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KPMG market analysis pinpoints 5% rise in insolvency events during 2019

The number of companies falling into administration increased by just under 5% during 2019. That’s according to new analysis from KPMG. A study of notices in the London Gazette shows that a total of 1,403 companies went into administration last year compared to 1,341 in the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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NCSC and KPMG introduce “major survey” on diversity in UK’s cyber sector

A drive to improve the diversity of talent working in cyber security has been launched with a mass survey of all staff currently operational in the sector. The survey, which is to be conducted on an annual basis by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and KPMG UK, is...
Posted On 31 Jan 2020
Tom Knierim
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Biometric Automation for Airports: Travelling Bliss or Privacy Nightmare?

Checkpoints at airports have always been an object of passenger discontent with both document and immigration checks consistently receiving the lowest scores in passenger satisfaction surveys. Biometric technology has long been hailed as the ‘silver bullet’ to solve...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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SRI examines impact of advanced technologies on physical security solutions

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) has just published its latest report entitled ‘The Evolution of Physical Security Measures: Assessing the Benefits and Implications’. The aim of the work was to develop a better understanding of the ways in which physical security measures...
Posted On 23 Oct 2019
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KPMG analysis points towards company insolvency events falling over Q2 2019

Despite a number of high-profile insolvencies hitting the mainstream news headlines in recent times, new analysis conducted by professional services firm KPMG has revealed that the number of companies entering into administration in England and Wales actually fell during the...
Posted On 22 Jul 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
David Ferbrache
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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