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“Lack of supply chain visibility raises business risk levels” finds HBRAS study

The results of a study conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBRAS) and commissioned by Basware highlight that businesses worldwide lack transparency in their supply chains. The majority of those business leaders surveyed (60%) warn that poor visibility of who...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
Bernard Parsons
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Tackling the Cyber Risks of Obsolete Software Platforms

More than a decade after launching Windows 7, Microsoft finally ended support for its best-selling desktop operating system on 14 January, writes Bernard Parsons. As with all other end-of-life products, we should remind ourselves that the risks of using obsolete software like...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
Simran Baghara
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Policing cyber crime review welcomed by National Business Crime Solution

A high-level review which admits existing police technology is struggling to fight industrial levels of cyber crime and recommends recruiting ‘modern’ teams from other sectors to tackle the avalanche of cases has been welcomed by the National Business Crime Solution (NBCS), the...
Posted On 06 Feb 2020
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Business enthusiasm over emerging tech tempered by workforce concerns

Organisations in the UK identify innovation as a top business priority and are intrigued by the potential of emerging technologies. That’s according to a new report entitled ‘International Trends in Technology and Workforce’ produced by CompTIA, the Trade...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
Stewart Room
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DWF appoints Stewart Room as head of data protection and cyber security

DWF, the global legal business, has appointed Stewart Room as partner and global head of data protection and cyber security. Room joins DWF from PwC where, for the last five years, he was a partner and global head of cyber security and data protection legal services. He qualified...
Posted On 04 Feb 2020
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IRM’s CRO Round Table focuses on future risk leaders and Artificial Intelligence

Developments in technology continue to disrupt industries and organisations globally, in turn presenting both opportunities and risks. Preparing the risk management community for this challenge through education, training, research and networking events is one of the key...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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“Two-thirds of UK CEOs fearful of cyber attacks” unearths PwC Survey

80% of UK CEOs are concerned about the risk of cyber threats to their business, making it the issue they are most worried about above skills (79%) and the speed of technological change (75%). Just under half of UK CEOs (48.4%) have taken some action regarding their own personal...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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Business Continuity Strategy Planning: The Six Mistakes to Avoid

Any organisation can face significant downtime, data loss and employee displacement if unprepared when a disaster strikes. All of these scenarios can have a serious and detrimental impact on the viability of a business. On that basis, detailed and thorough planning for them can...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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Detailed Fortinet study provides telling insight on role of cyber security in OT

A Fortinet-commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting has found that, due to increased digitalisation, industrial firms are more exposed to cyber threats than ever before. In addition, the lack of collaboration between Information Technology (IT) and Operational...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
Keith Bloodworth
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Security Technology: Developments in 2020 and Beyond

Recognised as something of a technology visionary who, across the years, has positively disrupted the status quo and helped to revolutionise the way in which security software is used, Keith Bloodworth forecasts the general direction of the security industry and notes new trends...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020