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“‘Silent’ cyber risk leaving millions of UK businesses underinsured” warns Gallagher

Of the 1,000 businesses recently surveyed by Gallagher (the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm), almost two-fifths (39%) of senior decision-makers in UK companies say cyber attacks are one of their biggest concerns, yet the majority of...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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25% of PCs “more vulnerable to ransomware from January 2020” warns Veritas

PCs still running Windows 7 when the operating system reaches end of life on Tuesday 14 January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Barracuda Networks urges businesses to guard against evolving malware attacks

Barracuda Networks researchers have uncovered an alarming new rise in the use of document-based malware. A recent e-mail analysis revealed that 48% of all malicious files detected in the last 12 months were some kind of document. More than 300,000 unique malicious documents were...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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BAE Systems research reveals human error remains major vulnerability in network security

Organisations have long focused their cyber security positioning around prevention. However, given the sophistication of attacks and the fact that their frequency is increasing, more and more organisations are now beginning to prioritise incident response teams: groups of...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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TÜV SÜD appointed as Certified Body for UK Government’s Cyber Essentials programme

TÜV SÜD United Kingdom has achieved Certified Body status for the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials programme, which is specifically designed to protect today’s organisations from myriad cyber security threats. Organisations certified by TÜV SÜD can promote the fact that...
Posted On 04 Jul 2017
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“Almost 50% of UK businesses hit by cyber breach or attack in past 12 months” state Government statistics

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime in the wake of new Government statistics stating that nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyber breach or attack episode in the past 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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Britain’s cyber security bolstered by Government’s introduction of “world-class strategy”

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has formally launched the Government’s new National Cyber Security Strategy, which will set out decisive action designed to protect the UK economy and the privacy of British citizens, while also encouraging industry to ‘up its...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016
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“Advanced Persistent Threats are next IT security battleground in UK public sector” reveals Gigamon iGov survey

Gigamon Inc has revealed the results of a new iGov survey that examines the IT security threats and challenges facing the UK public sector. The survey was completed by IT and security professionals from 172 public sector organisations across local Government, the NHS and the...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
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Consumers taking action over “mistrust” of organisations handling personal data

A survey of attitudes towards data protection here in the UK has shown that consumers are taking matters into their own hands in order to protect their personal data. Commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent data protection...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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Government Communications Headquarters certifies six more Masters degrees in cyber security

Ciaran Martin, director general for cyber security at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has announced that, as the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, GCHQ has now certified six more Masters degrees focused on the subject of cyber security. The...
Posted On 24 May 2016
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