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Resilient by Design: Building Resilience in the UK’s Telecommunications Sector

Recent, high-profile network outages have shown how the convergence of people, processes and systems, accelerated by the introduction of new technologies, has created the potential for systemic failures to proliferate across the telecommunications ecosystem, impacting multiple...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Cyber Security: Why Hacking Isn’t Always Bad News

Cyber security is an evolving discipline. It’s an ongoing endeavour to beat the hackers and cyber criminals at their own game and mitigate the risk they represent. As Scott Nicholson points out, though, for many organisations this is easier said than done. While the...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Institute of Strategic Risk Management formed to “understand complex threats of modern world”

The Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) has been established in order to create a global centre where practitioners, academics and policy-makers can come together to share information, help progress and promote the underlying understanding and capabilities associated...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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Utilities sector specialists focus on Datalog developments at Cortech Forum

Cortech Developments’ key focus as a business is to assist today’s practising professionals to mitigate risk by dint of employing smarter interoperability. The company’s recent Utilities Forum – for which Risk Xtra served as the Official Media Partner – brought together end...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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Financial services sector risks data security breaches with insecure instant messaging

As more people in the financial services sector work from home or remotely, the use of free instant messaging apps (such as WhatsApp) is rising to enable remote employees to communicate with their colleagues around the world. However, data from a recent survey commissioned by...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Carbon Black and Optiv pinpoint 160% upturn in destructive cyber attacks on financial sector

Carbon Black – the specialist in cloud-delivered next generation endpoint security – and Optiv Security (the security solutions integrator) have issued a threat report on the financial sector. Entitled ‘Modern Bank Heists: The Bank Robbery Shifts to Cyber...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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The Growing Importance of Risk Transfer and Cyber Insurance

As data mega-breaches dominate the mainstream news headlines, businesses worldwide are necessarily focusing on how to manage and mitigate cyber risk. The Marriott breach is only the latest in a litany of incidents whose repercussions will surely echo for a long time to come, but...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Tavcom Training responds to “airport chaos” with Drone Detection course dates

Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group, has responded to requests from the security industry for expert training in order that organisations can be better prepared to mitigate the threat posed by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (ie drones). The company will run its...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Dardan Security appoints former British Army commander Andrew Buxton as head of client services

Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Dardan Security has appointed former British Army commander of intelligence and surveillance, Major Andrew Buxton, as the company’s new head of client services. With over 30 years’ operational experience within the British...
Posted On 21 Jan 2019
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Data hack at NASA leads to potential exposure of space agency staff’s personal details

The BBC has reported that NASA has sent an e-mail to members of staff containing a warning that hackers may have stolen their personal data. The hacking episode is said to have occurred last October. NASA waited almost two months to notify employees. The organisation has stated...
Posted On 08 Jan 2019