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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
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“Building Defensive Security Programmes”: CISOs gather to discuss New Year challenges

Carbon Black recently held a senior level round table discussion orchestrated to discuss and debate the security challenges facing organisations and how best to build defensive security programmes in 2018. The event was held at The Stafford Hotel in central London on Thursday 7...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Nuvias Group issues detailed listing of ‘Top Ten IT Security Predictions for 2018’

Ian Kilpatrick, executive vice-president of cyber security for Nuvias Group (the pan-EMEA high value distribution business which is helping to redefine the international, specialist distribution of IT), has listed the company’s ‘Top Ten IT Security Predictions for...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Episodes of identity fraud soar to record levels in latest study conducted by Cifas

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has continued to rise at unprecedented levels during the first six months of 2017.  A record 89,000 identity frauds were recorded, which is up 5% from last year. Representing...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017
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