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Egress Survey: “Human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches”

Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request and subsequently released by Egress, the provider of people-centric data security solutions, highlight rather concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches. The figures show that, of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Mitie Security acquires security tech specialist Global Aware International Group

Mitie Security has acquired the Global Aware International Group (GAIG), the provider of niche intelligent software and security solutions, for an undisclosed sum. This move further accelerates the growth of Mitie’s premium technology-enabled and intelligence-led security...
Posted On 05 Aug 2019
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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to offer their handy...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Barracuda study indicates e-mail attacks exerting “major impact” on businesses

Barracuda, the provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has released the key findings from a report entitled ‘2019 e-mail Security Trends’. Commissioned by the company, the research surveyed global IT stakeholders to capture their experiences and attitudes about...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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IBM Security study highlights 12% escalation in data breach costs post-2014

IBM Security has announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on today’s organisations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years and now costs $3.92 million on average. These...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Latest 1E data shows most companies “far behind” on Windows 10 migration

With the end of Windows 7 support looming large on the horizon, new data from endpoint management and security company 1E shows that many companies remain significantly behind in completing their Windows 10 migration. With just over 68% of endpoints converted, the lagging process...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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NTT Report: “Cyber attacks ranked as top business issue across next 12 months”

UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cyber security and “facing paralysis” as cyber criminals become more advanced. These are the stark conclusions drawn from the findings of the 2019 Risk:Value Report – ‘Destination Standstill. Are You Asleep...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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UK businesses “struggling” with requests for personal information in GDPR era

One year on from the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, a new study suggests that many UK businesses are struggling to process requests from customers who are exercising their right to access the personal information stored about...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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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