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October: Cyber Security Awareness Month, and there are haunting consequences of not being cyber-savvy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some may simply associate this time of year with pumpkins, ghosts and ghouls, but it is also European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), the EU’s annual awareness campaign which takes place every year in the month of October. The aim… Read More

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How Can Local Authorities Minimise The Risk Of Data Breaches?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Data breaches are catastrophic for any industry, but particularly in local authorities where consumer trust is paramount. The reputational damage to an organisation can be terminal. One in four councils breached Over a quarter of all UK councils have had… Read More

UK Sees Steep Jump In Cyber Attacks On Financial Services Firms

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to a regulator, retail banks in the region took the biggest hit last year. Financial service firms across the UK reported nearly 1000 cyber incidents to the region’s Financial Conduct Authority in 2018, a significant jump from the… Read More

The NIST CSF Framework – What Does It Mean For Healthcare?

Reading Time: 3 minutes NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a non-regulatory federal agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. Established in 1901, NIST was designed to promote innovation and competitiveness by advancing standards. And in February 2013, the United States… Read More

Data Security Standard For The Insurance Industry Catching On

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alabama is the latest state to adopt the Insurance Data Security Model Law, a legal framework that requires insurers to develop and implement an information security program among other security standards. More than two years have passed since the… Read More