Peter Groucutt
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Databarracks survey shows 60% of organisations have not evaluated continuity risks across cloud services in over 12 months

Despite sensitive data being increasingly moved to the cloud, extensive research recently carried out by business continuity and disaster recovery solutions provider Databarracks reveals that over 60% of organisations have not evaluated the continuity risks for their cloud...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Nuvias Group outlines Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security at the Nuvias Group, has outlined the company’s Top Ten Cyber Security Predictions for 2019. Among them are an increase in crime, espionage and sabotage conducted by rogue Nation States, cloud insecurity, a shift in...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
Ragnar Schierholz
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Industrial Control System Cyber Incidents: Lessons to be Learned

Despite modern automation, protection and control systems being highly specialised IT systems, many use commercial off-the-shelf components along with standardised IP-based communication protocols. In addition, they can be distributed and highly interconnected systems that use...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018
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Industrial Control Systems: Securing The Heartbeat of Critical Infrastructure

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are a specialised set of physical and cyber systems that drive production for critical infrastructure industries such as power generation and distribution, oil production and refining, chemical manufacturing and more, observes Mark Carrigan. ICS...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
Stephen Smith
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The Relentless March of the Cybermen

Cyber security is the protection of Internet-connected systems – including hardware, software and data – from cyber attacks. In a computing context, security comprises cyber security and physical security. Both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorised...
Posted On 09 Oct 2018
Steven Wilson and Maria Vello sign the Memorandum of Understanding at Europol's headquarters
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Europol’s EC3 and Cyber Defence Alliance step up co-operation in fight against fraudsters

On Thursday 27 September, representatives of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cyber Defence Alliance Limited (CDA), a group of British-based banks and law enforcement agencies which work together to share intelligence...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership and CompTIA back Cyber Ready Scotland skills programme

Technology association CompTIA has announced the launch of a fully-funded cyber security training programme for Scottish businesses. Funded by the Digital Scotland Business Excellence Partnership and aligned to Skills Development Scotland’s Digital Skills investment plan, Cyber...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Defeating The Criminals: Best Practice in Retail Security and Loss Prevention

Second only to the products that it’s selling, arguably the most important aspect of any retailer’s business are the loss prevention measures it has in place. Without such measures, asserts Evgenia Ostrovskaya, a retailer has little to no chance of surviving – and...
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
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Combating Daily Security Threats Within the Healthcare Sector

Last year, we witnessed one of the most aggressive ransomware attacks on healthcare institutions around the world. WannaCry went viral on 12 May, causing widespread disruption to global IT systems and raising serious questions about the preparedness of the National Health Service...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Staying Digitally Safe When On The Move

When travelling during the holiday season, we may change the way in which we behave, observes Peter Barker. Hopefully, we’re more relaxed than usual, which of course is a good thing, but it’s important not to let down our guards when it comes to protecting sensitive and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018