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Cyber security specialists respond to WhatsApp messaging service hacking episode

As reported in the national media last week, Facebook recently revealed that a major vulnerability had been discovered in its hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to The Financial Times, the vulnerability had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject spyware...
Posted On 21 May 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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Home Secretary determined to take action against violent content in online world

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new £1.38 million Government-funded social media hub will be fully operational at the end of May. A 17-strong team of dedicated police staff and officers will be tasked with disrupting and removing overt and covert gang-related...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019
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BSIA Briefing

Recently, a story appeared in the national media about how a robbery was thwarted due to the in situ security measures which scared the criminals away. Situations like this make us reflect on the fundamental roots of security and the reasons why it exists in the first place. With...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Professional Services: A New Breed of Third Party Cyber Risk to Manage

Organisations are beholden to their suppliers. For a retailer it could mean the difference between having products on the shelves or not. For a manufacturer, it’s about securing the vital components and materials needed to build industry-leading products. In the UK, we are now...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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ASIS Europe 2019: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ breaks attendance records in Rotterdam

ASIS International has just concluded its largest-ever European event. ASIS Europe 2019: ‘From Risk to Resilience’ took place in Rotterdam on 27-29 March, attracting over 900 registrants from more than 60 countries and 45 exhibitors. Once again, Risk Xtra served as an...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee issues final report on disinformation and ‘fake news’

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of Parliament has published its final 111-page report on disinformation and ‘fake news’. The Committee is calling for a compulsory Code of Ethics for tech companies overseen by an independent regulator and wants to see that...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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FCA issues warning on investment scams following £197 million reported losses in 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is warning investors to be vigilant concerning the threat posed by investment scammers, with the latest data from Action Fraud revealing over £197 million of reported losses in 2018. Victims were scammed out of over £29,000 on average last...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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Top Five cyber security predictions for New Year outlined by NordVPN

It’s not an easy task to remember a week in 2018 without a major data leak or security breach. Passwords were leaking, new sophisticated malware attacks were spreading, data was breached and Governments around the world once again overturned privacy rules. According to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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PandaLabs issues Annual Report and outlines cyber predictions for 2019

2017 was the year when the word ransomware stopped being a term exclusive to cyber security experts and IT departments. The enormous media attention that attacks such as WannaCry and Petya/GoldenEye received turned this type of threat into one of the key trends for businesses...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018