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Government moves to tighten the law in bid to target terrorists’ use of the Internet

Counter-terrorism laws are to be updated to keep pace with modern online behaviour and address the issue of online radicalisation, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced. The Government intends to change the law such that those individuals who repeatedly view terrorist content...
Posted On 03 Oct 2017
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Latest industry data from UK Finance highlights 8% year-on-year fall in financial fraud

Financial fraud losses of £366.4 million in the first half of 2017 were 8% lower year-on-year, figures from UK Finance have revealed. The data, which covers payment cards, remote banking and cheques, also highlights that the industry prevented over £750 million of fraud during...
Posted On 28 Sep 2017
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Hackers target retail business sector as cyber attack volumes double in just 12 months

The risk of a data breach is increasing in the retail business sector as retailers accumulate more and more personal information on their customers as part of their ongoing Big Data initiatives. As such, the number of retail businesses reporting data breaches to the Information...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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Launch of consultation on Criminal Finances Act Codes of Practice announced by Home Office

A four-week consultation has been launched on the Codes of Practice that will help law enforcement officers confiscate valuable items and other assets acquired using proceeds of crime as well as tackle the financing of terrorism. Indeed, law enforcement agencies will soon be able...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
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Information Commissioner’s Office publishes first-ever International Strategy document

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its first-ever International Strategy document to help the organisation meet overseas data protection challenges, including those posed by increased globalism, changing technology, the EU’s forthcoming General...
Posted On 04 Jul 2017
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Action Fraud, City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax launch #AreYouOneofThem identity fraud awareness campaign

Action Fraud, the City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax have launched an identity fraud awareness campaign asking members of the public to consider how careful they are with their personal and financial details. A recent YouGov Survey commissioned by Equifax found that the...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Protective security advice for crowded places issued by National Counter-Terrorism Security Office

New and updated guidance intended to offer protective security advice to those responsible for managing the security of crowded places has been issued by the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). This new guidance is primarily aimed at those with a direct...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Retail sector steps up fight against criminals with launch of BRC’s Cyber Security Toolkit

In partnership with Home Office minister Sarah Newton MP, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has just launched a Cyber Security Toolkit that will provide retail businesses of all sizes with a practical, step-by-step guide to prevent and manage cyber security threats and protect...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
Charl van der Walt
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The Sleeping Dragon of e-Mail Security

New research conducted by SecureData suggests that today’s enterprise risk model seriously underestimates the soft underbelly of the attack surface created by each employee, their password behaviour and repertoire of common online applications. Charl van der Walt explains how...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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“Three quarters of companies feel secure from digital threats” states TalkTalk Business White Paper

Increasingly, businesses are moving critical infrastructure online, making it more vulnerable to digital threats, but despite this, a new study carried out by TalkTalk has shown that, even though there has been an increased concern over cyber security across the last year, and an...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016