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Europol hosts joint meeting of EC3 Advisory Groups in bid to combat phishing threat

On 26-27 March, Europol hosted a joint meeting of the EC3 Advisory Groups on Financial Services, Internet Security and Communication Providers, gathering 70 industry representatives to discuss the cyber threat of phishing. Over the course of the two days, global financial...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Cifas members report 27% rise in false insurance claims across past 12 months

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing a marked increase in the number of individuals committing insurance fraud with false claims. Between 2017 and 2018, there has been a nationwide increase of 27% in fraudulent insurance claims. The new...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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IRM unveils licensed Fundamentals of Risk Management training provider in Myanmar

The Myanmar Institute of Governance and Management (MIGM) operated by the Myanmar Education Development Co Ltd (MIGM-MED) has been accredited as a licensed Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) training provider by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and will be operating in...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Retail sector “lagging behind in technology innovation and security” finds KCOM study

The retail industry is lagging behind other sectors in several key areas of technology innovation including security provision. That’s according to new research commissioned by KCOM, the IT services provider. The poll of business leaders and decision-makers in Government,...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Mitie awarded five-year FM contract with Yorkshire Building Society worth £14.5 million

Mitie has been awarded a five-year facilities management-focused contract with the Yorkshire Building Society following a competitive tender process. The contract is worth £14.5 million and covers security, engineering and catering. This new contract will see Mitie deliver these...
Posted On 18 Feb 2019
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IRM enlists Fundamentals of Risk Management training provider in South East Asia

JGA Training Services has recently been accredited as a licensed Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) training provider by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and will be operating in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. The FoRM course is...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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Business advisory firm BDO LLP completes merger deal with Moore Stephens LLP

BDO LLP has now completed its merger with Moore Stephens LLP, in turn creating the largest UK accountancy and business advisory firm focused on mid-sized, entrepreneurially-spirited businesses. The merged firm will operate under the BDO brand and as part of BDO’s international...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Institute of Risk Management professionals identify key risks on horizon for 2019

Cyber security, Brexit, geopolitics and financial market fluctuations are among the chief concerns for businesses voiced by some of the UK’s leading risk experts as they look ahead to 2019. Senior members of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) have identified key risk areas...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Effective Third Party Risk Management in Financial Services

In the last few years, we’ve seen the frequency and severity of third party cyber attacks against global financial institutions continue to increase, writes Tom Turner. One of the biggest reported attacks against financial organisations occurred in early 2016, when $81...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Trust Arc Survey: “20% of companies report GDPR compliance post-25 May deadline”

TrustArc, the data privacy management company, has announced the results of a comprehensive survey conducted by Dimensional Research that gauges the status of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance among UK, US and EU (excluding UK) companies one month after the...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018