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“Fraud in charities sector hits ten-year high” reports BDO Fraud Track analysis

The cost of fraud to the charities sector hit a ten-year high last year, according to analysis undertaken by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO. Reported fraud within charities soared by £11 m to £20 million in 2018 – an increase of more than 120% and the highest reported...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019
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Resilience versus Reliability: Examining the Right Measures for Electric Power

On Friday 9 August, the UK felt the impacts of what was described by the National Grid as an “incredibly rare” event. The impacts were immediate: homes were plunged into darkness, traffic lights failed to work, trains were cancelled and passengers stranded, hospitals suspended...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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Blackout Report focuses on potential fall-out from electricity grid failure in UK

Uninterruptible power supply solutions manufacturer Riello UPS has launched a major new publication exploring the likelihood of a nationwide electricity grid failure in the UK. Only last month, a massive power failure across virtually all of Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay left...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Utilities sector specialists focus on Datalog developments at Cortech Forum

Cortech Developments’ key focus as a business is to assist today’s practising professionals to mitigate risk by dint of employing smarter interoperability. The company’s recent Utilities Forum – for which Risk Xtra served as the Official Media Partner – brought together end...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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Risk Xtra announced as Official Media Partner for Cortech Developments’ Utilities Forum

As a business, Cortech Developments determines to help today’s professionals mitigate risk through smarter interoperability. Extending that philosophy into specific verticals, the company’s upcoming Utilities Forum – for which Risk Xtra has been named as...
Posted On 22 Jan 2019
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Nearly 50% of power and utility company CEOs concerned cyber attacks are “imminent”

Amid an environment wherein cyber security is under intense scrutiny, power and utilities company executives are feeling the pressure. According to KPMG’s 2018 Global CEO Study, 48% percent of CEOs interviewed showed concern that becoming the victim of a cyber attack is a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Ashridge Group offers SME security companies new model for enhanced customer experience

When an emerging company in the security sector changed its business model to read ‘People First, Security Second’, a good many ‘traditionalists’ were somewhat taken aback. Now, with a growing international portfolio of clients across sectors as diverse as corporates,...
Posted On 29 Jan 2018
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Hinkley Point C: Delay Highlights Utilities Sector Security Fears

The latest delay in the Government’s decision to back Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation at Hinkley Point C highlights fears over the security of the country’s utilities, writes Chris Plimley. It’s widely thought that fear about allowing China such close...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Bigger Picture

While the majority of global organisations say that it’s now ‘vital’ their operations are insured against information security breaches, less than half (41%) are fully covered for both security breaches and data loss, while just over a third have dedicated cyber security...
Posted On 19 May 2016
Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE: CEO of Mitie Group plc
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Mitie Group plc posts “strong” financials for six months ending 30 September 2015

Mitie Group plc, the facilities management organisation delivering a range of end user-centric services across the UK, has announced its results for the six-month period ending 30 September 2015. The FTSE 250 company’s latest set of financials reflect “strong revenue...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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