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Blue Monday and what it means to cybersecurity

All too often, breaches start with an unhappy, disgruntled or unenthused employee (or even a third-party contractor). That person may decide to act maliciously, stealing or destroying valuable information out of spite, or they might just accidentally compromise data out of negligence. Either way, this is bad for business.

Contributor: Simon Sharp | Published: 22 January 2019

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Untrained Staff as Greatest Cyber Risk

This is compounded by staff training ranking as one of the weakest progress categories measured against the NIST cybersecurity framework. The majority of executives (87 percent) around the world cite untrained staff as the greatest cyber risk to their business.

Contributor: Anthony Dagostino | Published: 9 December 2018

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Businesses still inadequately protected against cyber attack

With 40% of all businesses suffering a cyber breach in the past 12 months, it is vital that businesses do everything to protect themselves. With 40 percent of all UK businesses suffering a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months, businesses are urged to protect themselves against cybercrime this Computer Security Day.

Contributor: Dave Rogers | Published: 1 December 2018

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Untrained Staff are the greatest cyber risk

The majority of executives (87 percent) around the world cite untrained staff as the greatest cyber risk to their business. ESI ThoughtLab in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson and other organisations specialised in cybersecurity and risk management.

Contributor: Anthony Dagostino | Published: 22 October 2018

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Computer science grads earn five times more than counterparts

UK companies are crying out for graduates with the latest technical skills, particularly in key areas such as cybersecurity and IT management. These statistics prove that training in this discipline will lead to significant salaries and bright career prospects, yet still not enough people are choosing this path.

Contributor: Sheila Flavell | Published: 18 September 2018

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Confusion over responsibility for cyber security in businesses

Global Economist Intelligence Unit survey, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, finds varied approaches on how leadership implements cyber resiliency across their organisations, with stronger communication and collaboration needed across various functions, including between the board and the CISO.

Contributor: Anthony Dagostino | Published: 10 September 2018

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Dangerous chinks in job hunters’ cyber security behaviour

Despite three quarters of respondents worrying about their personal identity, job hunters are ignoring the government’s cyber security advice, placing themselves at increased risk of cyber-attacks as a result. Contributor Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director - CV-Library.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 30 May 2018

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Rise in Cybercrime is stressing out IT workforce

With the threat of cybercrime increasing daily and the demand for technological innovation featuring high on the list of board priorities, the IT team is essential to business success, placing a significant burden on employees to go above-and-beyond to meet organisational needs.

Contributor: David Price | Published: 23 April 2018

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Germany commands highest cyber security pay in Europe

German cyber security professionals earn almost a fifth more than UK counterparts. Cyber security professionals in Germany have median base salaries on average 17 percent higher than in the UK according to Willis Towers Watson’s Cyber Pay survey. Contributor Tim Rees.

Contributor: Tim Rees | Published: 27 March 2018

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How cyber resilient is your organisation?

Those highly resilient organisations attribute their confidence to their ability to hire skilled personnel. The rising confidence, however, may be misplaced, as the time to respond to threats and their severity are increasing. These problems are further compounded by just 31 percent of those surveyed having an adequate Cyber Resilience budget in place and difficulty retaining and hiring IT Security professionals (77 percent).

Contributor: Paul Ayers | Published: 26 March 2018