Vinay Shrivastava
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Institute of Risk Management: Risk Predictions for 2020 (Part 2)

Global conflict, bush fires, flooding and political unrest. These are just some of the key issues unearthed as a result of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) asking its senior members what their risk predictions are for 2020. In Part 2 of Risk Xtra’s comprehensive round-up,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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“Social media emerging as growing business risk” warns latest Kroll report

Adversarial social media activity was a relevant factor in 27% of significant incidents suffered by global businesses in the last 12 months, according to data from the latest Global Fraud and Risk Report released by Kroll (the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations,...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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Security IT Summit offers Best Practice advice on cyber security regimes

The Security IT Summit – taking place on 2 July at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf in London and for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – is a ‘must attend’ for senior professionals responsible for protecting their organisations from cyber attacks and for the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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BSI urges businesses to achieve state of information resilience as cyber risk heightens

In a quickly evolving cyber landscape, organisations must achieve a state of information resilience to safeguard not only their data, but also their people, finances and reputation. That was the overriding message imparted at the inaugural BSI International Cyber Resilience...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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Botnets and Machine Learning: A Story of ‘Hide and Seek’

Botnets have been a major issue in the cyber security industry. As techniques to stop them have come into play, so the bots have evolved ways of navigating their way around these solutions. Leonidas Plagakis explains why machine learning may be the industry’s best chance of...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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Radware report shows average cost of cyber attack episodes now exceeds $1.6 million

Cyber security and application delivery solutions developer Radware has released its Global Application and Network Security Report 2018-2019 in which survey respondents estimate the average cost of a cyber attack has now climbed to $1.1 million. For those organisations that...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Data hack at British Airways compromises financial and personal details of 380,000 customers

As a matter of urgency, British Airways (BA) is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and mobile app. From 22.58 hours BST on 21 August until 21.45 hours BST on 5 September inclusive, the personal and financial details of customers making or changing bookings...
Posted On 07 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
Helen Dickinson OBE: CEO at the BRC
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BRC Retail Crime Survey highlights “wave of cyber threats” and “rising violence” against shop staff

The British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Retail Crime Survey looking back on 2016 has laid bare a growing new frontier of retail crime, driven by rising cyber-enabled incidents. The 18-page document also reports a 40% increase in violence and other forms of abuse against retail...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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IP CCTV surveillance system end users “must consider network security” warn BSIA member companies

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) CCTV Section have issued a stark warning that end users of IP-connected CCTV systems should be taking cyber security very seriously indeed. In an article published by The Times, Nigel Inkster (former director of...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
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