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Spikes in high-risk vulnerabilities and public cloud attacks dominate threatscape

Imperva has launched its latest Cyber Threat Index, a monthly report and measurement of the global threat landscape based on data from Imperva sensors across the globe. In parallel, the company has also released the findings of the Cyber Threat Index monthly reports from August...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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Leicester security boss ordered to pay £30,000-plus or face time behind bars

On Friday 14 February, Irfan Dogan (23) from Leicester was sentenced at Leicester Crown Court. Dogan was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £1,000 for infringement of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. He was ordered to pay £30,000 on Friday 27 January under the...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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“Two-thirds of UK CEOs fearful of cyber attacks” unearths PwC Survey

80% of UK CEOs are concerned about the risk of cyber threats to their business, making it the issue they are most worried about above skills (79%) and the speed of technological change (75%). Just under half of UK CEOs (48.4%) have taken some action regarding their own personal...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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Wilson James expands security solutions portfolio with launch of Risk Advisory Service

Wilson James, the provider of specialist security services, has announced the introduction of a new business division specifically designed to help end user customers improve their risk and threat management posture. The company’s Risk Advisory Service augments its existing...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Detailed Cifas research reveals 96% spike in retail account takeover fraud

The latest research project conducted by Cifas shows that there was an overall increase in online fraudulent conduct of 9% in the first nine months of 2019 when compared to the same period the previous year. The majority of online fraudulent conduct was made up of identity fraud,...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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“Lack of risk leadership leaving UK businesses exposed” asserts Gallagher research

Just one in every five UK companies employs a Chief Risk Officer. That’s according to research involving 250 UK business leaders conducted by Gallagher, the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm. According to the company, this is leaving UK...
Posted On 26 Nov 2019
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Best Practice digital safety tips for business travellers outlined in Riskline’s TCR

With cyber crime costing the global economy over half a trillion dollars each year, global travellers working abroad now have an invaluable new tool to help them stay updated on international technology laws, customs and Best Practice. Riskline’s Technology and Communication...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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Understanding Security in the World of the “Risk Society”

Renowned sociologist Ulrich Beck explained the so-called “Risk Society” as: “Modern society becoming a risk society in the sense that it’s increasingly occupied with debating, preventing and managing risks that it itself has produced”. Beck was writing in the mid-1980s in a...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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“Social media emerging as growing business risk” warns latest Kroll report

Adversarial social media activity was a relevant factor in 27% of significant incidents suffered by global businesses in the last 12 months, according to data from the latest Global Fraud and Risk Report released by Kroll (the specialist in risk mitigation, investigations,...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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NPCC supports UK Government’s call for Facebook to “pause encryption efforts”

Home Secretary Priti Patel has published an open letter to Facebook, co-signed with US Attorney General William Barr, Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, outlining “serious concerns” with the...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019