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NHSCFA publishes latest counter fraud standards for NHS organisations

The National Health Service Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) counter fraud standards for 2020-2021 were issued on 14 January. The 2020 counter fraud standards differ from last year’s only in very minor ways. The changes made for this year consist of altering the dates to...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
Sarah Hayward-Turton
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Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective, in-store theft was the major threat posed to their business. The threat landscape is continually changing and, while in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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25% of PCs “more vulnerable to ransomware from January 2020” warns Veritas

PCs still running Windows 7 when the operating system reaches end of life on Tuesday 14 January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Wilson James expands security solutions portfolio with launch of Risk Advisory Service

Wilson James, the provider of specialist security services, has announced the introduction of a new business division specifically designed to help end user customers improve their risk and threat management posture. The company’s Risk Advisory Service augments its existing...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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ASIS Foundation research unearths current state of security convergence

ASIS International has published the results of new research conducted by the ASIS Foundation and sponsored by AlertEnterprise. Using survey responses from more than 1,000 security leaders operating around the globe (in addition to upwards of 20 follow-up interviews), the study...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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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