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Why the prioritisation of breach identification and containment are crucial elements of every cyber defence strategy

Why the prioritisation of breach identification and containment are crucial elements of every cyber defence strategy

One of the most significant elements of the current cyber threat landscape is the amount of time it takes to actually detect and contain a breach. In a study..

GDPR and data security in the gambling industry

GDPR and data security in the gambling industry

This article first appeared in the Q3 edition of Casino & Gaming International  (CGi ) and appears here with their kind permission. As the implications of the General Data..

Pen testing: seeing both the wood and the trees

Pen testing: seeing both the wood and the trees

If recent well-documented breaches tell us anything it is that even organisations with large budgets and skilled cyber security teams can miss something. In spite of their best efforts,..

Cyber insurance may be null and void without ‘due care’

Cyber insurance may be null and void without ‘due care’

There is a worrying trend in the world of cyber safety. Many companies believe that cyber insurance will protect against any damage associated with a breach. It is vital..

Retained Forensics & Incident Response Service: how planning for the worst can add value to your business

Retained Forensics & Incident Response Service: how planning for the worst can add value to your business

By Paul Brennecker, Principal Security Consultant and Lead QSA Paul Brennecker gave a presentation at PCI London on 5th July 2018 and this article first appeared in that event’s..

The Industrial Revolution v4.1: with increased opportunity comes increased vulnerability

The Industrial Revolution v4.1: with increased opportunity comes increased vulnerability

If history teaches us one thing it is that there is no going back. It started with the First Industrial Revolution which used water and steam power to mechanise..

Incident Response & Forensic Expertise Webinar – Would your business survive a cyber-attack or security breach?

Incident Response & Forensic Expertise Webinar – Would your business survive a cyber-attack or security breach?

As organisations endeavour to be as proactive as possible to protect themselves from a cyber attack or security incident, do you have access to the correct Incident Response expertise..

Wondering where DPA and GDPR overlap? The Yahoo! ruling by ICO can provide some clarity

Wondering where DPA and GDPR overlap? The Yahoo! ruling by ICO can provide some clarity

A recent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights an interesting aspect of the current system. Although the ruling against Yahoo! was announced on 12th June 2018, three..

Three stages to building a robust defence against external threats

Three stages to building a robust defence against external threats

The news has been full of concerns that foreign powers are using state-sponsored hacking as a means to undermine the infrastructure of foreign powers. While it is irresponsible to..

Coinhive attacks and how to prepare for the (almost) inevitable

Coinhive attacks and how to prepare for the (almost) inevitable

This week’s report that more than 5,000 websites, including that of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have been hacked, shows that it really can happen to anyone. Other affected..

Network intrusions are on the increase: time to engage a Retained Forensics specialist

Network intrusions are on the increase: time to engage a Retained Forensics specialist

This month Visa has reported an increase in the number of network intrusions involving service providers. It also reports increases in re-breaches of merchant payment environments and skimming incidents..

A data breach damages more than your reputation

A data breach damages more than your reputation

Being known as the source of the largest data breach in history is probably not how Yahoo would like to be remembered. The reputations of eBay, Linkedin, MySpace, Talk..