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Security contract with Accenture provides cyber protection boost for NHS estate

The NHS will now receive “free-to-adopt, world-class” perimeter security services thanks to NHS Digital signing a contract with Accenture. These new services will build on the current offer from the Data Security Centre so that NHS organisations will be able to better...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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From Firewalls to Fine Grain Permissions: Cyber Security Best Practice

Cyber crime is now so prevalent that guarding against it should be part of standard ‘business as usual’ company procedures, but many organisations have been – and continue to be – caught out. In parallel, the risk of physical attacks remains the same, which means that the risk...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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LogMeIn study finds 92% of businesses experiencing significant identity challenges

LastPass by LogMeIn has announced the results of a new study conducted by Vanson Bourne to offer businesses insights into the state of identity and access management (IAM) and actionable steps to improve their IAM programme. The study, entitled ‘The Guide to Modern...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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Barracuda Networks urges businesses to guard against evolving malware attacks

Barracuda Networks researchers have uncovered an alarming new rise in the use of document-based malware. A recent e-mail analysis revealed that 48% of all malicious files detected in the last 12 months were some kind of document. More than 300,000 unique malicious documents were...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Security IT Summit offers Best Practice advice on cyber security regimes

The Security IT Summit – taking place on 2 July at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf in London and for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – is a ‘must attend’ for senior professionals responsible for protecting their organisations from cyber attacks and for the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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Data Centre Security: Constructing Facilities That Can Handle Seismic Activity

Data Centre construction is a complex business and, as Ian Dixon asserts, presents a unique collection of challenges compared to other buildings of a comparable size. A Data Centre provider’s reputation depends entirely on its ability to keep information safe and secure for as...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Frost & Sullivan honours Perception for “most innovative” new cyber security software

Frost & Sullivan has bestowed its New Product Innovation Award for 2017 upon Perception Cyber Security, describing the company’s new software as a “game-changing cyber security solution”. Perception was originally developed by Chemring Technology Solutions for the...
Posted On 13 Mar 2018
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BT and KPMG warn businesses against “cyber security traps” in wake of WannaCry

In the wake of the recent high-profile WannaCry and Petya global ransomware attacks, BT and KPMG have published a new cyber security report offering practical advice to businesses of all sizes on how best to manage their security journey and turn it into a business opportunity....
Posted On 10 Jul 2017
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TÜV SÜD appointed as Certified Body for UK Government’s Cyber Essentials programme

TÜV SÜD United Kingdom has achieved Certified Body status for the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials programme, which is specifically designed to protect today’s organisations from myriad cyber security threats. Organisations certified by TÜV SÜD can promote the fact that...
Posted On 04 Jul 2017
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ICO survey shows many councils “have work to do” to prepare for new data protection law

Local councils are being offered advice from the data protection regulator ahead of a new law coming into force next year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the results of a survey completed by local councils at the end of last year, along with a blog...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017
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