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Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

Written by on November 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

What can make a grown CISO quiver in hits boots? The gathering of ominous, dark clouds of the dreaded security breach are rapidly sending businesses for cover! Many of the reported cyber-attacks have caused significant downtime, not to mention long-term reputational and financial damage. The rehabilitation process is more significant than you might imagine (here, here & here). […]

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European Commission to bolster cyber security powers

European Commission to bolster cyber security powers

Written by on September 15, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

The European Commission will add funds and new powers for the EU cyber security agency and introduce a range of measures to limit threats from hackers, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced in his annual state of the union speech on Wednesday (13 September). Cyber security attacks can be “more dangerous to the stability of democracies […]

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Equifax imploding after massive security breach – questions being asked

Equifax imploding after massive security breach – questions being asked

Written by on September 11, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Equifax Inc faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with consumers clamoring for answers and cyber security experts questioning the response to the massive breach. Lawmakers and regulators joined the chorus, scrutinizing the company’s follow-up as it encouraged potential […]

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EU defense ministers to hold cyber war game to test security

EU defense ministers to hold cyber war game to test security

Written by on September 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TALLINN (Reuters) – European Union defense ministers will hold a cyber war game for the first time on Thursday to test their ability to respond to a potential attack by computer hackers on one of the bloc’s military missions abroad. In a fictional scenario, the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean will be sabotaged by […]

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EU cyber security legislation will not take away national powers: Ansip

EU cyber security legislation will not take away national powers: Ansip

Written by on September 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

One week before the European Commission is expected to present a slew of new cyber security proposals, Vice-President Andrus Ansip said that the new measures will not take away too much power from EU countries’ national authorities. “We respect the sovereignty of our member states but we know that maybe in 50% of member states […]

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Banks turn to insurance to protect against ‘operational risk’

Banks turn to insurance to protect against ‘operational risk’

Written by on August 31, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Banks are increasingly turning to insurance to protect their capital from “operational risks” like cyber attacks and rogue traders, and insurers say they can help safeguard lenders by providing an extra layer of expertise. After a spate of expensive court cases and IT outages, banks including Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Lloyds […]

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The increased cyber security threat brings with it career opportunities

The increased cyber security threat brings with it career opportunities

Written by on July 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Internet technology tends to be anything but stagnant. Ever evolving, with new trends, tools, techniques, and innovations, particularly when it comes to cyber security. The scope and opportunities are wide and varying, cyber security is an incredibly diverse field for anyone considering it as a career.  Of course, any prospective candidate will require the right […]

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News highlights – 26 July 2017

News highlights – 26 July 2017

Written by on July 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 26 July 2017 Amazon goes head to head with Alibaba in Singapore SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking the e-commerce giant’s biggest push into Southeast Asia and its first head-on battle with Chinese rival, Alibaba Group Holding. Read more… Whitman steps down as […]

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Why human nature gets in the way when it comes to security

Why human nature gets in the way when it comes to security

Written by on July 26, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not the most comfortable feeling when you see fit to disagree with a President. Oddly, the President on this occasion is not the incumbent, but Franklin D. Roosevelt. He famously said, during his inaugural speech, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, […]

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Russia and USA in talks to create joint cyber security working group

Russia and USA in talks to create joint cyber security working group

Written by on July 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

MOSCOW/LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, Russia’s RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Andrey Krutskikh, a special presidential envoy on cyber security. “The talks are underway … different proposals are being exchanged, nobody denies the necessity of holding the talks and of having […]

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