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SSR Personnel’s Global Salary Survey points to increased opportunities for security professionals in Middle East

The results of the latest detailed SSR Personnel and Executive Profiles Global Salary Survey, supported by ASIS International, have just been published. The document reviews responses from more than 12,000 security professionals (nationals and expatriate) with data gathered from...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Data hack at NASA leads to potential exposure of space agency staff’s personal details

The BBC has reported that NASA has sent an e-mail to members of staff containing a warning that hackers may have stolen their personal data. The hacking episode is said to have occurred last October. NASA waited almost two months to notify employees. The organisation has stated...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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“Regulation is the only way to control IoT cyber security threat” asserts Databarracks

The Internet of Things (IoT) will be the source of more data breaches as the ongoing mass adoption and rapid growth in the number of connected devices continues, both in terms of consumer products and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). That’s the view of business...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018
Ian Livsey: CEO at the IRM
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Webinar on Digitalisation: ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution for Risk Management’

Cyber attacks and data breaches are among the foremost threats facing any business. Indeed, the mainstream news is constantly highlighting global organisations (including well-known and trusted names) that have suffered attacks at the hands of cyber criminals. These attacks can...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Cyber attacks and IT outages posing “main threats” to supply chains asserts BCI report

Cyber attacks and data breaches (49%) are the most concerning challenges for professionals both over the next 12 months and the upcoming five years. That’s according to the 2018 Supply Chain Resilience Report published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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Institute of Risk Management launches all-new Digital Risk Management Certificate

A new specialist Certificate awarded by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) – and developed with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick as well as input from the University’s Department of Politics and International Studies – has...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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BSI survey highlights “significant variations” in data security readiness within UK’s public sector

An in-depth survey conducted by the BSI’s Cyber Security and Information Resilience Centre of Excellence in conjunction with GovNewsDirect has unearthed a range of inconsistencies in terms of how prepared the UK’s public sector organisations really are for potential cyber...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Data breach reports passed to Information Commissioner increase by 75% in two years

The number of reports of data security incidents received by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has increased by 75% over the past two years. That’s according to new analysis conducted by Kroll, a global leader in risk mitigation and investigative services....
Posted On 03 Sep 2018
Paul Darby
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Outdated VPN Remote Access: Putting CNI Organisations at Risk

When Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were first developed back in the 1990s, the idea was to extend the LAN to employees’ home offices and hotels as they hit the road. This meant giving employees remote access to everything their company network had to offer, just as if...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Shred-it/Ipsos Study: “British consumers still fear online banking despite ‘rigorous’ security checks”

British consumers remain most fearful about banking online and information security as a factor in deciding which bank to use. That’s according to new data released in Shred-it’s eighth annual State of the Industry Report. When asked about security concerns relating...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018