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Screening business Verifile secures prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade

Verifile Limited, one of the UK’s leading providers of background screening services, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade. Based in Bedford, Verifile helps organisations make informed decisions regarding the candidates whom they recruit. The company offers...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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53% of businesses increase cyber security spending in preparation for Brexit

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cyber security spending. In preparation for Britain leaving the EU, professional services and manufacturing organisations...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report: “Finance returns to top spot as most attacked sector in EMEA”

NTT Security has published its 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report, which reveals finance as being the most attacked sector in the EMEA (accounting for 30% of all cyber attacks compared to 17% globally). Finance knocks business and professional services off the top spot, which...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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Infosecurity Europe 2019 puts ‘human factor’ firmly under the spotlight

Technology is only one part of the cyber security puzzle. People contribute significantly to risk, as well as to an organisation’s ability to protect itself against myriad threats. This is precisely why the ‘human factor’ will be a key focus at Infosecurity Europe...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Bitglass 2019 Insider Threat Report: “41% of organisations don’t monitor user behaviour across cloud footprints”

Bitglass has just released ‘Threatbusters’, the company’s 2019 Insider Threat Report. In partnership with a leading cyber security community, Bitglass surveyed IT professionals about insider threats and to ascertain what their host organisations are doing to...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Global study of financial sector shows deep concern about third party cyber risk

BitSight and the Centre for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) have released a joint study shedding light on how financial institutions are addressing challenges associated with third party cyber risk. Based on a survey of financial services professionals from around the world, the...
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
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Forensic Science Regulator calls on Home Office to issue statutory enforcement powers

The Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) has reiterated calls for statutory enforcement powers to ensure forensic providers and police forces in England and Wales meet quality standards. In her Annual Report, Dr Gillian Tully has again urged the Home Office to put forward legislation...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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BT signs licensing deal with QiO Technologies for SATURN cyber analytics solution

BT has announced the licensing of the company’s cyber security visual analytics technology, SATURN, to QiO Technologies, an advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) software company. BT developed SATURN to ingest and analyse huge amounts of data using AI, and then...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Cyber Security: Why Hacking Isn’t Always Bad News

Cyber security is an evolving discipline. It’s an ongoing endeavour to beat the hackers and cyber criminals at their own game and mitigate the risk they represent. As Scott Nicholson points out, though, for many organisations this is easier said than done. While the...
Posted On 19 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