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Fighting Cyber Criminals in the Retail Industry

With the UK’s High Streets floundering amid falling consumer power and rising import prices, the country’s retailers have turned towards digitalisation to improve their customer experience and find efficiency savings in a struggling retail sector. However, as Anthony...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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Hacking and malware cause 75% of all data breaches in financial services sector

Bitglass has released its 2019 Financial Breach Report: The Financial Matrix. Each Year, Bitglass analyses the latest trends, the biggest breaches and the foremost threats facing financial services organisations. This year’s study finds that only 6% of all breaches in 2019 were...
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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Biometric Automation for Airports: Travelling Bliss or Privacy Nightmare?

Checkpoints at airports have always been an object of passenger discontent with both document and immigration checks consistently receiving the lowest scores in passenger satisfaction surveys. Biometric technology has long been hailed as the ‘silver bullet’ to solve...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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Malwarebytes reports 60% jump in healthcare endpoint threat detections

Advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution specialist Malwarebytes has announced the results of its latest Cyber Crime Tactics and Techniques (CTNT) report entitled ‘CTNT Q3 2019: The State of Healthcare Cyber Security’. The company observed a 60% increase...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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BSI focuses on future-proofing privacy information management

BSI, the business improvement company, has released BS ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Security Techniques – Extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for Privacy Information Management – Requirements and Guidelines to provide organisations with the operational controls needed...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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Government signals intention to ‘design out’ cyber threats for business community

Business Secretary Greg Clark has unveiled a raft of measures that will see the UK become a world leader in the race to eradicate some of the most damaging cyber security threats facing businesses. Businesses and consumers alike will benefit from increased security and...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Combating Daily Security Threats Within the Healthcare Sector

Last year, we witnessed one of the most aggressive ransomware attacks on healthcare institutions around the world. WannaCry went viral on 12 May, causing widespread disruption to global IT systems and raising serious questions about the preparedness of the National Health Service...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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Contact Centres: Adapting Security Methods to Fight Fraud

From banks and insurance providers through to utility companies and major retailers, many of today’s organisations operate Contact Centres (or, at the very least, outsource their customer service to one), writes Ben Taylor. Brands and businesses are placing a heavy emphasis...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
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Cyber criminals target job listings portals in bid to recruit “unwitting mules” for fraud

Job listing and recruitment portals have been an attraction for cyber criminals given the volume of personal information uploaded to those sites in the form of CVs, cover letters and other data specific to individuals, but there’s more to criminals’ interest than just stealing...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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New research reveals low levels of GDPR compliance among educational facilities

Despite high levels of awareness regarding the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, only 22% of schools, colleges and universities of the 500 surveyed by NW Security Group felt that their data protection policies were compliant....
Posted On 22 May 2018
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