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53% of businesses increase cyber security spending in preparation for Brexit

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cyber security spending. In preparation for Britain leaving the EU, professional services and manufacturing organisations...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Barracuda Networks urges businesses to guard against evolving malware attacks

Barracuda Networks researchers have uncovered an alarming new rise in the use of document-based malware. A recent e-mail analysis revealed that 48% of all malicious files detected in the last 12 months were some kind of document. More than 300,000 unique malicious documents were...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Security IT Summit offers Best Practice advice on cyber security regimes

The Security IT Summit – taking place on 2 July at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf in London and for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – is a ‘must attend’ for senior professionals responsible for protecting their organisations from cyber attacks and for the...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
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BAE Systems research reveals human error remains major vulnerability in network security

Organisations have long focused their cyber security positioning around prevention. However, given the sophistication of attacks and the fact that their frequency is increasing, more and more organisations are now beginning to prioritise incident response teams: groups of...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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Risk Management: Upgrading the Approach to Access Control

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a mantra that often describes the best course of action for many situations in life, writes Nick Smith. It’s a phrase that’s probably best suited to something like a bookcase or an oven, but it also often describes the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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“2018: The Year of Next Generation Cyber Attacks” asserts Carbon Black Global Threat Report

Carbon Black, a leader in next generation endpoint security delivered via the cloud, has released its 2019 Global Threat Report, the contents of which is based on analysis and insight from the Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit. Members of the team have researched the current...
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
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Institute of Risk Management professionals identify key risks on horizon for 2019

Cyber security, Brexit, geopolitics and financial market fluctuations are among the chief concerns for businesses voiced by some of the UK’s leading risk experts as they look ahead to 2019. Senior members of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) have identified key risk areas...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
Tom Kellermann
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Looking Over The Horizon: What Does Cyber Security Have in Store for 2019?

In every intelligence industry there’s often a central aim: predicting the future. We collect and analyse, dissect and interpret, looking for that essential nugget that will give us the edge over our adversaries by indicating what they’ll do next. While this activity goes on...
Posted On 14 Jan 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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PandaLabs issues Annual Report and outlines cyber predictions for 2019

2017 was the year when the word ransomware stopped being a term exclusive to cyber security experts and IT departments. The enormous media attention that attacks such as WannaCry and Petya/GoldenEye received turned this type of threat into one of the key trends for businesses...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018