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Cyber Security is a ‘people problem’ says IISP Survey

Over 80 percent of security professionals identify ‘people’ as the industry’s biggest challenge compared to technology and processes, according to the results of the second annual survey from The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP). Comment from Piers Wilson, author of the report and Director at the IISP.

Contributor: Piers Wilson | Published: 1 May 2017

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Level of Cyber attacks report seems low says experts

One in five actually seems incredibly low. I suspect most organisations will have had some kind of cyber risk issue, whether fraud or data theft and just may be deciding not to report it. Commenting on the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey, Mishcon de Reya Cyber Security Lead Joe Hancock.

Contributor: Joe Hancock | Published: 22 April 2017

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British retailers lead the way in mobile e-commerce

What impact is e-commerce having on retailers? This was the question that HR service provider, SD Worx, put to almost five hundred retailers with fifty to thousands of employees in Britain, Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Contributor: Dieter Messner | Published: 15 April 2017

Broadband prices penalise loyal customers

Research from the Citizens Advice Bureau that Broadband prices penalise loyal customers. With comment from Dave Millett of independent telecoms brokerage Equinox.

Contributor: Dave Millett | Published: 14 April 2017

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Top companies devoid of cyber-security at board level

Despite 87 percent of companies identifying cyber as a principal risk. Just a handful of FTSE 100 company boards disclose having a director with specialist technology or cyber security experience, according to an analysis of annual reports by Deloitte, the business advisory firm. Comment Phill Everson, Head of Cyber risk services - Deloitte UK.

Contributor: Phill Everson | Published: 11 February 2017

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UK Cyber security second worst in the world

British businesses could be put at increased risk of cyber attack by the UK’s severe shortage of cyber security expertise, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed. In a global study of employer demand for cyber security expertise and the numbers of people searching for such roles, Britain’s cyber security skills gap emerged as the second worst in the world. Comment from Mariano Mamertino, EMEA – Indeed.

Contributor: Mariano Mamertino | Published: 21 January 2017

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UK government ‘must take action’ on 5G

The Government must handle the rollout of 5G better than it did 4G and that the UK’s current 4G network ranks only 54th in the world in terms of coverage, so says independent telecoms expert Dave Millett from Equinox.

Contributor: Dave Millett | Published: 3 January 2017

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Online data breaches: How can companies win back customers’ trust?

In light of recent customer data breaches, companies face a battle to retain customers’ trust. Here are 4 best practice tips for senior managers to consider, from Oyku Isik, Assistant Professor from the Digital Transformation domain at Vlerick Business School:

Contributor: Oyku Isik | Published: 30 December 2016

Employers urged to set up emergency communications plan

More organisations are recognising the need for an emergency communications plan in order to initiate secure and reliable communications to geographically dispersed staff during a crisis.

Contributor: Everbridge | Published: 22 December 2016