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Egress Survey: “Human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches”

Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request and subsequently released by Egress, the provider of people-centric data security solutions, highlight rather concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches. The figures show that, of...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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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
Jake Olcott
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Cyber Risk: Key Considerations for Boards of Directors During M&A Procedures

Data breaches are a constant in today’s headlines, but in recent years the risk has been front and centre of some of the most significant M&A deals, writes Jake Olcott. In 2017, Verizon discounted its acquisition price by $350 million when Yahoo belatedly disclosed that it...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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Superdrug hacking episode signals need to move to “passwordless” society

Following the recent hacking episode suffered by Superdrug, Jesper Frederiksen (head of the EMEA region at identity management specialist Okta) has argued the incident shows that, despite living in the era of the requirement for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018
Paul Darby
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Outdated VPN Remote Access: Putting CNI Organisations at Risk

When Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) were first developed back in the 1990s, the idea was to extend the LAN to employees’ home offices and hotels as they hit the road. This meant giving employees remote access to everything their company network had to offer, just as if...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Verizon report highlights link between PCI DSS compliance and defence against cyber attacks

With cyber crime on the increase, payment card security is increasingly a focus for companies and consumers alike. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is there to help businesses accepting card payments to protect their payment systems from breaches and...
Posted On 04 Sep 2017
Emma Shaw MBA CSyP FSyl FCMI: managing director at Esoteric
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International Espionage: Examining the Evidence

“The threat of espionage (spying) did not end with the collapse of Soviet communism in the early 1990s. Espionage against UK interests still continues and is potentially very damaging” (MI5, 2016) We have seen a continual rise in the threat to global business from...
Posted On 09 Dec 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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“8,000 reports of phishing scams received every month” states Action Fraud

New data released by Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (which are both run by the City of London Police) shows that, increasingly, fraudsters are using phishing as a means to defraud people across the UK. Last year (January-December 2015), the Fraud and...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
Mike Denning: vice-president of global security for Verizon Enterprise Solutions
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Cyber threats “increasing in sophistication” yet many attacks use “decades-old techniques”

Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated. However, many cyber criminals are still relying on decades-old techniques such as phishing and hacking. According to this year’s report, the bulk of cyber attacks...
Posted On 14 Apr 2015