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Euralarm publishes list of major Priorities and Challenges for 2019-2024

Euralarm, the association representing the fire safety and security industries, has presented its Priorities and Challenges for 2019-2024. ‘Working Together for a Safer and More Secure Future’ is the name of the document that describes areas of co-operation to achieve a safer and...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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C-Suite involvement in business continuity planning “growing”, but progress “still too slow”

New research conducted by Databarracks has found that senior leadership (ie CEOs, CFOs, managing directors and/or finance directors) are in charge of business continuity plans at 25% of UK organisations, which is up from 21% in 2015. IT is in charge of business continuity plans...
Posted On 30 Sep 2019
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BlackBerry advances real-time adaptive security and Artificial Intelligence

BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry Intelligent Security, the first cloud-based solution that leverages the power of adaptive security, continuous authentication and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance mobile endpoint security in zero trust environments. BlackBerry Intelligent...
Posted On 06 Aug 2019
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Shifting Compliance to Effectively Measure Risk: Balancing GRC Mandates

Historically, meeting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) mandates was typically all about ensuring businesses had solutions in place to gain compliance, thus reducing the risk or consequences of non-compliance from the regulators (ie fines and penalties associated with failing...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Governance, Risk and Compliance: Enacting Proactive Risk Management

In the highly regulated industries of finance, healthcare and energy, a focus on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is crucial to effectively combat a cyber security breach. Unfortunately, when considering international data sharing, this can become overwhelmingly complex,...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Sword GRC unveils dates for Policy Management and Risk Management Workshops

Sword GRC – the supplier of specialist risk, compliance and governance solutions – has announced further dates for its popular workshops entitled ‘Risk Management by Design’ (being held in The Westbury, Dublin on 22 October) and ‘Policy Management by Design’, set in...
Posted On 05 Jul 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 is beginning a new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Saving Time, Saving Money: A Risk-Based Approach Towards Cyber Security

If you’ve glanced at the opinion columns of security industry publications of late, you’ve probably seen the term ‘risk-based’ floating around, as in ‘the time is now for a comprehensive, risk-based approach’ or ‘a risk-based approach to security is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Organisations “still not GDPR compliant” say 68% of respondents to Infosecurity Europe poll

A little over 12 months since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, there still appears to be a lack of confidence in its application. That’s according to the latest Twitter poll conducted by the organisers of Infosecurity Europe 2019....
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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“Data privacy fines increased by £2 million in 2018” finds PwC’s Enforcement Tracker

Figures from PwC’s 2018 Privacy and Security Enforcement Tracker show the sum of monetary penalties issued to UK organisations for breaching data protection laws in 2018 totalled more than £6.5 million. That’s over £2 million more than in the previous year. In the fifth...
Posted On 30 May 2019