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Ex-Goldman Sachs investment banker ordered to pay back £7.3 million

Investment banker Ellias Nimoh Preko who laundered millions of dollars for James Ibori – the former Governor of Delta State in Nigeria – has been hit with a £7.3 million confiscation order. The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) financial investigation into 60-year-old...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
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Shifting Compliance to Effectively Measure Risk: Balancing GRC Mandates

Historically, meeting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) mandates was typically all about ensuring businesses had solutions in place to gain compliance, thus reducing the risk or consequences of non-compliance from the regulators (ie fines and penalties associated with failing...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Institute of Risk Management and Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management launch Executive Education Programme in ERM

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management – Executive Education have partnered to bring a highly practical, academically rigorous qualification in Enterprise Risk Management to market. Participants in the first module...
Posted On 02 Sep 2018
Paul Darby
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Outdated VPN Remote Access: Putting CNI Organisations at Risk

When Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were first developed back in the 1990s, the idea was to extend the LAN to employees’ home offices and hotels as they hit the road. This meant giving employees remote access to everything their company network had to offer, just as if...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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“Only 5% of organisations claim to be ready for GDPR” discovers BSI research study

Research conducted by BSI has underlined the growing concern that European businesses are simply not ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even though 97% of organisations admit that the implementation of the GDPR will affect their business, just 5% say they...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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New deputy chairman and vice-chairman appointed by The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced the appointment of Peter Lavery FSyI as deputy chairman and Paul Drury MSyI in the role of vice-chairman. Lavery and Drury were voted on to the Board of Directors in April last year having previously served on the Validation Board for several...
Posted On 05 Jan 2018
John Robinson
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ISO 22316: Preparing for Brexit (Part Two)

With ISO 22316:2017 Security and Resilience – Organisational Resilience – Principles and Attributes now upon us, John Robinson decided to apply his own test – focused on Brexit – in a bid to ascertain what’s of value in this document for security, risk and resilience...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Threats “rapidly evolving and increasing in magnitude” warns Cisco’s Mid-Year Cyber Security Report

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to offer new opportunities for cyber criminals, with its security weaknesses – many of them ripe for exploitation – playing a central role in enabling criminal campaigns to exert an escalating impact. That’s the stark...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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IRM supports Government moves to offer cyber security education in schools

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport recently announced that it will be providing £20 million for cyber security lessons to be offered in schools and specifically designed to fit around pupils’ current courses and examinations. It’s a move that has been...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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ISO takes information security management “to another level” with new standard for market sectors

With cyber threats on the rise, in turn placing businesses and industries at risk, it’s more important than ever that organisations protect their information (and, indeed, that of their customers). The International Standards Organisation’s (ISO) standard for...
Posted On 15 Aug 2016
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