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Qualifications represent “a broad background of risk” and “help develop transferable skills” states the IRM

With the current business climate increasingly uncertain, the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) believes that organisations need competent, efficient and knowledgeable staff when it comes to managing threats. Focusing on cyber security, data breach, supply chain and people risk,...
Posted On 31 Oct 2017
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Majority of UK IT professionals “not confident” in their company’s ability to prevent data breaches

Professionals working in IT are marking their companies down when it comes to their ability to prevent, detect and manage the consequences of a data breach. That’s according to a detailed study on the impact of data breaches commissioned by Centrify and conducted by The...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
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Ransomware attacks steal headlines, but accidental data breaches “remain major cause of loss”

Ransomware attacks continued to burgeon in the first half of 2017, showing a rise of 50% over the first half of 2016. Hacking and malware attacks (of which ransomware attacks form a growing part) continue to be the leading cause of breaches, accounting for 32% of all cyber...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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DDoS could disrupt UK’s Brexit negotiations and “lead to outages worldwide”

IT security professionals predict that DDoS attacks will grow larger and more significant in the year ahead, and are already preparing for attacks that could disrupt the UK’s Brexit negotiations and cause outages worldwide. That’s according to new research from Corero...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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Organisations “leaving themselves vulnerable to data breaches by former employees”

A large proportion of businesses fail to adequately protect their networks from the potential threat posed by ex-employees. IT decision-makers surveyed as part of a study by OneLogin claim that over half (58%) of former employees can still access the corporate network. The study...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
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FFA UK’s latest industry statistics show financial fraud losses totalling £768.8 million in 2016

Financial fraud losses across payment cards, remote banking and cheques totalled £768.8 million in 2016, the latest figures from Financial Fraud Action (FFA) UK highlight. This represents an increase of 2% on the previous year. The new data also outlines the fact that banks and...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017
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BCI Horizon Scan: “Cyber attacks and data breaches remain top threats posed to business continuity”

According to research results published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in association with the British Standards Institution (BSI), cyber attack is once again the top threat posed to organisations’ security as perceived by business continui...
Posted On 21 Feb 2017
Allianz Risk Barometer 2017: Top 10 Global Risks
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Allianz Global Corporate’s latest Barometer charts Top 10 business risks for 2017

Cyber security and related issues are fast emerging as the biggest risk for today’s companies. That’s the firm belief of risk experts in the UK and overseas whose views are showcased in the sixth annual Allianz Risk Barometer issued by Allianz Global Corporate and...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
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“Organisations now better prepared to predict and resist cyber attacks” asserts EY

Global organisations are now more confident than ever that they can predict and resist a sophisticated cyber attack, but at the same time they’re falling short in terms of investments and plans designed to recover from a breach in today’s expanding threat landscape....
Posted On 10 Jan 2017
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Naive employees “driving cyber security concerns” suggest results of Preempt study

Despite the perception that hackers are an organisation’s biggest cyber security threat, insiders – including careless or otherwise naive employees – are now viewed as an equally important problem. That’s according to the results of a detailed study conducted by...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017