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“Tough new rules” designed to protect UK’s critical infrastructure come into force

New measures put in place by the Government to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and digital services from cyber attacks and computer network failure have come into force. Bosses of firms in the health, water, energy, transport and digital infrastructure spheres will...
Posted On 11 May 2018
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Government announces support for cyber security companies to protect UK and allies

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has officially launched the Conservative Government’s all-new Cyber Security Export Strategy designed to promote the UK’s world-leading expertise and strengthen defence capabilities in the UK and allied countries. With recent cyber...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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Conservative Government acts to protect key-critical services from cyber attack

Bosses of Britain’s most critical industries are being warned to boost their cyber security regimes or face hefty fines for leaving themselves vulnerable to attack. Energy, transport, water and health firms could be fined up to £17 million if they fail to have the most robust...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018
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Joint Committee on National Security Strategy launches CNI inquiry focused around cyber

In January last year, the previous Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS) launched an inquiry entitled ‘Cyber Security: UK National Security in a Digital World’, focusing in the main on the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy. That inquiry was halted by the...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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“UK must act to fill cyber skills gap” delegates told at 2017 Cyber Security Summit & Expo

The UK must foster a new generation of diverse talent to effectively tackle the cyber security skills challenge. That’s what Mark Sayers, deputy director for cyber and Government security at the Cabinet Office, told delegates at the sold out 2017 Cyber Security Summit &...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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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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“Almost 50% of UK businesses hit by cyber breach or attack in past 12 months” state Government statistics

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime in the wake of new Government statistics stating that nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyber breach or attack episode in the past 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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University of Edinburgh to become Centre of Excellence for UK cyber security research

The University of Edinburgh has become a Government-approved Centre of Excellence for cyber security research in the UK. Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has praised the university’s efforts in becoming the first such centre in Scotland to gain the accolade, in...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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Britain enters “new era of online opportunity” with opening of National Cyber Security Centre

The UK’s all-new ‘cyber hub’ that will enable generations to navigate the Internet safely and be protected from the growing threat of online attack has been officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
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IRM experts outline chief concerns in detailed risk predictions overview for 2017

Political risk, cyber security, bribery and oil price and financial market fluctuations are among the chief concerns for businesses being voiced by some of the UK’s leading risk experts as they look ahead to 2017. Nicola Crawford CFIRM, chair of the Institute of Risk Management...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017