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Data privacy “needs to become part of everyday conversations”

Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international event that occurs every year on 28 January, with its purpose being to raise awareness of and promote privacy and data protection Best Practice. While great strides have been taken, there’s a...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
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Cyber Security Connect UK 2019 hailed as “huge success” by event organiser

At Cyber Security Connect UK 2019, upwards of 300 participants and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from leading UK businesses explored the challenges facing the cyber security profession with eye-opening presentations from both existing and former UK and US Government...
Posted On 12 Dec 2019
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Cyber Security Connect UK welcomes UK’s cyber security elite in Monaco

Cyber Security Connect UK, the exclusive conference and industry forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), began on Wednesday 13 November in Monaco. This second edition event, for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner, sees more than 200 of the UK’s top CISOs...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Cyber strategy update from NCSC details how UK intelligence thwarts attacks

A scam designed to defraud thousands of UK citizens using a fake e-mail address spoofing a UK airport was one of a wide range of cyber attacks successfully prevented by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a new report has revealed. That criminal campaign is just one Case...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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“UK Boards of Directors don’t understand cyber threat” suggests Government’s Cyber Governance Health Check

The latest Government Cyber Governance Health Check has revealed that the top UK Boards still don’t understand the impact of a cyber attack on their business. Fewer than one-in-five Boards can claim to understand the impact of loss or disruption associated with cyber...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Cyber criminals “using fake fonts” to evade detection and steal banking details

Proofpoint’s cyber security researchers have discovered cyber criminals using fake fonts in phishing web pages, allowing these pages to evade detection by unsuspecting victims, security vendors and affected organisations. This unique technique, observed for the first time,...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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Gloucester City Council heavily fined by ICO for leaving personal information “vulnerable to attack”

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Gloucester City Council £100,000 after a cyber attacker accessed its employees’ sensitive personal information. The attacker took advantage of a weakness in the organisation’s website back in July 2014, which led to over...
Posted On 14 Jun 2017