The Impact of Business Intelligence on the Online Gambling Industry
Aug05

The Impact of Business Intelligence on the Online Gambling Industry

The online gambling industry is booming, and many operators are joining the iGaming industry. Thanks to continued advances through the internet and mobile technology, players can now access most online gambling sites and enjoy online casino games right from the comfort of their room. With the stiff competition in the iGaming sphere, it is usually tricky for gambling operators to secure their market share. This is where business...

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Covid has data protection on the run
Jun22

Covid has data protection on the run

Jim Preen Crisis Management Director at YUDU Sentinel www.yudu.com/sentinel Data protection is being given a drubbing by coronavirus. Whether GDPR regulations are being breached is tough to say but there’s no question they are being stretched to breaking point. I’ve been volunteering at various vaccination stations close to where I live in London. I’m generally on front-of-house duty, welcoming people, taking their temperature, and...

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The A-Z of cybersecurity : A handy guide you’ll want to bookmark
May28

The A-Z of cybersecurity : A handy guide you’ll want to bookmark

Statistics show that there has been a huge increase in cyber attacks over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Cyberattacks have taken advantage of the unique challenges that businesses face as a result of increased remote working; it’s reported that UK businesses lost £6.2 million to cyber scams during the height of the pandemic (May-June 2020). The most common type of attack was hacking through email or social media, followed by...

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Cyber Security Statistics in the UK Reveal Troubling Figures
Sep29

Cyber Security Statistics in the UK Reveal Troubling Figures

Across the world, cyber attacks are on the rise. As technological solutions change and become increasingly interconnected and dynamic, so too do both the attack vectors and means utilized by cyber criminals.  Further compounding the issue in 2020 is the ongoing coronavirus crisis; threat actors are actively cashing in on the pandemic by taking advantage of users’ concerns through advanced social engineering attacks. And at the...

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Tech workers more likely to turn whistle blowers following scandals
Apr02

Tech workers more likely to turn whistle blowers following scandals

46% of tech workers more likely to report wrongdoing in wake of scandals A quarter of tech workers would quit company if their employer was embroiled in a future controversy 16-24 year olds working in tech identified as age group most likely to quit The UK’s tech professionals are now more likely to blow the whistle on an employer’s misbehaviour in the wake of scandals in the sector, according to exclusive new research from the...

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One Identity global Survey results show hackers could be getting a month or more to exploit
Oct18

One Identity global Survey results show hackers could be getting a month or more to exploit

• Global study indicates disgruntled former employees or other threat actors still have widespread opportunity to cause harm because their IT   accounts remain active • Seventy percent of respondents lack confidence that accounts of former employees are fully deactivated in a timely manner • Eighty-four percent of respondents say it takes a month or longer to discover forgotten dormant accounts • Results show that common IT security...

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81 percent of security professionals say skills required for cyber security have changed
Sep27

81 percent of security professionals say skills required for cyber security have changed

Tripwire’s latest study reveals skilled security staff are already harder to find   Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, today announced the results of a study conducted in July by Dimensional Research that examined how organisations are addressing the cyber security skills gap. According to Tripwire’s study, 93 percent of security...

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GDPR: The vital role HR professionals can play in ensuring data security
Aug22

GDPR: The vital role HR professionals can play in ensuring data security

Simon Fitchett, COO of UK Data Group discusses the importance of ensuring Data Security and the role HR Professionals can play.   The big, scary elephant in the room There are scaremongers galore whenever you mention GDPR –the General Data Protection Regulation – coming into force on 25th May 2018, and the focus often falls on the fines and penalties for non-compliance! However, when the hysteria and panic subsides GDPR is found...

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44% of UK business leaders expect to face rising security threats – but 43% have no crisis response plan
Aug03

44% of UK business leaders expect to face rising security threats – but 43% have no crisis response plan

HR Managers know only too well that good managers prepare and plan for the unexpected.  However, it seems the small to medium businesses they work for ARE expecting a security crisis, but are woefully unprepared. UK employers are aware that security threats are rising, with 44% of them expecting to face some form of attack in the near future. This is the key finding of research commissioned by Arthur J. Gallagher, focused on...

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APSCo report surge in IT security vacancies – meanwhile more cyber attacks threaten UK businesses
Jun28

APSCo report surge in IT security vacancies – meanwhile more cyber attacks threaten UK businesses

Businesses around the world are today reporting a new round of cyber attacks, as the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have announced that IT Security vacancies increased by 6.2% during the year ending 30 April 2017.  The recent attacks are only likely to see this trend increase. There was strong demand for IT Security staff from the Accountancy (40%), Retail and Education sectors, all of whom hold huge amounts of...

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Bored, distracted employees pose biggest data security risk – and over half of experts would trust tech over humans
Jun15

Bored, distracted employees pose biggest data security risk – and over half of experts would trust tech over humans

Bored employees who become distracted at work are more likely to be the cause of human error and a potential security risk, according to a snapshot poll conducted by Centrify at Europe’s leading infosecurity event, Infosec Europe in London this week. While more than a third (35 per cent) of survey respondents cite distraction and boredom as the main cause of human error, other causes include heavy workloads (19 per cent), excessive...

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People are the weakest link, but only 22% of businesses reviewed their people-factor cyber risk in the last 12 months
Jun07

People are the weakest link, but only 22% of businesses reviewed their people-factor cyber risk in the last 12 months

A recent survey has chillingly revealed that only 22% of businesses have reviewed their cyber risk in the last 12 months.  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits is urging HR departments to get involved by ensuring that the “people factor” in cyber risk is managed more effectively. The recent global ransomware attack that caused chaos across almost 100 countries worldwide and majorly disrupted the UK’s...

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GDPR: How HR can help UK businesses avoid crippling fines over upcoming privacy laws
Jun05

GDPR: How HR can help UK businesses avoid crippling fines over upcoming privacy laws

It seems that many UK businesses are far from being GDPR ready – but if they don’t get ready in time, they risk fines that could sink them. With just a year until the stringent privacy regulations come into force (May 25 2018), significant numbers of organisations have let this critical legislation drop off the planning agenda, believing, wrongly, that the new European regulations won’t affect them. HR software provider Ciphr,...

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What to tell your staff after Friday’s workplace hack
May15

What to tell your staff after Friday’s workplace hack

The Wannacry ransomware attack which attacked workplaces worldwide and affected much of the UK’s NHS network was stopped in its tracks accidentally by registering a new domain, which acted as a ‘kill switch’ – but not before many huge organisations had been massively impacted. The problem is that many of the Nation’s computers have been turned off all weekend – and there are fears that when users return to work today, the virus could...

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New data protection regime – implications for employers
Jun16

New data protection regime – implications for employers

Guest blog by Steven Lorber, Ius Laboris, Global HR Lawyers At the end of May, the EU finalised its new regime for data protection. With a two year run-in period, the General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018. The GDPR aims to introduce a “one-stop shop”, with a common set of rules applying across the EU. Although the European Commission claims that this will save businesses some €2.3bn per year, its...

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