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Global private companies “confident” about prospects but “underprepared” for cyber attacks

Private companies are confident about their own prospects, but underprepared for cyber attacks. That’s according to a new study conducted by PwC. Key findings from the global report include the fact that only 68% of private company CEOs are concerned about the speed of...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Cyber security workforce shortage forecast to grow worldwide to 1.8 million by 2022

New research conducted by the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education – part of its eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) sponsored by (ISC)² and Booz Allen Hamilton – suggests a serious talent shortage looms in the information security workforce....
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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PwC Report: “30% of CEOs predict more than one crisis to confront in next three years”

Businesses are being confronted with crises more often than might be expected and, with CEOs anticipating even more crisis events in the future, it’s no longer a matter of ‘If’ such events will hit, but rather ‘When’ they’re going to do so....
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
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PwC Survey: “UK CEOs rate cyber risks as second most significant business threat”

PwC’s latest CEO Survey reveals that three-quarters (76%) of UK CEOs consider cyber risks to be a significant business threat. Indeed, cyber risk is ranked second only to the availability of key skills, and ahead of changing consumer behaviour, the speed of technological change...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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The Sleeping Dragon of e-Mail Security

New research conducted by SecureData suggests that today’s enterprise risk model seriously underestimates the soft underbelly of the attack surface created by each employee, their password behaviour and repertoire of common online applications. Charl van der Walt explains how...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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“Risk management now key performance measure for tax functions” asserts PwC market survey

Corporate tax departments are now measured primarily on how well they manage risk as companies begin to recognise the potential reputational and wider risks that tax can pose to a given business. According to PwC’s ‘Tax Function of the Future’ study of more than 100...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
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Legislation aimed at confronting criminal finances and corruption published by Home Office

Law enforcement agencies will be given new powers to seize the proceeds of crime and demand criminals explain the origins of their wealth under new legislation that has just been issued by the Conservative Government. The Criminal Finances Bill will also strengthen the...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016
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PwC launches ‘Game of Threats’ interactive cyber breach challenge for senior executives

With nearly three quarters of UK CEOs regarding cyber security as one of the top three risks to their organisations, along with over-regulation and geopolitical uncertainty, it’s clear that increasing cyber threats and the number of recent public breaches is moving cyber security...
Posted On 20 Sep 2016
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Duo of ‘Golden Ticket’ passes on offer for biggest cyber security competition of 2016

PwC has been unveiled as the lead sponsor for the “most sophisticated” Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass event to date, which is to be staged from 2-4 November in London. In addition, a competition organised by Cyber Security Challenge UK and PwC will see t...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
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IBM announced as Gold Sponsor for BCI World Conference and Exhibition

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has just announced that IBM, the world’s largest IT and consulting services company, is to be a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming BCI World Conference and Exhibition, which takes place at the Novotel London West Hotel on Tuesday 8 and...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016