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Secure South West 11 event – access to cyber security expertise locally

SSW11 – The University of Plymouth are hosting the Eleventh Secure South West  event on the 24th October 2018 where academic and industry experts share data and cyber security knowledge with organisations in the South West This free event has gained significant traction within the South West region as it offers an amazing diversity of…

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Cyber Security: – shouldn’t be news – servers need regular patching

You should patch your server at least every thirty days…not only to achieve your Cyber Essentials Plus requirement once a year The benefits of the Government backed Cyber Essentials scheme as a first step to cyber security for your business are shared by the National Cyber Security Centre, The Information Commissioners Office and Devon and Cornwall…

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Cyber security for manufacturers – preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution

The EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has just published an industry report”Cyber Security for Manufacturing” which details the issues facing manufacturing in their readiness to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution and digitalisation. The report highlights that some manufacturing businesses are missing opportunities because they are concerned about cyber security vulnerabilities which prevents them from investing…

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87% of board members & C-level executives lack confidence in their companies’ cyber security

According to EY’s 19th Global Information Security Survey 2016-17  not enough organisations are paying attention to the basics and a lack of executive leadership and support is ‘challenging the effectiveness of cyber security’. The report looks at the responses of  1,735 CIOs, CISOs and other executives and the results show that global organisations are putting their…

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Balancing cybersecurity and academic freedom is a challenge on campus

Professor Jungwoo Ryoo of Pennsylvania State University is writing in the Conversation that getting the balance right for cyber security in an academic setting should incorporate  both communication with the users and allowing them to be part of the solution. Cybersecurity concerns crop up everywhere you turn lately – around the election, email services, retailers. And academic institutions…

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Businesses and organisations responsible for security of data says government report

Government to use levers to exert pressure on businesses and organisations to manage their cyber risks. The National Cyber Security Strategy Report 2016 was published yesterday. The report says that the government intends to use various levers such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), insurers, regulators and investors, to exert influence on businesses and…

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Responsibility for cyber security can not be outsourced, the board needs to take control.

Directors believe there should be tougher punishments for inadequate cyber security. The majority of decision makers, however, are unaware of the Cyber Essentials scheme. The board needs to take control and ‘own’ their cyber security. An article in the Telegraph recently reported that the majority of directors believe that companies should face more severe punishments…

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The ICO changes reporting on cyber incidents

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has recently changed the way that it is reporting on cyber incidents to provide a more useful insight in to the different types of issue they are seeing. The ICO is reporting that between the months of April and June 2016 there were 50 cyber incidents, however these are only…

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Secure South West 7, Plymouth 5th October 2016

Securious are delighted to sponsor the Seventh Secure South West event to be held at Plymouth University on the 5th October 2016. The event is  jointly organised by Plymouth University and Plymouth City Council, and is supported by the south west branches of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT; the Institute of Information Security…

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