Mary-Jo de Leeuw
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(ISC)² appoints Mary-Jo de Leeuw as director of cyber security advocacy for EMEA

(ISC)2 – the non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals – has appointed Mary-Jo de Leeuw as the organisation’s director of cyber security advocacy for the EMEA region. In this role, de Leeuw will work to encourage corporations, Governments,...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
Dame Margaret Beckett MP
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Government efforts on cyber security “lack clear political leadership” asserts Parliamentary Committee

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has published its report on the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) in which it states that the threat to the UK’s CNI is both “growing and evolving”. Indeed, the cyber threat posed to the UK’s CNI – ie 13...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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iProov supports Home Office with liveness detection technology to assure genuine presence

iProov, the provider of biometric facial verification technology, will play a key role in a multi-year contract with the Home Office for the provision of smart phone-based digital identity verification. This new capability will assist the Home Office in delivering secure,...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Leading tech companies support Code of Practice to strengthen security of Internet-connected devices

In what’s described as a “world first”, the Government has published new measures specifically designed to help manufacturers boost the security of Internet-connected devices such as alarm systems.  There are expected to be more than 420 million such devices in...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018
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“Reckless campaign” of cyber attacks by Russian military intelligence service exposed

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified that a number of cyber actors widely known to have been conducting cyber attacks around the world are, in fact, the GRU (the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation). These...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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NCSC releases core questions to help Britain’s biggest Boards understand cyber risk

Experts in cyber security have published new guidelines for Britain’s corporate leaders to equip them with the basic technical details they need to understand the threats they face in cyber space, and to direct effectively their organisation’s response to them. Specialists from...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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North Korean programmer linked by US authorities to WannaCry cyber attack on UK

A man has been named by US authorities as being involved in the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack, which affected the NHS and many other organisations across the UK. Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean programmer, has been charged by the US as a participant and member of the group which...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
Jeremy Fleming: director of GCHQ
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Securing the Next Generation of Technology

Here, Jeremy Fleming writes about the unparalleled opportunities and challenges we face as the world becomes ever more digitally connected. With the globalisation of technology, Fleming explains how GCHQ will continue to work with businesses, technology companies, academia and...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
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UK universities recognised as ‘Academic Centres of Excellence’ in cyber security research

Three UK universities have been recognised as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, highlighting the fact that the country is leading the way in cyber security skills. The National Cyber Security Centre and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research...
Posted On 22 Aug 2018
Paul Darby
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Outdated VPN Remote Access: Putting CNI Organisations at Risk

When Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were first developed back in the 1990s, the idea was to extend the LAN to employees’ home offices and hotels as they hit the road. This meant giving employees remote access to everything their company network had to offer, just as if...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018