Security Controls & Resilience

The rise and rise of zero trust

A system to address the untrustworthy security environment Zero trust approaches to security have been talked about for a while; but in recent times they have certainly gained more currency. As a model for protecting data and services, the simplicity...

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Cyber risks in the transportation sector

The ongoing protection of Critical Infrastructure from cyber-attacks has implications for us all – whether it’s supporting our health, well-being or simply our way of life, there is good reason to reflect on the effectiveness your cyber security....

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The bottlenecks in measuring security performance

There are bottlenecks throughout the cyber security risk management process. UK Government surveys suggest that directors are invariably unclear about the business implications of the cyber security reports they receive. Conversely, despite the challenges...

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Ransomware attacks, even in the education sector

Many organisations hold sensitive data. Just as some improve defences and get more secure, others become more prone to attack by hackers seeking out valuable yet vulnerable low hanging fruit. This was highlighted late last year with attacks reportedly...

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2022 in review at NCSC: Pleasure and Pain

Each year the UK’s NCSC, like many other intelligence and government agencies, releases a report on the year – its activities and successes, the challenges and changing environment. The report is available here and a summary is also available. For...

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Learning from the Interserve experience

Another GDPR breach was in the news this week following the latest findings made by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and covered by Lexology. What is the measure of effective cyber security is sometimes difficult to determine; particularly...

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Staff scarcity will impact your cyber security resilience

The shortage of skilled personnel in cyber security will continue to challenge organisations for some time to come. In Australia, recent figures confirm a deficit of more than 3000 specialists by 2026. In the UK, a recent study by Russell Reynolds Associates,...

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Huntsman Security shares 2023 cyber security predictions

Huntsman Security has published its cyber security predictions for 2023, including the importance of cyber security posture management, systematic risk management, and how ongoing changes will continue to be driven by the insurance industry. In addition,...

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