Keith Bloodworth
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Security Technology: Developments in 2020 and Beyond

Recognised as something of a technology visionary who, across the years, has positively disrupted the status quo and helped to revolutionise the way in which security software is used, Keith Bloodworth forecasts the general direction of the security industry and notes new trends...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Race to lock down cyber security vendors intensifies as more technologies at risk

The cyber security sector’s largest-ever deal, specifically Broadcom’s landmark acquisition of Symantec for $10.7 billion, set the tone for an uptick in transaction volume and continuously strong valuations. That’s according to Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of global...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
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Cyber security programs shown to have tangible value in M&A assessments

(ISC)² – the world’s largest non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals – has just issued the findings from its detailed report entitled ‘Cyber Security Assessments in Mergers and Acquisitions’, which is based on a survey of 250 US-based...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
Alan Calder
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Combating the Cyber Threat to the UK’s Legal Sector

Cyber crime remains one of the foremost risks posed to the legal sector. Targeted attacks against businesses are on the rise, with 60% of law firms reported to have suffered an information security incident during 2018. In 2017 alone, no less than £11 million of clients’...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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Deloitte CFO Survey: “Political and economic uncertainty compounds Brexit fears”

More than eight-in-ten CFOs (83%) say they expect the long-term business environment to deteriorate as a result of the UK leaving the European Union (EU). That’s according to Deloitte’s latest Q2 CFO Survey and represents the highest reading since the EU Referendum back in...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
Jake Olcott
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Cyber Risk: Key Considerations for Boards of Directors During M&A Procedures

Data breaches are a constant in today’s headlines, but in recent years the risk has been front and centre of some of the most significant M&A deals, writes Jake Olcott. In 2017, Verizon discounted its acquisition price by $350 million when Yahoo belatedly disclosed that it...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Professional Services: A New Breed of Third Party Cyber Risk to Manage

Organisations are beholden to their suppliers. For a retailer it could mean the difference between having products on the shelves or not. For a manufacturer, it’s about securing the vital components and materials needed to build industry-leading products. In the UK, we are now...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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The Growing Importance of Risk Transfer and Cyber Insurance

As data mega-breaches dominate the mainstream news headlines, businesses worldwide are necessarily focusing on how to manage and mitigate cyber risk. The Marriott breach is only the latest in a litany of incidents whose repercussions will surely echo for a long time to come, but...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Revenues at risk advisory specialist Deloitte grow by 5.9% to reach £3,580 million

Risk advisory company Deloitte has increased its revenue by 5.9% from £3,380 million to £3,580 million in the financial year ended 31 May 2018, in turn marking the eighth consecutive year of revenue growth for the business. Across the service lines, Audit and Risk Advisory...
Posted On 02 Sep 2018