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Egress Survey: 97% of IT leaders say insider data breaches are “major concern”

Egress, the provider of human layer data security solutions, has announced the findings of its second Global Insider Data Breach Survey. The study found that a staggering 97% of IT leaders say insider breach risk is a significant concern. 78% think employees have put data at risk...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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“‘Silent’ cyber risk leaving millions of UK businesses underinsured” warns Gallagher

Of the 1,000 businesses recently surveyed by Gallagher (the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm), almost two-fifths (39%) of senior decision-makers in UK companies say cyber attacks are one of their biggest concerns, yet the majority of...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Network Security: Protecting Against Digital Sabotage

Physical security systems have experienced a substantial shift from being a mechanical circuit to become electronically-circuited networks, with the first network-enabled surveillance camera being launched more than 20 years ago (in 1996, to be precise). Now, more and more...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Cifas warns against falling victim to bogus HMRC tax refund and rebate scams

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, is warning UK taxpayers not to fall victim to fraudsters as the 31 January deadline for completing self-assessment tax returns fast approaches. Common techniques that fraudsters use to target taxpayers include e-mails and text...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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Cyber criminals using conversation hijacking to steal personal details

In recent months, Barracuda Networks researchers have seen a sharp rise in domain impersonation attacks used to facilitate conversation hijacking. An analysis of circa 500,000 monthly e-mail attacks shows a 400% increase in domain impersonation attacks used for conversation...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Protiviti advises organisations on guarding against possible Iranian cyber attacks

In light of the recent warnings around potential Iranian cyber attacks, global consulting firm Protiviti has laid out steps companies should take to protect themselves against cyber threats. Jonathan Wyatt, global head of Protiviti Digital, recommends that organisations determine...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Finance firms warned on rise of ransomware gangs in wake of Travelex attack

The recent cyber attack on foreign exchange provider Travelex demonstrates the growing threat of ransomware and serves as a stark warning that financial services firms need to step up their security. That’s according to a leading cyber expert.  Tim Thurlings of bluedog...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Detailed Cifas research reveals 96% spike in retail account takeover fraud

The latest research project conducted by Cifas shows that there was an overall increase in online fraudulent conduct of 9% in the first nine months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year. The majority of online fraudulent conduct was made up of identity fraud,...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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UK and US-based investigations target harmful international cyber campaigns

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has formally charged the leader of an organised cyber criminal group for their involvement in a malicious campaign affecting Government, infrastructure, business and the public globally. UK and US-based investigations by the National Crime...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
Sundeep Tengur
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Identity and Artificial Intelligence: The Recipe for a Strong Fraud Defence

Financial services event Sibos recently ran in London, with the theme for 2019 being “Thriving in a hyper-connected world”. The market has long demanded quicker and more convenient payment methods, and the industry is now answering with ubiquitous payments, but at...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019