Only 20% of organisations have access to published data on cyber attacks in their industry

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Cyber criminals have become ruthless in pursuit of their ambitions, and are targeting specific organisations in ever-evolving ways  by constantly refining their tactics.  For this reason, it is quite apparent that organisations should have a comprehensive awareness of the broader threat landscape and how it relates to them and their industry. Few organisations have the […]

Western technology companies fear new regulations will force them out of the Chinese market

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New regulations requiring foreign companies that supply computer equipment to Chinese banks to hand over source code, build backdoors into hardware and software, and submit to invasive audits have been widely condemned in the West. Beijing is insistent that the new regulations are being introduced only to strengthen cyber security. Foreign business groups, however, have […]

Organisations failed by lack of cyber security processes

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Everyone who is serious about protecting sensitive information has to be serious about the processes that underpin information security management. Yet, too often organisations lack the necessary policies and processes – something that can have negative implications for them regardless of how good their IT systems might be. Wobbling cyber security processes Cisco’s latest Annual […]

AXELOS Cyber Resilience – have you heard the latest news?

AXELOS®, the owners of the ITIL®, PRINCE2® and other methodologies within the Global Best Practice portfolio, has announced that the following examination institutes (EIs) have been selected to deliver the new AXELOS Cyber Resilience exams: APMG BCS CSME PEOPLECERT AXELOS has committed to work collaboratively with the EIs to “grow established markets and develop opportunities in […]

Large pay increases for cyber security experts in 2015

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The latest salary survey by British recruitment company Robert Walters reveals that cyber security professionals can expect large pay increases in 2015. Cyber crime and hacking are major worries for organisations of all types and sizes, so the growth of cyber security salaries should not come as a surprise. It’s also amplified by competition among […]

90% of IT professionals are concerned about facing a data breach this year

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A new study from EiQ Networks has found that nearly 90% of IT professionals expressed “concern” or “high concern” that they would face a data breach in 2015, yet only 15% of respondents said they were “well prepared” for one. According to EiQ, these findings reflect a “lack of confidence in existing security technologies and […]

PRINCE2 Agile – have you heard the latest news?

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AXELOS®, the owner of the PRINCE2® project management methodology, has announced that a number of examination institutes have been selected to deliver the new PRINCE2 Agile certification. The examination institutes are: APMG BCS CSME EXIN Loyalist PeopleCert PRINCE2 Agile is the first major development in AXELOS’s project and programme management (PPM) portfolio. AXELOS is developing […]

Lizard Squad attacks Malaysia Airlines website

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The hacking group Lizard Squad appeared to have hacked Malaysia Airlines’ websites yesterday morning. Visitors to www.malaysiaairlines.com on Monday 26 January found the message “404 – Plane Not Found” (a reference to missing plane MH370) and claims that the site had been “Hacked by Cyber Caliphate”. Malaysia Airlines rebutted claims that it had been hacked. […]