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Breaches more frequent despite record levels of spending on cyber security

The financial damage incurred by organisations due to cyber attacks over the past five years has grown by 72%, averaging $13 million per organisation. Across the same period, new analysis by cyber security firm Garrison of data from Microsoft & Marsh, Gartner and Accenture...
Posted On 12 Dec 2019
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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
Rick McElroy
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Defender Confidence Rising in Maturing UK Cyber Threat Landscape

Looking at the headlines around cyber attacks and security breaches, anyone would be forgiven for thinking that organisations face an insurmountable cyber security task, asserts Rick McElroy. However, when we delve deeper into the UK cyber security landscape, a more nuanced...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
Morgan Jay
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No Carrot for Non-Compliance – Only a Stick

Expectations of security are increasing in every region, making it vital that enterprises understand the risks posed to customer data and information in order to retain their trust. By managing new cyber security threats, asserts Morgan Jay, enterprises will be able to...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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“Lack of risk leadership leaving UK businesses exposed” asserts Gallagher research

Just one in every five UK companies employs a Chief Risk Officer. That’s according to research involving 250 UK business leaders conducted by Gallagher, the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm. According to the company, this is leaving UK...
Posted On 26 Nov 2019
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CPD-accredited webinar set to highlight Best Practice in water leak detection

Life safety solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe will be hosting a Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-accredited webinar at 2.00 pm on Monday 2 December around the importance of water leak detection in modern buildings. The content in the CPD session will outline five key...
Posted On 19 Nov 2019
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Deloitte European CFO Survey: “Pessimism rises as risk appetite tumbles further”

Over a third (36%) of Europe’s CFOs feel more pessimistic about their companies’ financial prospects than they did three months ago, according to the tenth edition of the Deloitte European CFO Survey. This percentage has doubled since the first survey in spring 2015, when the...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
Ewen O'Brien
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What Today’s Boards of Directors Are Missing About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cyber security into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cyber security has increased, so Board members (even those without technical expertise) have had to become rapidly acquainted...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Meet The Security Company: First Response Group

This is the 23rd instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising risk management professionals to offer...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019