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KPMG CTO David Ferbrache highlights Top Ten cyber security trends for 2019

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, has highlighted the Top Ten cyber security trends we can expect to see in 2019. Those trends include a lack of consensus when it comes to cyber law, the proliferation of fake news (and the implications...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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Nearly 50% of power and utility company CEOs concerned cyber attacks are “imminent”

Amid an environment wherein cyber security is under intense scrutiny, power and utilities company executives are feeling the pressure. According to KPMG’s 2018 Global CEO Study, 48% percent of CEOs interviewed showed concern that becoming the victim of a cyber attack is a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Businesses attend cyber crime briefing as offences in the City increase by nearly one third

The City of London Police’s Cyber Crime Unit has now held its first Cyber Griffin briefing after the initiative was launched in May. The briefing session on Friday 29 June was attended by 40 individuals from numerous companies based in the Square Mile and comes at a time when...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Boards ramp up data privacy and security spending in rush to become GDPR compliant

Boards of Directors are ramping up investments in data security and privacy in the rush to become General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant and avoid highly damaging data breaches which have reached an all-time high, reports the 2018 Harvey Nash Group/KPMG CIO Survey....
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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KPMG unveils Discovery and Maturity Assessment Model for EU’s General Data Protection Regulation

KPMG has unveiled a solutions offer developed in tandem with Microsoft to help companies prepare for and meet the requirements of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the landmark data privacy law – in force as of 25 May 2018 –...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
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Living Wage Foundation accredits Darwin Clayton (UK) as Living Wage employer

The Living Wage Foundation has announced that Darwin Clayton (UK) Ltd has received accreditation as a Living Wage employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at the company – which is one of the longest-established insurance brokers in the UK and a...
Posted On 29 Jan 2018
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Two-in-three bosses at Britain’s biggest businesses not trained to deal with cyber attacks

Britain’s top businesses and charities urgently need to do more when it comes to protecting themselves from online threats. According to new Government research and the latest ‘cyber health check’, one-in-ten FTSE 350 companies stated that they’re operating without a...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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C2C competitors tackle rogue state developing WMD in life-like cyber test scenario

Hugely talented individuals from UK and US universities have fired up their laptops to battle a dangerous (but fictitious) rogue state developing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in the life-like cyber security competition that is Cambridge2Cambridge (C2C). The Government and...
Posted On 26 Jul 2017
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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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“Operational and reputational risk top CEOs’ worry list” finds KPMG’s latest survey

According to the findings of a new survey carried out by auditing, tax and advisory specialist KPMG (during which the business interviewed upwards of 150 UK CEOs about their investment plans for the future and the issues affecting their organisations), reputational risk emerged...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017