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“Fraud in charities sector hits ten-year high” reports BDO Fraud Track analysis

The cost of fraud to the charities sector hit a ten-year high last year, according to analysis undertaken by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. Reported fraud within charities soared by £11 m to £20 million in 2018 – an increase of more than 120% and the highest reported...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019
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Understanding Security in the World of the “Risk Society”

Renowned sociologist Ulrich Beck explained the so-called “Risk Society” as: “Modern society becoming a risk society in the sense that it’s increasingly occupied with debating, preventing and managing risks that it itself has produced”. Beck was writing in the mid-1980s in a...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Government confronts cyber threats posed to businesses and personal data

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has announced that British businesses and members of the public are set to be better protected from hostile cyber attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber bullying thanks to a new Government-backed partnership with industry. The...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Construction Companies and Water Damage: Listening to the Insurers

Very few Tier 1 construction companies are installing water leak detection systems at the beginning of new build projects. This may be for cost reasons, or because the construction companies may not feel it’s their responsibility to implement these systems. Yet repairs to damage...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Health, Safety and Environmental Management: Applying Data Science and AI

Effective health, safety and environmental (HSE) management is more crucial than ever, observes Ran Merkazy, and especially so in the high-risk, capital-intensive sectors including energy and oil/gas through to transportation. As legislation becomes more stringent, and public...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
Adam Vincent
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Cyber Security in the Manufacturing Sector: The Post-Brexit Outlook

We’re all very well aware of the potential economic impacts of Brexit, but the impending political and regulatory upheaval goes deeper than that. Cyber security could also be affected by a disorderly exit from the EU as the UK’s information exchange with partners around the world...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Nine convicted in relation to £16 million and $21 million FH Bertling bribery cases

Stephen Emler and Giuseppe Morreale pleaded guilty for their part in a corrupt scheme to secure a ConocoPhillips freight forwarding contract, eventually worth over £16 million, for FH Bertling as part of the ‘Jasmine’ North Sea oil exploration project, it can now be reported....
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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Six-month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence. Mustafa Kasim, who worked for accident repair firm Nationwide...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
Alan Calder
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People and Processes: The Key Drivers for Effective Cyber Security

Cyber security investment continues to spiral, with Gartner predicting that global security spend will reach £71.72 billion by the end of the year as a direct result of regulatory change, mindset and a growing awareness of threats, writes Alan Calder. With over 40% of UK...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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NHS WannaCry attack findings “demonstrate improving awareness” of costs of IT downtime

The decision by the Department of Health and Social Care to assign real values to the ‘lost outputs’ experienced by the NHS during the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack is indicative of how organisations are taking a much more holistic view of the financial impact of IT downtime. This...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018