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“Hackers believe technology industry is least secure” reveals HackerOne report 

HackerOne, the hacker-powered penetration testing and bug bounty platform, has revealed that hackers believe technology firms are the least secure with 18% saying they have the furthest to go to improve security. Government (16%) and finance (14%) are two other industries that...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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CREST report highlights problems of stress and burnout among cyber security professionals

A new report published by CREST looks for solutions to the increasing problems of stress and burnout among many cyber security professionals, many of whom are often working remotely in high-pressure and under-resourced environments. CREST – the not-for-profit body that represents...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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Testing Times: The CBEST Scheme and Simulated Cyber Attack Scenarios

CBEST is the Bank of England’s intelligence-led cyber adversary simulation framework, used for testing systemically critical financial organisations through simulated cyber attack scenarios based on real-world threats and risks. As Owen Wright explains, a CBEST exercise lasts...
Posted On 08 Jan 2020
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Former head of security at 30 St Mary Axe launches new security business

A new business that promises a fresh approach towards security consultancy and contract management has been launched by Danny Moody, a senior security management professional with almost 20 years’ experience of protecting high-profile assets. Tobruk Security Management Services...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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SailPoint points towards “frightening” shortage of cyber security professionals

With October being ‘Cyber Security Awareness Month’, Charles Poff (Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint) has stressed that it’s important to take a hard look at the “frightening” shortage of cyber security professionals currently operational in the industry’s...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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Top Management and Cyber Security: Searching for a Better Strategy

As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), you’re likely to have put forward many plans designed to improve the overall security posture for the users of your organisation. Much of the time, you’ll receive executive sign-off and then roll out whatever initiative it...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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BSI expands cyber security and information resilience offer to US with AppSec Consulting acquisition

BSI has moved to acquire AppSec Consulting, the cyber security and information resilience (CSIR) company located in San Jose, California. The acquisition will see AppSec Consulting become a key part of BSI’s CSIR offer. The business will now operate under the name ‘AppSec...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Cyber Security: Why Hacking Isn’t Always Bad News

Cyber security is an evolving discipline. It’s an ongoing endeavour to beat the hackers and cyber criminals at their own game and mitigate the risk they represent. As Scott Nicholson points out, though, for many organisations this is easier said than done. While the...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Orange acquires SecureData “to increase international reach and expertise in cyber security”

Orange has announced the acquisition of the SecureData Group for an undisclosed sum. SecureData is the largest independent cyber security service provider in the UK and boasts a 25-year track record of providing integrated cyber solutions designed to assess risks, detect threats,...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Top Five cyber security predictions for New Year outlined by NordVPN

It’s not an easy task to remember a week in 2018 without a major data leak or security breach. Passwords were leaking, new sophisticated malware attacks were spreading, data was breached and Governments around the world once again overturned privacy rules. According to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2019
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