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IBM Security study highlights 12% escalation in data breach costs post-2014

IBM Security has announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on today’s organisations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years and now costs $3.92 million on average. These...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Physical Information Security: Neglect It At Your Peril

Mark Harper discusses how the continual mainstream media focus on cyber attacks and digital data breaches means that organisations could be in danger of neglecting their physical information security, duly highlighting the potential risks to paper-based security and how to negate...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Secureworks cyber study finds organisations making same mistakes year-on-year

Secureworks has announced the findings of a research report which analysed more than 1,000 incident response engagements throughout 2018. The incidents observed by Secureworks revealed that organisations are making the same fundamental security mistakes year-on-year –...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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NTT Report: “Cyber attacks ranked as top business issue across next 12 months”

UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cyber security and “facing paralysis” as cyber criminals become more advanced. These are the stark conclusions drawn from the findings of the 2019 Risk:Value Report – ‘Destination Standstill. Are You Asleep...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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University researchers say changing human behaviour is key to foiling cyber attacks

Technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold the key to answering that most difficult of challenges – making sure people change their passwords and better protect their online privacy and data. Taking inspiration from exercise and fitness apps that successfully...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Data protection experts call on businesses to do more on EU GDPR compliance

Speakers at the European Data Protection Summit called on business leaders to take more preventative measures to avoid data breaches. Hosted by the Data Protection World Forum, the Summit took place in London on Monday 3 June and attracted over 700 attendees, 50 speakers and 30...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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“GDPR compliance only ‘skin deep’ on first anniversary” highlights Shred-it survey

A recent survey commissioned by Shred-it has revealed “a positive understanding and engagement” with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) among SMEs on its first anniversary. The findings show that 72% of UK SMEs report being ‘very aware’ of...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
Josh Lefkowitz
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Bringing Security Intelligence to the Board

Data breaches are costly. According to a recent study conducted by The Ponemon Institute, the average breach costs an organisation $3.86 million. A separate study found that, although the share price of breach-affected companies shows its sharpest drop 14 days after the breach is...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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Publicly-traded companies suffering worst data breaches average 7.5% decrease in stock price

Bitglass, the next generation CASB company, has released released the findings from its latest report entitled ‘Kings of the Monster Breaches’. The company researched the three largest data breaches of publicly-traded companies from each of the last three years in...
Posted On 17 May 2019
Jake Olcott
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Cyber Risk: Key Considerations for Boards of Directors During M&A Procedures

Data breaches are a constant in today’s headlines, but in recent years the risk has been front and centre of some of the most significant M&A deals, writes Jake Olcott. In 2017, Verizon discounted its acquisition price by $350 million when Yahoo belatedly disclosed that it...
Posted On 08 May 2019