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KPMG market analysis pinpoints 5% rise in insolvency events during 2019

The number of companies falling into administration increased by just under 5% during 2019. That’s according to new analysis from KPMG. A study of notices in the London Gazette shows that a total of 1,403 companies went into administration last year compared to 1,341 in the...
Posted On 18 Feb 2020
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“Lack of supply chain visibility raises business risk levels” finds HBRAS study

The results of a study conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (HBRAS) and commissioned by Basware highlight that businesses worldwide lack transparency in their supply chains. The majority of those business leaders surveyed (60%) warn that poor visibility of who...
Posted On 10 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
Sarah Hayward-Turton
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Risk Strategies: The Requirement for Resilience in the Retail Sector

Some retailers might be finding themselves hankering after the good old days when, from a security perspective, in-store theft was the major threat posed to their business. The threat landscape is continually changing and, while in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers...
Posted On 20 Jan 2020
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White Paper highlights overriding need for greater cyber security in retail sector

Axis Communications has published its latest White Paper entitled ‘Cyber Security: The Biggest Threat to Retail’ which highlights the increasing threat posed by cyber attacks to today’s retail industry. The White Paper documents the measures that should be understood...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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“Account checking Armageddon close at hand in New Year” warns Blueliv

Liv Rowley, threat intelligence analyst at Blueliv, has shared details of the company’s predictions on the biggest cyber threats likely to develop in the New Year, from account checking Armageddon through to Monero cryptocurrency mining. With users continuing to re-use the...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Cyber Security Connect UK welcomes UK’s cyber security elite in Monaco

Cyber Security Connect UK, the exclusive conference and industry forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), began on Wednesday 13 November in Monaco. This second edition event, for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner, sees more than 200 of the UK’s top CISOs...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
Ewen O'Brien
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What Today’s Boards of Directors Are Missing About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cyber security into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cyber security has increased, so Board members (even those without technical expertise) have had to become rapidly acquainted...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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International standard for effective business continuity updated by ISO

Natural disasters, fires, supply chain issues and cyber attacks are just some of the many unexpected yet possible threats posed to the smooth running of any business. Consistent and robust business continuity planning for what to do when disaster strikes is the best defence. The...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
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First Institute of Risk Management licensed FoRM course provider unveiled in Saudi Arabia

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has just announced that the Executive Education Centre of the University of Business and Technology (UBT) is now the first exclusive provider of the internationally recognised Fundamentals of Risk Management (FoRM) course based in Saudi...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019