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How Fintech Companies Can Build Trust With The UK Public.

By Jamie Field, MD, TopLine Film It’s been a tough time for the UK fintech industry. First, Investec pulled the plug on Click & Invest (its robo-advice venture) and, a week later, Loot went into administration. Hendrik du Toit, the co-chief executive of Investec, later said of the fintech industry as a whole: “to think you can create a parallel financial sector to the existing one is a fallacy.” It seems that the fintech industry...

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Cybercriminals Continue To Target Online Gambling Platforms.

By Luke Rodeheffer, Cybercrime Intelligence Analyst, Flashpoint The size of the online gambling industry is expected to approach $75 billion by 2024, driven largely by technological advancements and favourable regulatory shifts. This projected growth presents ample opportunity to companies operating in the industry, but it comes with the drawback of attracting unwanted cybercriminal interest. The online gambling industry has often been a pioneer in developing anti-fraud and device-fingerprinting technology to prevent the abuse of its...

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The Search For UK’s Security Serious Unsung Heroes Has Begun.

Eskenzi PR, the driving force behind Security Serious, has today announced the fourth annual Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards are open for nominations. The awards are a chance to celebrate the people, not products, on the front lines of battling cyber threats – whether that be in the classroom, in law enforcement or within corporate organisations. The aim of the Unsung Heroes Awards is to help reduce the cybersecurity skills gaps by highlighting the industry...

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Protecting Intellectual Property From Insider Threat.

By Josh Lefkowitz, CEO, Flashpoint The topic of intellectual property (IP) protection is getting the much-needed attention it deserves on the global stage. Due largely to the U.S. administration’s line on trade negotiations with China, the issue of counterfeit products and international IP theft by state-sponsored actors has risen to the fore. Recent estimates suggest economic espionage in the form of IP theft by Chinese actors costs the U.S. economy up to a staggering $600...

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The Results Are In – Europe’s Best Cybersecurity Bloggers Announced!

The annual European Cybersecurity Blogger’s Awards, sponsored by Synopsys and hosted by Eskenzi PR, took place on Tuesday night in London. The fun and lively awards ceremony was compered by Canon Europe’s director of information security, Quentyn Taylor and Javvad Malik, security awareness advocate at KnowBe4. Infosecurity bloggers and judges voted for their favourite cybersecurity related blogs, vlogs, Twitter and Instagram accounts and the results were revealed at the Hand & Flower Pub in Olympia....

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By David Orme, Senior Vice President at IDEX Biometrics With cybercriminals becoming ever-more sophisticated, and identity fraud reaching epidemic levels in the UK, the need for strict customer identification procedures has never been greater for banks and financial institutions. Know Your Customer, or KYC as it is commonly known, is a mandatory framework currently in place to protect financial institutions from fraudulent activities, such as identity fraud and money laundering. KYC, reinforced by the fourth...

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Cybercrime & The Bottom Line: 5 Reasons Why SMEs Can’t Ignore Cyber Security.

The digital world offers many opportunities for business growth however it exposes organisations to new cyber risks. Weak cyber security can leave organisations exposed and the revenue repercussions can be severe. Joe Collinwood, CEO at CySure identifies the risks and how to mitigate them. The benefits of operating in the digital world presents many opportunities to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) however it opens organisations to a host of cyber risks. Although cybercrime is the...

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Understanding Modern Cybersecurity Anatomy.

By Dr Darren Williams, CEO and Founder Of Cyber-Security Firm, BlackFog Antivirus software was born over 30 years ago when computers were still relatively new. At that time, antivirus software was king as it defended against one of the only existing threats – viruses. However, 30 years on much has changed – and in the world of technological advancements, three decades might as well be a lifetime. The threat landscape we see today is vastly...

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How A Risk-Based Approach To Cybersecurity Can Save Time & Money.

Written by Jake Olcott, VP Government Affairs, BitSight If you’ve glanced at the opinion columns of security industry publications, you’ve probably seen the term “risk-based” floating around, as in “the time is now for a comprehensive, risk-based approach” or “a risk-based approach to security is key to business alignment." However, many of these articles fail to define what exactly a risk-based approach to cybersecurity is. And that’s a problem — without a solid understanding of...

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GDPR – What Went Wrong?

By Spencer Young, RVP EMEA, Imperva A year ago, it seemed as if you couldn’t open a newspaper or business magazine without encountering the dread letters GDPR. So you’d expect businesses to have heeded the warnings, and implemented the systems and technologies they needed to avoid the swingeing fines applicable under the new regulations. Not a bit of it. In fact, in the first six weeks following the imposition of GDPR, data breaches rose by...

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