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Enrolments now open for IRM’s all-new Digital Risk Management Certificate

Enrolments are now open for the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRM) new Digital Risk Management Certificate. Awarded by the IRM and developed in tandem with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick in addition to the same university’s...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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The Duty of Care Contract: Developing a Culture of Mutual Responsibility

At its heart, Duty of Care is a social contract between the employer and the employee. The employer agrees to take care of the employee, while for their part the employee agrees to avoid unnecessary risk. All-too-often, however, both parties fail to live up to their obligations...
Posted On 22 Nov 2018
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BlackBerry to acquire Cylance and add “premier AI and cyber security capabilities”

BlackBerry has entered into a definitive agreement to wholly acquire Cylance, a specialist in the spheres of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cyber security, for US$1.4 billion in cash, plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards. This will be BlackBerry’s...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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DigiCert research unveils corporate losses associated with IoT-related security missteps

A new study orchestrated by DigiCert, the provider of TLS/SSL, PKI and Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions, reveals that enterprises have begun sustaining significant monetary losses stemming from the lack of good practices as they move forward with incorporating the IoT...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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ICO awarded funding to provide data privacy expertise for other UK regulators

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been awarded funding to provide data privacy expertise for other UK regulators to ensure that rules and regulations keep pace with technologies of the future. The £537,000 grant to the ICO will establish a Regulators’ Business...
Posted On 05 Oct 2018
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Institute of Risk Management launches all-new Digital Risk Management Certificate

A new specialist Certificate awarded by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) – and developed with support from the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick as well as input from the University’s Department of Politics and International Studies – has...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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BSI survey highlights “significant variations” in data security readiness within UK’s public sector

An in-depth survey conducted by the BSI’s Cyber Security and Information Resilience Centre of Excellence in conjunction with GovNewsDirect has unearthed a range of inconsistencies in terms of how prepared the UK’s public sector organisations really are for potential cyber...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation with executive director appointment

The Information Commissioner’s commitment to encouraging new ideas and emerging technologies while protecting people’s privacy has been strengthened with a high-profile appointment. Simon McDougall is joining the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as executive director...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of “intrusive” mobile phone monitoring technology

Privacy International has filed an appeal challenging police forces’ refusal to disclose information on their purchase and use of IMSI catchers. IMSI catchers are surveillance tools which mimic mobile phone towers, tricking phones into connecting with them and revealing...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Big Brother Watch begins “landmark legal challenge” to police use of facial recognition surveillance technology

Privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch and Baroness Jenny Jones have issued proceedings in the High Court in a crowdfunded legal challenge to the Home Secretary and the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of what it describes as “Orwellian” facial recognition...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018