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BSI urges businesses to achieve state of information resilience as cyber risk heightens

In a quickly evolving cyber landscape, organisations must achieve a state of information resilience to safeguard not only their data, but also their people, finances and reputation. That was the overriding message imparted at the inaugural BSI International Cyber Resilience...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
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Cyber Security: Why Hacking Isn’t Always Bad News

Cyber security is an evolving discipline. It’s an ongoing endeavour to beat the hackers and cyber criminals at their own game and mitigate the risk they represent. As Scott Nicholson points out, though, for many organisations this is easier said than done. While the...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead selects Genetec for major community safety upgrade

Genetec – the technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions – has been selected by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) to provide region-wide CCTV monitoring and assist with community safety. The...
Posted On 16 Mar 2019
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ASIS International heralds year-on-year growth of flagship educational event in Europe

ASIS International, the dedicated association for practising security professionals, is “excited” by the growth of the organisation’s flagship event in Europe. With two weeks to go before ASIS Europe 2019: From Risk to Resilience opens its doors in Rotterdam on...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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“UK Boards of Directors don’t understand cyber threat” suggests Government’s Cyber Governance Health Check

The latest Government Cyber Governance Health Check has revealed that the top UK Boards still don’t understand the impact of a cyber attack on their business. Fewer than one-in-five Boards can claim to understand the impact of loss or disruption associated with cyber...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Whistle-blower reports submitted to FCA rise by 24% in 13 months to hit 1,755 mark

BDO LLP states that the total number of whistle-blower reports to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has risen by 24% in the last year to attain an overall figure of 1,755 for the year ending 31 December 2018. That’s up from 1,420 in 2017. There was a 105% increase in...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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The Growing Importance of Risk Transfer and Cyber Insurance

As data mega-breaches dominate the mainstream news headlines, businesses worldwide are necessarily focusing on how to manage and mitigate cyber risk. The Marriott breach is only the latest in a litany of incidents whose repercussions will surely echo for a long time to come, but...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Staff screening “vital for UK security and compliance post-Brexit” urges Pinkerton

Global risk management specialist Pinkerton is urging UK businesses to tighten up on employee screening procedures in light of the commercial uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The company believes that Brexit uncertainty has heightened the need for employment screening measures to...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
Jon Abbott (left) and Steve Thomson (Photo: Simon Jacobs)
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ThreatAware platform “aims to transform cyber security” for risk-focused managers

A new software platform aims to “transform cyber security” by allowing practising risk and security-focused managers to monitor the whole of their cyber security realm from one single screen. ThreatAware brings together cyber security tools and company-wide compliance...
Posted On 12 Feb 2019
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Vigilant Software introduces GDPR Manager to streamline data protection and compliance procedures

Information security and compliance specialist Vigilant Software has launched GDPR Manager, which is an entirely Cloud-based platform designed to help organisations streamline General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance activities and reduce associated costs. The...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019