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New Generation Of Cyber Security Leaders Needed

“As technology continues to evolve at lightning speed, redefining the way we live and work, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine functioning without it. Unfortunately, that reliance on technology to keep us connected has also made us more vulnerable to cyberattacks and threats that undermine the ability to keep our data safe. Our future online […]

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What are The Most Common Identity Theft Techniques

According to the FTC, the most common identity theft techniques normally relate to the fraudulent use of credit cards, and the opening of bank accounts or other types of financial accounts in someone else’s name. These types of account of venues to obtain fraudulent loans or credits which are credited to the person whose identity […]

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How do You Fix Identity Theft?

The very idea of identity theft either really scares people, or is dismissed as being a bit of a project fear campaign. This is often because of a misunderstanding of what the term identity theft can mean. It can either mean wholesale theft of someone’s identity, credit card fraud, tax fraud, child benefit fraud etc. […]

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Does Identity Theft Protection Work?

A number of companies offer identity theft protection services, some of them quite costly, and in truth offering protection that has some value but is fairly limited in reality if your identity has been stolen. Firstly it is important to look at how much of a risk people people are at in terms of having […]

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Rise Of Cyber Crime – Virtual Kidnapping

A Chinese student fled her Vancouver home in fear after online scammers threatened to harm her parents in China if she did not comply with their demands. Police say she’s one of three in the last month who have fallen prey to the extortion scheme. All three victims and their families suffered financial loss in […]

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Top Cyber Insurance Companies – Hiscox

Hiscox have managed to establish themselves relatively quickly as probably the market leader in cyber liability insurance, in part based on the policies they provide, in part on the resources and risk modelling they help with, and in part on the existing customer base which has a high focus on small business and various types […]

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Cyber Insurance Cost Examples – Equifax

The data breach at Equifax sent shockwaves throughout the Internet, and throughout the financial community generally. This is in large part is because of the huge amount of sensitive data that all credit rating agencies hold on individuals, and the fairly natural assumption that data is kept safe. According to CNN, the breach involved the […]

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Cyber Insurance Cost Examples – Yahoo Data Breach

Yahoo provides one of the best examples of the enormity and severity of what can happen with a data breach. Although a few years old, Yahoo suffered three data breaches which were only reported two or three years after they happened. Estimates of accounts breached ranged from 500 million through to every single one of […]

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What does Cyber Insurance Cost ?

For many people, the cost of cyber insurance is about two distinct issues. Firstly is the actual cost of insurance in cash terms, relative to the coverage provided and secondly is the question of whether it is worth having cyber insurance at all. Any business or organisation needs to break the cost issue down into […]

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Who are the top Cyber Insurance Companies?

Cyber Insurance needs to provide not only financial indemnity, but also some type of Incident Management Team.This normally includes IT Specialists, Lawyers, Ransom Negotiators etc. Finding the right Cyber Insurance Company can be tricky, and expensive if you get it wrong. Cyber Insurance is a relatively new form of insurance, and until quite recently was […]

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Cyber Security Basics

Many people think that cyber security only applies to big companies and governments, and that it should like to be dealt with by the IT guys. Anyone who owns a computer, who works with a computer or who has a smart phone needs to be aware of some pretty basic rules about cyber security, both […]

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The Internet of Things – What is it?

The Internet of things is a collective term for all the various devices, products and wearables that can connect to each other, and to the Internet as well. Whilst the idea of devices talking to each other, electronically, has been around for some time, the reason the Internet of Things has become a huge concept […]

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What is Big Data and A.I?

The term big data refers largely to the massive amounts of information and data that has come with the growth of the internet, and with the growth of the mobile internet in particular. To understand big data, you really need to understand databases, and the relationship between information and how it is used. What is […]

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What is Cyber Insurance and What does it Cover?

Cyber Insurance is a dedicated insurance policy, that provides both financial cover and practical help to anyone who has been victim of a cyber crime. At the moment, this type of policy is mainly aimed purely at businesses and organisations, of all sizes, any of whom could be vulnerable to a cyber attack or a […]

What is the Internet of Things?

What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things is a collective term for hundreds of devices that can connect to the internet wirelessly, and possibly connect to each other as well. Some of the most common questions asked are : What is the Internet of Things? What are Internet of Things Devices? How Does the Internet of Things Work? […]

What is an Effective Cyber Security Policy?

What is an Effective Cyber Security Policy?

Cyber security means different things to different people, and this can be one of the problems in creating a relatively good cyber security protection system within any organisation or business. Some of the most common questions asked are : What is  a Cyber Security attack? What is a Security Network? What is a Cyber Security […]

What does Big Data and Predictive Analysis Really Mean ?

What does Big Data and Predictive Analysis Really Mean ?

One of the problems with understanding Big Data, is that the term itself means different things to different people ! Some of the most common questions asked are :  – What is Big Data all about?  – What is the Big Data Market?  – Why is it important to use Data?  – What is Strong […]

What are Cyber Security Solutions?

What are Cyber Security Solutions?

The nature of all cyber security solutions starts with a very simple premise. Understand the nature of the risk in terms of what personal information is held and on whom, and what is the potential damage to any of those individuals if that information is leaked or in some other way breached. Cyber security is […]

What is a Computer Network Security System?

What is a Computer Network Security System?

Most people who have any type of computer probably understand at some level the basics of how they work, and probably understand what computer network security means in a very general sense. Having a general understanding of computer security generally is obviously a good thing, but it is also important that people understand that there […]

Is a Cyber Security Certificate Worthwhile?

Is a Cyber Security Certificate Worthwhile?

A cyber security certificate is often seen as proof that someone has either undertaken a course or gained a degree or experience in cyber security that modifies them to either give advice or be a lead in some type of cyber  governance policy. This course can be true, but it is also important to check […]