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Don’t get complacent about cyber crime
There are many things that give CEOs insomnia, but one of the things that is now keeping senior execs awake at night is the thought of a serious cyber attack.
Smaller firms need extra support to fight cybercrime
One in three smaller businesses has suffered a cybercrime in the past two years and the Federation of Small Businesses says the time has come to help them.
Payment security must be front of retailers’ minds
With consumers using different payment methods to buy products and services retailers must work harder to protect customer data from the hackers.
Staying one step ahead of the hackers
It’s hard to keep up with the cyber criminals so organisations must do more to protect themselves, says Jeremy King, international director at the PCI Security Standards Council.
The question is not if a company will face a cyber attack, but when
Cyber-crime is a low risk, high reward endeavour for bad actors. The combination of these factors means it is a case of when, not if, a company will be attacked.
Disposable data: the invisible vulnerability
Transitory information such as engineering development work, component orders and marketing campaigns must not be overlooked by security systems.
How to tackle the cyber security skills shortage
Piers Wilson, director at the Institute of Information Security Professionals, reveals five ways companies can react to the dearth of cyber security experts.
Why the benefits of cloud security outweigh the risks
"Moving to the cloud brings cutting-edge security to company systems, however small," says Ed Macnair, who has been working in the technology and IT security industry for over 30 years.
The next steps towards cyber security
Five years is a long time in cyberspace. When we published the UK’s first Cyber Security Strategy, digital technology was already having a transformational impact on how we consume, share and save information.
New EU regulation highlights the risks of cybercrime
The rise of cybercrime is now one of the biggest issues affecting many businesses and the EU regulators have now taken actions to try to get the business community to act to protect itself.
The cyber risk: protecting your business from attack
Companies of all sizes are vulnerable to cyber threats, but by making security a priority businesses can reduce the risk to themselves and their customers.
When trusted insiders are your biggest security threat
Major cyber-attacks typically originate outside the organization walls. However, insiders, either by accident or negligence, often create openings for hostile outsiders.
The evolving professionalism of the cyber-security industry
There is an ever-growing awareness of cyber security threats, with almost daily coverage in the media. The truth is every organisation is vulnerable; 100 per cent defence is not possible.
Don’t let cyberthieves in by the back door
Cyber attacks, including cyber crime, are on the increase and affects every area of life.
How to block the fraudsters at source
Although it can feel like a battle just to keep your head above water in the fight against cybercrime as it becomes more intelligent, tech and software providers are also evolving faster than ever.
Beware of the human factor
In this age of short term contracts allied to new working practices including the cloud, mobile and flexible working hours, one of the biggest issues in the cyber security sector is managing employee identity.
How secure is retail payment?
Money is a highly sensitive issue for most consumers, and therefore any announcement about payment fraud is to be considered seriously.
The business case for cyber security
The question is not if a company will face a cyber attack, but rather when it will face a cyber attack and how badly will it disrupt the business.
The urgent need to combat the skills shortage
One of the biggest issues facing the cyber security industry today is the skills shortage. Although the need to be cyber safe has never been greater, there is still a lack of people with the necessary expertise, something the industry recognizes and is keen to tackle.
Frank Abagnale explains how cybercrime and fraud is a threat to financial services
Frank Abagnale JR was famed for Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of him in ‘Catch Me If You Can’. However one of the most interesting things about Frank is not his past endeavors but his current work, contributing to the future of preventing cybercrime and fraud.
Companies are falling short on awareness training
Clicking on a web link in an email is a common and often harmless task that we all do every day both at home and work. Yet, as we know, it can actually be very dangerous and can lead to massive problems for individuals and companies.
4 Lessons learned from staff training and policy management projects
According to the findings in PWC’s “Global State of Information Security Survey 2015,” the annual average financial loss attributed to cyber security incidents was estimated at $2.5 million, a jump of 34% over 2013.
Could modern vehicles become a target?
Our world is driven by our desire for digital functionality and this is fast evolving in the automotive industry. The automotive sector is now entering an environment where it must consider deliberate attempts may occur to change critical on-board systems.
Security considerations in the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers us the tantalizing potential of a hyper-connected world. To ensure that this new world, and our data, is safe for its citizens we need security and privacy that works with and for us.
What organisations should be doing to meet basic threats
The government has introduced ‘Cyber Essentials’, which tells all organisations what they should be doing to meet basic threats.
Can we trust our software?
No software can be considered 100% error free. Written by humans, some errors are quickly discovered whilst others may lie in wait for months and even years before being discovered by either a certain situation or the dedicated efforts of hackers.
What the rise of big data means for cyber security
The growth in big data solutions is allowing the emergence of big analytics. This involves taking the data collected and exploiting it to get useful answers.
Extending information risk management to embrace cyber resilience
Global cyber-attacks continue to become more innovative and sophisticated than ever before. Data breaches at major retail brands have revealed that cyber risk is an ever-growing concern for organisations around the world.
Cybervillains are everywhere. Companies and individuals alike must stay alert
Cybercrime is a major issue these days: Google and McAfee estimates there are 2,000 cyberattacks every day costing the global economy about £300 billion a year.
Why your cyber security is more important than ever
SMEs shouldn't fool themselves into thinking they are immune from cyber attacks, says Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance. What's more, the penalties for poor data protection are about to get much tougher.
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