Risks News, Articles and Updates

Improving poor IT security and data compliance needn't be hard

If your company doesn't have the internal resources and IT expertise to ensure IT systems are secure and up-to-date then you have the option of outsourcing IT at a reasonable price to a managed services provider.

Cyber-attacks one of the biggest threats to the world in 2018 says WEF

Cyber-crime joins environmental disasters, large-scale involuntary migration and illicit trade as one of the most notable risks in the world this year, according to the latest Global Risks Report just brought out by WEF.

Security fears keep UK consumers from adopting new payment methods

A survey conducted by new data global law firm Paul Hastings reveals fears British consumers have when using new payment methods.

Attention to cyber-security is becoming daily routine in the C-suite

While far-reaching and diverse, the underlying causes of security risks are amenable to collective action.

Data breach threats keep 51% of biz leaders from sleeping at night

Over half (51 percent) of senior decision-makers in large businesses are kept awake at night due to the threat of a data breach caused by a cyber-attack.

No more cash or credit cards by 2030, says 70% of global consumers

By the year 2030, mobile payments will be secure enough to replace cash and credit cards according to 70 percent of consumers.

Flashpoint reveals top deep, dark web threats of 2015

The top five high-risk threats developing in the deep and dark web have been identified.

Biggest risks and GRC challenges for 2016 are disclosed

A need to improve overall risk oversight (76.2 percent) is a key driver for investment in governance, risk, and compliance (GRC).

Insiders pose greater threat to businesses than outsiders

The Insider Threat is the most dangerous way to gain inside access to sensitive information.

Keeping abreast of governance risk and compliance goals

More data is shared online every second today than was available across the entire internet 20 years ago. It is therefore no wonder that thriving in the resulting big data economy requires advanced tools says Lubor Ptacek.

The rise of hybrid IT and the implications for CISOs

Paul Donovan highlights how Hybrid IT is affecting the user, the CISO and the organisation and what should be done to reduce the security risk that this new game changer poses.

Social media is more than just a phishing risk

Most organisations know about the phishing risks of social media - Ian Trump looks at why social media presents other risks to an employer, and what can be done about it.

Inquiry launched into online data security after TalkTalk data hack

London employment partner Pulina Whitaker examines the recent data leaks, current legislation, and ways in which companies can protect themselves.

Cyber-insurance cover leaves IT teams exposed

Chris Pace argues that failure to achieve the correct balance between transfer of risk to an insurance provider and appropriate level of IT security measures, implemented and managed by in-house IT, puts companies at risk.

Bank of England worried about cyber-threats

As the financial world begins to look more stable, 46% of bankers worry about cyber-threats

69% of users would avoid security controls to make big business deals

Some 69 percent of users would bypass security controls so they could win business.

The price of outsourcing to reduce IT costs: innovation and business outcomes

George Davies highlights the risks and considerations necessary to keep in mind prior to outsourcing your IT to a third party.

Up in the air: How to protect against cloud account hijacking

Awareness of the risks that come with cloud computing is essential for any business that utilises it says Luke Brown.

2% of mobiles infected with malware, says report

Skycure has announced results of its first Mobile Threat Intelligence Report which found a growth in threats to enterprise and personal mobile devices.

Global survey says security of IoT devices is inadequate in the UK

A large quantity of the UK's information security professionals believe that adequate measures are not in place to properly secure IoT devices.

Only a matter of time before cyber-attack hits broader finance

Ireland's Central Bank's deputy governor, Cyril Roux, has warned that it may only be a matter of time before a cyber-attack builds a problem that descends across the broader financial industry.

Global cyber-insurance market predicted to grow to £4.8bn by 2020

The global cyber-insurance market could expand to US $7.5bn (£4.8bn) in annual premiums by 2020 according to PwC.

Cyber-crime empties pockets of UK businesses about £2.8bn per year

Cyber-crime costs UK businesses about £2.8 billion annually, and also accounts for 16 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

Cloud storage—the security risks and distrust toward computing

Surveys reveal the security risks of cloud storage and computing. Professionals cannot determine types of data.