to a new study just published by Neustar. This is perhaps a sign that attackers are interested in causing ongoing...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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“8,000 reports of phishing scams received every month” states Action Fraud

New data released by Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (which are both run by the City of London Police) shows that, increasingly, fraudsters are using phishing as a means to defraud people across the UK. Last year (January-December 2015), the Fraud and...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016