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“Physical security is key to keeping online data safe from breaches” asserts Abloy UK

Security expert Abloy UK has highlighted the importance of physical security to protect against digital data breaches following the recent approval of a new standard that offers the ability for end users to add tangible authentication to secure online accounts. WebAuthn, which...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Utilities sector specialists focus on Datalog developments at Cortech Forum

Cortech Developments’ key focus as a business is to assist today’s practising professionals to mitigate risk by dint of employing smarter interoperability. The company’s recent Utilities Forum – for which Risk Xtra served as the Official Media Partner – brought together end...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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GCs and Boards believe companies are “unprepared” for “significantly more complex” risk landscape

The risk landscape has become significantly more complex over the last three years and General Counsels (GCs) as well as Board members don’t believe their organisations are sufficiently prepared to deal with the new threats. That’s according to the Looking Glass...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Financial services sector risks data security breaches with insecure instant messaging

As more people in the financial services sector work from home or remotely, the use of free instant messaging apps (such as WhatsApp) is rising to enable remote employees to communicate with their colleagues around the world. However, data from a recent survey commissioned by...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Vulnerability to cyber attacks “poses biggest risk to businesses adopting 5G in UK”

UK businesses are most concerned about the susceptibility of 5G to cyber attacks according to EY’s latest Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) research. 40% of respondents are worried about 5G and cyber attacks while a similar percentage (37%) are cautious over the...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee issues final report on disinformation and ‘fake news’

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of Parliament has published its final 111-page report on disinformation and ‘fake news’. The Committee is calling for a compulsory Code of Ethics for tech companies overseen by an independent regulator and wants to see that...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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“59,000-plus personal data breaches reported across Europe post-GDPR” reveals DLA Piper study

Over 59,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the European Economic Area (EEA) by public and private organisations since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. That’s according to law firm DLA...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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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