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Leading academics focus on situation in Iran and potential for cyber attacks

Leading academics at Cranfield University have made comment on the present situation in Iran where tensions are rising in the Gulf region following the drone strike ordered by President Trump that killed General Qasem Soleimani. Iran has responded by vowing revenge and announcing...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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National Cyber Security Centre defends nation against 600-plus cyber attacks

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has defended the UK against more than 600 cyber attacks in the past year alone, bringing the total number to almost 1,800 since the Centre’s formation back in 2016. These figures are contained in the NCSC’s third Annual Review,...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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Government confronts cyber threats posed to businesses and personal data

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced that British businesses and members of the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber bullying thanks to a new Government-backed partnership with industry. The...
Posted On 18 Oct 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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BA set to be fined £183 million-plus by ICO following 2018 customer data breach

Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As reported by Risk Xtra in great detail at the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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Palo Alto Networks study highlights preference for AI management of cyber security

An online study of more than 10,000 respondents in EMEA conducted by Palo Alto Networks and YouGov alongside Dr Jessica Barker, an expert in the human nature of cyber security, has explored attitudes towards new cyber security technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI),...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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ImmuniWeb checks 100 most popular sites per EU country for GDPR compliance

ImmuniWeb, the dedicated provider of web, mobile and API security testing and risk ratings for end users, has recently implemented its new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance check to test how the largest European websites adhere to the GDPR’s requirements...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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“GDPR compliance only ‘skin deep’ on first anniversary” highlights Shred-it survey

A recent survey commissioned by Shred-it has revealed “a positive understanding and engagement” with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) among SMEs on its first anniversary. The findings show that 72% of UK SMEs report being ‘very aware’ of...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019