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From Firewalls to Fine Grain Permissions: Cyber Security Best Practice

Cyber crime is now so prevalent that guarding against it should be part of standard ‘business as usual’ company procedures, but many organisations have been – and continue to be – caught out. In parallel, the risk of physical attacks remains the same, which means that the risk...
Posted On 26 Jul 2019
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Law enforcement agencies across EU prepare for major cross-border cyber attacks

The possibility of a large-scale cyber attack having serious repercussions in the physical world and crippling an entire sector or society is no longer unthinkable. To prepare for major cross-border cyber attacks, an EU Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol has now been...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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“Legacy applications pose serious cyber security risks to hospitals” warns BridgeHead Software

A new White Paper entitled: ‘Legacy Applications: A Healthcare Cyber Security Nightmare’ has been co-authored by clinical and cyber security consultancy AbedGraham and healthcare data management specialist BridgeHead Software. The document explores the far-reaching...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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Institute of Risk Management professionals identify key risks on horizon for 2019

Cyber security, Brexit, geopolitics and financial market fluctuations are among the chief concerns for businesses voiced by some of the UK’s leading risk experts as they look ahead to 2019. Senior members of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) have identified key risk areas...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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PandaLabs issues Annual Report and outlines cyber predictions for 2019

2017 was the year when the word ransomware stopped being a term exclusive to cyber security experts and IT departments. The enormous media attention that attacks such as WannaCry and Petya/GoldenEye received turned this type of threat into one of the key trends for businesses...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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“Large disparity in cyber security skills and spending across NHS Trusts” reveals Redscan Freedom of Information requests

Redscan has announced the results of a series of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to NHS Trusts across the UK. The penetration testing, threat detection and incident response specialist has found that, on average, NHS Trusts have just one member of staff on the...
Posted On 11 Dec 2018
Dame Margaret Beckett MP
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Government efforts on cyber security “lack clear political leadership” asserts Parliamentary Committee

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has published its report on the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) in which it states that the threat to the UK’s CNI is both “growing and evolving”. Indeed, the cyber threat posed to the UK’s CNI – ie 13...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018
Alan Calder
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People and Processes: The Key Drivers for Effective Cyber Security

Cyber security investment continues to spiral, with Gartner predicting that global security spend will reach £71.72 billion by the end of the year as a direct result of regulatory change, mindset and a growing awareness of threats, writes Alan Calder. With over 40% of UK...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Staying Secure in the Digital Realm: Understanding The Cyber Threat Landscape

In early July, IBM Security and The Ponemon Institute released the ‘Cost of a Data Breach’ Study in which it was reported that the global average cost of a data breach and the average cost for lost or stolen information have both increased. The former is up by 6.4% to...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018