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“‘Silent’ cyber risk leaving millions of UK businesses underinsured” warns Gallagher

Of the 1,000 businesses recently surveyed by Gallagher (the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm), almost two-fifths (39%) of senior decision-makers in UK companies say cyber attacks are one of their biggest concerns, yet the majority of...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Hacking and malware cause 75% of all data breaches in financial services sector

Bitglass has released its 2019 Financial Breach Report: The Financial Matrix. Each Year, Bitglass analyses the latest trends, the biggest breaches and the foremost threats facing financial services organisations. This year’s study finds that only 6% of all breaches in 2019 were...
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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Fraud continues ‘inexorable’ rise in UK plc as new annual figures show 6% increase

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has painted an alarming picture of fraud in the UK with the release of Fraudscape, the annual publication of the organisation’s data that identifies and analyses the country’s fraud trends based on 323,660 cases of fraudulent...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Carbon Black Threat Report: “88% of UK businesses surveyed suffer cyber breach during last 12 months”

Endpoint security specialist Carbon Black has just released the results of its second UK Threat Report. The research indicates that the UK’s cyber threat environment is intensifying. According to the report, attacks are growing in volume, while the average number of breaches has...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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Digital transformation era “putting organisations’ sensitive data at risk” asserts Thales

Critical information systems, cyber security and data security specialist Thales believes that the rush towards digital transformation is putting sensitive data at risk for organisations worldwide. According to the 2019 Thales Data Threat Report (Global Edition), as organisations...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Developments in Cloud Security: Predictions for 2019

The cloud is a vital part of any enterprise infrastructure. The convenience of having a database that can be accessed from any location has dramatically improved efficiency within workforces. While many companies had previously been afraid of making the move, as the open nature...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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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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BSI survey highlights “significant variations” in data security readiness within UK’s public sector

An in-depth survey conducted by the BSI’s Cyber Security and Information Resilience Centre of Excellence in conjunction with GovNewsDirect has unearthed a range of inconsistencies in terms of how prepared the UK’s public sector organisations really are for potential cyber...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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F5 Labs research reveals Chinese hackers lead attacks on Internet of Things devices

Research from F5 Labs has shed light on the fact that Telnet brute force attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices have risen a staggering 249% year over year (2016-2017) and been dominated by traffic originating from China. Findings from the company’s latest Threat...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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