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Cyber risks associated with new technology “to become mainstream” in 2020

Infosecurity Europe has asked its community of C-Level security professionals what they think the year ahead has in store. The list includes a range of challenges, opportunities and broader trends across technology, business and the world. Many of the participating CISOs have...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
Steven Webb
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Facial Recognition Technology: Preventing The Loss of Data

While we all continue to take and share a huge number of photos with various arrays of smart phones and tablets, there’s now an increasing concern about how people’s biometric data is being kept and subsequently used. This is mainly due to a certain level of consumer...
Posted On 23 Sep 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
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Meet The Security Company: Verifile

This is the fourteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our...
Posted On 30 Nov 2018
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UK financial institutions “unaware” of third party risks posed by open banking

Identity and access management solutions specialist Bomgar has launched its 2018 Privileged Access Threat Report. The global survey explores the visibility, control and management that IT organisations in the US and Europe have over employees, contractors and third party vendors...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018
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Gartner forecasts worldwide security spending to reach $96 billion mark in 2018

Market analyst Gartner is forecasting worldwide enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, representing an 8% uptick from 2017. Organisations are now spending more on security regimes as a direct result of regulations, a shifting buyer mindset, the growing...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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“Corporate cyber insurance will fuel ransomware growth in 2018” warns WatchGuard

While the increasing number of publicly disclosed breaches and successful ransomware incidents is driving growth in cyber insurance, there’s a risk that this will encourage criminals to target companies with extortion insurance to demand increased payments. That’s the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
Mike Hemes
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Don’t Spend Your Information On Black Friday

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to bag the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday alone. Over the whole week period the...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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Action Fraud, City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax launch #AreYouOneofThem identity fraud awareness campaign

Action Fraud, the City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax have launched an identity fraud awareness campaign asking members of the public to consider how careful they are with their personal and financial details. A recent YouGov Survey commissioned by Equifax found that the...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Rise in facility takeovers reveals need for better fraud education as fraudsters target customers and staff

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released a new report detailing the fraud trends from over 325,000 cases recorded in 2016. The data from 387 organisations (including many major UK brands) is one of the most comprehensive pictures of fraud and fraudulent attempts...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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