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The Growing Importance of Risk Transfer and Cyber Insurance

As data mega-breaches dominate the mainstream news headlines, businesses worldwide are necessarily focusing on how to manage and mitigate cyber risk. The Marriott breach is only the latest in a litany of incidents whose repercussions will surely echo for a long time to come, but...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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New unit “ready to help UK police co-operate with EU” in event of no-deal Brexit

The International Crime Co-ordination Centre (ICCC) will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and co-operate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost due to a no-deal Brexit. The ICCC is now...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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“59,000-plus personal data breaches reported across Europe post-GDPR” reveals DLA Piper study

Over 59,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the European Economic Area (EEA) by public and private organisations since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. That’s according to law firm DLA...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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UK medical practices determined to increase secure data protection measures

Information security company Shred-it has been helping GP practices, dental surgeries and other medical service providers in the UK ensure that confidential paperwork, such as medical records, is securely destroyed when no longer needed. This is essential in the medical sector...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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The Importance of Business Risk to the Enterprise

Business risk is foundational to business risk intelligence, but it’s also commonly misunderstood because its scope extends far beyond what security practitioners typically deal with on a daily basis. Broadly speaking, asserts Josh Lefkowitz, business risk refers to the...
Posted On 05 Feb 2019
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Smart Cities UK 2019: Connect… Innovate… Transform

Smart Cities UK is the longest serving Smart Cities event in the UK. Now in its fourth year – and supported by Risk Xtra as one of the Official Media Partners for 2019 – the event will be examining the importance of sustainable investment and the United Nations...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Evolution completes major risk consultancy programme for Renesas in wake of GDPR

Evolution, the fire and security systems integrator, has completed a major consultancy project for an international semiconductor business in order to meet the ongoing requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was enacted last...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Information Commissioner’s Office hails success of “innovative projects” on Data Protection Day 2019

Innovative data protection projects funded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are making a real difference to public trust and confidence in privacy issues. The projects were the first to receive money as part of the ICO’s grants programme, which facilitates...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Leaving the European Union: How Might Brexit Affect Contractors in the UK?

With 29 March 2019 edging ever closer and the politicians still arguing their myriad points in the House of Commons, everyone is waiting with baited breath to see what the effects of the decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be, both in the short and longer terms. For...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019