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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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A Paperless Society

Although apparently a hardware problem, rather than any type of virus or malicious attack, this incident in the NHS trust shows the dangers of relying on technology. Pennine Acute trust had to cancel approximately 650 appointments because of an IT failure. Whatever the benefits of IT, and there are many, in the area of health […]

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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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Taking back your Online Privacy

There’s a strong chance you’ve recently seen an email or pop-up box offering “some important updates” about the way a social media company or website plans to use your data. Are we about to regain control of our personal information? In our increasingly connected world, data has come to be seen as something to buy […]

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Hacking Las Vegas ……..

In what could have been the plot of a Hollywood heist movie, the hackers took great interest in the vast aquarium that a Las Vegas casino had installed in its lobby. The casino’s owners thought that the huge fish tank was an impressive sight that helped create a classy ambience as people arrived. What they […]

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How your Browser can Betray you …..

Web browsers store an incredible amount of sensitive information about you. Website developers have a variety of ways of using modern browsers to customize the experience for users. Advertisers also use these features to maximize the impact of ads shown on sites. The result is that a lot of information about you is stored deep […]

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How Artificial Intelligence is changing Corporate Canada

Corporate Canada is starting to wake up to AI. Name any sector and you’ll find at least one established player that has experimented with it – not the stuff of Terminator or 2001: A Space Odyssey, machines with human-level consciousness and perception, but software in narrower areas of machine learning. Artificial-intelligence technology has advanced enough […]

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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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Identity Theft – What Is It?

Someone who is a victim of identity theft is someone who has had their identity stolen in some way, and the criminal has used that identity to fraudulently obtain some type of benefit, such as a bank loan, credit card or other financial gain in the name of the person whose identity they have stolen. […]

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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 […]

Threat of Cyber Attacks to Global security

Threat of Cyber Attacks to Global security

Cyber attacks are now the third-largest threat facing the world, following natural disasters and extreme weather, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2018, released Wednesday. A World Economic Forum (WEF) executive summary said that cybersecurity risks have grown “both in their prevalence and in their disruptive potential.” Some of the biggest risks, […]

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? […]