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World Economic Forum develops Internet security principles to protect end users

While certain cyber attacks focus on specific organisations, the majority target the largest number of Internet users possible. Such attacks are often relatively easy for cyber criminals to undertake and can cause serious harm. The impact of indiscriminate malicious activity...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Interpol and UNCTC issue handbook for online counter-terrorism investigations

Foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) use the Internet and social media for a diverse range of terrorist activities, from recruitment and radicalisation through to planning and funding. In response, Interpol and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCTC) have jointly...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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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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BT joins forces with Europol on MoU in determined bid to build “safer cyber space”

BT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Europol to share knowledge about major cyber threats and attacks as the two organisations reinforce their efforts to create a safer cyber space for citizens, businesses and Governments alike. The agreement, which was signed...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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High Court to hear first part of Liberty’s landmark challenge to mass surveillance powers in the Investigatory Powers Act

On Tuesday 27 February and Wednesday 28 February, the High Court is hearing the first part of Liberty’s landmark legal challenge to the Government’s flagship surveillance law that is the Investigatory Powers Act. The challenge has been funded by donations from members of the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018
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Launch of consultation on Criminal Finances Act Codes of Practice announced by Home Office

A four-week consultation has been launched on the Codes of Practice that will help law enforcement officers confiscate valuable items and other assets acquired using proceeds of crime as well as tackle the financing of terrorism. Indeed, law enforcement agencies will soon be able...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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One of UK’s largest-ever Counter-Terrorism briefings delivered by NWCTU in Manchester

On Friday 16 June around 750 professionals gathered at Manchester’s One Central Convention Complex for a Project Griffin briefing. Attendees emanated from a range of industry and business sectors – including retail, hospitality, entertainment and the travel world – in...
Posted On 01 Jul 2017
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Europol hosts Online Terrorist Propaganda Conference to target Internet messaging

On 10 and 11 April, Europol’s European Counter-Terrorism Centre (ECTC) hosted its first high-level conference on Online Terrorist Propaganda. Over 150 participants gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to discuss a wide variety of topics pertaining to the current...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
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Liberty begins legal proceedings in landmark ‘People versus Snoopers’ Charter’ challenge

Civil freedoms champion Liberty has issued a landmark legal challenge against what it calls the Government’s “extreme mass surveillance” regime, thereby setting in motion a judicial review of the Investigatory Powers Act. The organisation is challenging the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017
Charl van der Walt
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‘The Great British Firewall’: Welcome with Caution

Today’s business are losing the cyber security battle and they need help, but should it come from the Government? Charl van der Walt argues that new plans unveiled by GCHQ for a ‘Great British Firewall’ should be welcomed with caution. The announcement of...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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