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FICO Fraud Map shows UK card fraud losses hit record £671 million in 2018

Analytics software firm FICO has released its annual interactive European Fraud Map, which shows that the UK’s card fraud losses hit a record £671 million in 2018. The data from Euromonitor International and UK Finance compares these losses against previous years and 18 other...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Caught in the Crossfire of Cyber Warfare

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review for 2019 doesn’t shy away from naming the four key protagonists when it comes to state-based cyber threats against our country. The comprehensive document sites China, Russia, North Korea and Iran as being actively...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
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Cyber security breach numbers predicted to rise by 70% across next five years

A new report produced by Juniper Research outlines that the cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024, representing an average annual growth rate of 11%. This uptick will primarily be driven by increasing fines for data breaches as...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report outlines scale of current cyber threat

C-Level executives with access to a company’s most sensitive information are now the major focus for social engineering attacks. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, senior executives are 12 times more likely to be the target of social incidents...
Posted On 09 May 2019
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Meet The Security Company: Esoteric Ltd

This is the seventeenth 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...
Posted On 29 Mar 2019
David Ferbrache
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KPMG CTO David Ferbrache highlights Top Ten cyber security trends for 2019

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, has highlighted the Top Ten cyber security trends we can expect to see in 2019. Those trends include a lack of consensus when it comes to cyber law, the proliferation of fake news (and the implications...
Posted On 09 Jan 2019
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“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts across the UK. The penetration testing, threat detection and incident response specialist has found that, on average, NHS Trusts have just one member of staff on the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
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Latest Cifas statistics chart drop in identity fraud for first time since 2014

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has fallen for the first time since 2014. Cifas members recorded 84,463 cases in the first six months of the year, representing a 5% drop compared to the same period in 2017...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Cyber criminals target job listings portals in bid to recruit “unwitting mules” for fraud

Job listing and recruitment portals have been an attraction for cyber criminals given the volume of personal information uploaded to those sites in the form of CVs, cover letters and other data specific to individuals, but there’s more to criminals’ interest than just stealing...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
Richard Menear
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Artificial Intelligence: How Will It Define Cyber Security over the Coming Years?

There has been much excitement about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it’s application in cyber security, writes Richard Menear. Here at Burning Tree, we’re monitoring the technology very closely to see where it can help our clients protect their business and data, and in...
Posted On 29 Mar 2018