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PwC to recruit over 1,000 technology specialists for its UK Risk Assurance business by 2020

PwC’s UK Risk Assurance practice is on track to recruit more than 1,000 technology specialists over the next four years in order to meet increasing client demand for digital, regulatory and cyber security services. The new recruits will work across all industry sectors in London...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016
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“Financial services sector needs to radically rethink crime protection and prevention” urges PwC

Despite significantly increasing its level of investment in compliance and being continuously under the scrutiny of regulators, the financial services sector has witnessed an increase in economic crime, in turn highlighting the truism that new thinking is needed to make...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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Tech firm Intelligent Environments partners with Queen’s University to combat cyber crime

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University in Belfast is entering a new partnership with leading financial technology firm Intelligent Environments in what’s being described as a “world first” cyber security endeavour. The...
Posted On 01 Jun 2016
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“Insurance against cyber attacks now vital” claim business leaders in NTT Com Security survey

While the majority of global organisations say that it’s now ‘vital’ their operations are insured against information security breaches, less than half (41%) are fully covered for both security breaches and data loss, while just over a third have dedicated cyber security...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016
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Double-digit rise in crime against UK corporates as cyber becomes fastest-growing form of economic infraction

The UK has seen a double-digit rise in economic crime against corporates in the last two years, with 55% of organisations affected. This represents an increase of 11 percentage points since 2014, significantly outstripping the level in countries such as the US (38%) and China...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016
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UK companies remain vulnerable to cyber attack despite CEOs ranking cyber as top threat for businesses

PwC’s Cyber Security practice has warned that UK companies and institutions remain vulnerable to cyber attacks despite many CEOs now ranking cyber as one of the top threats to their business going forward. PwC’s cyber security partner Richard Horne was commenting on...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016
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PwC builds identity and access management capability with acquisition of Praxism UK

PwC is strengthening its fast-growing cyber security practice with the acquisition of Praxism, an Edinburgh-based consultancy specialising in identity and access management. Praxism is renowned for solutions designed to effectively tackle the staff, customer and consumer identity...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
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Agreement reached on European Commission’s EU data protection reform

The European Commission first put forward its bold and forward-looking EU General Data Protection Regulation proposals back in January 2012 to “make Europe fit for the digital age”. Now, an agreement has been reached between the European Parliament and the Council in...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
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Rise of the Machines: The Internet of Things

Some of us might not yet know it, but the Internet of Things is most certainly revolutionising the way in which we live our lives. Peter Webster reviews exactly how the Internet of Things is connecting everything and everyone before assessing the security implications this...
Posted On 09 Dec 2015
Cyber security risk is dominating the thoughts of senior professionals within the banking community
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Cyber crime fears dominate UK banking sector’s ‘Banana Skins’ threat rankings

UK bankers and market watchers now place fears about cyber crime at the top of a list of 24 possible security-related and other risks posed to banks – a view slightly at odds with many countries around the world which rate the economic environment as posing the greatest...
Posted On 08 Dec 2015