Jason Hunter
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Data Privacy: Placing Growing Demands on Security

The rush towards encryption, authentication and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) is reaching fever pitch at present as data breaches hit the national and international news headlines and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) punishments up the financial ante, writes Jason...
Posted On 17 Apr 2018
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“Fines for data breaches and spam soar by 69% as ICO signals crackdown” reports The SMS Works

Since August 2015, the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) has fined 104 organisations a total of £8.7 million for breaches in data security and of anti-spam regulations. The organisation has the power to fine companies up to £500,000 for breaking the rules and is now...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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Turnover and profits reported at “record high” by lone worker security specialist Send For Help Group

Send For Help Group – the largest dedicated lone worker protection firm in the world – has seen annual turnover break the £8 million mark for the first time (representing a rise of 30% on the previous year) as organisations across both the private and public sectors...
Posted On 09 Nov 2017
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TalkTalk on receiving end of record £400,000 ICO fine for failing to prevent October 2015 cyber attack

Telecoms company TalkTalk has been issued with a record £400,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. The ICO’s in-depth investigation found that an attack on the...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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“Three quarters of companies feel secure from digital threats” states TalkTalk Business White Paper

Increasingly, businesses are moving critical infrastructure online, making it more vulnerable to digital threats, but despite this, a new study carried out by TalkTalk has shown that, even though there has been an increased concern over cyber security across the last year, and an...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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500 million end users affected by suspected state-sponsored attack on Yahoo network

Multinational technology company Yahoo has reported that a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from no less than half a billion users. Yahoo, which confirmed details of the breach months after reports of a major hack, said its investigation had...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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Storm in a T-CUP: Thinking Clearly Under Pressure

Major risks and threats will always exist, and plans must be in place to address them. However, the ability to maintain and manage the fundamentals and ongoing operational activities – and the minor risks to them – often becomes more important on a day-to-day and routine basis,...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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“Hacker skills in demand by British businesses” according to SecureData market research

Cyber security service provider SecureData has issued research statistics revealing that 34% of businesses would look towards the black hat community to compensate for any lack of in-house skills. Almost half (43%) of those surveyed at SecureData’s annual customer event in London...
Posted On 18 May 2016
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Simulated investigation staged at BT Tower in bid to unearth cyber recruits

Telecoms giant BT and the Cyber Security Challenge UK have staged a mock investigation into a cyber attack at London’s iconic BT Tower in a bid to find the country’s best hidden cyber security talent. No fewer than 24 of the brightest candidates from a series of online qualifying...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Advisory Capacity

Risk and regulatory work is now officially the fastest-growing consulting service in the UK. Helping today’s organisations comply with the law, address cyber threats and manage the fall-out from unfortunate corporate episodes has led to double-digit growth in risk and...
Posted On 15 Mar 2016
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